Washington, DC (July 18, 2011) – For over 30 years, Washingtonian Magazine has invited readers to vote for the best of what makes our town special. Readers get the great pleasure in choosing their annual favorites from cocktails to restaurants and even local personalities. This great feedback, and a few of the editors picks, make these great lists in most every issue.
This year the Best of Washington partnered with the ever expanding offering site, Livingsocia, and invited winners to the National Building Museum to share their great dishes, drinks and services. This year, more than 1,500 guests, celebrities, restauranteurs, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society supporters filled the National Building Museum to sample, sip, and socialize. Attendees played on BMW sponsored putting greens, rolled out Bocce, and gave their best aim at the corn toss from Coca-Cola. All of this was spread out over the floor with BMW convertibles on display.
The sold-out event featured more than 60 of The Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants and celebrated chefs, including Michel Richard of Citronelle and Central, Robert Wiedmaier of Marcels and Brasserie Beck, Tony Conte of the Oval Room, Scott Drewno of the Source by Wolfgang Puck, and Bryan Voltaggio of Volt Restaurant… and Top Chef fame. The LivingSocial Best of Washington party is always the highlight of the summer season. This year all funds from the silent auction and a portion of ticket proceeds will once again go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.