Posts Tagged ‘Busboys & Poets’

Bars Celebrate Supreme Court Gay Rights Victory With Drink Specials

The Supreme Court served gay rights advocates a major victory today by striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and remanding California's Proposition 8. Bars and restaurants are celebrating with extended happy hours and other deals. Know of something we missed? Email us at hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com, and we'll update the list. Busboys & Poets 5th and K NW […]

Maryland Crab Fakes

Maryland jumbo lump crab cake appears three times on the menu at seafood-centric American restaurant P.J. Clarke’s, at 16th and K streets NW. “Do you know where the crab in the crab cake comes from?” I ask our server as I order the $34 entrée, which consists of two fist-sized patties with tartar sauce and […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Apropos Po’Boy Edition

Ten places to get po'boys for Mardi Gras. [Washingtonian] Michel Richard gives up on Tysons Corner. [WaPo] Photos from Mike Isabella's Bandolero preview. [Dining Bisnow] Andy Shallal wants to bring Busboys & Poets to Anacostia. [WaPo] Nando's is big on D.C., not so much New York. [Business Day] Bethesda eateries want to open their windows […]

Rockfish Risotto, Crab In A Martini Glass: Things To Expect at Southern Hospitality, Opening Tonight

Southern Hospitality—the new Adams Morgan eatery, described as "American fare with a Southern flair," which is in no way connected to the Justin Timberlake-co-created New York restro of the same name—opens to the public tonight at 5 p.m. "Quietly," adds co-owner Anthony Lupo. "But yes." The restaurant has been hosting friends and family the past […]

Andy Shallal Is Not The Next Herman Cain

Appearing on NPR earlier this week, Andy Shallal, the activist owner of Busboys & Poets, was asked whether he could see himself one day following in the footsteps of another restaurateur turned politico, Herman Cain, former CEO of Godfather's Pizza. Shallal was pretty adamant: "God forbid. That's not – no. I don't have any real […]

Andy Shallal, ‘Democracy’s Restaurateur,’ On Running a Capitalist Enterprise

“It’s not a charity. If we don’t make money, we can’t stay in business....I don’t want sympathy diners. We want people to come here because we are good at what we do.”—Self-described activist who "happens to be in business," Anas "Andy" Shallal, owner of Busboys & Poets, discussing economic reality with the Washington Post Photo […]

What Are D.C.’s Most Worker-Friendly Restaurants? (Hint: Not Clyde’s)

A national restaurant workers’ organization on Thursday unveiled a handy new dining guide. This one rates restaurants not on their food, service and decor but instead on working conditions: things like wages, paid sick leave, occupational segregation—appetizing topics like that. A number of D.C.-area eateries are featured in the guide, not always in a positive […]

Artisphere’s Here Cafe Bar, R.I.P. (2011-2011)

Back in June, Y&H colleague Alex Baca wrote about the foot-traffic woes of Artisphere, Arlington County's would-be Kennedy Center for young people. Part of the problem: losing Busboys & Poets, the creative-class magnet that restaurateur Andy Shallal had originally intended to spin-off into yet another buzzy location inside the arts center. But the deal fell […]

ROC-United Supports the People Who Actually Cook and Serve You Food

A couple of weeks ago, I was telling you about Don Rockwell's fledgling campaign to start an independent restaurant association that would represent workers in the hospitality industry, right down to providing them health care. Little did I know that there already was an organization in town trying to do exactly that. A few days […]

Rescheduled Meat Free Week Running Through Feb. 13

Not too long ago, Amber McDonald says she was the kind of aggressive steak eater who would have been an eager participant in Meat Week. But the antitrust lawyer switched to hardcore veganism a "little over a year ago when I read that a study had proven that cows were as intelligent and emotional as dogs. […]

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