Florida State Representative rips DC food, reaps the whirlwind on Twitter
WASHINGTON - If there’s one thing District residents are proud of, it’s the dining experience in the nation’s capital – so a Florida State Representative may have bitten off more than he could chew when he ripped DC food on Twitter.
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"Can we talk about DC food being terrible? Because it’s not great y'all," State Representative Omari Hardy said on the social media platform.
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Shortly after noon, the Hardy – whose district includes several South Florida communities – had more than 700 replies.
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The responses ranged from hostile to humorous, to suggestions for places Hardy might dine at.
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One user noted that the District has more Michelin star restaurants than the state of Florida; another wrote "Someone’s taking the closure of the Dave Thomas Circle Wendy’s pretty hard."
The Tweet also elicited a response from DC-based celebrity chef Jose Andres, who criticized the Congressman for trashing restaurateurs struggling to recover from the pandemic.