ABC News' Devin Dwyer broke the news this morning that former president George W. Bush got the historic call that Osama bin Laden had been killed while at a Dallas souffle restaurant:
"I was eating souffle at Rise Restaurant with Laura and two buddies," Bush said Wednesday at a conference of hedge fund managers in Las Vegas.
"I excused myself and went home to take the call," he added. "Obama simply said 'Osama Bin Laden is dead.'"
Bush told attendees the president described in detail the secret mission to raid bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and the decision he made to put the plan into motion.
Bush told Obama, "Good call."
Turns out that Bush 43, the recent American president perhaps most associated with acts of theatrical machismo, is a frequent diner at soufflerie "rise n°1," a small French restaurant in the ritzy Dallas neighborhood of Inwood Village recently profiled by the local NBC affiliate for its environmentally conscious ways.
"This is one of Laura's favorite restaurants," rise no. 1 general manager Tara Brahni told The Atlantic. For security reasons, she wasn't able to "disclose how often" the former first couple visits, but the duo are regulars at the West Lovers Lane spot, which is "basically around the corner from where George lives," she said.