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Photos From the 2016 AT&T Best of Washington Party

Partygoers enjoyed an evening of delicious bites and libations from more than 80 of Washingtonian's top-rated restaurants.
Photos From the 2016 AT&T Best of Washington Party

Washingtonian’s annually sold-out AT&T Best of Washington party took place at the National Building Museum on June 9. More than 2,000 guests and restaurateurs gathered for an evening of delicious bites and refreshing libations at the event, which featured more than 80 of Washingtonian’s top-rated restaurants and benefitted the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

A special thanks to our sponsors: AT&TBMWAmerican Beverage AssociationPenFed Credit UnionGeicoThe Home DepotDiageoStella ArtoisNational Building Museum, and 94.7.

This event wouldn’t have been possible without our wonderful partners: Adora CreativeAmerican AVArt SoireeBooth-o-Rama PhotoboothsCapitol Chocolate FountainsEast Coast Graffiti WallsEdge Floral Event DesignersElan Artists’ Nation BandFrost Lighting CompanyMJ ValetOccasions CateringRevolution Event Design & ProductionRJ Whyte Event ProductionSperry Tents, and Virginia Photobooths and More.

 

Photo by Joy Asico.
More than 2000 guests attended the AT&T Best of Washington event at the National Building Museum. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Guests posed at the Geico photo station. Photo by Joy Asico.
Washingtonian Magazine, Best of DC Party, VIP Publisher's Reception, National Building Museum, photo by Ben Droz.
Occasions Catering provided delicious light bites for guests at the Publisher’s Party. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Amanda Bauer, Ginny Reed, Marla Evangelista, Shauna Dispasquale and Megan Gorenflo had fun trying the Sparkle Bar at the Publisher’s Party. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Lorenzo Bared and Katharine Ragsdale. Photo by Ben Droz.
Photo by Joy Asico.
Guests tried on virtual reality glasses in the AT&T lounge. Photo by Joy Asico.
Photo by Dan Swartz.
Revolution Event Design and Production created this multi-color ceiling treatment to go along with the evening’s colorful theme. Photo by Dan Swartz.
Washingtonian Magazine, Best of DC Party, VIP Publisher's Reception, National Building Museum, photo by Ben Droz.
Sushma Shenoy, Karen Ghoorah, Chuck Ghoorah, and Sudhakar Shenoy. Photo by Ben Droz.
Photo by Joy Asico.
Delicious bites at AT&T’s Best of Washington. Photo by Joy Asico.
Photo by Evy Mages.
Guests took photos in Geico’s photo station with fun props. Photo by Evy Mages.
Washingtonian Magazine, Best of DC Party, VIP Publisher's Reception, National Building Museum, photo by Ben Droz.
Christos Marafatsos, Dr. Despina Markogiannakis, Tommy McFly, and Chrys Kefalus. Photo by Ben Droz.
Photo by Joy Asico.
Glen Hodge sitting in a sleek BMW i8 at the event. Photo by Joy Asico.
Photo by Jai Williams.
Chilled potato leek soup from Bistro Bis. Photo by Jai Williams.
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Amber and Angela Austin. Photo by Evy Mages.
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Ruben Gallego, Heather Podesta, and Brendan Boyle. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Some of DC’s best chefs came out to celebrate with Washingtonian. Photo by Joy Asico.
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The Home Depot’s Kent Knutson with Cathy Merrill Williams. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Sylvia Cho with Kogiya serving Bulgogi Bibim-Gooksu. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Guests enjoyed refreshing cocktails at the AT&T Best of Washington party. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Mirna and Jacob Newman. Photo by Joy Asico.
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BMW brought their newest i8 model to Best of Washington for guests to see. Photo by Joy Asico.
Washingtonian Magazine, Best of DC Party, VIP Publisher's Reception, National Building Museum, photo by Ben Droz.
Jim Dinegar, Nicole Quiroga, Jack Klane, and David Cummins. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Jen Fendt, Kate Slonaker, Charlotte Taylor, Ashley Elstro, and Michelle Ross. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Ensaladilla Rusa served by Jaleo. Photo by Jai Williams.
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ABA’s Susan Neely and Franklin Davis with Brendan Boyle. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Matchbox served spicy tuna with avocado puree and sriracha aioli. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Guests have fun in the AT&T photo booth by Booth-o-Rama. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Guests enjoyed vodka from the Ketel One bar. Photo by Jeff Elkins.
Washingtonian Magazine, Best of DC Party, VIP Publisher's Reception, National Building Museum, photo by Ben Droz.
Katie Kirby and Renee Diodonet. Photo by Ben Droz.
Washingtonian Magazine, Best of DC Party, VIP Publisher's Reception, National Building Museum, photo by Ben Droz.
Evelyn Farkas, Carol Melton, and Karen Knutson. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Guests posed for a selfie with celebrity chef Mike Isabella in the BMW lounge. Photo by Evy Mages.
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Guests were amazed by the American Beverage Association’s interactive graffiti wall. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Georgetown Cupcake provided a beautiful assortment of mini cupcakes to go along with the event’s colorful theme. Photo by Jai Williams.
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Jean Nolte and Mike Isabella. Photo by Jeff Elkins.
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Yong Choi, Kaoru Chikushi, Yuko Seki, and Norry Hoshikawa. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Susan Neely of the American Beverage Association, co-host of the private publisher’s reception. Photo by Ben Droz.
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More than 2,000 guests attended the 2016 AT&T Best of Washington party. Photo by Joy Asico.
Washingtonian Magazine, Best of DC Party, VIP Publisher's Reception, National Building Museum, photo by Ben Droz.
Cathy Merrill Williams with AT&T’s Scott Stover and Melissa Parks. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Spicy tuna with avocado puree and sriracha aioli by Matchbox. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Sherri Dalphonse, Kate Bennett, Caroline Cunningham, and Sarah Zlotnick. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Joe and Lindley Richardson. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Shinola’s Tom Forest and MokiMedia’s Dannia Hakki. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Double whipped cream cheese and strawberry preserves on a bagel from Bullfrog Bagels. Photo by Joy Asico.
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BMW’s Matt Catizone and Morgan Greenlaw. Photo by Jeff Elkins.
Washingtonian Magazine, Best of DC Party, VIP Publisher's Reception, National Building Museum, photo by Ben Droz.
Kelly and Rebecca McFarland. Photo by Ben Droz.
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A beautiful view of the colorful ceiling treatment, created by Revolution Event Design and Production, and dramatic lighting by Frost Lighting. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Elsie Whitman, Brandon Ebeling, and Ashley Ebeling. Photo by Evy Mages.
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Guests enjoyed an orange and white candy bar at the Home Depot candy station. Photo by Jeff Elkins.
Washingtonian Magazine, Best of DC Party, VIP Publisher's Reception, National Building Museum, photo by Ben Droz.
Timothy Lowery, Michael Zingali, and Joseph Ireland. Photo by Ben Droz.
Washingtonian Magazine, Best of DC Party, VIP Publisher's Reception, National Building Museum, photo by Ben Droz.
Katherine Ragsdale, Rebecca McFarland, and Susan Farkas. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Jonathan Tuteur, Julia Tuteur, Maryam Nazemzadeh, and Michael Tuteur. Photo by Joy Asico.
Washingtonian Magazine, Best of DC Party, VIP Publisher's Reception, National Building Museum, photo by Ben Droz.
Guests enjoyed delicious waffles by Occasions Catering at the Publisher’s Party. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Julie Orsini and Andrew Kovalcin. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Marla Evangelista, Megan Gorenflo, Ginny Reed, Amanda Bauer, and Shauna Dispasquale. Photo by Evy Mages.
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Zubiar Rana, Tammy Darvish, and James Schenck. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Attendees imagined themselves driving this sleek BMW i8 at the event. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Nick Cezar, Chef Katsuya, and Chef Christian of Daikaya and Bantam King. Photo by Joy Asico.
Washingtonian Magazine, Best of DC Party, VIP Publisher's Reception, National Building Museum, photo by Ben Droz.
Roberto Hernandez, Stacey Ross, Shannon Morris, Regina Minor, and Rodger Pulley. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Revolution Event Design and Production built a beautiful black and white bar complete with girls on swings. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Alicia Russell, Morgan Russell, and Janice Leary. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Jackie Bradford, Evelyn Farkas, and friends. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Kim Cayce and Emory Linder. Photo by Evy Mages.
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Diego Gonzalez, Morgan Fykes, and David Sweeney. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Paul Williams, Kate Rumbaugh, and Cathy Merrill Williams. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Girls sat in swings over the fountain at the National Building Museum. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Alyssa Hotz, Stephen “Carne” Brock, George Pagonis, Mike Isabella, Sebastian Rivera, Walter Elias, and Tom Viola of Graffiato and Kapnos. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Bulgogi Bibim-Gooksu from Kogiya. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Dominique Ledyard, Kaki Kleisch, Elizabeth Williams, Jennifer Orr, Libby Krueger, Catherine Douglas, Katie Moran, Claire Herzog, Elizabeth Dalrymple, and Kate Pflager. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Dr. Bill Hughes and Ann Compton. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Guests visited the wine bar at Best of Washington, provided by PenFed. Photo by Jeff Elkins.
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Scott Schmelzer and Samantha Newman. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Kristen Mercuro, Kevin Rafferty, Mark Sweeney, Jackie Yip, and Tammy Zeng. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Diageo provided liquor and Anheuser-Busch provided beer for guests to enjoy. Photo by Jeff Elkins.
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Robert Petris and Scott Sapperstein. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Guests pose in PenFed’s flipbook photo station. Photo by Evy Mages.
Washingtonian Magazine, Best of DC Party, VIP Publisher's Reception, National Building Museum, photo by Ben Droz.
Fresh 94.7 FM’s Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Nation Band by Elan Artists entertained guests all evening with great music. Photo by Joy Asico.
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Josh Miller, Julia Stein, Erin Shellenberger, and Pat Slagle. Photo by Ben Droz.
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Swing models had the best view of the AT&T Best of Washington party. Photo by Joy Asico.

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