Posts Tagged ‘Busboys and Poets’

What Is the Workforce Investment Council and Who Heads It?

Odie Donald inherits the WIC as executive director and will help oversee D.C.'s compliance with federal labor program laws.

Local Activists, Businesses Host Rally for Tenants of Museum Square

Museum Square, a Section 8 building in Mount Vernon Triangle, might be razed.

District Line Daily: One District Under Busboys and Poets

The Metro gates of the future have arrived.

Rush Limbaugh Attacks the Bookstore at Busboys and Poets

The independently operated bookstore at the V Street NW location of Busboys and Poets became the target of one of conservative radio hosts Rush Limbaugh's on-air diatribes Monday.
Limbaugh blasted the store, which is operated by the nonprofit Teaching for Change, for not selling his new children's book, Rush Revere and the First Patriots.
Limbaugh's mention of the store was prompted [...]

District Line Daily: Busboys Goes East

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Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal signed a letter of intent to open a restaurant in [...]

The Needle: Busboys and Mayors

Food For Thought: Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal announced today that he launched an exploratory committee to begin raising funds for a potential mayoral run. This personality can only make the race more interesting. +2
The New Ivy: Within the first week of opening its first hiring centers, Walmart received applications from 11,000 people for only 1,800 [...]

Why the Swagger-Jacking Accuser Won’t Go to Busboys & Poets’ Swagger-Jacking Talk

Update appended
Busboys and Poets' discussion Sunday about whether bars and restaurants like it are co-opting U Street NW's black culture—the "swagger-jacking" coined in a Root DC article earlier this month—won't include the swagger-jacking inquisitor himself, Stephen A. Crockett.
"I have no interest in sitting in an establishment that sits underneath $500,000 loft apartments," says Crockett, who wrote [...]

Alleged Swagger-Jackers to Swagger-Jack Concept of Talking About Swagger-Jacking

Almost a month after Root DC contributor Stephen A. Crockett accused U Street area restaurants like Busboys & Poets of "swagger-jacking" black culture, the V Street NW restaurant is holding a panel on the concept of swagger-jacking this Sunday at 5 p.m.
U Street restaurants like Busboys & Poets and The Brixton are swagger-jacking, Crockett argued [...]

Happy Birthday, Langston Hughes

Today marks the start of Black History Month. But it's also the birthday of poet Langston Hughes! Hughes spent a formative period in the District (there's a restaurant named in his honor), and according to D.C. Writers's Homes, lived at 1749 S St. NW and the 12th Street Y in the 1925 and worked at the [...]

Can You Still Go To Brunch? Yes. Target? No.

So what the hell is actually open right now? Plenty. The District still loves to eat brunch even in these conditions. Here is a list of places currently open for business. We will update throughout the day:
3:10 p.m. Update:
The Diner: The Adams Morgan restaurant is open. It has no plans on shutting down its 24-hour [...]

D.C. Noir 2 Readings Announced

If you haven't quite finished nerding out on George Pelecanos, you have a couple more options in addition to his readings this week. Today Akashic Books (founded by Johnny Temple, frontman of the onetime D.C. band Girls Against Boys) announced a pair of readings attached to D.C. Noir 2, a collection of classic District-set fiction. [...]