Last night, 826DC, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, hosted “An Evening with Washington Journalists and Their Favorite Children’s Books” at Bobby Van’s Grill. Big names in DC media – CNN’s Dana Bash, POLITICO’s Glenn Thrush, SiriusXM’s Julie Mason, Yahoo’s Garance Franke-Ruta and WaPo’s Helena Andrews – sat before a crowd of adults reading their favorite children’s book. Thrilling, right?
Here’s how it went down…
5:45 - Arrive early, and I’m starving! Alas, 15 minutes until any food is presumably brought out.
6:00 - CNN’s Lauren Pratapas arrives just before food is brought out. Food or Lauren? To avoid being rude, I hold court with her for 10 minutes.
6:10 - Abruptly end conversation with Lauren in order to get a snack. Great spread of apps including – no joke – the best nachos I’ve ever had. You know how there’s always some chips without melted cheese? Ya, that’s not the case with these. Best. Nachos. Ever.