Obamas Presidential Eateries

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Curious about some of the local flavors that President Obama enjoys while in our Nation’s Capital? There’s a great article in the DC Metro Magazine that highlights a few local favorites. Some of those include:

Ben’s Chili Bowl – Ten days before his inauguration  President Obama made a surprise visit to the iconic DC restaurant with Vice President Biden and their entourage. He’s not the only presidential figure to enjoy a tasty chili dog. French President Sarkozy also stopped by for a bite. Ben’s Chili Bowl has been around since 1958 and has been a staple in the community ever since. They serve a breakfast, lunch and a no-hassle group menu at crazy hours! Located on the bustling streets of Columbia Heights on U Street, this is a great place to stop by for something something to eat that everyone can enjoy!

Blue Duck Tavern– Even President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have enjoyed a romantic evening at the Blue Duck Tavern. They celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary at this award-winning restaurant located inside the Park Hyatt hotel in the Foggy Bottom area. This top-notch American eatery serves a delicious menu created by Brian McBride and Chef de Cuisine Michael Santoro where many dishes are cooked on their signature wood-burning oven for that little something extra.

Other place the Obama’s have enjoyed while out on the town include the up and coming Komi restaurant, Restaurant Nora, Ray’s Hell Burger (also enjoyed by Russian President Medvedev) and The Good Stuff Eatery.

Happy noshing! – Vanessa, Innkeeper
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