"I joke with the Secret Service about that sometimes down there by the garden, and they look at me a little cross-eyed, like, 'You're not really that crazy, are you?'... I do not anticipate putting chickens on the South Lawn of the White House."

- White House Chef Sam Kass, responding to a question from Zagat earlier this month about whether there are any plans to add a chicken coop to the White House Kitchen Garden and White House Beehives. He did say that the White House beer tradition would continue. "I can attest, much to our surprise to be quite honest, how good the beer is -- none of us had brewed before," Kass said in the interview, first reported by the blog Obama Foodorama.