Chicago Sun-Times
The scoop from Washington

Barbeque for Obama's Rose Garden birthday party. UPDATES Herbie Hancock to play

| No Comments

wh BBQ.jpeg (photo by Lynn Sweet)

follow on Twitter: @lynnsweet

WASHINGTON--The White House press area is not far from the White House kitchen---and the outdoor space where chefs set up the barbeque grills. I was working at one of the basement press desks when the fumes of a delicious barbeque wafted through--chicken and hamburgers. The White House kitchen, turns out, is staffing the grills right now--five of them--perhaps cooking for President Obama's 50th birthday bash tonight in the Rose Garden.

Obamafoodorama has the scoop that Herbie Hancock will be performing at the bash tonight.

ABC's Ann Compton(@AnnCompton) is reporting that the the Rose Garden has about 20 round tables set up--and audio speakers are in place. Some 200 are expected.

Leave a comment

Get the Sweet widget

More widgets


Lynn Sweet

Lynn Sweet is a columnist and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Stay in touch

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Lynn Sweet published on August 4, 2011 12:36 PM.

On Obama's 50th, a Michelle Obama gift for 2012 was the previous entry in this blog.

Rahm Emanuel has Obama's back: Slams Romney for hitting Obama, Chicago is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.