Heavy rains and a healthy appetite prompted President Obama to forgo golf Tuesday in favor of a feast of fried food, pickup basketball, and some down time with first lady Michelle Obama.
The president, who’d spent scant time away from the golf course for the first two days of his Martha’s Vineyard vacation, departed his Chilmark rental in a heavy rain and arrived at Nancy’s Restaurant in Oak Bluffs just before
1 p.m. Looking not a bit out of place in a blue fleece, Chicago White Sox cap, and a pair of Nikes, Obama was greeted with enthusiastic cheers as his motorcade pulled up. He said hello to about 40 people gathered on the deck of the waterfront restaurant, including owner Joseph Moujabber, manager Doug Abdelnour, and other employees at the takeout window.
“Good to see you, man. Thanks for feeding us,” the president told a young server working the counter inside.
The commander in chief took his tasty, if not terribly healthy, order of fried shrimp, fried oysters, onion rings, and french fries to the Seaview Avenue home of senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.
An hour later, he was off, this time heading to nearby Oak Bluffs School to shoot hoops with Eric Whitaker, a friend from Chicago, “chief of stuff” Marvin Nicholson, White House chef Sam Kass, and a few others.
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