Plan the menu for our Biden/Harris inaugural celebration dinner.
November 30, 2020 2:07 PM   Subscribe

Our family celebrated the first Obama inauguration in 2009 with Spam and Pineapple Hash for brunch. Help us out with ideas for menu ideas for the upcoming Biden/Harris inaugural festivities. All we've got so far is an ice cream Biden allegedly likes, Jeni's Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks.
posted by Atelerix to Food & Drink (23 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
Scrapple is a Delaware favorite.
posted by hydra77 at 2:15 PM on November 30, 2020 [4 favorites]


Chicken is the main agricultural activity in Delaware. Not sure if they grow anything in California.
posted by Mr.Know-it-some at 2:15 PM on November 30, 2020


Kamala Harris has cooked masala dosas with Mindy Kaling, so maybe that?
posted by carrienation at 2:20 PM on November 30, 2020 [6 favorites]


indian, jamaican, or indo-caribbean maybe?
posted by Exceptional_Hubris at 2:24 PM on November 30, 2020


googling turns up this
posted by brujita at 2:37 PM on November 30, 2020


The Washingtonian recently did a recap story of the places Biden ate around DC as VP if that gives you any ideas. Definitely ice cream, maybe Italian deli meats of some kind, burgers/pizza. And here's a Harris one from earlier this fall.
posted by skynxnex at 2:39 PM on November 30, 2020 [2 favorites]


I can recommend orange swan's mum's brownie recipe, shared with the world only if Biden be elected. Link to comment in (large)thread on the blue. People in the thread are calling them Biden-Harris brownies.
posted by freethefeet at 2:57 PM on November 30, 2020 [4 favorites]


As much as I want to tell you to make, like, jerk goat samosas or something, I will instead point out that Kamala Harris's Cornbread Dressing Recipe is a thing.
posted by box at 3:08 PM on November 30, 2020 [3 favorites]


There was a youtube instructional video by Sen. Mark Warner of him making a meme-worthily terrible tuna sandwich; Kamala responded by making her own improved how-to video. So maybe serve her tuna sandwich?
posted by kickingtheground at 3:31 PM on November 30, 2020 [2 favorites]


Champagne because, well, no more Trump.
posted by trbrts at 3:39 PM on November 30, 2020 [10 favorites]


You could also incorporate specialties from the places that really helped deliver the Biden-Harris victory ... Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, Detroit-style pizza, Atlanta fried chicken, etc.
posted by cyndigo at 4:44 PM on November 30, 2020 [8 favorites]


Why not something from Delaware favorite Capriotti's menu? Oooh, Capastrami!
posted by MonkeyToes at 4:46 PM on November 30, 2020


Champagne, yes, but don't neglect beer from Dogfish Head!

P.S. If there's a dog in your house, its name during the inauguration must be Dewey. Would also accept dog-shaped cookies called Deweys.
posted by MonkeyToes at 4:55 PM on November 30, 2020 [1 favorite]


Pasta with red sauce
peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches.
angel hair pomodoro (specific pasta with red sauce)
posted by theora55 at 5:18 PM on November 30, 2020 [1 favorite]


Given that he was born in Pennsylvania and lived there until he was 10....
posted by brujita at 5:41 PM on November 30, 2020 [1 favorite]


Jeni's is fantastic but it's an Ohio company -- are you really going to serve red-state ice cream at your inaugural festivities?

My recommendation is a truly iconic Delaware item -- the Nic-o-Boli, which you can mail order from the one and only place that makes them, Nicola Pizza in Rehoboth Beach, DE. I don't know if Joe B. eats Nic-o-Boli but he definitely ordered pizza from Nicola this month so I think it's a good bet he's a fan.
posted by escabeche at 5:44 PM on November 30, 2020 [1 favorite]


Kamala spent her high school years in Montreal, so she almost certainly ate some poutine and Montreal-style bagels.
posted by googly at 6:46 PM on November 30, 2020 [1 favorite]


If you want northern Californian for Kamala, can I suggest garlic fries? Gilroy is actually garlic central, but they're found all around the bay, including Oakland (40 miles or so from Gilroy). They are best with a positively punishing quantity of garlic.
posted by How much is that froggie in the window at 9:26 PM on November 30, 2020 [1 favorite]


The ice cream has a story behind it - then VP Biden was visiting Columbus, Ohio's North Market and spoke with Jeni Britton Bauer about her ice cream. Her ice creams aren't the typical flavors you see at an ice cream shop. Biden ordered chocolate chip, but jeni's didn't make a chip flavor, so it was a little wrinkle that became a meme between them. The "chocolate fleck" ice cream is the closest she's ventured to chips and it is now also part of the relationship.

Vice President Joe Biden visits Jeni's in the North Market

They are now friends and sometimes trade comments on instagram.
posted by orchidarea at 10:39 PM on November 30, 2020 [2 favorites]


You could also incorporate specialties from the places that really helped deliver the Biden-Harris victory ... Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, Detroit-style pizza, Atlanta fried chicken, etc.

This! Peach cobbler, Coca-cola, cheese, tacos ("taco truck on every corner")
posted by ichomp at 12:12 AM on December 1, 2020


Where Joe Biden Has Eaten Around DC Over the Years: The President-elect loves burgers, pizza, and ice cream. (Whoops, upon preview, someone posted this upthread.) Anyway, the vice presidential residence is in my old neighborhood and Joe Biden was spotted getting pizza at a neighborhood pizza spot, Arcuri (not mentioned in the linked article), a few times.
posted by wicked_sassy at 6:29 AM on December 1, 2020


Jeni's is fantastic but it's an Ohio company -- are you really going to serve red-state ice cream at your inaugural festivities?

They have a store on HIllhurst in Los Feliz, just pretend that it came from there.
posted by sideshow at 1:05 PM on December 1, 2020


Joe's special for the bay area
posted by brujita at 4:49 PM on December 3, 2020


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