City Desk

Hungry for Politics: The Wrap

LL learned a lot of food trivia today. For instance:

  • Vincent Gray loves wonton soup. Loves the stuff. Had it for lunch today. His chief of staff regularly picks up a double order for him from the Meiwah Express stand at the Reagan Building food court.
  • There's a great debate over which Starbucks to patronize among John A. Wilson Building denizens. There's the regular old Starbucks on 13th Street NW, then there's the "Secret" Starbucks inside the J.W. Marriott Hotel on 14th Street NW. The former is slightly cheaper, on the way from the Metro, has a better food selection, and is patronized by Dan Tangherlini. The latter is secluded, a good spot to eavesdrop on a secret political rendezvous, offers better service, and takes you past a cardboard cutout of President Obama on your way there.
  • Kwame Brown and David Catania are closet McDonald's fans.
  • Harry Thomas Jr. enjoys Smoothie King.
  • Jim Graham, Ward 1 councilmember and WMATA board chair, likes to eat Subway on the dais. "Ironic," says one council wag, "because he never rides the Metro!"

That ends LL's Food Day. He's kinda hungry.

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