Hope you spent it with someone special (the president did). I spent it with a bunch of DVD rentals. “Breach,” “Hardboiled” and “The Firm,” to be specific. Nothing like espianoge, Hong Kong shoot ’em ups and a popular, but dull Grisham adaptation to keep you warm on a cold night.
But I digress:
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, spent Valentine’s Day at an upscale restaurant Saturday in their hometown.
The Obamas are spending a long weekend in Chicago for their first real break since he became president on Jan. 20. Aides say they have no public events.
The couple left their Hyde Park home on Chicago’s south side Saturday evening for a quiet dinner at Table 52, a restaurant owned by Oprah Winfrey’s former chef, Art Smith. The menu features traditional Southern fare such as grits and sausage and catfish jambalaya.
The trip came with a minor hiccup: Obama’s motorcade left without the small group of reporters who travel everywhere with the president. The motorcade pulled out of the neighborhood and left the president without media coverage for about 45 minutes, unusual for the news organizations covering Obama and the White House.
(Source: The Associated Press)
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