Mama Ayesha and her Presidents.

Mural of Presidents: Eisenhower Thru Obama

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Washington, DC

Mama Ayesha's Restaurant opened in 1960, and to commemorate it a 60-foot-long mural was painted on one of the restaurant's outer walls, featuring every President from 1960 to 2009. El Salvador-born artist "Karlisima" completed the painting one day before President Obama's inauguration. In the middle stands Mama Ayesha herself, and a space has been left at the far right of the mural for one more President. Every one of the Presidents is smiling, even Richard Nixon. They all seem to love Mama and her Middle Eastern cuisine.

In August 2015 a jerk with a paintball gun splattered the crotches of all 11 Presidents with red paint.

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Mural of Presidents: Eisenhower Thru Obama

Mama Ayeshas Restaurant

1967 Calvert St. NW, Washington, DC
The mural is on the west-facing outside wall, next to the parking lot.
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