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Taste What Makes Busboys and Poets a Local Favorite

It’s rare that you come across a restaurant that inspires more than 1,000 glowing reviews, which is part of what makes Hyattsville’s Busboys and Poets so unique. It boasts a loyal following on Yelp and a four-star average for its Mediterranean-American cuisine—but the food is only part of what the customers love.

They’re also fans of the many events that dot the calendar at Busboys and Poets, from children’s storytimes to open mic nights. Check out the schedule and find an event that appeals to you, then arrive a bit early to enjoy some dinner first. Start with apps like the chicken quesadilla, the lamb sliders, or the coconut tofu bites. Then dig into a sandwich such as the vegan barbecue beef, which features a surprisingly realistic faux meat tossed in Korean barbecue sauce and paired with Asian cole slaw. You can also grab a burger or an entree like the blackened salmon with wild rice, asparagus, and roasted corn salsa.

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