A local Alaska restaurant is incorporating politics into its menu.
Lion's Den restaurant in Midtown Anchorage has created its own specialty: the McPalin Grilled Pig Sandwich.
Lion's Den owner Dale Keefe says he normally keeps politics out of work conversation, but when he was making sandwiches with his crew last week, the big top news story was Barack Obama's comment, "You know, you can put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig."
Obama's comment began Keefe's political food creation.
"I just kept thinking about that news story when I was making sandwiches and I just kind of had an epiphany," Keefe said.
The McPalin sandwich has grilled pork tenderloin on it, with caramelized apples, red onions, melted cheddar cheese, and crisp bacon.
Most food creators add some type of garnish such as parsley or fruit to top off their dish, but Keefe decided to do something a little more personal.
The sandwich is served with a side of lipstick and fries.