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The Georgetown Dish celebrates year one at Il Canale

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The Georgetown Dish celebrates year one at Il Canale

December 21, 2010

Readers, fans and secret sources packed the party space at Il Canale for an evening of toasts and holiday merrymaking as The Georgetown Dishcelebrated its one-year anniversary. Having launched last December, the site now attracts over 30,000 visitors each month and was recently named“Business of the Year 2010” by the Georgetown Business Association.

Jennifer Altemus, President of the Citizens Association of Georgetown,Joe Giannino, Rokas Beresniovas, Nathan Winstead and Riyad Saidof the GBA, Donnie McKethan, host of WPFW’s popular “American Songbook” show and Davis Kennedy, Publisher of The Current Newspapers, joined the celebration of the fledgling site and the writers, photographers, technology gurus and media entrepreneurs who have made it a success.

Jennifer Altemus, Rokas and Christine Beresniovas and Keith Lipert(Photo by: Judith Beermann)Jennifer Altemus, Rokas and Christine Beresniovas and Keith Lipert

“I am extremely proud and grateful to work with the Georgetown Dish team,” said publisher and founder Beth Solomon. “They are the best you can find.”

She noted that the The Georgetown Dish was founded during the depths of the recession as a way for unemployed and under-employed writers, photographers and others to stay visible and engaged while the economy improved and employment opportunities increased. Beginning with a mix of opinion and social coverage, inspired by Frida Burling and Mary Bird, the Dish later boosted its political and community news reporting led by Managing Editor Bonnie Cain as the city witnessed a hotly contested Mayoral election. With the guidance of Bill Rice and the talent of Judith Beermann, Wendy Gordon, Tricia Huntley, Neshan Naltchayan, Dr. Tina Alster, Janet Donovan, Molly Redden, Katie Manning and Page Evans, the Dish covers Georgetown and surrounding neighborhoods in an intimate and immediate way, recently adding to its gifted team Leslie Maysak, Leslie Kamrad, and Patti Cumming.

Quinn Bradlee and Topher Matthews (The Georgetown Metropolitan) have generously shared their blogs with Georgetowners via The Georgetown Dish. Not to be forgotten, Rizzo Cumming, a pug, serves as honorary Chairman of the Board.

The Georgetown Dish thanks Il Canale owner Joe Farrugio and general managerVittorio Russo on their first delizioso year in Georgetown too, and for hosting a marvelous celebration featuring a specially prepared menu of carpaccio, arancini, potato croquettes, spicy salami and mozzarella as well as Il Canale’s signature Napolitano pizzas. Buonissimo! Here’s to many more years to come…

Madeleine Said, Wendy Gordon, Christine Bereseniovas, and Francesco with carpaccio(Photo by: Judith Beermann)Madeleine Said, Wendy Gordon, Christine Bereseniovas, and Francesco with carpaccio

 

Bonnie Cain, Davis Kennedy, Eric Peterson, Belle Clement, Tricia Huntley(Photo by: Judith Beermann)Bonnie Cain, Davis Kennedy, Eric Peterson, Belle Clement, Tricia Huntley
Vittorio Russo with signature mini pizzas(Photo by: Judith Beermann)Vittorio Russo with signature mini pizzas

 

Mary Bird, Rokas Beresniovas, and Sue Hamilton(Photo by: Judith Beermann)Mary Bird, Rokas Beresniovas, and Sue Hamilton

 

Paul Frazier and Tina Alster(Photo by: Judith Beermann)Paul Frazier and Tina Alster

 

Bill Rice and Tom Squitieri(Photo by: Judith Beermann)Bill Rice and Tom Squitieri

 

Katherine Hoffman and Rokas Beresniovas(Photo by: Judith Beermann)Katherine Hoffman and Rokas Beresniovas

 

Wyatt Dickerson, Fran Berk and Tandy Dickerson(Photo by: Judith Beermann)Wyatt Dickerson, Fran Berk and Tandy Dickerson

 

Janet Staihar and David Harrison(Photo by: Judith Beermann)Janet Staihar and David Harrison

 

Dish celebrates in Il Canale's main dining room (Photo by: Judith Beermann)Dish celebrates in Il Canale’s main dining room

 

 

Il Canale staff take bow after Dish holiday party(Photo by: Neshan Naltchayan)Il Canale staff take bow after Dish holiday party

 

 

 

 

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