Vote With Your Gut

Suddenly, cheese wheels seem so political.

Now that we’ve witnessed one round of presidential debates and are gearing up for a healthy exchange of semifactual ideas between the vice presidential hopefuls tonight, many of us look forward to officially casting a ballot. Feel like you just can’t wait any longer? Make your picks immediately at these restaurants, which are among the many tracking orders for partisan-themed specials between now and Nov. 6.

Dairy Lobby

The Park Hyatt’s Lounge is selling “presidential cheese”: Blue fromage represents President Barack Obama, while red is for Mitt Romney. Slices are $6 per ounce; civic engagement through dairy consumption is, of course, priceless. Tally as of Wednesday: 216 blue; 212 red. 1201 24th St. NW; 202-789-1234. (Foggy Bottom-GWU)

Pint-Sized Poll

Drink to your candidate with $5 pints at the Front Page: Chicago-produced Goose Island represents Obama, while Massachusetts-proud Sam Adams is the pro-Romney pick. Tally as of Wednesday: 135 blue; 115 red. 1333 New Hampshire Ave. NW; 202-296-6500. (Dupont Circle)

Raw Numbers

Based on names alone, we see a clear winner in Sushi Rock’s poll. For Dems, there’s the “Aloha roll” ($6, Spam, pineapple, avocado, scallion). Republicans can revel in the creative “Color of Money roll” ($6, avocado, cucumber, asparagus, green soy paper, salmon). Count begins Tuesday. 1900 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington; 571-312-8027. (Court House)

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