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Election mania has arrived in Michigan with primaries only a few days away. Every presidential nominee has descended on Detroit, drawing the ire of restaurant labor groups and attracting the media. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is once again making the rounds and even managed to make a stop on Friday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. at Avenue of Fashion eatery Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles for a photo op and, of course, some food.

Restaurant rep David Rudolph tells Eater the former Secretary of State ordered the Tweety Bird, which comes with two fried wings and a buttermilk waffle. Hosting "the Democratic front-runner running for the presidency was exciting for all involved," says Rudolph.

One of our owners with presidential candidate #HillaryClinton at #kuzzoschickenandwaffles

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@jupyter_ with #HillaryClinton @ #kuzzoschickenandwaffles

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@b_prettywings sons cooling with #hillaryclinton

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan suggested a stop at Kuzzo's, according to Rudolph. The mayor seems to be a big fan of the spot, having dined there with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro last March. In January, Duggan also showed off Detroit's sour beer haven Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria & Brewery to President Barack Obama.

It's not the first time Clinton's had a taste of Detroit's dining scene. While in town for a fundraiser last July, Clinton hit up Sweet Potato Sensations in Old Redford for a collard green and black-eyed pea soup fix.

Update, 3/5, 6:24 p.m.: Meanwhile, Bill Clinton was all over the West Village. Here he is with the owner of Red Hook.

Bill stopped by to buy some coffee, no biggie. #billclinton

Posted by The Red Hook Detroit on Saturday, March 5, 2016

He visited Parker Street Market and posed with some Drought.

#Parkerstreet had an awesome visitor today! Thank you so much! If anyone wants to know his favorites are @drought and @dillasdelights

Posted by Parker Street Market on Saturday, March 5, 2016

President Clinton stopped by @parkerstreetmarket to get his @drought fix while in town campaigning for @hillaryclinton...

Posted by Drought on Saturday, March 5, 2016

Naturally, he also popped across the street to grab a slice from Sister Pie.

I thought today felt a little presidential when I got out of bed.

Posted by Sister Pie on Saturday, March 5, 2016

FYI: President Clinton ordered a slice of the Banana Pete pie, loved it, and said he was gonna need a nap. #omgforever

Posted by Sister Pie on Saturday, March 5, 2016

He also said hello to Detroit Vegan Soul.

Clinton even hit Sweetwater in downtown Detroit. No word on whether or not he tried the wings.

A special thanks to President Bill Clinton and Rep. Brenda Lawrence for stopping by #SweetwaterDetroit on today! How cool is that!?

Posted by sweetwater detroit on Saturday, March 5, 2016

Update, 3/7, 4:44 p.m.: Former president Bill Clinton also stopped by Corktown on Sunday taking photos at Slows Bar-B-Q.

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Parker Street Market

1814 Parker St, Detroit, MI 48214

Detroit Vegan Soul

8029 Agnes Street, , MI 48214 (313) 649-2759 Visit Website

Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles

19345 Livernois, , MI 48221 (313) 861-0229 Visit Website

Slows Bar-B-Q

2138 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI 48216 313-962-9828

The Red Hook Detroit

8025 Agnes St., Detroit, MI 48214

Sweetwater Tavern

400 East Congress Street, , MI 48226 (313) 962-2210 Visit Website

Sister Pie

8066 Kercheval Avenue, , MI 48214 (313) 447-5550 Visit Website

Sweet Potato Sensations

17337 Lahser Road, , MI 48219 (313) 532-7996 Visit Website

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