Obama Has Birthday Dinner With Oprah, Chicago Pals

But did he have the truffle popcorn?
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2010 10:40 AM CDT
Obama Has Birthday Dinner With Oprah, Chicago Pals
Oprah Winfrey arrives at the "Live Your Best Life Walk" celebrating the 10th anniversary of "O, The Oprah Magazine" in New York, Sunday, May 9, 2010.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

Michelle couldn't make it, so Oprah did the honors last night, joining the president for a dinner celebrating his 49th birthday at Graham Elliot, a chic but playful restaurant in Chicago known for serving truffle popcorn instead of bread. Also on hand were Oprah pal Gayle King and Obama stalwarts Valerie Jarrett, Marty Nesbitt, and Eric Whitaker. Obama is packing a trio of fundraisers into the trip—one for the Democrat running for his old Senate seat, Alexi Giannoulias, and two for the Democratic National Committee.
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