Congresswoman, Romney go out to eat following Election Day losses

The Las Vegas Review-Journal writes that the Nevada Democrat “sought comfort the way any real Las Vegan might” when she was eyed chowing down Thursday at an all-you-can-eat Thai food restaurant in what’s considered the nation’s gambling (and buffet) capital.

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Republican incumbent Sen. Dean HellerDean HellerSenate lays groundwork for spending deal GOP pressures Kerry on Russia's use of Iranian airbase Overnight Finance: Senators struggle with spending bill | Obama lifting Myanmar sanctions | Dems turn up heat on Wells Fargo | Panel votes to exempt Olympic medals from taxes MORE won reelection on Tuesday in an ultra-close race against Berkley.

But Berkley didn’t settle for just anywhere to get her post-election sticky-rice fill. The eatery where Berkley grabbed a plate, Lotus of Siam, has been dubbed by a former food critic for Gourmet magazine as “the best Thai restaurant in Las Vegas — and maybe anywhere.”

Frommer’s called the $9.99 lunch buffet at the dining destination “more pedestrian, if still excellent.”

Berkley was seen making her way through the buffet line before sitting down at a table of about eight companions, according to the newspaper.

The lawmaker wasn’t the only one spotted dining out after an election loss. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney was seen grabbing a low-key dinner with family members at Lumiere in Massachusetts on Saturday night, writes Us Weekly.

A source tells the mag that while Romney “looked a little down,” his wife, Ann, was “cheering him up and ‘being affectionate.’ ”