Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

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 […]

The Political Importance of the Half-Smoke

From Dave Jamieson's 2007 pre-Obama visit investigation of the importance of the half-smoke, and of Ben's Chili Bowl in particular. As New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller reportedly quipped while on the hustings in 1969, “No man can hope to get elected in New York state without being photographed eating hot dogs at Nathan’s Famous.” The […]

Time For Obama to Appoint a Beer Czar?

The White House has them for drugs, cars, energy, and the border, among other things. Why not a czar for beer? So asks Bob Skilnik, who, according to a statement on his blog Beer (& More) in Food, has forwarded his resume to President Obama, putting himself forward as a candidate for the position. Hey, […]

No Vegetable Left Behind

If the Obamas can have a garden, why not DCPS students? U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and The Food Network's Aida Mollenkamp will visit the appropriately-named SEED School Wednesday to commemorate National Hunger Awareness Day with the opening of a

Daily Food Blog Roundup: Eat It, Yankee Stadium!

So the Yanks want the proles to subsist on Nathan's Famous in their new playpen, eh? The very stadium that taxpayers, both rich and poor, are helping to bankroll? And what does Alice Waters think about the new White House garden? Today's roundup has the answers. Eater tells Yankee Stadium operators to eat it after […]

Daily Food Blog Roundup: Alt Paper Blogs

It's time Y&H gave some of its alt brothers and sisters a little love—and Web traffic. Very little Web traffic, we're sure. We expect little in return. Fork in the Road has tapped into the latest H2O trend: designer tap water. Y&H wonders what pairs well with lead?

Kwame Brown Helps a Brutha Out for Christmas

The economy may be going to hell and inauguration fever might be the issue of the day, but it’s still Christmastime. Which means Wilson Building denizens are doing their annual gift exchange. Many opt for the classics: David Catania opted for his usual Godiva chocolates. Jack Evans is doling out classic works of literature. Yvette […]