DC Eateries Offer Election-Themed Dishes

| October 12, 2012 | Homepage Latest The Latest

Whether you lean right or left, you can make a political statement with your selections at these local restaurants. Boost your party’s position before November 6—some eateries are tallying orders to predict the presidential election—or just have fun over lunch.

BLT Steak
Nosh on one of five constantly rotating selections from the Political Burger Board, offered weekdays from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Fans of the President should try the Obama burger—it’s made of hand-chopped Kobe beef skirt steak that’s formed into patties, then topped with roasted pineapple and speck. Those com-“Mitt”-ed to the Republican Party, will appreciate the Romney: an eight-ounce Angus beef burger made up of Utah-style pastrami, melted Swiss cheese, and fry sauce (a mix of mayonnaise and ketchup). And voters who cross party lines should try the Bi-Partisan: an eight-ounce American Kobe burger, with Maine lobster, white cheddar, and black truffle-buttermilk dressing. 1625 I St. NW, 202-689-8999

Blue Duck Tavern
Blue Duck Tavern has artisanal blue and red cheeses available 5:30 to 10:30 PM nightly—and the eatery is tallying orders to see if the cheeses purchased reflect the election’s final results. Blue cheeses are Ewe’s Blue, a sheep’s milk cheese from Old Chatham Sheepherding Company in New York, and Barick Obama, a pasteurized cow’s milk cheese from Lazy Lady Farm in Vermont. Red cheeses include Red Hawk, a cow’s milk cheese from Cowgirl Creamery in California, and Lincoln Log, a pasteurized goat’s milk cheese from Zingerman’s Creamery in Michigan. Patrons can also view the Presidential Cheese, a 35-pound pasteurized cow’s milk monstrosity made of Cabot Clothbound cheddar from the Cellars at Jasper Hill, Vermont, which will eventually be named for the November 6 winner. 1201 24th St. NW, 202-419-6755

Legal Sea Foods
From October 24 through November 5, seafood lovers can participate in a political “fishing poll” by ordering one of two exclusive seafood dishes. Paying homage to the President’s childhood home of Hawaii, the Blue Plate offers a liberal serving of macadamia and coconut-crusted mahi-mahi served with roasted Brussels sprouts in a lime butter sauce. Representing Romney’s connection to Massachusetts, the Red Plate is prepared with pan-seared cod and steamed spaghetti squash in a bourbon lobster cream sauce. 704 7th St. NW, 202-347-0007

The Sweet Lobby
Self-described as the “Political Pastry Polling Headquarters,” this shop sells tasty themed cupcakes and macarons. Obamamacs and cupcakes are decorated with a red and blue emblematic Obama “O,” while Romneymacs and cupcakes are decorated with the signature blue and red Romney campaign logo. 404 8th St. SE, 202-544-2404

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