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Michelle Obama Dines at Salty Sow

Bread pudding for her, tacos for him

The crowd for Michelle Obama outside of Salty Sow
The crowd for Michelle Obama outside of Salty Sow
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

First Lady Michelle Obama chose to dine out at Salty Sow in for her first Austin night on Tuesday, March 15. The restaurant had no advance warning that she was on her way for dinner. Once word spread that she was at the restaurant, a crowd formed outside to see her.

The First Lady particularly wanted the bread pudding, according to a rep for the restaurant. She shook chef de cuisine Nick Sheeley's hand when she left. Following below was her party’s full order of the family-style dishes, according to a rep for the restaurant.

Her husband, President Barack Obama, picked up tacos from Torchy’s before his SXSW Interactive keynote speech last Friday. She is participating in the SXSW Music keynote today with Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Diane Warren, and Sophia Bush.

The First Lady is fond of eating out in D.C., including restaurants and hotspots like Komi, Rose’s Luxury, and Momofuku CCDC.

Michelle Obama’s party’s full dinner order at Salty Sow
brussels sprout Caesar salad
bacon and grurere roasted bone marrow
truffled deviled eggs
green chile grits
fried chicken
oyster boudin fritters
biscuits and gravy
blackened redfish
candied pork belly
milk-braised pork butt
vegetable platter
shrimp creole
chicken confit drumstick
fried smashed potatoes
bread pudding
bananas foster
butterscotch budino
chocolate truffle cake
crème brûlée

Salty Sow

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