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January 17, 2009

Obama's favorite restaurant?

BaitShop2.jpgFaithful readers will remember that when I went to visit my daughter in Evanston, Ill. this fall, I poked fun at a chain restaurant called the Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop. It's funny how these things come back to bite you in the backside.

Now it turns out that Dixie Kitchen is one of President-Elect Obama's three favorite restaurants in the Chicago area. This will give the chain such immediate cachet that, you wait and see, Dixie Kitchens will start opening all over the country -- particularly in the Washington, DC area.

Next thing you know, I'm going to have to review it.

(Photo by me)

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 6:07 AM | | Comments (3)


They mention that they deliver. Do you think they will be delivering to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave?

As someone who lived in Chicago during college and therefore went to the very Dixie Kitchen frequented by Mr. Obama, I must say that it's quite a shame you got caught up the kitsch and didn't get a chance to try the food. While the outside may appear to be nothing more than a TGI Fridays "done up all southern," the food really is quite delicious. Most memorable are the johnny cakes and the gumbo, both of which rival (and in my opinion surpass) some of Chicago's better known Southern/Cajun places (i.e. Heaven on Seven).

Next thing you know, I'm going to have to review it. Next thing you know, I'm going to have to review it.

Isn't that why you hired Gorelik?

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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