Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Bill Clinton's 42, as in pounds gained if you eat there

The Washington Post's Washington Whispers reports that former President Bill Clinton (yes, the same former President Bill Clinton that just had quadruple bypass surgery for clogged arteries) is set to open a restaurtant called "42" in conjunction with his presidential library in Little Rock.

The eatery will feature "all his fatty favorites, like fried chicken, meatloaf--even tollhouse cookies from Hillary's recipe file." Insert cruel joke about how he'll be stuck at the salad bar here.

Seriously though, a southern food place where there's a possibility of running into Billy Boy himself? We smell roadtrip... or maybe thats the deep-fat-fried Butterfinger desert.


At September 7, 2004 at 4:58 PM, Blogger ayoungken said...

As an interesting, and slightly sad addition, here's an article straight from good ole Arkansas:

KARK Little Rock: "Clinton`s Surgery Inspires Arkansas Menu Change" (9/7/04)

Bill Clinton`s favorite barbecue restaurant in Hot Springs is getting health conscious.. just to make sure it can keep the former president coming in after Monday`s heart bypass surgery. McClard`s Barbecue is having a local cardiologist review recipes and portions for a new menu item that cuts down on carbohydrates and adheres to the South Beach diet Clinton`s been following. Owner Scott McClard said it`s one of the only times the menu has changed in the restaurant`s 76 years of existence. He said that`s appropriate, because Clinton is the only customer the place has ever taken reservations. The special menu item will be some combination of sliced pork or beef, beans, cole slaw and no bread or sugar. McClard`s has received a lot of attention over the years, from supplying massive catered meals on Air Force One when Clinton was president. But now, McClard almost wishes there wasn`t so much attention, because he doesn`t want to be blamed for putting Clinton in the hospital.


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