Last Wednesday, I attended the Washington City Paper Best of DC 2014 Fête at the Carnegie Library in DC.  The party honored the Best of DC, as voted on by City Paper readers and chosen by writers and editors. A portion of the proceeds from the party benefited Brainfood, a nonprofit youth development organization in Washington, D.C.

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Best of DC 2014 Fete!

I arrived at 8pm with my friend Lisa to a building filled with people; it was quite packed!  Each floor in the library featured restaurants and bars offering samples of some of their best dishes and drinks. We tried meatballs from Carmine’s, burgers from P.J Clark’s, drinks from The Gibson and more. We also entered the raffle, hosted by Turkish Airlines, to win two free airline tickets to fly anywhere in the world but unfortunately neither of us won. Those would’ve been perfect for when I plan my 30th birthday trip!

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Cocktails from The Gibson

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Meatballs from Carmine’s.

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STK opens in Dupont later this month.

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With DC blogger Morgan and Whitney of Whitney Stringer PR & Events

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Ran into my line sister Ebony Nicole at the Turkish Airlines table.


I had a nice time checking out the different restaurants. It gave me some ideas of the different restaurants I want to try this summer, especially those places that have brunch!  If you do plan on attending next year, I would advise arriving when the party begins. We showed up an hour after the party started and some restaurants were already out of food.

Check out the Best of D.C. winners HERE.