Washingtonian Magazine's Best Of Washington Party
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: National Building Museum
Who Was There
: Publisher Cathy Merrill Williams, Editor-in-Chief Garrett Graff, Kate Bennett, Harry Jaffe, Carol Joynt, Katharine Ragsdale, Lolly Amons, Rich Amons, Chef Jeff Black, Chef Rj Cooper, Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, Chef Geoff Tracy, Ashok Bajaj, Amy Blumenstein, Brittany Bruno, Caroline Campbell, Constance Christakos, David Germakian, Stephanie Green, Erika Gutierrez, Jenn Haber, Maha Hakki, Molly Hanten, Gwen & Stuart Holiday, Joel Holland, John and Mary Kane, Elizabeth Keffer, Sery Kim, Katie Kirby, Winston Lord, Kate Manders, Rene Marsh, Barbara Martin, Allison Matthews, Alan Meltzer, Kate Michael, Diana Minshall, Cori Sue Morris, Susan Neely, Meredith Nettles, Mark Neuman, Cameron Pelliconi, Michael Pickrum, Javier Pierrend, Alan Popovsky, Quin Woodward Pu, Joe Richardson, Vanessa Rodriguez, Jayne Sandman, Leo Schmid, Ryan Seelbach, Audrey Slade, Kelsey Taylor, Lindley Thornburg, Michael Woestehoff, Matthew Yalowitz, Lucien Zeigler, Melody & David Zeigler, Laura Zobor, and GofG's Sophie Pyle and Kyle O'Donnell.
: We rarely award superlatives, but this was once again the best tasting event of the year in DC. Over 60 restaurants put forth their best samples on Wednesday night, which were polished off by over 2,000 guests over a course of three or four hours (depending on which level your ticket was). The event was outfitted with an "All Aboard/Bon Voyage" theme, with hot air balloons floating in the sky, cocktail waitresses dressed as air stewardesses, pilots working the bars, two young ladies serving hot dumplings out of an airplane drinks cart and other whimsical surprises.
[Washingtonian's Kate Bennett, Harry Jaffe] [R: The Event's Manager, Katharine Ragsdale]
[Guests were impressed with the luxury touches on the Qatar Airways Business Class display]
[Cori Sue Morris, Molly Hanten] [Kyle O'Donnell, Lucien Zeigler, Joel Holland]
[Great idea: trays with cupholders for easy balancing!]