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Obama Has $6 Dinner With Anthony Bourdain

The president has soup and a beer in Vietnam restaurant
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2016 1:49 PM CDT
Obama Has $6 Dinner With Anthony Bourdain
President Barack Obama greets women at the door as he walks from the B?n ch? Huong Li?n restaurant after having dinner with American Chef Anthony Bourdain, Monday, May 23, 2016, in Hanoi, Vietnam.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – President Obama chowed down with Anthony Bourdain in a Vietnam restaurant on Monday and let the CNN personality pick up the check—which was only $6, Eater reports. Twitter photos have emerged of Obama walking into Bún cha Huong Liên restaurant, chatting with the Parts Unknown host (while showing decent chopstick skills), and walking out in seemingly good spirits after a little more than an hour. No reports yet on their conversation, though CNN says the two were expected to explore Obama's curiosity about Vietnamese culture, TPM reports. CNN plans to air the chat in September during the eighth season of Parts Unknown. (Obama plans to visit Hiroshima on his Asia trip and announced earlier Monday that America's Vietnam arms embargo is over.)

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