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Ted Cruz Leaves Fiola After Being Heckled by Protesters

Plus, another Buredo location shutters

Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh Meets With Lawmakers On Capitol HIll
Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) poses for photographs with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh
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Texas senator Ted Cruz and his wife left behind their dinner yesterday at pricey downtown Italian spot Fiola after protesters swarmed their table, the Daily Beast reports, chanting “We believe survivors!” and confronting Cruz over his support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Cruz is just the latest Republican politician to be heckled while dining at restaurants in D.C. and beyond: protesters confronted Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at MXDC in June, Stephen Miller reportedly trashed his to-go sushi order after being cursed out near CityCenterDC, and Mitch McConnell faced hecklers repeatedly in Louisville, Kentucky.

Coming attractions

Tokyo Pearl, the new Dupont Circle restaurant from the owner of Sakerum, is going to be everything to everyone. The Washington City Paper breaks down the ideas behind the restaurant, which will be part high-tech hookah bar, part gastropub, part fast-casual poke shop.

Taylor Gourmet memories

DCist spoke with a member of the Taylor Gourmet loyalty club who figured out a loophole that got him lots of free sandwiches.

Opening report

Roti is moving into 4461 Willard Avenue in Chevy Chase on Thursday, according to Bethesda magazine. It’s the Mediterranean chain’s second location in Montgomery County and Maryland.

The shutter

Sushi burrito chain Buredo closed another one of its locations: this time, it’s the Tenleytown shop at Wisconsin and Veazey Street, NW, PoPville reports. It’s no longer listed on the chain’s website under locations and Eater DC reached out to the Buredo to confirm. Buredo closed its H Street store suddenly in August after just six months.