Power Lunches, Lobbyist Happy Hours & the Hangout Spots of Capitol Hill Politicos
Guided by Kevin
Washington DC runs on power lunches, bar room dealings and martini negotiations. Chefs have engineered a collection of the restaurants near the Capitol and White House to serve as the perfect environments for lobbyists, congresspeople, senators, lawyers and media bigwigs to wine and dine.
Join us on a walk of some of the most patronized political stomping grounds and hear the stories behind them. Along the way, we might just rub shoulders with the movers and shakers of Washington politics.
About Your Guide
Chicago born, Minneapolis raised, DC native. Studied political science and creative writing. Enthusiast of historical non-fiction, chocolate chip cookies, crime dramas and gin. Preferably not all at the same time, but I wouldn't say no.
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