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Suddenly a lightning rod for political feuds, the Red Hen went on a two week hiatus… Democrats!”

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Compared to its neighbors, the Red Hen is pricey. Stroll down Main Street, and you’ll notice that other New American restaurants, such as Southern Inn Restaurant and Bistro On Main, offer a number of entrees under $20, whereas the Red Hen’s average about $25. The restaurant’s Yelp page would agree, but take that with a grain of salt: Sanders supporters flooded it with negative reviews.

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