Burp: On Vineyard, Obama lunches on fried shrimp, fried oysters, onion rings, french fries

BY: Paul Bedard | August 13, 2013 | 12:00 am

It's only been three days, but President Obama has quickly settled into the vacation diet on Martha's Vineyard. But don't tell the first lady.

During a rainy day on Tuesday, he traveled to Nancy's in scenic Oak Bluffs for a fried lunch. According to the pool report: "POTUS's food order at Nancy's was fried shrimp, fried oysters, onion rings and french fries."

Obviously not on the lunch trip was first lady Michelle Obama, the first family's fitness buff.

Obama showed up at Nancy's in a blue fleece, a Chicago White Sox cap and Nike sneakers.

According to the pool, he "shook hands and greeted around 40 people who had gathered on decking outside the restaurant, saying 'good to see you' and adding that it was 'great to be here.'"

At the counter, he said, "Good to see you man, thanks for feeding us." Afterward, he took the fried chow to the Oak Bluffs home of senior adviser and longtime friend Valerie Jarrett for a joint lunch.

Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.

President Barack Obama orders lunch at Nancy's restaurant in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Tuesday, Aug. 13. The President and first lady are on vacation on the island. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

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