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The Bidens ordered the same dish at a restaurant. Who does that?

By Emily Heil

28 Feb 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Eating out a restaurant is, for some, a very serious matter. Do you share? Do you order different things? Or, like the Bidens, do you order the exact same meal? The Post dives into the discussion.

Where and what presidents eat is an enduring fascination. We love to scrutinize former president Donald Trump's ketchup-doused steaks or the Obamas' penchant for culinary hot spots.

And so when President Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, recently dined out in Washington, D.C., at the popular Red Hen restaurant, their order - a chicory salad, grilled bread and butter, and two bowls of rigatoni - drew attention, and ultimately set off a virtual food fight.

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