You probably know of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. However, what you might not know is that before he became senator and president, he lived in Chicago and was a law professor at the University of Chicago from 1992 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004.
And the nondescript restaurant, Valois Cafeteria, along 53rd Street near the University of Chicago is a favorite of Obama, which he often frequented. After he was elected president, Valois became synonymous with Obama’s favorite diner and became a newly minted attraction with locals and tourists flocking there to have a taste of Obama’s favorite food.
Curious about this diner that has attracted the likes of a US President? Read on!
Cafeteria-style diner serving comfort food
Check out the newspaper clippings and photograph of Obama on the wall
Have one of Obama's favorites in Valois Cafeteria
What’s special about this diner is that there is even a separate menu board that features “President Obama’s favorites.” The top 6 selections by Obama are: 1) New York steak and eggs, 2) two eggs with bacon and sausage, 3) two pancakes, 4) steak omelette, 5) Mediterranean omelette, and 6) an all-veggie egg white omelette. And prices start as low as 5.95 USD!
Obama's No.1 favorite is a must-try
Inextricably linked to Obama
An affordable presidential dining experience
Valois is a perfect stop for food after touring the beautiful University of Chicago campus. Even without its link to President Obama, Valois is still a good place for a tasty and filling meal whereby one serving can actually feed two if you are a light eater. With affordable prices, a meal at Valois is certainly a presidential dining experience on a budget.
And with President Obama’s term coming to an end, perhaps it is time to check out Valois more often in case we catch a glimpse of Obama!
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