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DC’s Best Burger? President Obama Weighs in…

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"Mmm...pork free." (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Proving once and for all that President Barack Obama‘s unwavering popularity has made him the coolest kid at the lunch table, both the Commander-in-Chief and Vice President Joe Biden took in lunch at Ray’s Hell Burger (ranked #2 on our list of the Best Burgers in Washington, DC) yesterday – with the requisite flock of journalists with no real news to cover in tow. In fact, today’s Washington Post Style section boasts a full eight hundred words on the 34 minute lunch date. Check out this juicy scoop:

“Your basic cheddar cheeseburger, medium well. No ketchup,” the president said, but lettuce and tomato. And: “Have you got a spicy mustard or somethin’ like that? A Djion mustard?”

And, yes, according to the Post, Obama was chagrined by Ray’s lack of fries too. Nonetheless, Ray’s staff was pleasantly surprised – as well they should, given the boom in business that followed the Prez’s visit with Mayor Adrian Fenty to Ben’s Chili Bowl earlier this year.

Read CultureMob’s complete list of Washington’s best burgers here.