Deputy White House Spokesman Bill Burton sets the record straight:
“WP rpt that the Obamas went to Chicago for Valentine’s Day is true –
but probably worth noting that that was last year,” Burton tweeted Monday in response to a false Valentine’s Day report.
See the WaPo “Names and Faces” report tagged Feb. 15 after the jump…
Obamas’ Valentine’s getaway
It was date night for President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday at they dined out at the exclusive Chicago restaurant Table Fifty-Two, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. The eatery’s executive chef is Art Smith, formerly Oprah Winfrey’s personal chef. Table Fifty-Two offers Southern-style food, including grits, jambalaya and maple sugar short ribs. Smith also owns Art and Soul restaurant on New Jersey Avenue in Washington. Dining at Table Fifty-Two breaks the Obamas’ tradition of celebrating special occasions at Chicago’s famed Cafe Spiaggia.
The Obamas flew into Chicago Friday night.