Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dining Out With POTUS

A very interesting article from WaPo about what it takes to prepare a restaurant for a visit from the First Family:

"The Secret Service doesn’t share operational information, of course, but the arrangements described by restaurant owners are similar. There is little warning. On the day of an outing, a small Secret Service detail might show up (in the morning, for lunch; in the afternoon, for dinner) to do a walk-through with the restaurant manager, choose a table and inform the manager if other tables will be needed for Secret Service agents. About an hour before FLOTUS and/or POTUS arrive, 20 to 30 more agents appear."

If you are interested in the logistics of all the moving parts of the modern presidency or just a foodie, read the article in its entirety. For me, as a Top Chef fan and someone fascinated by the workings of the White House, it doesn't get any better than this.

Hat Tip: Political Wire

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