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Gilt City's Marissa Schneider Dishes Picks For Inauguration Day Dining

With the big inauguration upon us–Washington DC has been one of the most buzzed about cities in the nation. Want to know the best places to dine on the big day? Leave it up to Gilt City’s glamorous food-loving deal ninja.

Senior Curator at Gilt City DC, Marissa Schneider combs through countless neighborhoods and hundreds of  local shops every day to snag the best DC offerings. Today, she’s sharing her top picks for Inauguration Day dining–including where to find the President’s favorite bites, and the best destinations to spot DC’s most powerful politicos.

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Marissa’s 6 Picks For Inauguration Day Dining
Written by Marissa Schneider

Inaugural Ball at Opera
Tickets available at Gilt City$20 (single), $35 (couple), $350 (6+ bottle service).

  • Every four years, the tens of thousands who flock to the District to celebrate the presidential inauguration turn DC into the nation’s foremost party town.
  • Located just blocks from the White House.
  • Miami-based DJ Louis Dee, a specialist in deep house beats, will keep the party going—and the dance floor packed—until the wee hours.

Operah, 1400 I Street NW, DC; www.operadc.com.

We, The Pizza and Good Stuff Eatery

  • Both of Chef Spike Mendelsohn’s two restaurants, located in the Hill, are go-to spots for politicos in the DC area – and a great place to grab a bit during the Presidential Inauguration.
  • In fact, President Obama and his family have been spotted at both these restaurants on multiple occasions!
  • Not to mention, Chef Mendelsohn has even named a burger at Good Stuff after the President and First Lady.

We, The Pizza, 305 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, DC; www.wethepizza.com.
Good Stuff Eatery, 303 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, DC; www.goodstuffeatery.com.

Shadow Room
Tickets available at Gilt City: $20 (single), $30 (couple).

  • Kick off the inauguration weekend with a two-hour open bar on Friday, January 18—exclusively for Gilt City members.
  • At this high-tech lounge, you won’t have to push your way to the bar: You order cocktails from the club’s own iPhone app, and get a text message when they’re ready. You can even pay via phone!
  • For just $30, get VIP admission for two to the Inauguration open bar on Friday, January 18!

Shadow Room, 2131 K Street, NW, DC; www.shadowroom.com.

Taylor Gourmet

  • Another President Obama favorite, with four locations in DC, is Taylor Gourmet.
  • This sandwich place always delivers – so why not head over during the inauguration weekend, and maybe catch an Obama sighting!
  • In fact, on a recent visit, Obama was joined by quite the group of Capitol Hill insiders including the administrator of the Small Business Association.
  • His order? A 12-inch Spruce Street turkey hoagie, prepared with prosciutto, roasted red peppers, and provolone!

Multiple locations in DC

Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar

  • Another President Obama favorite, with four locations in DC, is Taylor Gourmet.
  • Maybe catch an Obama sighting!
  • In fact, on a recent visit, Obama was joined by quite the group of Capitol Hill insiders including the administrator of the Small Business Association.
  • His order? A 12-inch Spruce Street turkey hoagie, prepared with prosciutto, roasted red peppers, and provolone!

Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar, 223 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, DC; www.sonomadc.com.

Boundary Road

  • This DC hotspot is one of my favorites!
  • They offer a seasonal American menu at his hotspot on H Street.
  • And believe it or not, just three weeks after opening in March, The Obamas visited this H Street hotspot.
  • In fact, the couple was rumored to have ordered the Grilled Hanger Steak –
  • Mr. President started with the black pepper pirogues, and The first lady began her meal with a Rapini Salad.

Boundary Road, 414 H St, NE, DC; www.boundaryrd.com.

“Gilt City DC offers memorable adventures and exclusive offers, all at insider prices. Gilt City will help you to Love Your City More.  And all Gilt City members will gain access to unique and coveted experiences in our nations capital – featuring the most sought-after restaurants, top spas, luxury salons, exclusive events, in-demand shows and concerts, and much more.”

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