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Bites Nearby: Busboys And Poets

Busboys’ signature serving is sweet potato fries. They’re soft, a bit sweet and a bit salty and just perfect served with sour cream and chives. There really is no better food this side of the Mississippi.

—Let's face it—there’s no way Busboys and Poets could’ve possibly lived up to Hyattsville’s expectations.

Even with more than five years of preparation, there was just no way the servers, shakers and chefs could dish to our desires.

But somehow, they do.

Busboys’ signature serving is sweet potato fries. They’re soft, a bit sweet and a bit salty and just perfect served with sour cream and chives. There really is no better food this side of the Mississippi.

But if you’re in the mood for a whole meal, try the falafel sandwich, cut into sections and stacked high with meat, veggies and glazed with tahini sauce. Just yum!

The really great thing about this new place is that you can head over and relax on the sofas with a mug of thin mint latte (a bit on the sweet, thick side for me, but still a great choice) or perhaps a slice of chocolate cake. Or, a glass of wine (or a bottle) and a good book. Or, your laptop and the mozzarella and tomato salad. Or… yeah, lots of options.

 

EYA's Arts District, Baltimore Avenue and Jefferson Street, Hyattsville. 301-927-2929. Prices range from about $5 for specialty coffee to about $20. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

J.W. Hampton September 19, 2011 at 12:26 PM
The short answer is no. DeMatha's parking lots are private property, and unless express permission is given for their use (generally this is done in a written agreement between the two property owners) then anyone who parks there would be subject to towing.
Susan C November 15, 2011 at 01:51 AM
I'm moving from Takoma Park to West Hyattsville - a lot closer, but still generally a car trip to that area. I hadn't been to Elevation Burger since BB&P opened, and was shocked at how packed the street between the two and the already inconvenient lot on the other side of Chipotle were at 7 p.m. on a Monday. No wonder EB is running the $6 meal deal so often on Facebook - I bet they're losing a lot of business, not necessary to BB&P but because the congestion is so off-putting.
Danny November 15, 2011 at 12:25 PM
or maybe, just maybe, the congestion and full parking lots are indications that the new businesses are doing well?
Susan C November 15, 2011 at 11:02 PM
You missed the point - the fact that Elevation Burger is constantly offering a $6 deal, on what you could pay double that for without the deal, means that their business is hurting. Obviously there's a lot of money getting spent, but I don't remember that deal ever before BB&P opened there, so my impression is that the congestion is hurting Elevation's business.
Danny November 16, 2011 at 12:53 AM
Nope, I actually did not miss your point. I simply disagree with your assessment. You are making an assumption with which I disagree. I have no special knowledge of EB's sales figures, but I believe they've been advertising that deal approximately twice a week on their Facebook page since shortly after they opened, and almost certainly before BB&P and Yes! opened.

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