It's date night in Chilmark, as President Obama and the first lady went out to dinner at the Beach Plum restaurant.
The Obamas arrived at the inn and restaurant overlooking Menemsha harbor at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Obama wore a blue tunic and white pants, the president a long-sleeved button down shirt and dark trousers.
They chatted with people for a few minutes in the lounge area of the restaurant before being seated. A pink dahlia graced their table.
Kids colored with crayons on the long center communal table at the restaurant run by Chris Fischer, the Chilmark native and young celebrity chef on the Vineyard this summer. The staff found out about their special dinner guests about an hour before the arrival. Bob and Sarah Nixon are the owners of the Beach Plum.
The menu changes daily. Tuesday's menu included Menemsha mussels, black sea bass with eggplant and chick peas and pork shoulder for two with great northern beans. Food comes directly from Mr. Fischer's family-owned Beetlebung Farm.
“I saw Obama!” one little girl said as she left the restaurant.
— Remy Tumin and Sara Brown