President Barack Obama took his staff to Good Stuff Eatery for a prebirthday lunch celebration after debt negotiations were finished.
According to NBC's Washington bureau, President Obama, who turns 50 tomorrow, waited at the counter like every other patron. When it came time to settle the tab, he not only paid for his party but for a random woman waiting in line next to him.
The birthday group included Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew,
Assistant to the President and Director of Legislative Affairs Rob
Nabors, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy
Nancy Ann DeParle, Chief of Staff to the Vice President Bruce Reed, and
Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling.
The group dined at Top Chef contestant Spike Mendelsohn's Good
Stuff Eatery, which has several Obamacentric items on the menu, like
the Obama Burger (a beef burger topped with horseradish mayo, red onion
marmalade, crumbled blue cheese, and bacon) and the Michelle Melt
(free-range turkey burger with caramelized onions, Swiss cheese,
lettuce, tomato, and South Lawn herb
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garden mayo on a fresh wheat bun).
The president was seen munching on a burger, fries, and salad, though no word yet on whether he ate his namesake creation.
First Lady Michelle Obama and First Daughters Malia and Sasha are frequent diners at the burger joint.