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President Obama's Boulder visit results in new specials at two restaurants

President Barack Obama's visit to Boulder Tuesday was a quick one, but remnants of his stay -- specifically in the form of food -- will linger a little while longer in some of Boulder's favorite restaurants, The Sink and Rush on the Hill.

Here are the deals they've put into place to honor Obama.

P.O.T.U.S. Pie at The Sink, 1165 13th Street, Boulder

A Sink pizza -- complete with pepperoni, sausage, green pepper, black olives and onion -- previously known as the "Sinkza," was renamed "P.O.T.U.S. Pie" after the Prez stopped in for a quick fix. Sink general manager Ricardo Ramos says the already-popular Sinkza, which he calls one of the restaurant's "traditional best sellers," has been even more in demand since it was renamed.

"When the President was in here, we found out the toppings on our traditional Sink pizza were the toppings he liked the most," Ramos says. "So I thought it would be the right thing to do -- to change the name of the pizza."

Obama's visit to the Sink came as a surprise to the restaurant staff. "It was amazing," he says. "We knew he was in town but we didn't know he was going to stop by, so when we found out he was coming, everybody was ecstatic." He describes Obama as a pleasant customer who "connected with everyone in the restaurant."