French President Stops By Ben's Chili Bowl

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in Washington D.C. to meet with President Obama, went to Ben's Chili Bowl for lunch Tuesday. President Obama commended Sarkozy for his "discriminating palate."


Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

When French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his glamorous wife visited Washington yesterday, they knew just where to go for lunch: Ben's Chili Bowl, D.C.'s most famous hole in the wall. France's first family dined on burgers and a local delicacy, a chili dog called a half smoke sans(ph) bun. President Obama joked the French are properly famous for their cuisine and so the fact that Nicolas went to Ben's Chili Bowl shows his discriminating palate. It's MORNING EDITION.

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