Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Obama tries Cuban cuisine this time

AP Photo/Susan Walsh

The last time President Obama was in South Florida, he stopped at Jerry's Deli on Miami Beach. A few days later, state inspectors paid a visit to Jerry's and found 26 critical violations.

Obama was in town Monday for a fund raiser at Alonzo Mourning's Coral Gables crib and on the way back to MIA he stopped in at El Mago de las Fritas at 8th Street and 58th Avenue.

(For you gringos, Burger Beast offers up a primer on the "frita" - which is what Cubans call a hamburger.)

Hopefully the state won't be paying a similar visit to El Mago as they did with Jerry's. El Mago's last inspection was August 28th and they fared pretty well.

The owner of El Mago, Ortello Cardenas, was apparently just a little surprised when a phalanx of Secret Service agents invaded his eatery tonight.

What did Obama order? An account on the LA Times website says he was seen with a Coke. According to the AP, "Obama ordered a Cuban hamburger, which is made of Spanish sausage and topped with french fries. He jokingly warned reporters not to tell his health-conscious wife, first lady Michelle Obama, about his order."

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