Michelle Antoinette Obama: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Jim Hoft

Michelle Obama targeted restaurants this week. She told them to serve healthier food and ditch the french fries and other “sugary, fatty, and salty” food.

Michelle Obama, “Sometimes you just need a burger.”

But upon reading up on her favorite restaurants in the Washington Post last year, we can file this in the “Do as I say, not as I do” category.

The Washington Post reported:

Is the White House having a boutique burger taste test? At the end of a week that saw the president and vice president pay a visit to local cult fave Ray’s Hell Burger in Virginia, first lady Michelle Obama dropped by Spike Mendelsohn’s burger place Good Stuff Eatery on Pennsylvania Avenue over lunch, the White House confirmed.Local blog DC365 was first to write on the visit, snapping a shot of the casually dressed style icon as she exited the building.

“She whizzed past us, waving and smiling, in a kicky little ponytail and grey capri pants, as the crowd shouted ‘We love you!’” wrote the blogger.

The first lady was joined on the outing by her staff, said spokesperson Katie McCormick Lelyveld, who had recommended the place to her. “Our staff had been before and we had told her about it and it was great,” she said. The outing was just one of several the first lady and her staff have made to local eateries for lunch, also visiting Five Guys Burgers and Fries and a barbecue place. “Sometimes you just need a burger,” said McCormick Lelyveld. “It was her idea.”

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