|Presidents' Day brings newspaper stories about the distinction held by Spenser's
Mountain culinary establishments: five different American Presidents have
dined in local restaurants (though none Have Slept Here). Each of the
five, who dined in the village while they were in office (James Buchanan in
1858, Chester A. Arthur in 1884, Benjamin Harrison in 1890, William McKinley
in 1899, and William Howard Taft in 1911), enjoyed a different main dish at
a different establishment. From the clues a la carte below, can you find
what dinner each President ate and in which restaurant he had his meal?
- The five Presidents Who Ate Here were William Howard Taft, the one who
ate chicken and dumplings, the President who enjoyed his repast at the
New Inn, the Chief Executive who dined on grilled rainbow trout, and
the one who praised the rustic setting of the Brookside.
- The President who dined on venison stew didn't eat it at Grove Farm.
- One visiting President ate at Mrs. Pepper's; the next President to eat
in Spenser's Mountain had a double serving of tender roast beef au jus.
- Chester A. Arthur, who didn't have venison stew, isn't the President
who enjoyed dining in the pub-like atmosphere of the Winter's Tale.
- Grove Farm hadn't been built yet when one President visited the village
for stuffed pork chops.
- The meal served one President at Mrs. Pepper's wasn't rainbow trout.
- The man who ate at the Winter's Tale had neither roast beef au jus nor
- The New Inn didn't serve the President who ate there--who wasn't James
Buchanan--stuffed pork chops.