Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden visited a West Dallas fried chicken destination for a major campaign moment before a packed Dallas rally.
Instagram videos posted by Congressman Marc Veasey show Biden walking into a small crowd of supporters at The Foundry, the West Dallas bar that is also home to beloved fried chicken purveyor Chicken Scratch. He was joined at the restaurant by former rival and recent Democratic primary dropout Pete Buttigieg, who endorsed Biden’s presidential campaign at the restaurant.
Scope out a photo of Buttigieg and Biden at the restaurant snapped by NBC News reporter Mike Memoli:
Happening now: @PeteButtigieg and @JoeBiden in Dallas. “I’m delighted to endorse Joe Biden,” Buttigieg says pic.twitter.com/AK9EtsQ2pi— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) March 3, 2020
It’s unclear whether or not Biden or Buttigieg actually feasted on fried yardbird or consumed any beer at Chicken Scratch or the Foundry, but Eater has reached out to both camps and the restaurant itself for comment on the big stop.
After the stop at Chicken Scratch, Biden headed to Dallas music venue Gilley’s, where he held a massive rally and secured endorsements from fellow (former) presidential contenders Beto O’Rourke and Amy Klobuchar ahead of Texas’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday.
Following the rally, Biden joined O’Rourke for a trip to — where else? — a local Whataburger outpost. After greeting supporters, Biden ordered a medium “black and white,” or vanilla and chocolate shake, a cheeseburger with tomato and “regular ketchup,” eschewing the chain’s beloved spicy ketchup.
Scope out video from the stop here:
Seeing what this whole Whataburger thing is about with @BetoORourke ! https://t.co/rdjZUFC49y— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) March 3, 2020
Update: This post has been updated to include information about Biden’s Whataburger visit.