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Barack Obama Is Back in Town, Eating at Emilio’s Ballato

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If Barack Obama’s New York meals during his presidency included cool-kids restaurants like Estela and the NoMad, you can only imagine how he’ll shake up his dining choices now. Last night, he emerged from post-vacation bliss to dine at Emilio’s Ballato with his daughter Malia, who’s in town to intern with Harvey Weinstein and go clubbing. The red-sauce Italian restaurant — a favorite of Rihanna and Billy Joel — is known for its hip, in-the-know feel, making this an excellent choice for the father-daughter outing and his much-welcome return to the city.

Barack Obama Is Back in Town, Eating at Emilio’s Ballato