What better place for a roundtable on small businesses than a small business that serves hoagies? That appears to have been the rationale for President Barack Obama's visit to Taylor Gourmet on 14th Street NW this morning. Most of the trip was a platform for Obama to push Congress to pass some initiatives of the administration's, which, due to the fact that the federal government barely functions in an election year, it will not pass.
But there was also a chance for the chief executive to eat. Per White House pool reports by Politico's Donovan Slack, which Washington City Paper obtained from a news organization that actually gets 'em, Obama ordered a 12-inch Spruce Street sandwich, with roasted turkey, prosciutto, roasted red peppers, and provolone. Slack also reports: "A White House official says POTUS did in fact pick up hoagies for his lunch with congressional leaders at the White House today. The official declined to elaborate on exactly what types, saying only that it was 'an assortment of sandwiches.'" The tab came to $62.39.
UPDATE: NBC Washington has the pool video: