—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.