1. Parties

    Obama a No-Show at Root Ball

    Few words have leaked yet about last night's biggest event: The Root Ball at The Smithsonian Museum of American History. Rumors circulated before the party, hosted by theroot.com, that Barack and Michelle Obama would show up. But according to Obama Foodorama, that seems not to have been the case: "they weren't at the event when we were, and we're guessing not, because security seemed light." Oh well. We guess Oprah Winfrey, Eric Holder, Diane von Furstenberg, Spike Lee, and Samuel L. Jackson will have to suffice. Dinner at the ball was Hawaiian, in honor of the president-elect, but also included a spread from Ben's Chili Bowl, a D.C. institution.

    Read it at Obama Foodorama