There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
No Mo The handbasket in which we are all going to hell is becoming fuller by the hour. On Thursday, the J.W. Marriott clan gathered in suburban Temple Hills to mourn the closing of the last existing Hot Shoppes, a Washington institution that acted as the first rung on the family’s ladder to international business fame and fortune. Reaching a peak of 31 D.C. metropolitan area locations in 1960, Hot Shoppes set the trend. What is a Big Mac but a pitiful attempt at the succulent majesty of the Hot Shoppes’ Mighty Mo burger? And can any modern marketer top the restaurant’s infamous Teen Twist Sandwich? Hot Shoppes devotees have one small consolation: Beginning Dec. 8, Perle’s restaurant in Woodley Park’s Marriott Wardman Park Hotel will feature Mighty Mo and other items from the Hot Shoppes menu.