She’s been in office less than two weeks, but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Romney helps GOP look for new path on climate change Overnight Energy: Interior reverses decision at heart of Zinke criminal probe | Dem divisions deepen over approach to climate change | GM to add 400 workers to build electric cars MORE (D-N.Y.) has already inspired one Capitol Hill dive bar to launch a new food special in her honor.

The Ugly Mug, near the Capitol, is introducing “The Affordable Meal Act” — a selection of $7 nosh.


The Tuesday evening specials, which start next week, are a nod to “ ’intern nights’ of old where young staffers can get a meal they can afford with their meager earnings, stipends, and allowances,” according to the eatery.

Some of the cheap eats options, which come with fries, include Korean fried chicken, a veggie fried rice bowl or a cheeseburger.

The meals, an Ugly Mug rep tells ITK, “were inspired by the youngest woman in Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and her road to Congress.”

Ocasio-Cortez, 29, made headlines last November when she said in an interview that she would need to wait for her congressional salary to kick in before being able to rent an apartment in the District.

“Expenses can really add up,” the watering hole’s rep noted. “The Ugly Mug welcomes [Ocasio-Cortez], her staff, and the rest of the new class to partake in the Affordable Meal Act.”