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Michelle Obama at Blackbird

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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 []

Written by Seth Anderson

December 5th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

5 Responses to 'Michelle Obama at Blackbird'

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  1. 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.

    Marie

    6 Dec 08 at 12:28 am

  2. Thanks, Marie. So, there isn’t any confit to be had in Springfield? I don’t know that I’ve ever had it, looked it up today, and it sounds a bit gross.

    Seth A

    6 Dec 08 at 4:52 am

  3. […] Obamas do seem to enjoy quality eating, so maybe there is still a glimmer of hope for us who are fans of […]

  4. […] Michelle Obama goes to Blackbird! And a reader of these posts who apparently has an office overlooking it snaps some very paparazzi […]

  5. 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.

    Seth Anderson

    8 Dec 08 at 11:30 am

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