In an ever quest to discover regular American places to eat, Yanks need only follow the President. With the kind of cheeks that balloon out like a veteran saxaphonist's, the man eats with gusto. Even though he is eating a lot of sphozz with his failed economic policies, he managed time to highlight Rudy's Hot Dog of Toledo OH. Look at that blow muscle... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1394099/Obama-eats-2-chili-dogs-fries-day-wife-Michelle-unveils-new-dietary-guide.html
While there yesterday, he scarfed down 2 chili dogs. Rudy's adorns its hot dogs with onions, mustard, chili sauce and cheese. In addition, he added a bowl of chili and fries. Fries + onions are vegetables, hot dogs are protein, bun is a grain, ketchup (requested as a side) is a fruit, hey-hey... (forget the fat)
It was a chance coincidence that M. Obama set out her new My Plate nutrition guide the day before the Rudy repast. HaHa... Here she is...
|Does she know about Rudy's?|
|This poster is up at Rudy's, yup...|
As is often the case, a husband can make a wife look like a fool. Not that either of them is a fool.
From the Toledo Blade... http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2011/06/04/Visit-carried-off-without-a-problem.html
...The trip also included an impromptu visit at Rudy's Hot Dog on Sylvania Avenue, where Mr. Obama ate with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio), Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo), Mayor Mike Bell, and other local officials.
Rudy's co-owner Andy Dionyssiou said Secret Service officials called late Friday morning to ask whether the President could stop in for lunch. As Mr. Obama arrived, the area outside was guarded by Toledo Police, the Ohio Highway Patrol, and the Secret Service, which also had officers inside with the President. No customers were permitted to come or go from the restaurant while the President was there.
Of the four major local agencies involved in the visit -- the Secret Service, the Ohio Highway Patrol, the Lucas County Sheriff's Office, and the Toledo Police Department -- only the city police department appears likely to face an overtime bill.
The total won't be known until next week, at which time the city will see whether it can be reimbursed for all or part of it, according to Capt. Jim O'Bryant of the agency's personnel and public affairs division.
Toledo police had an estimated 80 to 100 officers assisting with security but attempted to keep costs down by having several on-duty administrative officers augment street patrols, Captain O'Bryant said.
Members of the SWAT team and other units on-duty at the time also helped, he said.
When a sitting U.S. President travels, nothing's taken for granted. But Friday's visit was about as easy as they come, Lieutenant Atkinson said.
After Air Force One landed at Toledo Express Airport shortly before noon, Mr. Obama waved to some well-wishers allowed onto the tarmac -- mostly friends and family members of people employed by the White House, the Secret Service, and the Air Force -- before leaving in his motorcade.
The route was from the Ohio Turnpike to I-75 to Rudy's, the plant, the hardware store, and back. Mr. Obama was escorted back to Air Force One for a flight that left at 3:15 p.m.
"This is a route we've used in the past," Lieutenant Atkinson said. "This was smooth as silk. It seemed to go off like clockwork."
He said the sheriff's office had 34 officers assisting Toledo police, the Ohio Highway Patrol, and the Secret Service with crowd control and barricades.
During the temporary shut-downs of I-75 and a portion of the Ohio Turnpike -- they were reopened briefly while the President was in the Jeep plant -- traffic was re-routed along major roads feeding I-75, such as Anthony Wayne Trail and I-280...
Yikes, that was some extravaganza. What did those hot dogs REALLY cost? No matter because they looked soooo good.
President Obama is a gourmand for the average Joe. Toledo, a city memorialized by a fictional soldier named Klinger, has a new notch in its belt. Rudy's is now a national name. It is a shame that the owners did not have the foresight to put tee shirts up for sale on their website. But it's not too late...
Mr. Dionyssiou, please send an XL. Thanks.
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