The New York Post reports that George Bush is close to becoming the first sitting president since FDR to skip out on New York's famed "21" restaurant:
GEORGE W. Bush is about to destroy a cherished tradition at '21.' "We've hosted every sitting president since FDR, but GWB hasn't been here in his eight years," a source at famed eatery told us. "Everybody around him - Dick Cheney, Laura Bush, Barbara and Jenna, Karl Rove, Condi Rice and George H.W. and Barbara Bush - has made it." Dubya did eat at '21' when he was governor of Texas, but that doesn't count.
John F. Kennedy famously ate at "21" the night before his inauguration, and the restaurant's website shows that both Bush's father and Richard Nixon enjoyed Table #7 in the bar room, while Laura Bush and her daughters preferred to hold court at Table #55. Bill Clinton, along with members of the Kennedy Family, prefers Table #31. See below:
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