Are Buca di Beppo's Stuffed Mushrooms The Secret To Kelly Clarkson's Amazing Inauguration Performance?

by Carole Zidouemba · January 25, 2013

[Kelly Clarkson singing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" at the Inauguration]

The night before she performed an amazing rendition of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" at President Obama's Inauguration, Kelly Clarkson dined with friends at Dupont Circle's Buca di Beppo.

According to TMZ, Kelly and her crew dined on a feast which included: lasagna, bruschetta, stuffed mushrooms, half-pound meatballs, spaghetti, chicken parmigiana, and the colossal brownie sundae...and ended up with a bill of $230. The always gracious American Idol took pictures with the staff before leaving.

If the secret to getting pipes like Kelly is to carb load before a performance, sign us all up!

[Kelly Clarkson with the Buca di Beppo staff]

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