Iowa Cafe Serves #DoYourJob Menu In Honor Of Grassley-Garland Meeting


The Ritual Cafe in Des Moines, Iowa served up a hot breakfast to customers Tuesday morning that commemorated its senator’s meeting with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, affectionately calling the menu the “Chuck Grassley #DoYourJob.”

The cafe served up dishes including “obstruction oats,” “Supreme Court scrambled eggs,” “ burrito,” “justice delayed bowl,” “Constitution quiche” and “Garland’s granola,” and drinks like a “confirmation coffee,” “Article 2 iced toddy” and “advice and consent cappuccino.”

The owner of the cafe, Denise Diaz, told TPM in a phone interview that she had been approached by Progress Iowa, a progressive advocacy group, about changing her menu for a few hours the morning of Grassley’s meeting with Garland. Diaz said she thought it was a good way to remind patrons what their senator was up to in Washington.

She said she then worked with Progress Iowa to iron out new titles for some of the cafe’s breakfast mainstays. “Why Courts Matter,” an advocacy campaign for the Center for American Progress, also helped. The menu ran for a limited time only, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday.

“We have had a great response from customers,” Diaz told TPM. “I do believe people have thought this out. People believe in the same cause. I have not had any naysayers.”

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