Meaty 'The POTUS" pizza has vegetables in honor of the First Lady, the Eater in Chief says: "I'm deeply moved"...
Making his eighth stop in the battleground state of Colorado on Sunday in an effort to capture the nine electoral votes, President Obama got emotional about a meaty pizza as he spoke to about 13,000 supporters at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Following a Presidential visit to the city in April, local eatery The Sink renamed its most popular pizza after the Eater in Chief, rebranding the $15.95 pepperoni and sausage pie "The Sinkza" as "The POTUS." (Above: The President waves to crowd)
Vegetables were added to the pizza in honor of his wife's Let's Move! campaign, the President told the crowd.
"Now, the last time I was here, I stopped by The Sink for some pizza," the President said. "I signed my name on the ceiling. I hope it’s still there. I hope nobody vandalized it."
"I’ve been told that The Sink renamed one of their pizzas after me," he added to applause. "I’m deeply moved by this. So the next time you go there, just ask for “The POTUS.”
The President described the ingredients: "It's got pepperoni, sausage, green pepper, black olives, and onion."
"We put the olives and the onion on there for Michelle so you can say that you had some vegetables on your pizza," he said.
First Lady Michelle Obama has offered America two vegetable pizza recipes from the White House chefs for the Let's Move! campaign. There's the Grilled Garden Pizza and the Garden Vegetable Pizza, which Mrs. Obama fed to veggie-hating comic Jay Leno during her debut as First Lady on the Tonight Show in January.
Well aware that the President was making his third trip to Colorado in less than a month, The Sink on Sunday Tweeted a Presidential invitation that included the picture of The POTUS pizza, above.
"Dear President Obama, Your P.O.T.U.S pizza is waiting so come back and see us!" The Sink wrote with a link to their Facebook page.
More pizza on the Road to Charlotte...
On Saturday, the first day of President Obama's four-state Road to Charlotte tour, he had more pizza action in Sioux City, Iowa. During an "unscheduled" visit to Bob Roe's Point After, he ordered a pepperoni pizza to go, then mingled with the sports fans and commented on the scores for college football games blasting from big screen TVs.
"Hey everybody, who wants some pizza?" the President yelled to a crowd of supporters gathered outside the bar as he departed, waving his cardboard box of pizza.
On Sunday morning, the President ordered a to-go brunch at Boulder's The Buff restaurant; owner Christopher Meyer dished all the details to Obama Foodorama.
The President will spend Labor Day in Toledo, Ohio, then travel to Louisiana for a visit to view relief efforts following Hurricane Isaac. He briefly returns to Washington before hitting Virginia on Tuesday for more campaigning before the Road to Charlotte tour ends as he arrives at the convention on Wednesday.
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Info: The Sink is at 1165 13th Street Boulder, CO, 80302. Phone: 303-444-7465. The website.
*Top photo by Obama for America; second from The Sink