Even chefs, bartenders and restaurants get swept up in Election Night fever. Whether it was respectful congratulations for President Barack Obama, unbridled enthusiasm for the election results or political joking, Twitter was more focused on politics than pizza or poutine over the last 24 hours. Folks were already gathered at various bars around town as the results came in, and once the winner was announced, Obama fans flocked to locations such as Ben's Chili Bowl on U Street to celebrate. Here's a snapshot of the night in Tweets from the restaurant universe.
Maria Trabocchi (co-owner, Fiola), ?@mtrabocchi: Hope, hope, hope, hope, hope!
Chantal Tseng, (mixologist, Tabard Inn), @ShinobiPaws: #awesomespeech
Jose Andres, (celeb chef, Jaleo et al) (@chefjoseandres: Now election is over! Lets help the people in Need! @RedCross @fema let's help as one country!
Tom Brown (co-owner, The Passenger) @ryeryebaby: Sanity prevails! #marriageequality #TeamObama
Chinatown Coffee @chinatowncoffee: Perfect post election morning. And some Hot Chocolate. It's so good.
Sax Restaurant & Lounge @saxwdc: Congratulations to President Obama — here's to another 4 years in office! Wonder what our artist will paint next... fb.me/2matYQL62
Vidalia Restaurant @vidaliadc: Thinking that @BistroBisDC will have a power player packed day & night ahead. Should be an interesting day on the Hill!
Geoff Tracy (owner, Chef Geoff's) @chefgeoffs: Slightly disturbed how many people have no idea how a presidential election works.
Ben's Chili Bowl @benschilibowl: Whoooo Hooooo!!!!!
Mike Isabella (Chef, Graffiato/Bandolero) @MikeIsabellaDC: Congratulations to our 44th president. Barack Obama