President Barack Obama hit the road for lunch Wednesday, hopping across the river for a pie run that will almost assuredly spark a significant uptick in future covers for fledgling Del Ray Pizzeria.
The first family's local dining habits have been well-documented, running the gamut from gourmet burgers to date nights at some of the most sought-after seats in town. Treks to Capitol Hill have included pop-ins at:
Obama's visit stirred up secluded Del Ray, with Secret Service clamping down on any extraneous activity for several blocks within the normally pedestrian-friendly enclave.
Once inside the modest pizzeria, POTUS ordered up three pies: the signature Supreme Clientele (built around tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, peppers, red onions, olives and mushrooms); a custom sausage, green peppers and onion construct and a traditional pepperoni pizza. (Wonder if the ex-Chicagoan has ever indulged in their deep-dish productions?)
Before departing, Obama made sure to slip staff a well-appreciated cash tip; no word on the amount, but personnel said they were pleased with the gratuity.
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.