That Time Bernie Sanders Interrupted My Sunday Brunch


The plan: meet my friend, the illustrious Ragan Fox, for a 12pm brunch after a Saturday night of martinis. (I only had one, extra dirty -- don't look at me like that.)

The place: Joey's Cafe at Sweetzer and Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.

Since neither of us could wait until noon for some grub, we decided to meet earlier. When we showed up, a group of individuals, some with press badges, were gathered at the corner, in front of the restaurant, two of them holding large video cameras. Were they paparazzi? Were we about the witness a recorded segment of a reality show? (*This is L.A., and that's how jaded we are.) These people were definitely not waiting for a table. They were waiting for something else.

Once we were shown to our table -- outside on the sidewalk, perfect view of the street -- all I could think about was bacon. And an iced coffee (because, martini).

Then came the men in suits. Then, a police motorcade, halting traffic. Then, several black SUVs pulled up to the curb directly in front of us...

And then...this happened:

A video posted by Hiko Mitsuzuka (@thefirstecho) on

Apparently, Bernie's tactic to remind the residents of WeHo to vote during Tuesday's California Primary was a smart and strategic one.

How's THAT for a #SundayFunday?

@TheFirstEcho

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