Every single morning pretty much every one of us wake up to Anna, Jake and Dan because they have some of the best insights of what’s going on in this town, and we are following you religiously and breathlessly most days,” said Dawn Sweeney, President and Chief Executive Officer National Restaurant Association, at Politico Playbook’s 1st Annual Holiday party at the NRA headquarters in downtown Washington, DC. “You and your readers often spot the town’s most notable people when they’re dining in restaurants in our local community, and that’s where everybody looking for a good time will go.” She was, of course, referring to Anna Palmer, Jake Sherman and Daniel Lippman, the trio with whom you share your morning coffee.
“As you know, Dan, Jake and I took over a little over a year and a half ago and we have really grown the footprint of the Playbook community.,” said Anna Palmer. “We have our Playbook authors from across the country here tonight. These people are doing what we do in DC in their states. They are the must-read go-to authors that are giving you kind of the insights that you’re curious about what’s happening at the state level in Illinois or New York or everywhere that we are. It’s been an incredible year for Playbook. We launched our Playbook power briefing, we have a deal in Ohio breaking now, we are hitting your inboxes every day of the week to try to cover what has been obviously an amazing new environment this past year. Nothing in 2017 would be possible without all of you. The Playbook community is what makes Playbook special. It is all of you who read us, who contribute to us, who spot people at restaurants. And we are just looking so forward to an amazing 2018. So thank for celebrating with us tonight. Now please eat, drink, and be merry. Cheers. Happy holidays!” We did.