President Obama made an unannounced meal stop at Roscoe’s Chicken in West Los Angeles where booths full of early-dinner diners scraned their necks to see Obama.
After arriving in Los Angeles around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, President Obama took a helicopter to Brentwood and subsequently drove along empty freeways before his motorcade exited into a neighborhood in West Los Angeles. What was Obama doing there? He was hungry and decided to stop at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles.
The restaurant had early-dinner diners who were craning their necks to get a glimpse of the President, who went to the counter himself to order his meal and food for his nearby aides, including Valerie Jarrett, Jay Carney, David Plouffe and Marvin Nicholson. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles), who represents the West Los Angeles area in the White House was also there.
Wearing a suit without the coat and his sleeves rolled up, Obama reportedly ordered the No. 9: “Country Boy,” which consists of three wings with a choice of waffle, potato salad or French fries and costs $8.90 according to the menu. After ordering, the President walked to one side of the restaurant and greeted diners in each vinyl-covered booth. He shook hands and chatted with a young African American boy who looked to be about 10 years old, Obama moved on while the young boy turned to the man he was dining with said, “I’m never going to wash my hand again.”
Obama then moved to a second section of the restaurant, posing for cellphone pictures and then on to a third section to repeat the routine. At one point, the crowd reportedly began chanting, “Four more years!”
It appears the President was there for take-out, as one aide eventually exited the restaurant with five food containers, and another came out with a carton of canned drinks. A few minutes later, after a second round of “Four more years” chants, President Obama and Bass exited, each carrying food too.
The motorcade then traveled a short distance to a home in Hancock Park for the first fundraiser, at the home of James and Mai Lassiter.
Source: Los Angeles Times