Celebrate with us at Busboys and Poets on February 14

Busboys and PoetsThere's no better way to spend your Valentine's Day than with the Takoma Foundation and the hip new venue in Takoma Park: Busboys & Poets!

Andy Shallal is bringing his unique brand of community to our community by opening his newest cafe-restaurant-coffee shop-bar-music and poetry venue. It’s Carroll Ave., just across the street from Trohv.

To make the grand opening even more special, Busboys has designated the Takoma Foundation as the beneficiary of funds raised on its opening night!

The party will go from 7 to 11 p.m., and it will be packed with entertainment. We’ll have Takoma Park jazz musician Bruce Krohmer and his trio, BK3+1, as well as Takoma Park poets doing their thing. For those of you interested in VIP-watching, new DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and other area celebrities have promised to visit.

Tickets are $25 at, and they include food, champagne and all the entertainment you can handle. Make your purchase now, and support the Takoma Foundation and get the first look at our very own Busboys and Poets.

To Andy Shallal and his crew: Welcome to town. We hope you feel right at home!