KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- President Barack Obama had to make a tough decision on Tuesday night upon his arrival in Kansas City: Which famous barbeque restaurant to dine at? The Commander in Chief opted for Arthur Bryant's at 17th and Brooklyn, where he hosted four people who recently wrote him letters.
President Obama ordered a half-slab of ribs, bottle of water and Bud Light according to a pool report. He also asked for coleslaw, and was dismayed to hear that the restaurant didn't have any.
"You've got to have some coleslaw around here, don't you? You're out of it? Come on, man, I thought you were going to hook me up," Mr. Obama said with a grin according to the pool reporter.
According to the pool report the four people he dined with are: Victor Fugate, who works for the Missouri Department of Mental Health; Valerie McCaw, who is a single mom and small business owner of VSM Engineering; Mark Turner, who works for the Full Employment Council; Becky Forrest, who is a community activist as president of the Town Fork Creek Neighborhood Association.
He picked up the check for his guests and conversed with an out-of-town softball team of 16-year-old girls called the Titans from Glenview, Illinois. They are in town to play in a fast-pitch tournament in Independence.
President Obama also spoke with people outside of Arthur Bryant's before his motorcade took him downtown to the Crowne Plaza hotel, where several hundred people crowded the area of Barney Allis Plaza to try and catch a glimpse of him before the motorcade disappeared.
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