Inside the Event: Best of Washington Party

Last night, 1,500 attendees gathered at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC for one of the most talked-about events in town: Verizon Wireless and Washingtonian's "Best of Washington Party." Featuring the winners of Washingtonian's annual "The Best Of" awards, the sold-out event featured over 50 top Washington, DC restaurants and bars offering samples of their finest fare.

Celebrated chefs such as Michel Richard of Citronelle, RJ Cooper of Vidalia, Travis Timberlake of Art and Soul, and Tony Conte of Oval Room were among those in attendance. The seemingly-endless tasting options ranged from tuna tartare being offered by BLT Steak to cupcakes in all flavors from Georgetown Cupcake. Plenty of drinks, such as the watermelon rum cocktails from Liberty Tavern, were also available to round out the culinary experience.

Among those in attendance were well-known DC locals including Congressman Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.), University of Maryland President C. Dan Mote, Jr., and Washingtonian publisher Cathy Merrill Williams, along with several fellow Cvent-ers! In fact, Cvent was proud to power the online registration services for this sold-out extravaganza. 

Here's the event registration page, updated to according to its closed status:

Best of Washington Event Summary

Attendees could choose from two ticket types, Vice Presidential and Presidential:

Best of Washington Ticket Information

A portion of the proceeds from the DC event benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
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