The Washington Times - November 21, 2013, 01:18PM

Joseph Biden’s mouth has gotten him into trouble on more than one occasion, but the outspoken vice president on Thursday bit off more than he could chew and had to bum $10 from his personal aide to pay for a pricey sandwich order at a new Washington shop.

Mr. Biden ordered four subs totaling $56.25 from Capriotti’s, a Delaware-based chain that opened its first D.C. location on Thursday. The vice president took out his wallet, but apparently didn’t have enough cash to foot the bill. He then asked his personal aide, Fran Person, to loan him $10 and resisted offers from the shop owners to knock a few bucks off his total.


“I’m not taking it. You know what, I’ve been going to Capriotti’s on Union Street [in Wilmington] for the last 40 years. I have paid every time I’ve done … In Delaware, you pay. It’s simple.”

Outside the store, Mr. Biden also acted as a de facto spokesman for Capriotti’s.

“Are you going in to get a sub? I like the Italian best. The ‘Bobbie’ is good,” Mr. Biden shouted at passersby.

The “Bobbie,” favorite of Mr. Biden’s, essentially is a Thanksgiving meal in a sub, including turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing.

The vice president also declared that Capriotti’s and other Delaware sandwich chains are the best in the nation and reign supreme when compared to subs from other major U.S. cities.

“This is going to settle once and for all, the best sandwich in America is out of Wilmington, Del. I’m bringing one back for the president. No more of this stuff about Chicago and Philly and New York. This settles it,” he said. “You guys want to get this settled. And end it. I’m ready, man. The president is waiting. I’m having lunch with him today.”