• The only restaurant President Donald Trump is known to have visited in Washington, DC, is the steakhouse at the Trump International Hotel, The New York Times reports.
  • Trump’s absence in the Washington, DC, restaurant scene is in sharp contrast to the Obamas’ culinary passions.
  • Instead, Trump is known to enjoy fast food.

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Unlike the Obamas before him, President Donald Trump has been avoiding buzzy Washington, DC, restaurants.

Instead, the only restaurant the president and first lady Melania Trump are known to have visited in Washington, DC, is the steakhouse at the Trump International Hotel, The New York Times reports.

“Mr. Trump, a proud and well-documented non-foodie, prefers fast food and overflowing bowls of ice cream to charred Brussels sprouts or shakshuka from Washington restaurants with wait-lists,” The Times reports. “Mrs. Trump, who does not share her husband’s eating habits — she is partial to fruit and fish, with an occasional weakness for pasta — has maintained Mrs. Obama’s White House kitchen garden, but it has not been the focus of East Wing events.”

In contrast, the Obamas were known for their culinary passions, both frequenting DC restaurants and meeting with chefs, holding events in the White House vegetable garden. After leaving the White House, the Obamas have continued to make headlines for dining in New York City and…