If you haven’t already heard, we have a pop-up cafe posted up at Artomatic, a stellar month-long art festival “by artists, for everyone.”  Artomatic provides an open and non-competitive space for local to global artists to display their work and for open access to the arts for all art lovers. Not to mention it’s free to the public!

We are serving a selection of vegan and non-vegan items on the first floor.

cafe hours:
Friday: 5-11pm
Saturday: 12-10pm
Sunday: 12-5pm

menu includes:
homemade grassfed pulled beef bbq with cole slaw
vegan tuna with water crackers
vegan yellow tomato gazpacho with guacamole and basil oil
vegan brownies
fresh lemonade with pomegranate juice
fresh coffee

June 22nd contest:
Winner takes all! $200 cash prize! Sign-up to slam at our multi-lingual poetry slam at ARTOMATIC on June 22nd! Share the event and get your fellow slammers to slam and attend! Email Sonya at poetry@busboysandpoets.com to sign-up.

Hope to see you there!

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