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.
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. #billclintonPosted 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 @dillasdelightsPosted 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. #omgforeverPosted by Sister Pie on Saturday, March 5, 2016
He also said hello to Detroit Vegan Soul.
What a day! President Bill Clinton, Congressman Conyers and Congresswoman Lawrence stopped in today. #vegan pic.twitter.com/hFzMOfGuJo— DetroitVeganSoul (@DetVeganSoul) March 5, 2016
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.