“Nah… We Straight”

That’s my President right there!!!!

Obama Gets a Half-Smoke at Ben’s Chili BowlWashington Post

By Amy Argetsinger

For years, a sign at U Street’s landmark Ben’s Chili Bowl carried this message:

“Who eats free at Ben’s: Bill Cosby. No one else.”

During the 2008 race, they changed it: “Who eats free at Ben’s: Bill Cosby. The Obama Family.” And today, the president-elect finally investigated the offer.

Barack Obama arrived at the fast-food joint with D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty shortly before 1 p.m. He posed with diners and staff, then returned to the counter to collect his order: a chili half-smoke and sweet tea, plus cheese fries and water for the mayor. They dined together at a two-person table.

Asked by a member of the traveling press pool about the significance of his visit, Obama said, “It means I’m going to get a hot dog.”

And as for Ben’s generous offer… As promised, they didn’t try to charge him. Obama handed over a $20 bill anyway for what would have been a roughly $12 meal, reports our colleague N.C. Aizenman. Did he want change, the counterman asked. “No, we’re straight,” said the future prez.

Now all I gotta do is get my man some wings and mumbo sauce and it’ll be official.

Peace & Love…

G. Mo

4 thoughts on ““Nah… We Straight””

  1. can we say “it makes me Happy” lol

    yes that’s the mayor and it was pretty cool to see him just being him…i hope he is able to do just that…be who he is and still make moves and connections that we need as a country

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