Neighborhood Eats: Busboys and Poets
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Busboys and Poets - U Street
Address: 2021 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-387-7638
Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Pizza, Breakfast, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 8 AM to midnight, Friday 8 AM to 2 AM, Saturday 9 AM to 2 AM, and Sunday 9 AM to midnight.
Nearby Metro Stops: U St./African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Moroccan lentil soup; burger; grilled catfish.
Price Details: Starters, $5.95 to $8.95; main courses, $6.95 to $20.95.

Part Beat Generation coffeehouse, part 21st-century lounge, these neighborhoody places are forums for indie films, poetry readings, and open-mike nights. They’re also more about the scene than the food. Still, there are some reliable offerings: deftly spiced Moroccan lentil soup, a juicy, oversize burger, and grilled catfish.

-March, 2008 

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