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Dear President Obama: You're in Hollywood Sunday; Let's Do Lunch

Dear President Obama:

With less than a week to go before the presidential election, I am so pleased that you've chosen Hollywood to be the location for one of your last public rallies before the big day.

I love that you've picked one of our local high schools for the venue and I'm hoping you run with that theme and come out in a football uniform, complete with cheerleaders. An old-fashioned home-town pep rally is just what this town and country needs.

This Sunday, November 4, I'll be at McArthur High School Football Field (6501 Hollywood Boulevard) cheering you on. (Tickets' by the way are free, but you must pre-register at barackobama.com). Afterward, like at any game, I'd like to take you to lunch. My treat (well, I'll probably expense it but you get the point).

You see, Mr. President, I love the fact that you're an enthusiastic eater with a taste for brewskis. Politics aside, it's people like you that keep me and my fellow food writers employed. I might go so far as to say that you've helped create my job (that's one out of five million). Plus, you have to eat. And, though you trust the secret service with your life -- do you really trust them to pick out a place to get a great burger?

So, Mr. President, I've hand-picked a few restaurants to take you to (in case you need to have some bomb-sniffing dogs "sweep" the place). Then, just let me know. I'll keep the afternoon open.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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