Did I Eat Here Before? Michelle Obama Can’t Remember Where She’s Dined

May 19, 2011 5:06pm

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: First lady Michelle Obama might dine out often, but she doesn’t know where she dines out.

While engaging in a little small talk with Mary Sorteberg, wife of Sen. Merkley, D-Ore., during a service event with Congressional spouses at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., this afternoon, Mrs. Obama confessed because of the odd way she and her husband must slip in and out of restaurants, she hardly ever remembers where she’s eaten.

“I try to go to a lot of restaurants here in DC. Not that I remember any of their names.  Because I never get to go through the front door,” Mrs. Obama said while painting park bench with children and a small group of congressional spouses.

The first lady said she’ll go to a restaurant and they’ll welcome her back.

“I’m like, ‘did I eat here before?’ When I go in a different door, it’s like, I don’t know, I’ve never been there.”

Regularly when the Obamas dine out they are directed by aides and U.S. Secret Service to avoid going though main doors, to cause the least disruption to other diners.

Mrs. Obama said that there is one way of finding out what restaurants she’s visited.

“The papers know — they always know,” the first lady said of newspapers reporting her every dining choice. “I always read about myself, what I did.”

– Sunlen Miller

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