Since everyone has been asking me about President-elect Barack Obama’s favorite foods, I thought this might be the right time to mention a few favorites. In fact, this is the perfect occasion to discuss Mexican food since it seems to be the one cuisine (and subject) that both President Bush and Barack Obama agree on.
Of course, no one can start researching any topic, especially food, on an empty stomach. So I stopped by Alambres Fresh Mexican Grill in Burbank. And I brought along my favorite research assistant, my mom (she also works for free), to sample a few Mexican dishes and discuss the presidential palate. Alambres’ décor is so sophisticated that it seems a bit odd to order your food at the counter. The walls are covered in a deep wood paneling with a minimum of wall coverings. A handful of framed mosaics with muted tones dot the walls. The tile floor and comfortable booths create a café feel.