I guess this should have been foreseen…from the Washington Post:

…a lowly carryout combo meal that usually costs less than $5 was elevated to an $11 appetizer on the same menu with yellowtail carpaccio and Cape Cod day boat scallops.

And so it goes at other upscale-casual restaurants across the Washington area, where you now can order mumbo sauce, also called mambo sauce, as a dip for frites served alongside mussels, or on chicken washed down with a punch of lavender-rosemary vodka, rhubarb syrup and lemon. The collision of culinary worlds was inevitable, now that some of those same carryout restaurants share their gentrified blocks with purveyors of craft beers and $23 pizzas made with house-milled flour.

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