Thursday, June 24, 2010

Burger Diplomacy

Barack Obama must hate the crap his wife has him eat at the White House. No wonder he's constantly fleeing for sporting events and making burger runs.
So what is it with Ray’s Hell Burger? Could it be winning the White House Burger Battle?

Let’s ask the president of Russia. We know President Obama is a fan.

On a sweltering summer day in Washington on Thursday, President Obama passed on lunch from White House chefs to take his Russian counterpart, Dmitri Medvedev, across the Potomac to Ray’s, a hamburger establishment in Arlington, Va.

Mr. Obama might almost qualify as a Ray’s regular: he and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. went there on a surprise lunch run last year.

Mr. Obama had a cheddar cheeseburger with onions, lettuce, tomato, and bread-and-butter pickles, and a bottle of iced tea to wash it down. Mr. Medvedev also ordered the cheddar burger, but he added jalapenos, onions and mushrooms, and paired it with a bottle of Coca-Cola.

Translators stayed close at hand to keep the conversation going as the two world leaders sat down to eat in shirt sleeves (Mr. Obama even unbuttoned his cuffs). They all walked out afterward to cheers from the other patrons.
Oooh, Obama even unbuttoned his cuffs!


Did Obama also have dijon mustard on this trip or did he settle for the French's we see on the table?

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