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Cronut™ Creator Dominique Ansel Talks Creation of Epic Dessert During Lunch at The Jefferson

photo1Several dozen Washingtonians gathered at The Jefferson Hotel Friday afternoon for lunch with Dominique Ansel, the mastermind behind the Cronut™ and author of the recently released book Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes.

Guests enjoyed a four course lunch, which opened on the sweet side with Dominique’s Kouign Amanns (think a sweet croissant) and were offered remarks by Ansel who spoke about the rise of the Cronut™ at his staple New York bakery and answered questions from attendees.

NBC 4 anchor Eun Yang admitted during the Q&A to being one of the many who have lined up to outside Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York where the breakfast pastry was first served. Chef Ansel also admitted that even his closest family and friends must wait in line.

Earlier in the day, Ansel toured and met with the fellows and staff of Dog Tag Bakery in Alexandria, Va., offering tips on how to be an entrepreneur and inventor.

In attendance: Tammy Haddad, SKDK’s Kelley McCormickCapitol File’s Suzy Draddy Jacobs and Elizabeth ThorpWashingtonian’s Kate Bennett, CNN’s Matt Dornic, Hollywood on the Potomac’s Janet Donovan, Heather Podesta, Revamp’s Daniel Swartz, and ThinkFoodGroup’s Ann McCarthy.

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W Washington DC Unveils its Redesigned POV

POV crowd 2The W Washington DC Friday night revealed its redesigned POV rooftop bar, featuring new art and decor including wall-sized brass murals of former US presidents.

In true W fashion, guests checked in downstairs and were escorted to the top where behind a wall designed to look like red tape, hundreds of Washingtonians celebrated including the Washington Wizards’ John Wall, The Daily Show’s Jason Jones; Washingtonian fashion editor Kate BennettUS News’ Nikki Schwab; Washington Business Journal’s Jennifer Nycz-Conner and Rebecca Cooper; NBC Washington’s Dianna Russini and Eun Yang; FOX 5′s Steve Chenevey; WJLA’s Scott Thuman; the Washington Redskins’ LaRhonda Burley; Todd Flournoy; Sophie Pyle, Kate Michael, Victoria Michael, Neil Grace, Nick Owens, Katy Adams, and Cori Sue Morris.

Not part of the redesign: it’s iconic view of the White House.

FishbowlDC Round 1 Superlative Winners: Jake Tapper, Ken Vogel, Kevin Cirilli

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The results of Round 1 of Fishbowl Superlatives are in. Last week, we asked y’all to name the Hottest TV Personality, Most in Need of a Reality Show, and the Future/Former Boy Band Member. Nearly 5,000 votes later, we have your winners.

POLITICO's Ken Vogel

Fresh off the heels of his recent book Big Money, POLITICO’s Ken Vogel took the prize of Most in Need of a Reality Show, against the competition including BuzzFeed’s John Stanton, Pamela Sorensen of Pamela’s Punch, ESPN’s Britt McHenry, The Washington Post Reliable Source’s Helena Andrews and Emily Heil, and the man always touting the latest issue of Washington Life, John Arundel.

 
The Hill's Kevin Cirilli

In the category for Future/Former Boy Band MemberThe Hill’s Kevin Cirilli took the win, with 46% of respondents voting in his favor. CNN cutie Peter Morris took second, followed by The Atlantic’s James Hamblin, WJLA’s Scott Thuman, NBC Washington’s David Culver, and WJLA’s Kevin Lewis. Read more

FOX5′s Steve Chenevey, The Hill’s Kevin Cirilli, POLITICO’s Ken Vogel Leading Superlatives

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Last week we announced nominees in FishbowlDC’s 2014 Summer Superlatives in three categories Hottest TV Personality, Most in Need of a Reality Show, and Future/Former Boy Band Members.

Before we announce Round 2 of 3, we’re here with an update of where things stand in the final 72 hours of the first round of the competition.

For much of last week, CNN’s Jake Tapper and Brianna Keilar were neck and neck for first place in the Hottest TV Personality category. FOX 5′s Steve Chenevey has since taken the top spot with 34.32% of the category votes. Also in the running: FOX News’ Bret Baier and NBC Washington’s Angie Goff and Eun Yang. One thing we’ve learned, it is fun to pit persons from the same network against each other.

New to the superlatives competition is this year’s Future/Former Boy Band Members category. Leading is The Hill’s Kevin Cirilli, previously with POLITICO, who has more than 50% of the votes. In second with nearly a quarter of the support is CNN cutie Peter Morris. Also nominated, NBC Washington’s David Culver, WJLA’s Kevin Lewis and Scott Thuman, and The Atlantic’s James Hamblin.

Rounding out Round 1 of voting is the ever-important superlative for Most in Need of a Reality Show. In it, there’s 6 great contenders, including POLITICO’s Big Money author Ken Vogel with nearly half the votes thus far. BuzzFeed’s John Stanton and ESPN’s Britt McHenry are in a close second and third, respectively, along with Pamela Sorensen, of Pamela’s Punch, the “Reliable Source” ladies Helena Andrews and Emily Heil, and the Washington Life magazine touting John Arundel.

No use getting mad at Fishbowl, these were all reader suggestions. And we’re still taking nominations for the other seven categoriesSexiest Radio Voice, Best Writing, Hottest PR Guy/Girl, Cutest Couple, Most #basic, Best Hair, and Biggest Troublemaker – so send yours to fishbowlnick@gmail.com.

Tomorrow we’ll be back with Round 2 of 3 for this year’s superlatives and Thursday we’ll announce winners in the below categories. Get voting!

Hottest TV Personality:

Most in Need of a Reality Show

Future/Former Boy Band Members

Voting Now Live for Round 1 of FishbowlDC Summer Superlatives 2014

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Well here we are – at the start of FishbowlDC’s 2014 Summer Superlatives, ready for you to cast your votes for those nominated in three categories: Hottest TV Personality, Most in Need of a Reality Show, and Future/Former Boy Band Members.

No use getting mad at Fishbowl, these were all reader suggestions. And we’re still taking nominations for the other seven categoriesSexiest Radio Voice, Best Writing, Hottest PR Guy/Girl, Cutest Couple, Most #basic, Best Hair, and Biggest Troublemaker – so send yours to fishbowlnick@gmail.com. Nominees for the remaining will be announced in the coming days.

Here’s how it works. Below are galleries of those nominated to each category and a poll for you to cast your vote through 2pm on Thursday, August 7. We’ll post updates along the way and announce the winner on Friday, August 8.

Happy FishbowlDC Summer Superlatives 2014! May the odds be ever in your favor.

Hottest TV Personality:

Most in Need of a Reality Show

Future/Former Boy Band Members

FBDC Tweeterboard: Local Broadcast News

Earlier this month we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications and Washington-based national anchors. Now it’s time to turn our attention to local broadcasters. FishbowlDC tallied the Twitter followers of DC’s TV and radio stations, as well as those of the top on-air talent. Here’s what we found:

Top 10 Local Television and Radio Stations

1. NBC 4 (WRC)  - 68,947
2. CBS 9 (WUSA) - 52,733
3. WTOP 103.5 FM  - 51,723
4. ABC 7 (WJLA) - 46,702
5. Fox 5 (WTTG) – 32,080
6. WAMU 88.5 FM – 10,630
7. WFED 1500 AM – 9,629
8. PBS 26 (WETA) – 4,666
9. Univision 14 (WFDC) – 3,160
10. NewsChannel 8* – 2,466

Top 15 Local Broadcast Personalities

1. Angie Goff (NBC 4) – 25,576
2. Nikki Burdine (CBS 9) – 21,108
3. Britt McHenry (ABC 7) – 18,342
4. Doug Kammerer (NBC 4) – 16,936
5. Bruce Johnson (CBS 9) – 13,554
6. Shomari Stone (NBC 4) – 10,961
7. Julie Wright (Fox 5) – 10,789
8. Danella Sealock (NBC 4/WPGC) – 9,010
9. Tom Sherwood (NBC 4/WAMU) – 8,859
10. Russ Ptacek (CBS 9) – 8,811
11. Eun Yang (NBC 4) – 8,561
12. Jacqui Jeras (ABC 7) – 8,129
13. Jim Handly  (NBC 4) – 7,744
14. Chuck Bell (NBC 4) – 6,906
15. Jim Vance (NBC 4) – 6,747

The takeaway: NBC 4 is the most socially engaged of the local stations overall. They claim the number one spot among broadcast stations and their staff accounts for 9 of the top 15 local personalities on Twitter. CBS 9 comes next, with a solid second place in the station rankings and 3 of the top 15 personalities. And ABC 7 comes in third place overall -the station has less followers than WTOP, but they do contribute 2 personalities in the top 15.

*NewsChannel 8 is DC’s local cable channel.

Washingtonian MOM Celebrates Second Issue With Lots of Champagne

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Catherine Merrill Williams, Kate Bennett, Eun Yang

Washingtonian MOM celebrated it’s second issue Wednesday night in which NBC4′s Eun Yang graces the cover. FishbowlDC put on our parenting boots and jumped right into the celebration (we actually don’t have parenting boots, so we wore our Palladium boots instead). Here’s how it went down.

4:45pm - Begin to figure out when is considered “fashionably late” for a 6:30 event thrown by a (Washingtonian) fashion editor (Kate Bennett). Settle on 6:45.

6:34 - Walk into Room & Board, host and venue of the event, 9 minutes ahead of schedule.

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Anne Freeman, Cathy Alter, Sarah Wildman, Rachel Cothran

6:35 - Bee line for the champers.

6:36 - Realization that I’m flying solo at a mom magazine event.

6:44 - Good (punctual!) crowd. 40 people approximately, including 4 other men, all looking around, likely pondering their attendance.

7:00 - Arrival of cover girl Yang.

7:10 - Anxiety setting in over the thought of having children. This leads to a refill of champers and quick stop by the food table (nice cheese and charcuterie spread by Screwtop).

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The NewsBabes Throw a Kiehl’s Party

Tonight Kiehl’s Prez Chris Delgado and the women known as “the Newsbabes” are throwing a party to celebrate the grand opening of Kiehl’s at Tyson’s Corner. The first hundred guests will receive Kiehl’s products. Partygoers can enter to win a $500 gift box. Georgetown Cupcake is among the sponsors, so expect them to be served. The evening benefits The GW Mammovan.

The NewsBabes: Angie Goff, Anita Brikman, Pamela Brown, Rebecca Cooper, Lesli Foster, Andrea Roane, Cynne Simpson and Eun Yang.

Some reporters around town were lucky enough to receive a small but enticing sampling of lotions and potions in the mail (as pictured here).

Fishbowl5 With WSJ’s Deborah Needleman

Deborah Needleman is author of the newly released The Perfectly Imperfect Home. The book, complete with delightful watercolor illustrations, stresses organized, comfortable chaos. It addresses everything from hanging pictures and creating beautiful drink tables to lighting, adding delicious scents to your home and little tricks you’d never think of. Her book party last night at Room and Board on 14th St. NW was a proverbial girls night out. She’s a former Postie  — former photo editor of WaPo Magazine — so old friends (pictured after the jump) showed up to cheer her on such as Eun Yang, Megan Buerger, Janet Bennet Kelley and Jura Koncius. A few details on Needleman — she’s founding editor of Domino Magazine and now Editor-in-Chief of WSJ Magazine and of its coveted Off Duty section. Former WaPo colleagues Jennifer Barger and Holly Thomas (now with Refinery29) were on hand as were freelancer and former Roll Caller Ali McSherry, K Street Kate blogger Kate Michael, Washington Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab and Komen’s Kiki Ryan.

1. Please envision your least favorite look for a home and describe. My least favorite look for a home is uptight. Decorating that is overly considered and where everything is just-so is more about impressing others, not welcoming them. I’ve been to places where the sofa is practically screaming out: don’t sit on me! You would just be squashing the cushions and wrecking the painstaking composition of decorative pillows. I like a house with a signs of life–and a bit of personality and whimsy–in it.

2. What is something that surprised you in writing this book? How long it took! I estimated it would take about three months, and it took more like two years. It wasn’t like I had to string a lot of paragraphs together, but sometimes writing briefly take a long time. That, and getting a job, which didn’t help.

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Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY


The above photograph is dedicated to my FBDC co-editor Matt Dornic for inexplicable reasons. And no, he doesn’t use hairspray.

Hopefully you like the windblown look

“D.C. weather Tuesday: No amount of hairspray will be enough.” — @washdcnews in a Monday morning tweet.

“No amount of hairspray will be enough to save hairdos around DC today. Expect some high winds.” — The illustrious TBD in a Monday morning tweet.

“Forget that little flirt with spring. Temperatures plummeting and gusty winds.” — Eun Yang, an NBC Washington morning anchor in a Tuesday morning tweet.

Reporter distracted by gurgling

“OK, whoever is making these bizarre gurgling noises really needs to stop. Oops. End of Gibbs quote may have been “foreign,” not “other.” The gurgling is going to my head.” — TWT‘s Kara Rowland in Monday tweets from a White House briefing.

Scribe offers ‘sweet ass’ compliment

“I wish more Press Sec’s tweeted like this RT @moirabagley Check out this sweet-ass op-ed we had in the WSJ today.” — The Daily Caller‘s Chris Moody in a Monday tweet regarding Moira Bagley, a former DC colleague and now spokeswoman to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Read the release.

Weather and sex

“This frightens me.” — Former TBD GM and now consultant Jim Brady in a reactionary Monday tweet to a poll that claims that 4 percent of Americans have fantasized about a weather reporter. Read the WaPo story about sex and weather here. The poll asks you to compare your sex life to weather — ie. dark and stormy, hot and steamy, etc…The story is based on an AP and Weather Underground poll. In the AP story, winter gets an awfully bad rap: “Two-thirds of people find shorts and bathing suits are easier on the eyes than sweaters, scarves and boots.”

Happy Birthday Amos!

“I turned 31 years old today … and forgot to wear a belt to work.” — FamousDC’s Amos Snead in a Tuesday morning Facebook update. Yes, it’s his birthday.

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