Check out The New Republic‘s take on Busboys and Poets, penned by associate editor Eve Fairbanks.
“Like the Obama movement, [Busboys owner] Shallal set about divorcing liberalism from granola and marrying it with a sexy, modern, faintly intellectual hipness. Busboys’s ceiling is coffered, the chandeliers are modish, the CD player loops Amy Winehouse and Akon, there are no grimy plastic tubs to bus your own plates, and only a couple of dishes on the menu feature tofu. Busboys is a place where Democrats, says Shallal, ‘can actually dress up nicely and there’s no reason to be ashamed to be a liberal.'”
More glowing than my own review, though perhaps that is owing to the sparing mentions of the bookstore-nook in the corner of the restaurant.
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