Roll Call: Latest News on Capitol Hill, Congress, Politics and Elections
February 10, 2016

Posts in "Food"

February 9, 2016

Food Network Star Keeps Bumping Into Politics in Eat Tour of D.C.

Ducote (middle) McCoy (right) on Food Network Star, Season 11. (Photo courtesy of Food Network)

Ducote (middle) and McCoy (right) on Food Network Star. (Photo courtesy of Food Network)

With Mardi Gras quickly approaching, celebrity chef Jay Ducote, the self-proclaimed “food ambassador for South Louisiana,” spent a week eating his way through Washington and shared his thoughts on how hard it is to get away from politics in D.C., even when you try.

His main event was dinner at Acadiana on Feb. 2, which he hosted with the National Beer Wholesalers Association. He led the 20-person event through a Louisiana-themed beer-pairing dinner. “For the record, I feel like Acadiana did a remarkable job with the food,” he said. “Several of those dishes could have served at any restaurant in Louisiana without anyone blinking and eye.” Full story

Mardi Gras on the Hill

Stop by the offices of Vitter and Cassidy for King Cake. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Stop by the offices of Vitter and Cassidy for king cake. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Members of the Louisiana delegation will celebrate Fat Tuesday with traditional Mardi Gras king cake in their offices.

King cake is eaten to celebrate the beginning of Lent (and the end of Mardi Gras). A small plastic baby, representing Jesus, is hidden inside the cake and whoever gets the piece with the figure in it receives good luck for the year. Full story

January 29, 2016

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Jan. 25, 2016

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid speaks with Sen. Chuck Schumer in the basement of the U.S. Capitol in December. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid speaks with Sen. Chuck Schumer in the basement of the U.S. Capitol in December. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Senate spent a week shortened by snow slapping podiums, retracting poor jokes and inhaling blackberries.

Full story

January 15, 2016

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Jan. 11, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden leans in to kiss former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., before President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. leans in to kiss former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., before President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Despite a shortened week, lawmakers still found time to display liquid nicotine, giggle repeatedly and flub Heisman winners.

Full story

January 8, 2016

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Jan. 4, 2016

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi talks with Minority Whip Steny Hoyer after a signing ceremony. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi talks with Minority Whip Steny Hoyer after a signing ceremony. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Lawmakers kicked off the new year with nachos, green beans and crabs, while saving time for some recreational swimming.

Full story

January 5, 2016

Doughnuts, Ice Cream Temporarily Displace Longworth Seating

A patron walks out of the Longworth Food Court.

Changes are coming to Longworth’s food offerings. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Good luck trying to get a seat in the Longworth overflow seating area for the next few months.

According to the office of the House Chief Administrative Officer, construction on the new Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins will affect seating availability. The new eatery, part of food vendor Sodexo’s makeover of the House side of things, is scheduled to open in early April.

Full story

By Alex Gangitano Posted at 12:45 p.m.
Food

January 1, 2016

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of 2015

Congressional leaders attend a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War in July. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Congressional leaders attend a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War in July. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

From throwing snowballs to threatening constituents to quoting Taylor Swift, Roll Call presents the year’s best moments from Capitol Hill you just had to see one more time.

Full story

December 11, 2015

The Confectioners’ Sweet Life

A candy sculpture at the National Confectioners Association/Chocolate Manufacturers Association offices in Tysons Corner, Va.

The National Confectioners Association ran out of candy. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The National Confectioners Association wanted to spread their message of “The Power of Sweet” with Capitol-bound commuters, but underestimated Metro riders’ sweet teeth, running out of the free candy canes they were distributing at the Union Station, Capitol South and Metro Center stops. Full story

By Brittany Zeman Posted at 12:33 p.m.
Food, HillSide

November 26, 2015

Congressional Hits and Misses: 2015 Thanksgiving Edition

In honor of Thanksgiving, Heard on the Hill looks back at the times this year when food was the only thing on lawmakers’ minds.

Full story

November 24, 2015

Mitch McConnell Drinks Water

With Thanksgiving only days away, Heard on the Hill pays tribute to its favorite Capitol Hill water drinker, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call in your inbox or on your iPhone.

November 23, 2015

Frying Turkey for Free on Capitol Hill

Medium Rare will cook your turkey for you. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Medium Rare will cook your turkey for you. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Unsure how to cook your turkey this Thanksgiving? A Capitol Hill restaurant is here to help — and to make sure no one burns the house down.

On Thursday on Barracks Row, Medium Rare will fry your turkey for free, a nine-year tradition for the restaurant. Full story

November 20, 2015

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Nov. 16, 2015

Lawmakers prepped for their Thanksgiving recess by winking, saluting R. Kelly and “popping off.”

Full story

November 18, 2015

Office Space: Steve Israel’s Long Island Bookstore

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., shows off his New York roots, his book collection and his favorite pizza parlor.

Full story

November 13, 2015

Sodex-Uh Oh: Expiration Date Raises Concerns

(Courtesy of an HOH tipster).

(Courtesy of an HOH tipster).

Two labels, two different expiration dates  was this a culinary cover-up?

A concerned House cafeteria patron alerted HOH Thursday to what appears to be a not-so-hidden expiration date on one of the cheese and grapes snacks in Longworth cafeteria, though the sticker notes it was prepared in Rayburn. Full story

By Bridget Bowman Posted at 3:18 p.m.
Food

November 11, 2015

Office Space: Brad Wenstrup’s Cincinnati Chili Bowl

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, shows off his Cincinnati roots and helps settle the city’s chili debate.

Full story

Sign In

Forgot password?

Or

Subscribe

Receive daily coverage of the people, politics and personality of Capitol Hill.

Subscription | Free Trial

Logging you in. One moment, please...