Obama Expects Michelle Flack After Wing Joint Dinner

But the ire won't be about his eating junk, but about her missing out.


This wouldn't be the first time President Obama has gotten in trouble with his wife Michelle for eating junk out on the campaign trail, but this time health conscious Michelle may be upset for an entirely different reason.

When the president stopped by Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles in West L.A. Monday night, he confided to manager David Daviston that he was going to catch flack for it back home. But he didn't expect healthy eater in chief Michelle Obama to be bummed because her husband ordered the distinctly unhealthy "No. 9, 'Country Boy,'" which included three wings and a waffle slathered in butter and syrup. Rather, he thought she'd be irritated that he stopped by the wing joint without her. Even the most diligent health nuts have their guilty pleasures and Roscoe's is one of Michelle's according to Daviston, who says the Obamas have dined with him before. [See photos of the Obamas behind the scenes.]

"Yeah, Obama said he knew he was going to be hearing from his wife and daughters when they found out he'd stopped by without them," restaurant manager David Daviston says.

Obama didn't just hoard the chicken for himself though, he also ordered for aides Valerie Jarrett, Jay Carney, David Plouffe, and Marvin Nicholson.

Daviston didn't let Obama leave without a peace offering. The manager sent Obama on his way with a case of blueberry pomegranate Pit Bull energy drinks knowing that chicken and waffles wouldn't last on a trip back to the White House.

"Obama took the drinks for his family, I don't know who'll end up with 'em maybe Secret Service if they need the extra boost," Daviston says. [See political cartoons about President Obama.]

Obama isn't the first commander and chief to stop by Roscoe's, but Daviston says his visit was one of the most relaxed.

"Usually, when the president comes, his Secret Service is really bossy and you don't get to shake the president's hand or anything. This time, Obama just walked around the restaurant, chatting with people. It was a nice visit." [See photos of Michelle Obama.]

One young guest Obama stopped to shake hands with was so moved by the experience that he swore he'd never wash his hand again.

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