Any Gladiator (a.k.a. a dedicated follower of the ABC’s hit series ‘Scandal’) will appreciate our Ultimate ‘Scandal’ Shopping list which is your guide on where to buy must have items for any fan of ‘Scandal’ as well as some fun spots in DC to recreate your scenes.
Wine & Popcorn
Being a fixer is hard work and the political game shuffling can take its toll. Olivia Pope unwinds after a long day with a big bowl of popcorn and a nice glass of red wine. For great local wines we love Cordial in Union Market (1309 5th St NE); with over 350 bottles you’ll be guaranteed to find a wine worthy of Olivia Pope’s praise. Olivia Pope is rarely without a big bowl of popcorn and luckily in Washington D.C. there is no shortage of popcorn options. If you want to try a flavor different then your basic plain popcorn you’ll love Popped! Republic, a mobile food truck that offers a variety of interesting flavors. Fun names like K-Street Kettle Korn, Congressional Cheddar, and Southwest Jalapeno. If you aren’t into chasing down a food truck, Popped! Republic also has a brick and mortar location in Alexandria (2381 S. Dove St.).
White Ensemble & Power Suits
Fashion devotees know Olivia Pope can rock an all-white ensemble like no other. There are even blogs devoted to where to find each outfit she wears on the show. Find a copycat white trench á la Olivia Pope . For quality on trend pieces, check out Intermix (3300 M St NW) in Georgetown. Other fashionable outposts for those hoping to channel their inner Olivia Pope include (Violet Boutique 2439 18th St. NW, Redeem 1810 14th St. NW and Cusp 3030 M St. NW). For menswear and for channeling your inner President Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III, visit The Streets of Georgetown (1254 Wisconsin Avenue NW).
There are lots of back-room deals made on ‘Scandal’, set in darkly lit restaurants with gourmand food. The Palm (1225 19th St NW) has been a staple in D.C. power dining since 1972. The walls are covered with cartoons depicting famous celebs and politicians that have dined there. The Oval Room (800 Connecticut Ave NW), located just a few steps away from the White House, has outstanding new American cuisine and bold-faced names regularly dine there.