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Posted at 11:07 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Michelle Obama celebrates birthday at BLT Steak

Michelle Obama shows off a St. Louis Cardinals jersey during a visit from the World Series champions Tuesday. (Susan Walsh/AP)
The first couple didn’t travel far to celebrate Michelle Obama’s 48th birthday Tuesday night: Just around the block to BLT Steak at 16th and I streets. They dined in a private room, joined by several friends including Valerie Jarrett and Eric Holder. After a trip to the men’s room midway through dinner, the president took a slow walk back through the main dining room, shaking hands and greeting fellow diners. During the long meal, they apparently missed all the excitement back at the White House, where a smoke bomb was thrown over the fence onto the north lawn during an Occupy protest on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Read earlier in The Reliable Source: Michelle Obama’s gourmet birthday dinners in Washington:

The Source in Jan. 2011

Nora in Jan. 2010

Equinox in Jan. 2009

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