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A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee Post a comment

Because everything is destined to be Tumblr-ized, here's obamaeatingburgers.tumblr.com, a collection of photos of President Obama eating burgers More

Doctors Want Obama to Stop Eating Burgers at Photo Ops

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 6 comments

Is President Obama sending the wrong message whenever he eats unhealthful food on camera, such as a hamburger or hot dog? Washington, DC-based organization Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) says yes, and it's raising awareness about the issue. More

Obama Orders Pizza from Dom DeMarco's

Slice Adam Kuban 1 comment

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

Kyrgyzstan, You're Doing It Wrong

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee Post a comment

"In terms of authenticity, the Obama Bar & Grill still has a ways to go. The chicken and turkey cheeseburgers aren't actually burgers but mayo-heavy sandwiches, albeit on very nice toasted buns." —Eurasian.net on the recently opened Obama-themed restaurant Obama... More

Obama Visits El Mago de las Fritas in Miami

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 2 comments

Last night at the end of a fundraising trip, President Obama visited the over 25-year-old Cuban burger joint El Mago de las Fritas in Miami. He ordered one frita and five fritas with cheese, says Burger Beast. [via NBC Miami]... More

Video: Barack Obama's BBQ

Robyn Lee 23 comments

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

Obama Treats Russian President Medvedev to Lunch at Ray's Hell Burger

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 15 comments

A little over a year ago President Obama ate lunch at Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, Virginia, with Vice President Joe Biden. Today Obama returned to Ray's for lunch with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, says The New York Times.... More

President's Cholesterol of 209 Due to Cheeseburgers, Sweets

Adam Kuban 4 comments

According to the New York Daily News, too many cheeseburgers and sweets have edged the otherwise healthy Barack Obama's cholesterol into the "borderline-high" range. More

Photo of the Day: Obama Pardons a Turkey

Robyn Lee 9 comments

[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

Slice Daniel Zemans 11 comments

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

Hawk Krall 9 comments

"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

Meeting Barack Obama's Nemesis: The Dixie Kitchen/Calypso Café Johnnycake

Chicago Michael Nagrant 9 comments

Many a president has had a regretful dalliance. For Kennedy, it was Marilyn. For Clinton it was Monica. And for Obama: a cornmeal pancake. In 2001, Obama appeared on Chicago's citizen reviewing program Check, Please! and talked about gorging on... More

Obama Brings More Business to Ray's Hell Burger

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee Post a comment

After getting a visit last month from President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, Virginia, has had a bit of a pick-up in business. In an interview with TMZ.com, owner Michael Landrum says... More

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

Robyn Lee 12 comments

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

Video: Obama Burger Run to Five Guys on 'Inside the Obama White House'

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 6 comments

On Friday we noted that President Barack Obama made a burger run to Five Guys with NBC's Brian Williams. Last night NBC aired footage of the most recent Obama Burger Run as part of the special report Inside the... More

Breaking: More Obama Burgers; Orders Lunch from Five Guys

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 18 comments

Right now: President Obama orders Five Guys for lunch. Burger for himself and food for NBC's Brian Williams. No word on whether POTUS ordered it medium-well with Dijon. Follow @InsideObamaWH for further developments. [via @Gordoneats] Update: He ordered a cheeseburger... More

Leftovers: The Day's Stray Links

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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

What Do You Think of Dijon on Burgers?

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 26 comments

Oh, hell. "Dijongate," sparked by Obama and Biden's visit to Ray's Hell Burger, is probably pretty played out by now. I started a post about it yesterday and started bloviating, but my draft got too long and became unfocused. Partly... More

Obama, Biden Eat at Ray's Hell Burger

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 18 comments

"No, we gotta pay for it. See all these people here? They'll write about it if we don't pay for it." Photograph from apium on Flickr President Barack Obama and veep Joe Biden had lunch at Arlington, Virginia's Ray's Hell... More

What Does Barack Obama's First 100 Days Mean for Serious Eaters?

Ed Levine 32 comments

There are many signs that the Obamas care about good food eaten for pleasure and for our health. Food politics authority Marion Nestle shares some of her thoughts. More

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