Obamas Stop for Custard on Father's Day

Amanda Nolz

20thecaucus-custard480Want to know where President Obama spent part of his Father’s Day? In a quick trip to get ice cream, Malia and Sasha took their dad to a Wisconsin-based ice cream shop called Dairy Godmother in the Washington D.C. area. (Article and photos by Jeff Zeleny of “The Caucus” Blog)

At this boutique on Mount Vernon Avenue, the sign indicates that the line forms to the right. But Mr. Obama and his small entourage went to the left, bypassing the crowd. No one seemed to mind, store employees said later, as people strained their necks to see what the Obama family was ordering.

The president had a small vanilla custard with hot fudge and almonds. Malia asked for vanilla custard in a waffle cone. And Sasha ordered a brownie sundae with vanilla custard. Bo, the presidential dog, was not along for the ride on this pre-Father’s Day outing, but the store employees sent a bag of “puppy pops” home with the girls.

Mr. Obama paid for the items and offered to leave a tip, according to Elizabeth van Gestel, who rang up his order. Mr. Obama was told that tips aren’t allowed at the Dairy Godmother, so he stayed for about 15 minutes, taking photographs and eating his custard.

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