Crème de la crème

Last Wednesday, my friends and I celebrated Washington’s top restaurants at Washingtonian’s Best of Washington party. We were joined by about 2,000 other guests and spent the evening enjoying delicious morsels and Patron loaded signature cocktails. We were transported to another world inspired by vintage travel; the decor was a mixture of “Around The World in 80 Days” and “Oriental Express.”

Come Fly with Me

We were greeted by Pan Am style flight attendants who immediately directed us towards the “ticket station” (more commonly known as the bar.)

flight attendant

Photo courtesy of Revamp

After knocking back our first cocktail we made our way through the food maze. There were so many delicious items I cannot pick a favorite but Brasserie Beck, Haute Dog & Fries, Bourbon Steak and Menomale were out of this world. At every turn there was a new sight to take in (they really nailed the travelling atmosphere) from caricatures, photos booths, specialty alcohol booths and even a Good Humor ice cream trolley.

Hello, Hello!

Molly’s dress is from Pieces and Mine is from Karen Millen

One stand-out booth was the vodka-infused lemonade stand that served 4 different  flavors; watermelon rosemary, strawberry basil, traditional lemonade and mint. The mint and strawberry basil were incredible.

Best of girls

We continuously ate and drank the night away, but managed to take a long enough break for some silly photos.

Say Cheese

The party continued at Graffito afterwards. We were still hungry after Best of (not sure how that is possible) so we ordered a Jersey Shore and an American Pie; the Jersey Shore was amazing (I inhaled it).

After Party

I highly recommend going next year, we had a ball! As you can see there was so much to experience; I don’t think this post can do it justice You will have to go experience it for yourself next year! Congratulations to all the restaurants and the Washingontian team on a fantastic job.

photo cred: Revamp

Photo courtesy of Revamp

PS My friends and I managed to make it on a couple of blogs’ coverage of the event. If you get a chance you should check them out, because their 200+ photos do the event more justice!

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Temptation Tuesday

graham

Over Memorial Day weekend, my friends and I were supposed to go to the Graham rooftop bar in Georgetown. However, since it was overcast, dreary, and all around miserable weather on Saturday we unfortunately didn’t make it to the swanky new bar. But lucky for me, Washingtonian Magazine is hosting a “Best of DC” kick- off  happy hour at the Graham on June 19. Every year, Washingtonian hosts a huge party at the National Building Museum that showcases the best that Washington DC has to offer. No need to buy a ticket for the kick-off happy hour, they just ask that you make a charitable donation that will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Cocktails, charity and a rooftop happy hour? Yeah, I think I can handle that.