He may be headed back to Washington, but Obama's footprint remains here, with us — especially in the restaurants where he likes to chow down. While we don't need an excuse to go out to eat in this foodie town, there's something fun about checking out a spot favored by our POTUS. Some of these eateries weren't even on the map until Obama went into office in 2008. Now, they are visited by hoards of tourists and locals year-round — how's that for keeping the economy going?
While inquiring minds (us) really wanted to know what Obama was eating with his family at their Hyde Park casa last night (before heading off to McCormick Place for his victory par-tay!), these local hot spots serve up meals we can all dig into. From soul food to scallops, click through to see Barack's top picks.