‘A Day Without Immigrants’ in Washington, D.C. (photos)

Washington, D.C., is experiencing “A Day Without Immigrants” today, Feb. 16, as a number of city restaurants and bars closed (see list below), calling attention to the importance of the nation’s immigrant workforce. News circulated on social media urging immigrants to skip work and school and refrain from shopping as an act of mass defiance to President Donald Trump’s harsh immigration rhetoric and actions. Restaurant closures and demonstrations also took place in New York, Los Angeles and other cities.

The day was punctuated with a march from the Mount Pleasant neighborhood to the John A. Wilson District Building on Pennsylvania Avenue NW (two blocks from the Trump International Hotel), before concluding at the White House to demand an end to the administration’s aggressive deportation program and plans to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. Mayor Muriel Bowser has affirmed that the District will remain a “sanctuary city” despite a presidential executive order threatening to withhold federal funds from cities that decline to help in rounding up and deporting people.

Below is a list of restaurants that are closed or offering limited service today from an article in the Washington Post (the majority of comments posted online by readers were far from supportive of the protests).

*View Jeff Malet’s photos of the Day Without Immigrants in D.C. by clicking on the photo icons below.*

A Baked Joint: limited menu;
Acqua al 2: closed;
Anxo Cider & Pinxtos Bar: limited menu of pintos only;
Arepa Zone: closed;
Ari’s Diner: closed

Bad Saint: closed;
Bangkok Golden: closed;
BBQ Bus: closed;
Belga Cafe: closed;
Boundary Road: kitchen closed;
Boundary Stone: kitchen closed, limited menu from 5 to 9 p.m.;
Brookland’s Finest: closed;
Brookland Pint: kitchen closed, bring your own food;
B Too: closed;
Bub & Pop’s: closed;
Burger Tap & Shake: limited menu;
Busboys and Poets, 14th Street, Brookland, City Vista, Hyattsville, Shirlington and Takoma locations: closed

Central Michel Richard: limited menu;
Chopt Rossyln and 16th Street locations: closed;
Clare and Don’s Beach Shack: closed;
Co Co. Sala: closed;
Columbia Room: limited menu;
Comet Ping Pong: closed;
Cork: limited menu

Daikaya: closed;
DC Empanadas, Union Market and food truck: closed;
DC Taco Truck: closed;
Denson Liquor Bar: closed;
District Commons: limited menu;
District Fishwife: kitchen closed;
Dock FC: closed

Eat the Rich: kitchen closed;
El Camino: kitchen closed, bar offering limited food;
El Chucho: top floor closed, limited menu;
Ella’s Pizza: closed;
El Sol: closed;
Espita Mezacaleria: closed for lunch; kitchen closed for dinner;
Etto: closed

Flight: closed

Ghibellina: closed

Hank’s Oyster Bar, Capitol Hill, Dupont and Old Town locations: closed;
Hank’s Pasta Bar: closed;
Harold Black: closed;
Himitsu: closed

Ivy and Coney: kitchen closed

Jaleo, Penn Quarter, Crystal City and Bethesda locations: closed;
Jetties, Chevy Chase, Penn Quarter, Foxhall, Macomb and Bethesda locations: closed; downtown open;
Johnny’s Half Shell: closed;
Justin’s Cafe: kitchen closed

La Puerta Verde: closed;
Le Caprice Bakery: closed

Mellow Mushroom Adams Morgan: limited menu;
Meridian Pint: kitchen closed, bring your own food;
Mezcalero: closed;
Mockingbird Hill: kitchen closed;
Momofuku: limited menu

Oyamel: closed

PassionFish Reston: limited menu;
Peacock Cafe: closed;
Pepe: closed;
Pizzeria Paradiso, Old Town and Georgetown locations: closed;
Pow Pow: closed;
Pupatella: closed

Rappahannock Oyster Bar: closed;
RedRocks Columbia Heights: closed for lunch; limited menu 5 to 11 p.m.;
Right Proper Brewing Co.: limited menu;
Room 11: kitchen closed

Sakuramen: closed;
SEI: closed;
Shouk: closed;
Smoke & Barrel: kitchen closed, bring your own food;
Sotto: closed;
Southern Efficiency: kitchen closed;
Stomping Ground: closed;
Surfside: closed;
Sweetgreen: 18 locations closed

Taco-ma Yucatan chicken: closed;
TaKorean, Union Market, the Yards and National Place locations: closed;
Taqueria Nacional: closed;
Ted’s Bulletin 14th Street: closed;
Ted’s Bulletin Capitol Hill: closing at 4 p.m.;
TenPehn: limited menu;
Thally: limited menu;
Thip Khao: closed;
Toki Underground: closed;
Two Amys: closed

Veloce: closed

Zaytinya: closed


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