Re-edit: Greetings, visitors. First time here? Welcome.
Edit: Hey there, Eaters and Huffpos. The turkey wrap discussion continues over there.
We like to have fun here, but when there is serious business, it's hard to know how to respond. Not everything in the world is about food, or can be related to rap music or hockey. However, a couple of things related to the Bin Laden raid -- first, and thanks to the Great Barstoolio for pointing this out, the surprising intel of the situation room menu:
On Sunday, White House officials canceled all West Wing tours so unsuspecting tourists and visiting celebrities wouldn’t accidentally run into all the high-level national security officials holed up in the Situation Room all afternoon monitoring the feeds they were getting from Mr. Panetta. A staffer went to Costco and came back with a mix of provisions — turkey pita wraps, cold shrimp, potato chips, soda.
Gritty. It is oddly reassuring that when the leadership of the free world takes on the most momentious event of the Obama presidency, they eat like academics at a state university lunch meeting. If you have not seem the iconic photo, do so, and do it big. Nobody looks very hungry, and Hilary in particular looks like she's aware of the enormous responsibility of being at the controls of such enormous power.
In a different vein, as a reminder of what a different world it was, here's the last pre 9/11 restaurant review the Times ran. Miss you, Biff Grimes. It seems hard to believe, but DI/DO ran regular reviews on both the 12th and 19th of September, though Grimes also filed this heartbreaking piece on Windows on the World.