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[The] 10-year anniversary party for Busboys and Poets brought hundreds of well-wishers to the restaurant and bookstore chain’s Brookland location in Northeast Washington.”

 

 

It was an evening of great music, delicious food and old-style rabble-rousing from such legendary figures as Alice Walker and Angela Davis. “

The Washington Post (October 3, 2015)

quoteThank you for being a part of this experiment!” – Andy Shallal, founder Busboys and Poets

Reflections From DC Mayor Muriel Bowser

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BUSBOYS AND POETS IS A SACRED PLACE by Alice Walker

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Busboys X Celebration at Busboys and Poets, Brookland

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Busboys and Poets State of the People Series of Alternative State of the Union Events

State of the People at Busboys and Poets

We’re 30+ days into the longest federal government shutdown in history with no sure sign of when it’ll actually end (reopening for three weeks does not count, Mr. President.) The State of the Union address was scheduled to take place on January 29, 2019, but has never been given during a government shutdown. What should … Continued

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Food for Thought: A Conversation with Chef José Andrés

“I think the true meaning of leadership is recognizing your weakness, so you can make them your strong points.” On October 30, we had the pleasure of hosting Chef José Andrés at our 450K location. The conversation moderated by founder Andy Shallal with Chef Andrés, discussed the humbling story of why he went into cooking, … Continued