How can a Canadian in Washington best celebrate President Obama's inauguration on January 21? Why, with a cross-border fried pastry like the ObamaTail, of course!

Created by the Ottawa-based BeaverTail bakery, these Canadian delicacies gained White House recognition during President Obama's 2009 trip to Ottawa, when he approached the shop's Byward Market location and said, "I'm looking for a BeaverTail ...," apparently having heard of the pastry's iconic status when it was served at the Canadian Embassy in Washington during Obama's original inauguration.

The specially created 'ObamaTail' — consisting of "a classic cinnamon and sugar BeaverTail, topped with a large whipped cream letter 'O' traced with chocolate and maple sauce," according to a company press release — was doled out to guests at the 2009 ceremony, and yes, to the President upon his visit to the shop.

"They went over really well," owner Grant Hooker told the Ottawa Citizen. "I believe we gave away something like 1,200 of them at the first inauguration. There was a line-up all day."

But that's hardly the only deep-fried goodie from our fair land making waves across borders and beloved by trendsetters. Last year could arguably have been known as the time when poutine became a staple in the U.S., as well as strengthening its foothold in the hearts of late-night eaters and everyday gluttons across Canada. And we can't forget our very own Tim Hortons, as its doughnuts and fritters increasingly become fixtures on American street corners as well.

But for now, the ObamaTail will be the one returning to its place in the spotlight for the Presidential Inauguration next week, as well as to the company's 78 shops across the country. While President Obama's weakness for sweets is well-known, it seems pretty unlikely he'll have time to show up just to get a dessert named after him. But, notes Hooker, "We'll certainly move the President to the front of the line if he chooses to drop by for a snack."

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  • Au Petit Cafe

    <b>What</b>: <a href="https://www.aupetitcafe.com/authentic/Welcome.html">Au Petit Cafe</a> <b>Where</b>: Vancouver, BC <b>Specialities</b>: Vietnamese cuisine — as in, French-style sandwiches <b>Pricing</b>: Nothing on the menu is more than $8.75

  • Banh Mi Boys

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.banhmiboys.com/">Banh Mi Boys</a> <b>Where</b>: Toronto, ON <b>Specialities</b>: Banh mi, steamed bao and tacos — quick Vietnamese fare <b>Pricing</b>: From $3.49 to $7.49 per item.

  • Bao Chau Vietnamese

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/14/180129/restaurant/Hastings-Sunrise/Bao-Chau-Vietnamese-Vancouver">Bao Chau Vietnamese</a> <b>Where</b>: Vancouver, BC <b>Specialities</b>: Noodle soups in the traditional Vietnamese style <b>Pricing</b>: Almost every single pho on the menu is $7, give or take a little

  • Baraka Pita Bakery

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/332/1433545/restaurant/North-End/Baraka-Pita-Bakery-Winnipeg">Baraka Pita Bakery</a> <b>Where</b>: Winnipeg, MB <b>Specialities</b>: Middle Eastern food <b>Pricing</b>: Platters for around $14

  • Basil Ultimate Pho

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/15/1482175/restaurant/Northeast/Basil-Ultimate-Pho-and-Fine-Vietnamese-Cuisine-Calgary">Basil Ultimate Pho</a> <b>Where</b>: Calgary, AB <b>Specialities</b>: Pork meatballs, pineapple bubble tea — and pho, of course <b>Pricing</b>: Under $10 per entree

  • Bella Gelateria

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.bellagelateria.com/index.htm">Bella Gelateria</a> <b>Where</b>: Vancouver, BC <b>Specialities</b>: Homemade, handmade gelato <b>Pricing</b>: Approximately $6

  • Bon's Off Broadway

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/14/180204/restaurant/Renfrew-Collingwood/Bons-Off-Broadway-Vancouver">Bon's Off Broadway</a> <b>Where</b>: Vancouver, BC <b>Specialities</b>: Breakfast specials (pictured here) <b>Pricing</b>: Believe it or not, they have $2.95 meals — served all day long

  • Boogie's Burgers

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.boogiesburgers.com">Boogie's Burgers</a> <b>Where</b>: Calgary, AB <b>Specialities</b>: How can we say it better than their slogan? "The official burger of deliciousness" <b>Pricing</b>: From $4.75 to $16 (and that's for Doug's "Don't Fear The Reaper" Burger with four patties, four slices of bacon, a wiener and a whole lot more)

  • Bridge Drive-In

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/332/1419605/restaurant/Osborne-Corydon-Village/Bridge-Drive-In-BDI-Winnipeg">Bridge Drive-In</a> (BDI) <b>Where</b>: Winnipeg, MB <b>Specialities</b>: Milkshakes galore <b>Pricing</b>: $1.99 cones and $3.85 milkshakes

  • Bubble Queen

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/14/1481552/restaurant/Vancouver/Richmond-Central/Bubble-Queen-Richmond">Bubble Queen</a> <b>Where</b>: Richmond, BC <b>Specialities</b>: Bubble tea <b>Pricing</b>: Under $10 per item, according to Urbanspoon

  • Burger De Ville

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.burgerdeville.com">Burger De Ville</a> <b>Where</b>: Montreal, QC <b>Specialities</b>: Gourmet burgers, often called the best in Montreal <b>Pricing</b>: Burgers from $4.50 to 47, and a rib-eye steak for $16.95

  • Burrito Boyz

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.burritoboyz.ca/#">Burrito Boyz</a> <b>Where</b>: Toronto, ON; Mississauga, ON (Entertainment district and Port Credit) <b>Specialities</b>: Delicious burritos <b>Pricing</b>: From $4.87 to $9.73

  • Burrito Del Rio Taqueria

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/332/1451746/restaurant/Osborne-Corydon-Village/Burrito-Del-Rio-Taqueria-Winnipeg">Burrito Del Rio Taqueria</a> <b>Where</b>: Winnipeg, MB <b>Specialities</b>: Mexican tacos, with an emphasis on seafood <b>Pricing</b>: From $6.50 to $9.50

  • Cartems Donuterie

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://cartems.com/">Cartems Donuterie</a> <b>Where</b>: Vancouver, BC <b>Specialities</b>: Doughnuts (with a bigger hole than usual) <b>Pricing</b>: Approximately $2.50 each.

  • CB Drive Inn

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/15/190264/restaurant/Northwest/C-B-Drive-Inn-Calgary">CB Drive Inn</a> <b>Where</b>: Calgary, AB <b>Specialities</b>: Burgers — including one with deep-fried mushrooms <b>Pricing</b>: Under $10 for mains, according to Urbanspoon

  • Come And Get It

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  • Desserts Plus

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/10/1443208/restaurant/Toronto/Woodbridge/Desserts-Plus-Vaughan">Desserts Plus</a> <b>Where</b>: Vaughn, ON <b>Specialities</b>: Italian buffet and wood-oven pizza <b>Pricing</b>: Approximately $10 for plates of pasta

  • Di Rienzo's

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/250/1429900/restaurant/Little-Italy/Dirienzos-Ottawa">Di Rienzo's</a> <b>Where</b>: Ottawa, ON <b>Specialities</b>: Sandwiches (like eggplant parmesan) and Italian groceries <b>Pricing</b>: Entrees from $10, according to Urbanspoon

  • Don Don Izakaya

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  • Drift Truck

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  • Fairmount Bagel

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.fairmountbagel.com/eng/">Fairmount Bagel</a> <b>Where</b>: Montreal, QC <b>Specialities</b>: Montreal bagels, of course! <b>Pricing</b>: Around $0.80 per bagel

  • Falafel Place

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/332/1466491/restaurant/River-Heights/Falafel-Place-Winnipeg">Falafel Place</a> <b>Where</b>: Winnipeg, MB <b>Specialities</b>: Fresh, hot falafel (even with eggs, as pictured here) <b>Pricing</b>: Approximately $10 per entree

  • Favorite Ice Cream Shoppe

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.myfavoriteicecream.com/#!untitled/mainPage">Favorite Ice Cream Shoppe</a> <b>Where</b>: Calgary, AB <b>Specialities</b>: Custom ice cream cakes (and many flavours of ice cream) <b>Pricing</b>: Cakes from $28

  • Five Guys Burgers And Fries

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.fiveguys.com/locations.aspx?fAddress=calgary&radius=5&units=mi#">Five Guys Burgers And Fries</a> <b>Where</b>: Calgary, AB (Heritage Meadows location) <b>Specialities</b>: Burgers and fresh-cut fries <b>Pricing</b>: $5 to $10, <a href="http://www.yycsbesteats.com/five-guys-burger-and-fries-calgarys-newest-burger-joint/">according to YYCsbesteats.com</a>

  • Golden Bell Saigon

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/15/1436791/restaurant/Uptown-17th-Ave/Golden-Bell-Saigon-Vietnamese-Restaurant-Calgary">Golden Bell Saigon</a> <b>Where</b>: Calgary, AB <b>Specialities</b>: Vietnamese subs and Thai grill <b>Pricing</b>: <a href="http://findmenus.ca/golden_bell.php">A huge menu</a>, with dishes ranging from $6 to $14

  • Grand Electric

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.grandelectricbar.com/">Grand Electric</a> <b>Where</b>: Toronto, ON <b>Specialities</b>: Tacos and spectacular cocktails <b>Pricing</b>: Tacos are $3 each, or 3 for $10, while specials of the day are usually around $12

  • Guu Otokomae

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://guu-izakaya.com/gastown/">Guu Otokomae</a> <b>Where</b>: Vancouver, BC <b>Specialities</b>: Japanese tapas, with a particular love for fried foods <b>Pricing</b>: Ranging from $3 to $11.20 per item

  • Hawker's Delight

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/14/180806/restaurant/Riley-Park-Little-Mountain/Hawkers-Delight-Vancouver">Hawker's Delight</a> <b>Where</b>: Vancouver, BC <b>Specialities</b>: Malaysian and Indonesian food, like laksa and nasi goreng <b>Pricing</b>: Ranging from $4.75 to $6.75 per dish

  • Hernande'z Cocina

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.hernandezcocina.com/">Hernande'z Cocina</a> <b>Where</b>: Victoria, BC (Yates St. location) <b>Specialities</b>: Homemade Latin American food <b>Pricing</b>: Ranging from $3.50 to $8.95

  • Hintonburger

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://hintonburger.ca/newsite/splash.html">Hintonburger</a> <b>Where</b>: Ottawa, ON <b>Specialities</b>: Local special burgers (like the Armstrong) and hot dogs <b>Pricing</b>: Take the cue from this: $5 burgers and $3.75 hot dogs

  • Holy Grill

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://holygrill.ca">Holy Grill</a> <b>Where</b>: Calgary, AB <b>Specialities</b>: Breakfast and lunch, with a serious love for sweet potato fries — as pictured, a custom brunch burger accompanied by those yummy fries <b>Pricing</b>: Nothing on the menu is over $12 — and that's for the version of the eggs Benedict

  • Holysmoke BBQ

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.holysmokebbq.ca">Holysmoke BBQ</a> <b>Where</b>: Calgary, AB (southeast location) <b>Specialities</b>: "Brisket, ribs, pulled pork, house made sauces and more" <b>Pricing</b>: Get your small pulled pork sandwich for the very reasonable $5.49

  • Japadog

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.japadog.com">Japadog</a> <b>Where</b>: Vancouver, BC (Burrard and Smithe St location) <b>Specialities</b>: Hot dogs with Japanese toppings, like the Yakisoba (Japanese noodles) <b>Pricing</b>: Approximately $6 to $9 per dog

  • Jelly Modern Doughnuts

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://jellymoderndoughnuts.com">Jelly Modern Doughnuts</a> <b>Where</b>: Calgary, AB <b>Specialities</b>: Gourmet dougnuts <b>Pricing</b>: A single (seriously topped up) doughnut starts at $2.45

  • Jethro's Fine Grub

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.jethrosfinegrub.com/#!">Jethro's Fine Grub</a> <b>Where</b>: Vancouver, BC <b>Specialities</b>: Breakfasts (and all-day meals) with eggs <b>Pricing</b>: Under $10 per entree, according to Urbanspoon

  • Johnny's Hamburgers

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/10/182227/restaurant/Scarborough/Johnnys-Hamburgers-Toronto">Johnny's Hamburgers</a> <b>Where</b>: Toronto, ON <b>Specialities</b>: Cheeseburgers and milkshakes <b>Pricing</b>: Less than $10 per entree, according to Urbanspoon

  • Kawaii Crepe

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://kawaiicrepe.ca/">Kawaii Crepe</a> <b>Where</b>: Winnipeg, MB <b>Specialities</b>: Both sweet and savoury crepes of every form <b>Pricing</b>: Approximately $6 to $8 per crepe

  • Kettleman's Bagels

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.kettlemansbagels.biz/">Kettleman's Bagels</a> <b>Where</b>: Ottawa, ON <b>Specialities</b>: Montreal-style bagels <b>Pricing</b>: $8 for a dozen bagels

  • Kintaro Ramen 金太郞

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/14/181002/restaurant/Robson-Street-West-End/Kintaro-Ramen-Vancouver">Kintaro Ramen 金太郞</a> <b>Where</b>: Vancouver, BC <b>Specialities</b>: Delicious ramen <b>Pricing</b>: Soups between $7.95 and $10.95

  • La Banquise

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.labanquise.com/">La Banquise</a> <b>Where</b>: Montreal, QC <b>Specialities</b>: So much poutine <b>Pricing</b>: $6.25 to $9.75 for small poutines, and other prices stick around there

  • La Belle Patate

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://labellepatate.com/">La Belle Patate</a> <b>Where</b>: Canmore, AB, Vancouver, BC and Victoria, BC (all three were voted in!) <b>Specialities</b>: Quebecois cuisine, including poutine and Montreal smoked meat <b>Pricing</b>: Under $10 per entree, according to Urbanspoon

  • La Bottega

    <b>What</b>: La Bottega <b>Where</b>: Ottawa, ON <b>Specialities</b>: Deli sandwiches (and other lunchables and groceries) <b>Pricing</b>: A massive range

  • La Grotta Del Formaggio

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/14/181046/restaurant/Commercial-Drive-Grandview/La-Grotta-Del-Formaggio-Vancouver">La Grotta Del Formaggio</a> <b>Where</b>: Vancouver, BC <b>Specialities</b>: Panini <b>Pricing</b>: From $4.50 to $11.50

  • Lao Thai Restaurant

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/332/1349464/restaurant/North-End/Lao-Thai-Restaurant-Winnipeg">Lao Thai Restaurant</a> <b>Where</b>: Winnipeg, MB <b>Specialities</b>: Southeast Asian cuisine <b>Pricing</b>: According to commenters on Urbanspoon, all dishes are under $10

  • La Paryse

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.laparyse.com/rd/06.php">La Paryse</a> <b>Where</b>: Montreal, QC — and sadly closing at the end of the month <b>Specialities</b>: Burgers and veggie burgers <b>Pricing</b>: Under $10 per entree, according to Urbanspoon

  • La Taqueria

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://lataqueria.ca">La Taqueria Taco Shop</a> <b>Where</b>: Vancouver, BC (Hastings location) <b>Specialities</b>: Authentic Mexican tacos <b>Pricing</b>: $2 to $2.50 per taco, $6 for quesadillas

  • Latin Fiesta

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/85/1590825/restaurant/British-Columbia/Latin-Fiesta-Kelowna">Latin Fiesta</a> <b>Where</b>: Kelowna, BC <b>Specialities</b>: Mexican fast food <b>Pricing</b>: Under $10 per entree, according to Urbanspoon

  • Mackay Pizza & Subs

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://www.mackaypizza.ca">Mackay Pizza & Subs</a> <b>Where</b>: Brampton, ON <b>Specialities</b>: Deep dish "Sicilian style" pizza, and interestingly, Jamaican patties <b>Pricing</b>: Deep dish pizzas start at $17.52.

  • Meat & Bread

    <b>What</b>: <a href="http://meatandbread.ca">Meat & Bread</a> <b>Where</b>: Vancouver, BC (Gastown location) <b>Specialities</b>: Sandwiches and soups <b>Pricing</b>: $4 soups, sandwiches going up to $9