WASHINGTON -- Who knew Mitt Romney's oldest son had such a thing for Northern Virginia desserts? Or that he'd choose the wrong desserts to like?
The Washington Examiner's Jenny Rogers reports that Tagg Romney told the Virginia delegation at the Republican National Convention that he's a fan of a stand-out local spot: The Dairy Godmother, in Alexandria's Del Ray neighborhood.
"It has got to be the best sorbet and yogurt that I've ever had in my life," he reportedly said.
Commenters to a Del Ray Patch story were unimpressed:
Ugh....too bad he doesn't like frozen custard. This is not an endorsement I'd be proud of, unfortunately.
He's probably never even been there.
And a third:
Yogurt ?? Or does he mean Wisconsin style frozen custard?
Indeed, The Dairy Godmother is known not for its low-calorie frozen offerings, but for its rotating menu of rich, creamy frozen custards -- and slow, egalitarian service; even Obama and his daughters had to wait in line when they visited in 2009. (Obama, incidentally, ate vanilla custard with hot fudge and toasted almonds. Daughter Sasha had a brownie sundae with vanilla custard, while Malia had vanilla frozen custard in a cone.)
How much is The Dairy Godmother associated with custard? Check out its Custard Cam, an image, supposedly updated every 60 seconds, of the store's interior.
We wouldn't expect many of those images to show customers sticking to diets. But who knows -- the image seems to have last been updated on Aug. 18.
UPDATE: The Dairy Godmother has responded to Tagg Romney's yogurt comment on Twitter:
The Custard Cam is also back to showing new images from inside the store. They're making us hungry.
Want to see some photos of politicians enjoying restaurants around the country? Here you go:
Josh Haner, a staff photographer for The New York Times who covered the GOP races in Iowa, shared in this article with NY Times blogger James Estrin that Wells Blue Bunny Ice Cream in Le Mars, Iowa, is a must-visit for candidates racing through the state. Click here to see Outrageous Burger Toppings Photo Credit: © Wells Blue Bunny Ice Cream
Famous for its chocolate-covered bacon and Krispy Kreme cheeseburger, The Machine Shed in Rockford, Ill., has been visited by Mitt Romney and Rick Perry this year. Click here to see The Coolest People in Food Photo Credit: © The Machine Shed
Perry and Santorum both enjoyed some down-home Southern cooking at this South Carolina joint. The restaurant has hosted rallies for half the GOP candidates this year and was Hillary Clinton's restaurant of choice during her 2008 campaign for president in Columbia. Click here to see What the Stars Eat Between Takes Photo Credit: © Lizard's Thicket
Comma Coffee is a relatively new kid on the block to political campaign stops, but since they opened their doors in 2000, they have hosted Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul and even former President Jimmy Carter. Click here to see America's 50 Most Powerful People in Food Photo Credit: © Journalist
According to The Sun Sentinel, former President George W. Bush put Wings Plus on the political campaign map in Florida by campaigning there for re-election in 2004. This campaign season, Wings Plus has hosted rallies for Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Click here to see America's Best French Fries Photo Credit: © Wings Plus
Ames.Patch.com says that there have been more than 35 visits by Republican candidates this year to Pizza Ranch restaurants in Iowa. The sudden popularity is explained by Dennis Goldford, a political science professor at Drake University. "It's a very convenient location where, presumably, the people who go there know what Pizza Ranch is about. It's a good place to find like-minded people who are open to this kind of message." He's referring to the chain's web site language, where they state their vision is "to glorify God by positively impacting the world we live in." Click here to see America's Most Outrageous Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Photo Credit: © apolitics
Tommy's is a de rigueur stop for candidates on the trail in South Carolina. The Greenville restaurant made headlines this year when both Romney and Gingrich's campaigns booked events for the same time on the same day. Although a Ham House showdown was avoided by some creative rescheduling, both candidates cracked jokes at their rescheduled appearances. "Callista and I are thrilled to be here, but I have a question -- where's Mitt?" Gingrich joked. "I thought he was going to stay and maybe we'd have a little debate here this morning. So I'm kind of confused." Click here to see America's Oldest Restaurants Photo Credit: © Tommy's Country Ham House
Mitt Romney visited this Springfield, Ill., diner for pancakes and omelettes during a campaign stop in March. While there, Romney told a joke, comparing Charlie's Famous Giant Pancake, to the Puerto Rico primary results: "These pancakes are about as large as my win in Puerto Rico last night, I must admit," Romney said. "The margin is just about as good." Click here to see More Places to Eat If You Want to Become President Photo Credit: © Jimmy Wayne