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.
BREAKING. Activists just chased @TedCruz out of a fancy Washington DC restaurant, chanting “We Believe Survivors!”— Smash Racism DC (@SmashRacismDC) September 25, 2018
Cruz has been friends with creep Kavanaugh for 20 years. Now Cruz is on judiciary committee hearing his testimony.
Fascists not welcome! #CancelKavanugh pic.twitter.com/7mx6Tc32za
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.
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.
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.