Posts Tagged ‘Michelle Obama’

The President Ate Here: What Happens When Barack Obama Dines Out?

It was just after 1 p.m. on a recent Friday when the rumors began to circulate that a VIP guest was coming. Before long, police had blocked off a section of H Street NE, and a big white tent appeared in front of Smith Commons. Crowds swarmed around the edge of the barrier taking photos. […]

Barack Obama Coming to Adams Morgan’s Mintwood Place?

Is Adams Morgan's Mintwood Place about to get the Barack Obama seal of approval recently enjoyed by Taylor Gourmet? A crowd outside the restaurant right now thinks so, and the tent in front of the restaurant's entrance and the heavy police presence suggest that something's going on. Eater D.C. notes that the blog Obama Foodorama reports […]

Gut Reaction: Boundary Road’s $15 PB&J With Foie Gras Is Decadent & Dinky

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant. "It's tiny!" the woman beside me chirps up when my order arrives. I'm sitting at the bar at Boundary Road, the newish eatery along H Street NE, which recently hosted a hugely publicized visit from President Barack […]

Boundary Road Gets The Obama Bump

Not every D.C. restaurant is so lucky to experience a presidential visit—much less to have the esteemed commander-in-chief drop in for a bite during that restaurant's very first month in business. Newish H Street eatery Boundary Road managed that very feat last night, when President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dined with campaign […]

Is Spike Mendelsohn Opening a Steak Frites Place?

It seems that opening up new locations of Good Stuff Eatery in Georgetown and Crystal City (among other places) isn't all that Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn is up to these days. Y&H just obtained a copy of a letter from Mendelsohn's sister and spokesperson, Micheline Mendelsohn, to First Lady Michelle Obama, a sometime Good […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Pizzeria-Style Coffee Edition

Alexandria's Vermillion gets the Obama bump on Valentine's Day. [Politico] All the hoopla over D.C.'s restaurant renaissance is merited. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution] The rumors are true: Michel Richard is opening three restaurants in Atlantic City [WaPo] Jackie Greenbaum's new Mexican spot in Columbia Heights, El Chucho's Cocina Superior, is set to open in May. [Washingtonian] Shaw's […]

How Dining Room Chatter Spikes Dramatically After a White House Visit

"The guests that were coming down here [last time the First Lady visited] came to investigate personally: 'Where did she sit? What did she eat? Who was she with? What was she wearing?' The 'Where did she sit and can I please sit in the same seat' was a request we had for weeks to […]

Shake Shack D.C. Benefits From the Obama Bump

Not that Danny Meyer's new D.C. outpost was hurting for business before, but employees at Shake Shack in Dupont Circle say they've been even busier since first lady Michelle Obama showed up last week. "We're always busy, but even more now," a Shack staffer tells the blog Obama Foodorama. "We always have a line, but […]

Quick Feeding: Obamas Dine at Lobbyist Central; Pho 14 Expanding

The Usual Powerful People Dining at the Usual Power Dining Spot: On the evening before Mother's Day, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dined at Ristorante Tosca downtown, a place popular with powerful folks, lobbyists, and rainmakers. [Obama Foodorama, WaPo] Improvements Pho the Future: Pho 14 in Columbia Heights will be expanding its […]

White House Triumphs Over White Bread, Other Revelations From Food Summit 2011

White House chef Sam Kass (pictured) took the stage at Tuesday's 2011 Food Summit,  hosted by The Atlantic, to tout the accomplishments of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign. Some 300-plus attendees will also hear from D.C. chef José Andrés and long time food activist Alice Waters later in the day. (The Atlantic is […]

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