Election-themed food and drinks roundup

The Jefferson 1200 16th St. NW, Washington D.C. 20036 This specialty drink called "The Presidential" was offered on debate nights and is being brought back for one night only on election night. The $15 cocktail includes Jefferson bourbon, applejack brandy, lemon juice, whiskey barrel bitters, cinnamon, and an apple chip garnish.
California Tortilla Washington D.C. The presidential burrito bowl election is on at California Tortilla. Customers can vote for their favorite candidate based on which bowl they order. Obama's chicken teriyaki luau bowl: Mexican rice, grilled chicken, teriyaki sauce, stir-fry vegetables, grilled pineapple spears, chopped green onions. Romney's Mexican Mitt-loaf bowl: grilled Mexican meatloaf, mashed potatoes, sautéed vegetables, sweet and savory meatloaf sauce, corn, salsa, chopped green onions. Each bowl costs $7.29.
Acadiana, Ceiba, PassionFish, District Commons, DC Coast Washington D.C. Passionfood Hospitality Restaurants are serving two cocktails in spirit of Obama and Romney. The South Side: Combines gin, simple syrup, lime juice, soda, mint sprigs and lime slices The Mitt Julep: A twist on the classic mint julep. Both cocktails cost $10.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington D.C. The cafe in Dupont Circle is offering an election special called the "Split Ticket." For $15, you get Obama family chili and Romney's birthday favorite, meat loaf cake. Obama Family Chili: ground beef, onion, pepper, red beans, cumin, oregano, turmeric, basil, chili powder, tomato, cheddar, red onion, scallion Mitt's Birthday Favorite Meat Loaf Cake: ground beef, onion, bread crumbs, egg, lemon juice; tangy gravy Served with garlic mashed potatoes and gravy and sautéed kale. Kramerbooks servers are asking customers which dish they preferred. As of Oct. 24, 63 percent said Obama chili while 37 percent said Romney meat loaf.
Burger, Tap & Shake 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20037 In honor of the candidates' home towns, Burger, Tap & Shake is offering a Hawaiian pineapple shake for Obama and Michigan cherry shake for Romney. Both shakes cost $5.50.
BGR The Burger Joint 1514 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 20036 The Burger Joint is holding its own election based on the number of Obama and Romney burgers sold. $1 from the sale of each Presidential Burger is donated to Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign. Each burger costs $12.99. As of Oct. 22, the Romney Burger was leading 1055-1006. The President Barack Obama Burger: a signature BGR patty topped with a Chicago Vienna beef hot dog with relish and sport peppers The Governor Mitt Romney Burger: a signature BGR patty topped with lobster and hollandaise
Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery 1515 North Courthouse Rd., Arlington, Va. 22201 Chef David Guas is whipping up two hot dogs that pay homage to the candidates' hometowns. Mitt-chigan Dog: A steamed hot dog with "Michigan sauce" (tomato-based chili sauce), chopped white onions and mustard POTUS Dog: served Chicago-style with an all-beef dog, minced white onion, mustard, dill pickle spears, tomato slices, pickled sport peppers, sweet pickle relish and a dash of celery salt. The hot dogs cost $7.
Policy Restaurant and Lounge 1904 14th St., NW, Washington D.C. Policy has created two cocktails in honor of the candidates: the Basil "Barack" Berry and Pomegra "Mitt" mojito. The restaurant is keeping a running tab on a chalkboard in the dining room of the drink orders. When the presidential winner is announced, the winning cocktail will be offered for free during happy hour 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 7.
Basil "Barack" Berry: blueberry Stoli, orange blossom simple syrup, muddled basil and lime, soda and blue curacao Pomegra"Mitt" Mojito: pomegranik Stoli, cranberry juice, simple syrup, muddled mint and lime and soda. Both drinks cost $5.

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