Six restaurants where Obama should eat near the University of Denver

Categories: Cafe Society

Lori Midson
The crew at Anthony's Pizza & Pasta hopes that Obama stops in for a slice.
Independent of his wife's stance on healthy eating, here's what we know about President Obama's food preferences: He likes pizza, as evidenced by his recent jaunt to the Sink in Boulder; he has a special fondness for burgers, a fact that's been documented in just about every city he's graced, including Arlington, Virginia, where he once treated Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to "real American burgers," except that Obama ordered cheddar cheese rather than American (blasphemy!), and he asked for it - gasp - medium-well; he likes hot dogs, too -- especially chili dogs and Costco dogs -- although his doctors have called his obsession with wieners (Mitt Romney notwithstanding) "deadly," and he definitely has an obsession with pie, be it pumpkin, pecan or apple.

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Our POTUS, we've discovered, also partakes in a hoagie now and then, recently choosing Taylor Gourmet, a deli in DC, to conduct a roundtable discussion, where he attempted to sandwich the Republicans.

And while we can't find any documentation that Obama has an affinity for Middle Eastern cuisine, we do know that Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann generated plenty of controversy in 2009, when she flippantly declared that falafel and other "jihadi foods" should be scrapped from school lunches in the United States. "I have no proof that President Obama is forcing our children to eat Arab and Middle Eastern food. But it would certainly fit the pattern," she sputtered to the Daily Currant. That comment alone should convince Obama that falafel is king, and then there's his plea to seek peace in the Middle East, plus the fact that's he been known to skewer his political rivals, so we're pretty sure he likes his kafta kabobs. Little known fact: Two immigrants from Egypt and Morocco, who now live in Sweden, own a falafel and sausage cart named "Obamas."

In any case, tomorrow, when Obama is in Denver to debate Romney at the University of Denver, we figure he'll need to eat -- or at least feed his staff -- so we've compiled a list of the best places near the campus where we think the President should get his food fix. All of these restaurants are within swaggering distance of the campus since, as you've no doubt heard by now, driving is going to be nothing short of a shit-show.

Location Info


1729 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Anthony's Pizza & Pasta

1628 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Mustard's Last Stand II

2081 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Crimson & Gold Tavern

2017 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Jerusalem Restaurant

1890 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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Pete's is bad.  I'm not sure why people insist it's anything other.  Food is gross and the service is horrible. 


Uhhh hello how about a little bit of topping on that giant cracker, that's not a pizza I'd be proud to display in a pic.


It's the Daily Currant, it posted that Bachmann story a week ago, and (most embarrassingly for you) it's a satire site.

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A fried egg on a hamburger is extremely popular in Australia, the Philippines, and my house.

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