Hollywood on the Potomac
“They’re all my favorites. I’ve been to all of them,” food writer David Hagedorn told Hollywood on the Potomac about the restaurants that made the new Washington, DC Michelin Guide which was celebrated at The Residence of the Ambassador of France Gérard Araud with the Michelin ‘dough boy’ in tow. “A writer never tells. I’m pleased with all the restaurants that have been chosen, but I think there could have been some others.”
“BRAND-NEW! The MICHELIN Guide goes to Washington! The iconic red-covered restaurant guide, covering the renowned dining scene of the nation’s capital, helps both locals and visitors find great places to eat. All tastes and budgets are represented, with a great diversity of cuisines. Anonymous professional inspectors carefully select restaurants using Michelin’s famed food star-rating system. Lots of photos and great maps accompany the objective reviews. Everything in the guide is recommended, so diners can feel confident in their choices.” Michelin Guide announcement
“Those of you who were here last year, those of you who come year in and year out, might be surprised to see me. As you’ll all say, ‘Didn’t he say last year he was going to leave?’ This is an evening to celebrate what is going to be my fifth Spanish National Day in this extraordinary country and this beautiful capital. Last year … that’s why I’m still here … has been a bit of a roller coaster for our country. We’ve been, as you know, without a government for 10 months now, but I’m happy to tell you that by the end of this month, in all likelihood, we’ll have a new government in place and we’ll be able to move forward politically. Despite the political challenges that we’ve undergone, the economy of Spain is continuing its robust recovery. Economic growth has increased. The financial system is stronger and more stable, and new jobs have been created. That doesn’t mean I will not be here next year. I can tell you, I might be. ” We hope so. Ramon Gil-Casares, The Ambassador of Spain, has been an engaging addition to the diplomatic community and celebrating Spain’s National Day was no exception.
For three days, Washingtonians were treated to a series of investigative films shown at The National Portrait Gallery. The Double Exposure event showcased the best films inspired by investigative journalism with a symposium for working journalists and filmmakers across a variety of genres and platforms. The timeliness of the event comes on the heels of difficult circumstances in current newsrooms as regards the rights of journalists and visual storytellers who are challenged on nearly every level—legally, financially, logistically and in terms of safety. “And despite their common ground, journalists and filmmakers often remain strangers to each other. They tend to operate in distinct silos within their own ecosystems, missing out on the critical opportunity to interact and engage in an exchange of ideas, resources, and best practices.” Double Exposure
Hollywood on the Potomac previously reported on one of these films from the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in Canada so we won’t go into much detail other than to bring you an interesting discussion of “All Governments Lie” – LIE being a word that is no longer acceptable in newsrooms.