Busboys and Poets
Busboys and Poets was were we went for my birthday lunch. We got there are 12:30pm on Monday and it was packed, it looked like it was full of conference people so I’m not sure how busy it is normally. We just went for burgers, and I got a nice Jasmine Green Tea and it was pretty good. It has a fun arty vibe, and there’s a little bookshop where I bought a feminist book. It’s that’s kind of place.
Teaism, as the name would suggest, is a tea cafe. They reference The Book of Tea on their website, I wrote a review of it on my craft blog.
The whole ideal of Teaism is a result of this Zen conception of greatness in the smallest incidents of life.
-The Book of Tea
They do also do food but we only went for afternoon tea. There are three in DC, we went to the Lafayette Park one. I got a green tea, and had mochi and ice cream as a yummy snack. I wish we had these kinds of places in the UK so that I could have sampled all the tea on the menu.
Los Cuates was one of those places we wandered into in Georgetown when we were quite hungry and I was very in need of a bathroom break. I think it’s a chain but it was nice. It was still pretty early and the place was quite quiet. We got given a free batch of homemade (I assume) tortilla chips rather than free bread. I got spinach enchiladas which, as you can see, was a huge portion with rice and beans. At about $11 it was one of best value meals we had.
My first taste of Ethiopian food at Ethiopic didn’t disappoint. I ordered the strange Ethiopian tea which I can’t remember the name of. But it tasted herby, and was nice when weaker but a little too much for my delicate palate when it got stronger. There are a few different veggie options, I can’t remember which one I originally ordered but the waitress suggested the veggie sampler instead. The sampler was huge, there was Gomen (collard green), Miser Wot (split lentils), Kik Aletcha (yellow split peas), and Dinish Wot (curried potato). And the odd porous cloth it was served on was actually bread! You eat with your hands, using the bread to mop up the food. It’s messy!