Brasserie Liberté’s Opening Party Draws Hundreds

November 20, 2019

Restaurateur Hakan Ilhan, who told The Georgetowner in an earlier article, “I think that Georgetown is on a comeback,” certainly made it look that way at the Nov. 15 opening party for Brasserie Liberté.

Hundreds showed up with their …

Walking the Red Carpet at the American Portrait Gala (photos)

November 18, 2019

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery held its 2019 American Portrait Gala on Sunday, Nov. 17, with more than 700 attendees representing some of the top names in science, entertainment and the arts. The event celebrated this year’s acquisitions and raised …

Tennis Shoes, Tributes at Southeast Tennis and Learning Center 

November 4, 2019

The 25th anniversary of the Recreation Wish List Committee was celebrated on Nov. 2 at Anacostia’s Southeast Tennis and Learning Center gala. The committee was founded by former D.C. first lady Cora Masters Barry.

Accolades and tributes abounded for community …

Citi Taste of Tennis Serves Up Striking Food, Cocktails

August 2, 2019

Trading sweatbands for heels and dinner jackets, Citi Open tennis players joined coaches, fans, and top local chefs and mixologists for the second-annual Citi Taste of Tennis DC at Hamilton Live on July 29.

BenefitingWashington Tennis & Education Foundation, …

Maureen Dowd Party Trashed on Twitter

July 29, 2019

What is it about Georgetown parties? Attracting not only the neighbors’ attention, of course, but side looks and comments from far away?

The latest dust-up concerned New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd’s July 24 party at her N Street home …

Chamber Meets at O

July 10, 2019

The DC Chamber of Commerce met June 20 at the Mansion at O Street & O Street Museum for its 81st birthday and a pre-party for its Oct. 26 gala — Delivering the Capital. Chamber guests had the chance to …

TIS Foundation, Serving the Underserved


Supporters gathered June 6 at the Marriott Marquis to celebrate the work of the TIS Foundation, whose mission is to support several D.C.-based organizations in disadvantaged communities. Co-founders Emmanuel Irono and his wife, Ogay, have been serving youth and families …

Tudor Place Garden Party Exquisite


Attendees of the Tudor Place 27th Annual Garden Party enjoyed exquisite weather, fine food and good friends in support of one of Georgetown’s crown jewels May 22 — and to honor Tudor Place trustee Bruce Whelihan. The beautiful gardens and …

Top RAMMY Awards to Bailey, Onwuachi; John Laytham Honored

July 1, 2019

Top food-service industry professionals and their fans gathered on Sunday, June 30, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the 37th Annual RAMMY Awards, as Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced winners in 20 award categories and other special honors.…

Capital Pride: Trevor Project

June 6, 2019

The Capital Pride Alliance, organizer of the 2019 Pride Festival, running May 31 through June 9, prominently lists its partners, advocates and allies — individuals and groups that support the festival in various ways.

On that list, you’ll find the …