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Michelle Obama grabs sushi with friends while the president is in L.A.

First lady Michelle Obama in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) First lady Michelle Obama in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Hey isn’t that… first lady Michelle Obama enjoying an evening without the ball and chain at Zentan, the chic sushi spot inside the Donovan House hotel, on Wednesday night.

Our tipster says Mrs. O arrived through the restaurant’s back entrance looking “slim and svelte” in a dark knee-length dress and overcoat. Very secret agent of her. Also, she dined with an unidentified man and woman, this on the same night the president was noshing with Steven Spielberg and Bruce Springsteen in Los Angeles. 

Just after 8:30 p.m., the first lady and friends exited their private room and strolled through the restaurant to the front door, giving diners with smartphones handy a great photo op.

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Helena Andrews-Dyer is the co-author of The Reliable Source. Follow her on Twitter @helena_andrews, and send your hot tips, sightings, and gossip to
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