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Even Demonstrators Have To Eat

Marc Fisher reports:

It's not often that political demonstrations are catered, but Washington is a special place.

Located smack between today's dueling demonstrations, the annual Arts on Foot festival is drawing a considerably larger crowd than either of the Iraq war rallies.

Demonstrators from both sides of the debate made detours to F street between 7th and 9th streets to feast on cajun chicken firecracker rolls from McCormick & Schmick, roasted beet gateau with Saint Pete's Blue Cheese Fondue and lavendar honey from Butterfield 9, seared scallops with guacamole from Zengo and tuna sashimi from Chef Geoff.

Well, scratch the tuna sashimi, a D.C. food inspector shut down Cheff Geoffrey Tracy's food stand as the inspector hit the jackpot and made his way from stand to stand, nailing the volunteer chefs for pathetically minor violations.

Some things never change.

By Aruna Jain |  September 15, 2007; 12:46 PM ET
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That bit about the food inspector is truly hilarious. That's one thing (along with parking tickets) the city gummint excels at.

Posted by: Bill Harrison | September 15, 2007 4:36 PM

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