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Where Not to Eat in DC During the Inauguration

Liberals have a strange hypocrisy when it comes to who must be served in retail establishments, especially restaurants, bakeries, flower shops and wedding photography studios. While progressives readily sue if Christian restaurants, bakeries, flower shops and wedding photography studios do not wish to participate in same-sex “weddings” they seem to have no hesitation to discriminate against Donald trump and his supporters. 

DC restaurantsDuring the Republican primaries, a couple of restaurateurs declared preemptive bans on Trump, including a Minneapolis coffee shop and a Louisville, Kentucky steakhouse, though the latter lifted the alleged ban after reportedly receiving death threats. 

Later, during the Republican National Convention, Michael Symon, Cleveland's erstwhile “Iron Chef,” said Donald Trump was not welcome in any of his restaurants during the convention in Cleveland.  

In our article, “Where Not to Eat In Cleveland” we pointed out that Symon already had the money so-to-speak; having pre-booked parties for the Republican National Convention, so he could bite the hand that feeds him with impunity. However, as thousands of Republicans flocked to Cleveland we asked why Republicans would wish to support their political enemy and patronize one of Michael Symon’s restaurants? 

And in that same vein comes the news that a group of Washington DC restaurants plan to protest the Inauguration of Donald Trump by donating sales made during the inauguration to groups that “fight hate.” 

GrubStreet.com reports that at least 15 D.C.-area eateries running the gamut from 24/7 Diner to Michelle Obama favorite Chez Billy Sud have pledged some of their profits from January 20 to 22 to NGOs with “agendas that are effectively the opposite of the incoming president’s.” 

It is somewhat unclear what “agendas that are effectively the opposite of the incoming president’s” might be – NGOs that promote exporting jobs overseas and NGOs that support open borders and globalization might mean the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, given that organization’s opposition to the Trump agenda. 

Or it could mean progressive organizations such as Black Lives Matter and La Raza, two organizations that advocate “hate” against white people and English-speaking Americans. 

However, All In Service, the effort’s organizer, offers restaurants a handful of pre-selected aid groups to choose from, among them Planned Parenthood, the homosexual “rights” organization the Human Rights Campaign, and a local advocate for immigrant rights. The organizers told BuzzFeed that an initial group of 15 restaurants was “just the beginning,” and that they’re talking to another dozen or so restaurants, with the end goal of seeing “the entire D.C. service industry” participate. 

The website doesn’t specifically advertise being against Trump anywhere; it opts, perhaps wisely in the words of GrubStreet, to simply bill the campaign as a “vital opportunity to serve our nation’s capital by creating inclusive spaces.”  

Some of the nonprofits listed are benign or even good (for example in the past CHQ staffers have supported SOME), but most range from predictably liberal to, like Planned Parenthood, downright evil. 

Either way, dining at one of these restaurants causes Trump supporters to directly support organizations that have put themselves in opposition to President-elect Trump’s agenda, before it’s even been formally announced. 

If you are attending the Inauguration and wish to avoid patronizing establishments that support NGOs with “agendas that are effectively the opposite of the incoming president’s” here's the list, as of January 5, of restaurants to avoid.  

Some contact information is listed below, so if you’d like to tweet or go to the restaurant’s website to convey your feelings about their participation in this campaign we encourage you to do so. For updates to the list go to http://www.allinservicedc.com/ 

BEUCHERT’S SALOON 
623 Pennsylvania Ave SE 
beuchertssaloon.com 
@beuchertssaloon 
Supporting: Mary's Center 

BOURBON 
2321 18th St NW 
bourbondc.com 
@bourbon_dc 
Supporting: Martha's Table + Planned Parenthood 

CHEZ BILLY SUD 
1039 31st St NW 
chezbillysud.com 
@chezbillysud 
Supporting: Ayuda 

THE GIBSON 
2009 14th St NW 
thegibsondc.com 
@thegibsondc 
Supporting: Thrive DC 

MANDU 
1805 18th St NW 
453 K St NW 
mandudc.com 
@mandudc 
Supporting: Mary's Center 

ROOM 11 
3234 11th St NW 
room11dc.com 
@room11dc 
Supporting: Martha's Table 

THE COUPE 
3415 11th St NW 
thecoupedc.com 
@thecoupedc 
Supporting: Mary's Center 

THE DINER 
2453 18th St NW 
dinerdc.com 
@dinerdc 
Supporting: Mary's Center 

OPEN CITY 
2331 Calvert St NW 
opencitydc.com 
@opencitydc 
Supporting: Mary's Center 

OPEN CITY AT THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL 
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW 
opencitycathedraldc.com 
@opencitydc 
Supporting: Mary's Center 

TRYST 
2459 18th St NW 
trystdc.com 
@trystdc 
Supporting: Mary's Center 

TRYST AT THE PHILLIPS 
1600 21st St NW 
trystdc.com 
@trystphillipsdc 
Supporting: Mary's Center 

SUNS CINEMA 
3107 Mt Pleasant St NW 
sunscinema.com 
@sunscinema 
Supporting: Ayuda 

MAPLE 
3418 11th St NW 
dc-maple.com 
@maple_dc 
Supporting: Thrive DC 

BREADSODA 
2233 Wisconsin Ave NW 
breadsoda.com 
@breadsoda 
Supporting: Human Rights Campaign 

THIP KHAO 
3462 14th St NW 
thipkhao.com 
@thipkhaodc 
Supporting: AALEAD 

THE QUEEN VIC 
1206 H St NE 
thequeenvicdc.com 
@queenvicdc 
Supporting: Planned Parenthood 

MARVIN 
2007 14th St NW 
marvindc.com 
@restaurantmarvin 
Supporting: Words, Beats & Life Inc. 

AMERICAN ICE CO 
917 V St NW 
amicodc.com 
@americaniceco 
Supporting: Whitman-Walker Health 

BAR PILAR 
1833 14th St NW 
barpilar.com 
@barpilar 
Supporting: Whitman-Walker Health 
ONE DC 
N Street Village 

GRAND CENTRAL 
2447 18th St NW 
grandcentraldc.com 
@grandcentraldc 
Supporting: Mary's Center 

CAFE SAINT-EX 
1847 14th St NW 
saint-ex.com 
@cafesaintex 
Supporting: Chesapeake Bay Trust 

DGS DELICATESSEN 
1317 Connecticut Ave NW 
dgsdelicatessen.com 
@dgsdelicatessen 
Supporting: Ayuda 

DECLARATION 
804 V St NW 
declarationrestaurant.com 
@declarationrestaurant 
Supporting: Martha's Table 

VENTNOR SPORTS CAFÉ 
2411 18th St NW 
ventnorsportscafe.com 
@ventnorsports 
Supporting: Planned Parenthood 
N Street Village 

TEDDY & THE BULLY BAR 
1200 19th St NW 
teddyandthebullybar.com 
@teddybullyDC 
Supporting: Martha's Table 

LINCOLN 
1110 Vermont Ave NW 
lincolnrestaurant-dc.com 
@lincolnWDC 
Supporting: Martha's Table 

MOMOFUKU CCDC 
1090 I St NW 
ccdc.momofuku.com 
@momolongplay 
Supporting: SOME 

COMMISSARY 
1443 P St NW 
commissarydc.com 
@commissaryDC 
Supporting: Undisclosed

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