So where else could the President have dined on brisket and pork? To help answer that question, we asked Austin American-Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam.
He has a new review today of a newer barbeque restaurant in West Campus called Freedmen's. To hear more about Freedmen's and other places on Odam's list of suggestions, click the player above. Below, a sampling of Austin reaction to Obama's choice:
Please don't tell me the president is eating his one meal in the city at the 12th best barbecue restaurant in Austin. #atxobama
— Addie Broyles (@broylesa) May 9, 2013
Pool report from Austin, TX: "Motorcade arrived at a local BBQ joint called Stubb's Bar-b-q at 2:25." That place is the BEST.
— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) May 9, 2013
Were Obama running for re-election again, he might have just lost Travis County over the Stubbs selection for lunch. #atxobama
— Mike Johnson (@MJohnsonEsq) May 9, 2013