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Obama Visits Lincoln Restaurant

At last, President Barack Obama has visited D.C.'s presidential-themed eatery, Lincoln. Earlier today, Obama lunched with four winners of the "Lunch with Barack" contest at the restaurant, which has has about a million pennies on the floor and  Emancipation Proclamation on an LED-lit wall. Word is the Lincoln fan ate the "all-natural burger" with cheddar and a kale salad with lemon vinaigrette. He drank a sweet tea.

Owner Alan Popovsky's 10-year-old daughter, Arielle, was on hand to welcome the president. Obama asked Popovsky how his business was faring in the current economic environment and then asked Arielle where she was going for summer camp. He wished her "a great summer at camp" before heading out with his motorcade.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

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  1. #1

    Where is the place??? Not all of us are foodies.

  2. #2

    It's on the 1100 block of Vermont Avenue. The site that was blocked off by DC Police all morning, and during the luncheon refused to let customers at the other dozen or so businesses approach, go in, or leave those establishments. As for the office workers: DC police stood outside of the exit doors and wouldn't let anyone leave. Not sure what would have happened if someone had been defiant, but since they major office building there houses hundreds of government workers (big security risks all) no one dared defy them. I heard, but can't confirm that security blanketed the area between the restaurant and were carefully screening people entering and exiting the McPherson Square Metro. Good thing they evicted Occupy DC less than a week ago - that could have made for an interesting event.

  3. Cap City Records Panhandler
    #3

    Soon enough there will be a place named "OBAMA" -- just watch.

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