February 14, 2009
During President Clinton’s last official trip to Ireland, he stopped for lunch at a quaint, local pub. As he sat there eating his sandwich and drinking his ale, the lights suddenly went out. The president sat motionless for a moment as a blackout engulfed the entire area. While the owners of the pub searched frantically for candles and the Secret Service grabbed flashlights, Clinton shrugged his shoulders and continued to enjoy his lunch as if nothing had happened. While nothing out of the ordinary occurred during my recent luncheon at Bittersweet Café and Bakery in Burbank, I now understand how a delicious sandwich and beverage can keep you glued to your seat no matter what happens around you. Burbank is no stranger when it comes to bakeries and coffee establishments.