Thank you to Bill Jones, Jr. for an excellent recommendation. I walked into the restaurant and knew immediately it was my kind of place. From the sofa seating area, to the blackboard menu, to my favorite Langston Hughes poem silk-screened on the back of servers’ shirts, to the delicious tofu scramble, to the cozy bookstore (where I purchased my breakfast read, the Utne Reader, and after breakfast snagged a copy of Alice Walker’s The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers), Busboys and Poets was all that, and then some.
iPhone shot on the way in . . .
Another iPhone shot – of the kitchen and pass-bar.
“Real” camera photos below . . .
Most of the wait staff at the pass-bar below the chalkboard.
Mark, our waiter.
Back to the hotel via the Metro – Green Line to Gallery Place, transfer to the Red Line to Metro Center.