The 2008 presidential election happened the year I moved to D.C. Because I had a restaurant on Capitol Hill, how could I not do a McCain vs. Obama Burger! What I didn’t realize is how seriously people would take this “Countdown to Election” burger challenge. I think bipartisan couples were getting divorced in front of my cashiers, first-time dates were finding out way too much information, and there were a few wacky but lovable Democrats coming in to order the Obama burger (so it would count toward the vote) but who wanted all the McCain ingredients. Not only did Obama win in my burger competition by four to one (which I’m sure he was worried about) but he also won the big one—44th President of the United States. So “Yes We Did” put it on the menu as the Prez Obama Burger. Here’s what I thought a cool Chicago guy would like on his burger—hopefully I’m right.
—The Good Stuff Cookbook by Spike Mendelsohn/Wiley, 2010