Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke called for the establishment of farm-to-table restaurants in every community to combat poor nutrition.

Farm-to-table restaurants are part of a socially-conscious movement favored by wealthy urbanites that often feature small, elaborately designed fare from local farms and are typically very expensive.

The Democratic presidential candidate made the gaffe at a Friday event hosted at a brewery by the Nevada State Democratic Party in Henderson, a Las Vegas suburb.

National campaign reporters took note on Twitter.

"Beto says he wants farm to table restaurants in *every* community when asked about poor nutrition in many places," reported Washington Post journalist Annie Linskey, who live-tweeted the event.

Another Washington Post journalist, Dave Weigel, did not relay the paraphrased exchange, but noted that the topic of poverty-linked "food deserts" was more fully addressed by O'Rourke.

"Beto gets a question about nutrition; he has a very handy series of answers based on conversations with people in food deserts, says farm bill should factor in nutrition more than it does," Weigel wrote.

Food deserts are generally poor rural or urban areas where access to fresh produce is limited or nonexistent.

The 46-year-old O'Rourke, D-Texas, is known for his relative youth, and for his unstructured campaign messaging, including an infamous livestream while he received a dental cleaning.

O'Rourke's comment was quick fodder for jokes.

"A free range, local chicken in every pot (with seasonal vegetables)," tweeted Associated Press western political writer Nick Riccardi.