POTUS Goes to Dinner: Where Obama Dined in Chicago Friday - NBC Chicago

POTUS Goes to Dinner: Where Obama Dined in Chicago Friday



    POTUS Goes to Dinner: Where Obama Dined in Chicago Friday
    Katie Kim
    Swift & Sons in Chicago's West Loop on Friday, Oct. 7.

    President Barack Obama, back in Chicago this weekend, hopped around from one fashionable downtown locale to the next in the presidential motorcade Friday night.

    Obama first went to Sepia in the West Loop where he met with supporters of his eponymous foundation—but didn't eat there. After Sepia, the president went to Swift & Sons on West Fulton Market for dinner.

    With much speculation swirling about the president's possible attendance to Friday night's Cubs game, it seems the commander-in-chief opted for a night out in his hometown.

    "The president is having dinner with friends and supporters to continue his conversations regarding future plans for his foundation, including the library and programming," said Eric Schultz, principal deputy press secretary for the White House.

    A Zagat review of the eatery heralds it as a “sprawling” steakhouse that also offers cold-storage seafood. It is owned by the renowned Boka Restaurant Group.

    The motorcade left about 10 p.m. to return the president to his residence in Kenwood.

    While in town Friday, Obama also cast an early ballot for the upcoming November election.

    "Hey what's my date of birth?" Obama joked, suggesting he was born on Aug. 4, 1981, to which a poll worker responded, "Nice try."

    When asked who he was voting for, the president simply smiled and declined to answer, NBC News reports.

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