Barack Obama Predictably Dines at Ben’s Chili Bowl
I’m hoping Barack Obama will have the power to make my dreams come true (date with Helen Mirren), but for now I’ll settle for my predictions. As soon as he got elected, our first order of business was to comb through DC-area restaurants to find out where we could scope out hawt Secret Service agents on late-night food runs for their boss. Back then, we predicted that an Obama mainstay would be Ben’s Chili Bowl, a DC diner institution. We wrote that “Night-hawk drunkards should not be surprised to find a man in sunglasses and dark suit, asking his boss if he’d like chili cheese fries with that.” Well, guess what — he would indeed.
Because here are some pictures of Barry O. at Ben’s over the weekend, including one of him about to horn in on a poor unsuspecting customer’s cheese fries! But there was nothing covert about this chili run. Joined by Mayor Adrian Fenty (who alluded that Obama might become a Ben’s regular), and a whole brigade of SS agents, Obama waltzed right up to the counter like he owned the place and demanded “Where’s the food at?” He had a half-smoke and cheese fries, but was disappointed when his sandwich lacked shredded cheddar. In other news, shredded cheddar cheese has become the most popular thing in the universe. Check out the video below.