President Obama swung by the ultra-old Union Oyster House and ordered 10 chowders yesterday after speaking at the Greater Boston Labor Council Labor Day Breakfast, the Globe reports. On previous visits to Boston, he has ordered the mushroom & fontina pizza and the carnivore pizza at Area Four in Cambridge; meat and potatoes at the now-defunct Hamersley's Bistro in the South End; and a cheeseburger from the also-defunct Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe in the South End. (Charlie's is slated to reopen later this year under new ownership — Evan Deluty of Stella's.)
Union Oyster House, which became a historical landmark in 2003, claims to be the country's oldest restaurant. It was founded in 1826 and serves plenty of classic New England seafood dishes, from chowder to broiled scrod.