Slideshow: How To Eat (And Drink) Like President Obama in Chicago

Corned Beef from Manny's Deli
Corned Beef from Manny's Deli
It is no surprise that Obama has made a number of appearances at Manny's Deli over the years. It is basically the politicians' deli of choice. That's partly due to its convenient location in the South Loop, but mostly because of its massive corned beef sandwich (reviewed here).

[Photograph: Daniel Zemans]

Italian Fiesta Pizzeria
Italian Fiesta Pizzeria
Our pizza reviewer, Daniel Zemans, didn't have particularly nice things to say about Obama's favorite Chicago pizzeria, Italian Fiesta Pizzeria (reviewed here). His advice? Let it sit around for awhile: "By that time, the grease had largely soaked back into the pizza, which resulted in a vastly improved pie. That's not to say the pizza magically became a high-quality treat, but there was something rather comforting about it. "

[Photograph: Daniel Zemans]

Topolobampo
Topolobampo
President Obama has shown Chef Rick Bayless some serious love over the years. He has dined at Topolobampo from time to time, and even asked Bayless to cook at the White House last year.

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Valois Cafeteria
Valois Cafeteria
Of course, when he can't make it to Manny's, Obama has been known to check out Valois Cafeteria, which is much closer to his South Side home.

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312 Urban Wheat Ale
312 Urban Wheat Ale
When President Obama decided to make a friendly bet with British Prime Minister David Cameron, he picked out Goose Island's 312 Urban Wheat Ale. It's widely available around town, including at the Goose Island Clybourn Brewpub.

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