According to urban legend, the term bullfeathers was coined by President Theodore Roosevelt as a polite way of saying "bull$*&t" in front of women and dainty men. Other presidential twists on filthy language include motherbeaks, canary hole, peppermints sucker, bird weed, and bird. Imagine a world in which Teddy Roosevelt controls all gangster rap, replacing explicit lyrics with his own kid-friendly versions. We have, and it's a world worth living in.
You're familiar with Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner, but do you know what they like to drink? If you buy today's Groupon, you just might find out. For a mere $10, you get a $25 Groupon to Bullfeathers of Capitol Hill, a restaurant and bar that's been serving food and drink to state representatives since 1980 and Max Trews of Fairfax, Virginia, since 2005.
Bullfeathers is a traditional leather-and-wood type of place with a great outdoor dining area. Located at 410 First St. SE, it's known as the spot where America's lawmakers have power lunches (Miller Lite and a PowerBar). You can’t use your Groupon for lunch (except for Saturday), but you can use it to grab a few happy-hour drinks, tasty mozzarella sticks, or cheesy chicken quesadillas. If you're not the happy-hour type, there are plenty of options on the dinner menu, such as sandwiches, burgers, soup, and salads.
When do you have a chance to sling back a few at a place where Washington big wigs lunch? Right now. Get your Groupon!
People of the Internet frequent Bullfeathers in hope of seeing the faces and exposed forearms of famed politicos. Here are some of their e-views:
- "Very cozy, with a warm rich look of elagance [sic]. The food is great too, especially the Steak offerings. The BAR is the place to hang out. The Bartenders, especially "Ryan", make the place. Every [sic] knows every one at the bar and you can tell there are many regulars. " – Karen C., Insider Pages
- "This is where the decisions are really made in Washngton [sic]. Good food, good atmosphere. Keep your eyes wide open because you're sure to see some of Washington's famous here." – Dona U., Insider Pages
- "This is a fun place. I always get peeved when I see it described as a bar. Yes, there's a bar but most people EAT there. They have these huge mozzarella sticks that are really good. " – Glen L., Yelp