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Table-Hopping: Where the Boldface Names Are Eating
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony throw a birthday bash at the W Hotel, Dick Cheney eats sushi, and the Real World DC cast hangs in Arlington. By Kyle Jameson
Comments () | Published September 18, 2009

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, in town for the Hispanic Caucus’ black-tie gala, celebrated Marc’s 41st birthday at the W Hotel’s Point of View Lounge. Also joining the party were California Rep. Linda Sanchez and Miami Dolphins coach owner Wayne Huizenga. Fancy Cakes by Leslie in Bethesda provided the towering chocolate cake...

..Forget about hiding in an undisclosed location. Former vice president Dick Cheney was spotted at Balducci’s gourmet market in McLean. He bought some sushi and the new issue of Washingtonian. Who ever said he didn’t have good taste? He was also seen hobnobbing at a VIP dinner at Georgetown’s Cafe Milano...

...While Cheney mingled on Cafe Milano’s main level, former UK head honcho Tony Blair dined upstairs with power broker Vernon Jordan and Indiana senator Evan Bayh...

...Billy Crystal munched on salad greens at the Palm in Dupont Circle. In tow were Clintonite Terry McAuliffe, and--perhaps more unexpected--Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak and Philadelphia Phillies’ second baseman Chase Utley. Crystal also dined at the newly revived 701 and at the Penn Quarter Italian dining room Tosca with Senator John Kerry...

...Denver Nugget Carmelo Anthony debated the Old Testament over drinks at Madam’s Organ in Adams Morgan...

...Michelle Obama, accompanied by two girlfriends, chowed down at the popular Indian restaurant Rasika in Penn Quarter. The ladies chitchatted for more than two hours...

...Just hours before Obama’s health care speech to congress, House Minority Leader John Boehner ate dinner at Trattoria Alberto near Eastern Market...

...On the eve of her swearing-in, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor let loose on the dance floor with about 20 of her friends at Chinatown’s Irish Channel Pub...

...Two Food Network hosts--Robert Irvine of Dinner: Impossible and Marc Summers of Unwrapped--feasted on tomato salad and veal sweetbreads at Zola...

...MTV’s Real World DC cast partied at the Rock Bottom Brewery in the Ballston Common mall...

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