Presidential pecan pie: Zingerman's delivers to Air Force One
Maybe Zingerman's is why President Barack Obama keeps coming back to Ann Arbor.
The popular Ann Arbor gourmet food destination and its treat-making arm, Zingerman's Bakehouse, on Friday delivered food, including pecan pie, to Air Force One, Zingerman's co-founder Paul Saginaw confirmed.
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The president, or at least someone on his staff — it's not clear which — must love Zingerman's, because it's not the first time the local institution has delivered to the presidential aircraft.
When Obama delivered the spring commencement address at U-M in May 2010, Zingerman's Catering delivered an order of five sandwiches and five sides to Air Force One. The order include items like the Oswald's Mile High sandwich and the classic Zingerman's Reuben.
It's unclear why the president passed up on an order of Baracky Road Gelato, a limited-time flavor Zingerman's created in 2009 and revived in 2010 to commemorate Obama's trip to Ann Arbor.
Pecan pie is remarkably less healthy than the president's breakfast on Friday — "three organic eggs, over-medium," according to a Sheraton Detroit-Metro Airport hotel employee who spoke to the Detroit Free Press.
The rest of Air Force One's order was not immediately available this evening.