Thanks, Congressman Peter DeFazio, for wishing Rogue Brewery a happy 25th Anniversary. DeFazio says,

[pullquote]”I’ve got to say Rogue Nation is run so much better than this place here [points to the U.S. capitol]. You’ve been an inspiration to me as I’ve gone through my travails here with some of my colleagues, I just think of Rogue Nation and its principles and how they can benefit all of us.”[/pullquote]

Then, the congressman uses his iPhone “app” to open a bottle of Rogue beer and salute the brewery. This video is truly heartwarming. Here’s some other stuff we loved today:

Shut up, 300 Sandwiches lady’s boyfriend. [Jezebel]

Your waiter is having a bad day. Can you tell? [NPR]

Torrisi Italian Specialties turns away Guardian UK critic. [Eater]

Red Hook Lobster Pound is opening a Manhattan location. [Grub Street]

Chefs’ Picks: Pricey drinks worth the cash. [Serious Eats]