President Obama in Kansas City: The city reacts to his visit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - President Barack Obama arrived in Kansas City shortly after 7 p.m. After greeting visitors at the airport, he traveled to Arthur Bryant's Barbecue for dinner with four area residents.

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A photo in the gallery, taken by Natalie Carrado of Denver, Colo., was one of the first to emerge from the crowd at Arthur Bryant's. The photo includes Alex Nemmers and Jake Kramer. In an email to, Carrado wrote:

We were eating at Arthur Bryant's Barbecue in Kansas City, MO. Visiting from Denver Colorado, (Go Broncos! :) ) Enjoying Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun amusement parks. We were eating at this world famous BBQ, getting ready to watch my husband at the Ringside boxing tournament this week. We had a fun surprise during dinner! In walks Secret Service with an announcement that a "VIP person" would be coming in for dinner. In walks president Obama! It was pretty nice that he was able to speak with every table in the restaurant and we were able to chat with him and hear some fun stories about him and his daughter riding a roller coaster five years ago. We didn't want to bother him for a better picture so we figured this selfie would do. :) Fun times! 

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