Photo via Charlotte Planning Commissioner Sam Spencer
CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - President Obama and Hillary Clinton stopped at Midwood Smokehouse in Charlotte's Plaza-Midwood neighborhood Tuesday, which was about a five minute drive from the rally site.
The two arrived at the restaurant just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 5.
It was unclear if patrons knew if President Obama and Hillary Clinton would be coming, but it didn't seem so.
There weren't more than 25 customers inside.
The president's order at the smokehouse, per aides was: pulled pork, brisket and a variety of sides. Lunch aboard AF1 en route to Charlotte was a pork BBQ sandwich with coleslaw, at least in the press cabin.
Obama reportedly told a woman seated nearby that he wouldn't take selfies because "We can't be here too long," but he gave her a nice hug. A dad and daughter snuck in a selfie from about 15 feet away, not that the president spotted them.
By the time the motorcade pulled out at 5:22 p.m. Tuesday there were a couple of dozen onlookers on the sidewalk.