Last weekend, I went to Busboys and Poets for the first time. I already understand why everyone loves it so much. Just take a look at what Busboys and Poets says about itself
Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted…a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul…a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide…we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.
Upon entering the restaurant, I notice the organic feeling of community. Is it a bookstore? Is it a restaurant? Is it a coffee shop? It is all of these in one. The building is filled with eclectic decor, artwork, and paint. There is a constant chatter from the diverse crowd. Time seems suspended in this place. What year is it? It does not matter. Just enjoy the relaxing vibe while you are there.
I ordered the Bacon and Cheddar Burger. My burger tasted so fresh! The fresh, not frozen, taste comes from beef burgers made with free-range, 100% grass-fed, local beef. My side dish was the Sweet Potato fries. The fries were really good. They were naturally sweet and served solo, no dipping sauce. If you would like sauce, I suggest drizzling honey over the fries. The honey adds just the right boost of sweetness. At the price point of $14, it was a good meal.
The beverage menu has something for everyone. I ordered the Langston Cooler, which is a Busboy Classic made with Spiced Rum, Dark Rum, Peach Schnapps, and Fresh Orange Juice, with a splash of Cranberry.
I really like Busboys and Poets, I can see myself going there often, having drinks, reading a good book, listening to music, or just having brunch with friends.
I will be back. I see why they have so many regular customers.