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.
"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.
Shortly after noon, the Hardy – whose district includes several South Florida communities – had more than 700 replies.
The responses ranged from hostile to humorous, to suggestions for places Hardy might dine at.
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.