Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969) Grilled Burgers

“Johnson’s dinners were usually the heavy Southern staples he preferred, and he insisted that the portions be big — huge heaps of black-eyed peas and tapioca pudding — and he shoveled the food into his mouth, head bent low over his plate,” writes historian Robert Caro in Master of the Senate, the third volume in his series The Years of Lyndon Johnson. As a senator, Johnson was known to have a hamburger for lunch every day, and was the first president to host a cookout, on the West Terrace of the White House.