Young and Hungry

Any Guesses Which D.C. Eatery Obama Will Hit Next?

Arlington's Liberty Tavern is the latest D.C.-area eatery to get the Obama bump. Last Thursday, the president showed up to wine and dine some winning donors to his re-election campaign, noshing on tiny Chicago-style hot dogs and Portuguese-style swordfish.  A rep for the restaurant tells Y&H that the contest is part of a series, titled "Dinner with Barack," that's expected to be held quarterly leading up to the 2012 election. This suggests that as many as three or four more local restaurants may experience the glitz, glamor and good publicity of a presidential visit in the coming months.

Any guesses which ones? The guy has already been to Ben's Chili Bowl, Five Guys, Ray's Hell Burger, Ted's Bulletin, Restaurant Eve, Good Stuff Eatery, 1789 and Equinox, among other places.

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  • Jane

    It looks like an even split between "classic places that are legitimately great" and "WMA tourist traps/places popular with upper-class dweebs in BMWs who want to 'keep it real'".

    Next classic legitimately great place: Obelisk, The Source, Cityzen, Fast Gourmet, Marcel's

    Next place somebody told him to go: Graffiato, America Eats, Taylor Gourmet, Dukem, Thunderburger, Carmine's

  • keptsimple

    @Jane - flagged for listing a Wolfgang Puck Asian fusion restaurant located in the Newseum as NOT a tourist trap.

  • bruce

    No restaurant listed on this post.

  • monkeyrotica

    My money's on Michel Richard's meatball place.

  • Jane

    Keptsimple: you really think tourists finish a trip to the Newseum by spending $180 per person on dinner? And to say a Wolfgang Puck label is touristy is like saying Bourbon Steak is touristy. Drewno is one of the best chefs in this city and the Obamas would be well-served with a trip there.

  • nan
  • Juani Fernandez

    I would advise him to visit Fast Gourmet or American eats

  • njp

    Ethiopic? He hasn't been for Ethiopian yet, right? A visit to H Street would be pretty cool too.