Event: City Paper’s Best of DC Fete

AWESOME…

I’m done… nothing more to be said…

Okay maybe there is a little more to be said but for this event I will let the pictures do most of the talking.  Before the photo reel though, let me give you a little background.  The Best of DC Fete is a celebration of Washington City Paper’s Best Of 2013 winners from both their editorial and reader votes in over 300 categories! For one night they brought together 50 Best of D.C. winners and finalist restaurants, local breweries & other artisans to wine and dine us.  To set the mood, they also had 5 live entertainment stages in addition to all the food and drink to make this one of the Best D.C. event of the year! A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to Food & Friends to help deliver hope, one meal at a time the Best of DC Volunteer winner.  Food & Friends is a local nonprofit that provides meals, groceries and nutrition counseling to children and adults in the Washington region living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses.

DSC04958First I have to shout out South Moon Under for this gorgeous dress I got at the Fashion for Paws fundraiser!! It is super soft and comfortable and went perfectly with my new Stella & Dot Fiona Bib Necklace that I am OBSESSED with.  Of course I had to rock THE BAG I scored at Violet boutique (another obsession of mine which is why it’s THE BAG)

DSC04883When I first arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to see a couple of familiar faces!!! Chef Karida Celestine and Chef Steven Hughes making some delicious bites from B. Smith  for everyone to try.

DSC04882 DSC04881Yum!!DSC04887This bite from Zenga was also DELICIOUS!! (I may have gone back a couple times…)

DSC04889PJ Clarke’s was cooking up some delicious mini burgers that were BOMB!!!

DSC04895Best Mixologist Gina Chersevani showed us why she was the best with her “Rye Not? cocktail” that was delicious!!!

DSC04898 - rangeThe handsome men of Range!

DSC04915Hank’s showed me that I do like Oysters!! They were delicious and fresh (despite the face this woman is giving me lol #nophotos).

DSC04919Luke’s was worth the wait for this shrimp roll!!

DSC04925Cashion’s Eat Place gave me this delicious bite… love it when good for you tastes great!

DSC04926I knew about Jack Rose’s whiskey but I was pleasantly surprised by their delicious food.

DSC04937Masa 14 had me at their frozen pineapple drink…

DSC04952Overall this was a fantastic event and I met a lot of great people there and I definitely have a list of new places to go and check out now (and I’m from here lol so well done City Paper)!! For more pictures visit Facebook.

Shout out to the Participating Restaurants, Mixologists & Breweries: Range, Dolcezza Artisanal Gelato, Kapnos, Shake Shack, Teddy & the Bully Bar, Tel’Veh Café & Wine Bar, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Old Angler’s Inn, BLT Steak, Café St. Ex, Masa 14, Rocklands Barbeque, The Carolina Kitchen, Tony & Joe’s, Bar Pilar, I Ricchi, Virtue Feed & Grain, Zengo, Georgia Brown’s, Darlington House, Ping Pong Dim Sum, Fujimar, B. Smith’s, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, Founding Farmers, Blue 44, Harth, El Centro D.F., Carmine’s, Mari Vanna, Farmers Fishers Bakers, P.J. Clarke’s, Del Frisco’s, Bar Dupont, Room 11, DC Brau Brewery, Chocolate City Brewery, Port City Brewery, 3 Stars Brewery, Latis Imports, and many more!

About Morgan of DCFunemployment

Welcome to DCFunemployment. My name is Morgan and I am a native Washingtonian. In this post Paris Hilton era, socialite has became a bit of a dirty word. However by definition, a socialite is a person who is well known in fashionable society and is fond of social activities and entertainment. Like it or not, that's me so these are the diaries of a reluctant socialite. Follow me here or on social media to see some of the best that DC has to offer.
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