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George And Laura Bush Dine At The Mercury In Dallas

Well, we knew it wouldn’t be long before Dallas’ newest royal couple hit Laura’s favorite haunt, The Mercury. Remember when she tried to snatch Mercury’s Execuchef Chris Ward and install him in the White House? The former president and wife showed up on Friday night. According to the restaurant’s PR lass, Andrea Alcorn, Mr. Bush stopped by one table and asked, “May I take your order?” (WHY could that not happen to me? I would have happily placed an order.)

Anywhooo, Chef/Partner Chris Ward put on a culinary show:  crabmeat tacos, homemade cous cous, Dover sole, salmon, and four varieties of souffles for dessert. AA sez Laura Bush “gave Ward a kiss on the cheek for a job well done.” President Bush told Ward, “it is nice that we moved close to you; we will make The Mercury our regular spot.”  As former President Bush was walking out, he stopped by another table and asked, “How was your dinner tonight?”

  • Rawlins Nichol-Plated

    If I had ordered ‘the baked Alaska’, would it have been construed as too political?

  • whiskey

    AND HE GOT THE STANDING OVATION, HE DESERVED. WELCOME HOME MR. PRESIDENT..

  • darley

    There were multiple claps and a couple of boos. I wish my steak that night was better.

  • chris chris

    whisky, why are you yelling? You are a foot away from me?

  • VisitDallas!HomeOfAmerica’sWorstPresident

    Yes, he so well deserved.

  • Gastronome

    @Rawlins: You’d have to explain to George that the Baked Alaska is flaming – not because it wants to be – that’s just the way it is made.

  • r

    What a down to earth guy the exprez is, our meal was awesome as usual and my steak was cooked to perfection and ate great. We can always count on a great meal amd the service is exceptional.

  • Rawlins Nichol-Plated

    @Gastronome:

    Which begs the question; Should we allow a Baked Alaska to marry a Bananas Foster?

  • http://sidedish.wpengine.com Nancy Nichols

    That’s some hot love.

  • http://www.tjsseafood.com jon

    easily the most amusing side dish comments i’ve read in a while!

  • http://yellowdogshateelephants.blogspot.com/ Grumpy Demo

    On a positive note, its good to see that W has now found his true calling in life, not waiter, clown.

    Almost made me forget about his torture memos.

  • Daniel

    AND SHOES, WERE THROWN AND HE DUCKED WITH THE, MIRACULOUS GRACE WE HAVE COME TO EXPECT OF HIM. WELCOME HOME MR. PRSIDENT..

  • Gastronome

    OK Rawlins and Daniel, let’s compromise by eating Bananas Foster from an old shoe the next time we’re in Alaska…

  • http://laptoppetite.tumblr.com/ jessica

    the punny puns are funny funs

  • http://twitter.com/DaughertyD Daniel Daugherty

    If anyone was in the restaurant when Mr. Bush came in, could they please tweet me?:

    @DaughertyD