More than any other first family in recent memory, Barack and Michelle Obama have embraced the local restaurant scene. We’ve compiled a list of destinations where at least one of them has dined (though what they actually ate is often a state secret), followed by Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema’s recommendations on places they should try. Click the bold text of each caption to see each restaurant’s full review.
FireFlies President Barack Obama greets patrons after having lunch during his unannounced visit to FireFlies, a restaurant in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, on June 10, 2014. Obama dined with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in the neighborhood known for its good restaurants. The White House said Obama went to FireFlies because the owner wrote him earlier this year and asked him to come try “the best burger around.” Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Buy Photo