Inauguration Food and Drink

As the U.S. prepares for the 57th presidential inauguration, The Daily Meal decided to take a nostalgic look at past inauguration meals and what presidents have eaten on the big day. See First Bites: Presidential Inauguration Meals Through the Years Slideshow The 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee, which is tasked with planning most...
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Details about what President Barack Obama will eat after he takes the oath of office at the 57th formal Presidential inaugural ceremony on Jan. 21, have been unveiled. The inaugural luncheon has been an Inauguration Day tradition for more than a century and Obama will feast on a patriotic three-course meal. Members of the Joint Congressional...
Where to Eat If You Want to Be President
Campaign season is getting into full swing and with the endless coverage about who said what, who thinks what, and why the other guy is bad for America, sometimes it's nice to remember the human side of campaigning — the part where candidates relax, roll up their shirt sleeves, and pose for campaign trail photos at restaurants. Click here for...
Would you like bottled water or tap water? While the question used to be reserved for those dining at nice restaurants, it has become a political one. Government officials, already planning the presidential inauguration, are requesting that tap water replace bottled water as the drink provided to attendees. Washington D.C.’s water authority,...
We guess that people are still really, really interested in getting a taste of President Obama's Honey Ale: one report now shows that a group of Minnesotans paid $1,200 for a single bottle.  Fortunately, as Politico and the blog Obamafoodrama report, all the proceeds went to a charity auction for University of Minnesota's Amplatz Children's...
Now that details of President Obama's inauguration eats and drinks are coming out, no one is more pissed than the French about Obama's drink of choice: a U.S.-grown sparkling wine.  The LA Times reports on the French-American relations miff; the Champagne Bureau (aka the "bubbly lobby") is upset that the drink for Obama's inauguration banquet is...

Dine, Drink, and Travel Like the President

First Family, the Queen, and Prince Philip

A White House State Dinner isn’t like a traditional dinner party. They're "bigger than the biggest weddings," former White House chef Walter Scheib told ABC News, and invitations are considered to be the “hottest tickets in town...

We gave you all the possible cocktails you needed for the election (whether you were a Republican or a Democrat); now, one Washington, D.C. bar...

Blue Duck Tavern

Didn't score a ticket to President Barack Obama’s inaugural luncheon or one of the glitzy inaugural balls? After a morning spent standing in the cold watching President Obama’s inauguration and the post-swearing in parade,...

Barack Obama

While you may not be able to follow President Barack Obama on the campaign trail, you can travel and eat like he does when he’s crisscrossing the U.S.

See Dine Like the U.S. President on the Road Slideshow

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Election-weary voters in need of a vacation can take some inspiration from U.S. presidents past and present by traveling like the president. While you can’t book a stay at John F. Kennedy’s favorite spot — the Kennedy Compound in Cape Cod, Mass. — you can dine like the Clintons, who often frequented Martha’s Vineyard during their presidential...

Hyannis Port Kennedy Compound

The presidential getaway is almost as old as the presidency itself, though over the centuries its purpose has changed. Thomas Jefferson, who often traded muggy, bustling Philadelphia summers for cool, green Vermont, said that to govern a country well, a commander in chief must go about "absolutely incognito" to mingle with his constituents and...

Red Hook Lobster Pound

For those who want a quick meal on their way to or from the inauguration, or who simply want to avoid the lunch rush at Washington, D.C.’s hottest restaurants, consider a stand-up meal from one of the best food trucks in D.C.

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Eastern Market

Eastern Market offers a savory smorgasbord of gourmet options to feast on. Located a skip away from famed Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., this fresh food fair is open Tuesday through Sunday and serves an endless array of edible...