First thing for us when Spencer, Kate Davis and I arrived at the Washingtonian magazine "Best of Washington" party was to head to the food table set up by a family favorite, Toki Underground. The chef/owner is Erik Bruner-Yang and he does, among ramen and dumplings and other delicacies, great buns. I love his buns. Whethe at Toki or Union Market, and especially at a party where he is there serving them up. We hit another dozen or so food stations, too. It's such a feast, this party.
Second stop, once it was set up, Haute Dogs and Fries of Purcellville, VA. I met this place at last year's "Best of Washington" party - fell in love - and make regular field trips to their Old Town Alexandria outpost. Really - the best hot dogs. I'm partial to the Bánh Mì version, but Duck Duck Dog is quite special, too. Also the KimChi Dog.
Scott Drewno of The Source was without power for a little while and so got reSourceful with the sterno. On Twitter he says that Ted's Bulletin came to his rescue. We love Ted's Bulletin, too, and we were so happy they had carry-home pop tarts.