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Smith Commons Obama Dinner Chatter Has H Street Abuzz (UPDATED) (PHOTOS)

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Deidra Orosa (L) watches as US President Barack Obama (R) speaks with her husband Mario Orosa during dinner at Smith Commons restaurant October 12, 2012 in Washington, District of Columbia. Obama attended dinner with contest winners who contributed to his 2012 US presidential reelection campaign. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty Images

WASHINGTON -- The H Street corridor was abuzz with presidential dining chatter on Friday afternoon as numerous unconfirmed reports that a notable VIP would be dining at Smith Commons restaurant started circulating on Twitter and on various neighborhood blogs.

All signs pointed to the special someone being President Obama.

By dinner time, the president's restaurant plans were confirmed: Obama joined winners of a "Dinner With Barack" campaign contest at Smith Commons.

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According to the Associated Press, Obama's dinner guests were Kimberley Cathey of Greensboro, N.C., and her husband, Ron; Mario Orosa of North Canton, Ohio, and his wife, Deidra; and Joe Laliberte of Colorado Springs, Colo., and his mother, Patti.

What's on Smith Commons' dinner menu? Entree choices from the regular menu include turducken, parsley-crusted grouper, lamb chops and chickpea ravioli.

Obama has previously joined winners of the "Dinner With Barack" campaign contest at various D.C.-area restaurants, most recently in August at Mintwood Place in Adams Morgan. In March, Obama dined at Boundary Road on H Street.

The Obama Foodorama blog notes that the contest dinner scheduled for Friday is the final one of the series.

The president and first lady recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary at Bourbon Steak in Georgetown.

This post has been updated with information about the dinner.