May 13th, 2011
12:51 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama may be on an immigration reform kick, but when it comes to cuisine, he's all about the traditional American fare.
When asked by a Miami reporter to wager a bet in the NBA Eastern Conference finals matchup between the Miami Heat and his hometown Chicago Bulls, Obama replied, "Well you know in Chicago you know we have some outstanding Chicago hot dogs, I don't know what kind of food you've got down in Miami."
WTLV Univision 23 Miami reporter Mario Andrés Moreno then told the president, "If we lose, I'm gonna bring you here to the White House, a box of Cuban Fritas, you've eaten them on Calle Ocho."
"I've had those and they're very good…so you've got a bet," Obama said.
Cuban Fritas are a sweet and spicy Cuban hamburger (a description that really doesn't do them justice).
Obama sat down with Moreno as part of his recent attempt reinvigorate the debate over immigration reform. He kicked off the week in El Paso, Texas with a speech focused on the contentious issue, and spoke at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast on Thursday.'
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