As a Columbia student in the early 80s, Barack Obama would hoof it 40 blocks south to get a bagel with schmear at H & H. This proves that Obama always had great taste in restaurants. "I was always a big poppy seed guy," the President tells the Forward. "Lox and bagels okay...but generally just your basic schmear." Of course, H & H is no more — it shuttered in 2011. The President describes its closure as "shocking."
Like a True New York Foodie, President Barack Obama Laments the Loss of H & H Bagels
The President of the United States has impeccable taste in restaurants.