Spotted: Rahm talking economics over Barramundi

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was among diners at Georgetown’s Hook restaurant Tuesday, munching on Barramundi at the seafood hotspot.

Emanuel was spotted at the M Street restaurant, having dinner with a man his Secret Service escort could only identify as “Steve.”

“I want to see this economy producing things again, investing in things again,” Rahm proclaimed over a plate of pan-seared Barramundi.

The agent kept one eye on his mark, the other on his Blackberry, and his fork in a plate of less fancy — but still “sustainable” — popcorn shrimp from Hook-owned Tackle Box.

When asked who Rahm’s two companions were, he shrugged: “I have no idea, my Blackberry just says ‘dinner with Steve,'” adding, “Obama’s shuffled his cabinet so much in the past month, you’ll have to catch me in four years before I can remember them all.”

At 9:30, Rahm apologized to “Steve” and his companion for having to leave early, and was escorted by his head-taller security detail back into the night-black SUV, but not before enjoying a cup of decaf coffee.

Geoffrey Greene

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