'Barack Obama' on Serious Eats

Obama Orders Pizza from Dom DeMarco's

This nation—at least half of it—always seems fascinated with what our presidents eat and where. Nattering nabobs like to pick apart their ordering options. Haters like to say, "Who cares?" We've had the opportunity to highlight President Obama and the First Lady's numerous burger runs, but it's rare he does pizza. On that note, did you see that the prez ordered a dozen pizzas and cannoli from Dom DeMarco's Pizzeria in Las Vegas? More

Video: Barack Obama's BBQ

According to College Humor, if Barack Obama threw a backyard barbecue party he'd have a lot of pissed off guests whose unfulfilled wishes include two burgers on the same plate, potato salad for everyone without having to pay for other people's potato salad, and more action against ants in punch bowls. More

Photo of the Day: Obama Pardons a Turkey

[Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters at Christian Science Monitor] Today, President Obama and his family pardoned a turkey named Courage to live the rest of its life in Disneyland, reports The Washington Post. Presidential turkey pardonings were first made official 20 years ago with President George H.W. Bush, although turkeys and U.S. presidents have shared the spotlight before then. The Christian Science Monitor has more about the history of the turkey-pardoning tradition.... More

Pi Pizzeria, St. Louis: Checking Out President Obama's Purported Favorite Pie

Serious Eats Chicago contributor Daniel Zemans checks in with another piece of intel from the road, this time in St. Louis. —The Mgmt. Pi Pizzeria 6144 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis MO 63112 (map); 314-727-6633‎; restaurantpi.com Pizza Style: Deep dish and thin crust Oven Type: Gas The Skinny: President Obama might not be a pizza expert, but Pi has some excellent deep-dish pizza. The thin crust pies, however, do not measure up as well Price: Deep dish pies start at $12 and thin crust starts at $11 Notes: Second location just opened in Kirkwood; third location in Central West End... More

Hot Dog of the Week: Half-Smoke

"No matter if you wait in line at Ben's or just grab a half-smoke from a street cart, it would be a shame to visit D.C. without tasting one." [Art and photographs: Hawk Krall] The half-smoke is Washington D.C.'s signature street food, but nearly impossible to find outside of the D.C. area. By some definitions, it's not technically a hot dog. Otherwise, it has all the traits of a historically significant, regional variation of tubular meat on a bun. It involves a mildly smoked, natural casing beef and pork sausage. The meat is coarsely ground and spicier than a standard frankfurter. At Ben's Chili Bowl, a D.C. landmark and the most well-known place for a half-smoke, they are grilled on... More

Video: Obama Drastically Scales Back Goals for America After Visiting Denny's

President Barack Obama had such high hopes for America...until he went to Denny's. Now he's aiming less for being a world leader and setting more reasonable goals for the American people: Before we reclaim global leadership, we must first stop eating six sausages and a pound of eggs covered in syrup for breakfast, and we must stop leaving the house in sweatpants. Is he asking for too much? Would you be willing to give up your mountainous plate of syrup-drenched sausages and eggs? Only time will tell. Watch the video after the jump.... More

Leftovers: The Day's Stray Links

The Obama Menu: Dining with Barack Obama: New book features food that Obama might have eaten. With numerous Alice Waters appearances throughout. [amazon.com, via EMD] California Blueberries: A list of farmers' markets and U-pick farms where you can find them. [LAT] Restaurants Cutting Lunch Prices: "There is no reason why anyone should spend more than $10 for lunch," says FoSE Zach Brooks. [Seattle Times] Weed Feed: Dandelion greens, purslane, stinging nettles showing up in supermarkets. [WSJ] Top Chef Masters: An interview with judge Jay Rayner. [The-Feedbag] Northern Thai Cuisine: The region's history and geography have played large role in its cooking style, with its heavy use of herbs and flowers and influences from bordering countries. [Reuters] Forged in Fire:... More

More Posts