epa03912994 US Senate Majority Leader Democrat Harry Reid attends a news conference after the Senate passed a bipartisan deal to end the government shutdown and avoid a possible US default, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA, 16 October 2013. The bill will now go to the US House for a vote and if passed will end the partial shutdown of the federal government and raise the nation's debt ceiling before a 17 October deadline. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS Michael Reynolds/EPA

Harry Reid, lunching at Ris on Thursday. The Senate majority leader (suit and tie) celebrated the end of the shutdown with a quiet meal for two with wife Landra.

Michelle Obama, dining at Bibiana on Wednesday night. While her husband sweated out the final hours of the congressional vote to reopen the government, the first lady (black dress) and two companions spent almost three hours at the downtown Italian restaurant.

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