Washingtonian’s eleventh annual AT&T Best of Washington party took place at the National Building Museum on June 7th. Guests and restaurateurs at the annually sold out event enjoyed an evening of delicious tastes and refreshing drinks, at which more than 60 of Washingtonian’s featured restaurants participated, and benefitted the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
A special thanks to our sponsors: AT&T, American Beverage Association, INFINITI , United Airlines, GEICO, PenFed Credit Union, Ketel One, Stella Artois, and 90+ Cellars.
This event wouldn’t have been possible without our wonderful partners: American AV, Atmosphere Lighting, Booth-o-Rama Photobooths, Chris Laich Music Services, Exquisite Floral Events, MJ Valet, National Building Museum, Occasions Caterers, Plants Alive! RJ Whyte Event Production, Syzygy Event Production, and 94.7 Fresh FM.
Photos by Daniel Swartz/Revamp, Rodney Bailey Photography, Jeff Elkins, April Greer, and Tony Powell Images.
Party-going Washingtonian’s entered the National Building Museum and enjoyed the event theme, An Evening in Havana.
Syzygy Events transformed the National Building Museum entryway for an Evening in Havana.
Giani and Kara Waghelstein.
Martha Krabill, Alberto Ucles, Lisseth Orellana, and Tom Noll.
Justin Schuble and Jordan Schuble.
Maydan and Compass Rose Chef Gerald Addison prepping samples for guests in the INFINITI lounge.
Guests dressed to impress wearing Cuban-inspired outfits.
Alison Serota and Crystal D. Cameron
Bon Matcha served samples of their soft serve ice cream.
Guests enjoyed watching the Washington Capitals in their Stanley Cup winning game.
Spicy lamb dan dan noodles were served by Tiger Fork.
District Doughnut served guests delicious treats.
Guests posed with the GEICO Gecko at the GEICO photo booth.
Osteria Morini served An Evening in Havana-inspired mini Cubano Italiano sandwiches.
Guests viewed the INFINITI QX60 upon arrival at the event.
Ken Regnier and Carl Ray.
The National Building Museum was the host venue for the 11th year.
The INFINITI QX80 was one of two vehicles that greeted guests at event check-in.
Large tropical floral arrangements were provided by Exquisite! Floral Events.
Gloria Story Dittus, Timothy Lowery, and Cynthia Stinger.
Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis of 94.7 FRESH FM.
The GEICO gecko provided guests with entertainment near their photo booth activation and root beer float station.
The event beneficiary, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, displayed silent auction items for guests to bid on.
Brandon Clay and Wayne Fortune.
Quon’s Lashes provided fun eyelash extensions for party attendees.
Booth-o-Rama provided the photo booths for the evening.
Susan Neely, Cathy Merrill Williams, and James Schenck.
Title sponsor AT&T used virtual reality to show guests the dangers of texting and driving.
Fabio and Maria Trabocchi with Célia Laurent and Eric Ziebold.
William Dermody, Joshua Whitehead, Colin Murphey, and Melanie Ocampos.
Decor partner, Syzygy Events, made guests feel like they had just arrived to Cuba.
Anna Spiegel, Brittany Garrison, and Dan Searing.
The Haiku Guys + Gals wrote fun and personal pieces for attendees.
The American Beverage Association sponsored the evening’s invite-only Publisher’s Reception.
Jayne Sandman, Barbara Martin, Pum Lefebure, and Jen Haber.
Ryan McCabe, Patrick Leddy, Kate Nelson, and Haley Samuel-Jakubos.
Forrest and Cristy Odendhal, Ryan Stuart and Melody Stuart, Ali Santore and Mike Santore, Peter and Lee Braun.
Shannon Autry, Juliana Cooper, Andy Hughes, John Prettyman Rocking the Red for the Washington Capitals, who won the Stanley Cup championship that evening.
Lindley and Joe Richardson.
Laurence Stanley and Erica White.
Occasions Caterers bartenders donned fedoras as they served 90+ Cellars wine, Stella Artois, and speciality Ketel One cocktails.
A thank you to our event partners reel played on a jumbo Samsung screen.
Guests could relax in the INFINITI lounge and INFINITI owners were gifted branded specialty water bottles.
In the PenFed lounge, guests could take home a hand rolled Cuban cigar provided by Castaneda Cigars.
Milk Bar brought a variety of sweet treats to serve guests throughout the evening.
Guests experience sitting in the United Polaris Lounge seats at the event.
Katie Shepherd and PJ Orlandi.
At the United Airlines Polaris Lounge, guests could receive personally engraved Stella Artois chalices.
The crowd at the 11th annual AT&T Best of Washington party.
The 4-sided main bar was designed by Syzygy Events.