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Michelle Obama at Blackbird

Wee bit of excitement in the West Loop today, as Michelle Obama aka Renaissance ((her Secret Service code name)) and her Secret Service entourage had lunch at Blackbird . Well, I suppose the Secret Service didn’t get any crispy confit of swan creek farm suckling pig with matsutake mushrooms, toasted walnut consomme and pomegranate confit delivered to their stations.


Wee bit of excitement in the West Loop today, as Michelle Obama aka Renaissance1 and her Secret Service entourage had lunch at Blackbird. Well, I suppose the Secret Service didn’t get any crispy confit of swan creek farm suckling pig with matsutake mushrooms, toasted walnut consomme and pomegranate confit delivered to their stations.

I counted three Chicago Police squad cars, and three SUVs full of Secret Service. The weather is bitter cold, so I didn’t attempt to get any closer, or to bring out my tripod for a better angle. Maybe she was doing a little shopping at Maria Pinto around the block?

Michelle Obama at Blackbird
Three other police squad cars in the area. Looks like license is 800 002.

Michelle Obama at Blackbird
I am obviously not cut out to be a paparazzo

Michelle Obama-at Blackbird

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At least she didn’t go to Sepia…

Footnotes:
  1. her Secret Service code name []

5 replies on “Michelle Obama at Blackbird”

I must admit to looking up the menu after I saw your photo. I chuckled. Then I stopped chuckling when realized I’ve lived in a small town just way too long.

You really did good with these photos. Very impressive. Very excellent.

A restaurant insider said this:
This Blackbird lunch was a goodbye with 2 of her girlfriends. They had Chard, Pinot Noir, sturgeon, bouillabaisse, short rib burger, sorbet, olive cake and doughnut.

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