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Joe Biden’s cheesesteak redux

Vice President Biden talks to reporters as he leaves Capriotti’s with a bag full of food on Nov. 21, 2013, in Washington. He was the new D.C. shop’s first customer. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Hey, isn’t that … Vice President Biden, with family (one of his sons, plus grandkids), picking up a to-go order Saturday afternoon at Capriotti’s deli in Dupont?

Sounds like the Biden family isn’t waiting for tomorrow’s big game to dine Superbowl-style: Our tipster tells us the order was for a 20-inch cheesesteak and a 20-inch Italian.

Biden’s a big fan of the chain, which he frequented back home in Delaware — in fact, he was the first customer served in its new Washington location. That time, he was picking up lunch for the president, claiming he wanted to introduce his boss to “the best” sandwich.

Perhaps he’s been planning this takeout run all week, which would explain this smile:



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Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.



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