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Power 50: Their Favorite Restaurants and Vacations

Washington DC

As the holidays commence, our thoughts turn to peace and goodwill… but also to food and vacation! Think you know the best restaurants for your clients or family, or the most fun vacations? We thought we'd ask the experts—some of the legendary figures of our Power 50.

Jim Abdo, founder Abdo Development

Business restaurant: Nage at Scott Circle
Family restaurant: Café Deluxe (“complimentary crayons!”)
Holiday: Villa d’Este on Lake Como, Italy
Sport: Golf. To watch: College football.

Chip Akridge, founder, Akridge
Business restaurant: Tosca
Family restaurant: Clyde’s Gallery Place
Holiday: St. Barts
Sport: Running

Ed Asher, President, Chevy Chase Land Co.
Business restaurant: McCormick & Schmick’s Bethesda
Family restaurant: Clyde’s Chevy Chase
Holiday: Costa Rica
Sport: Soccer

Audrey Cramer, Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield
Business restaurant: Teatro Goldoni
Family restaurant: Praline, Bethesda
Holiday: Mexico (“flip flops, t-shirts, and no need to do your hair”)
Sport: Golf. To watch: Football.

Brian Coulter, Managing Partner, JBG
Business restaurant: Charlie Palmer
Family restaurant: Pines of Rome, Bethesda
Holiday: Rome
Sport: College Basketball

Cathy Delcoco, EVP, CB Richard Ellis
Business restaurant: The Palm
Family restaurant: McLean Family Restaurant
Holiday: Tuscany
Sport: Skiing

Marc DeLuca, SVP, ING Clarion Partners
Business restaurant: The Palm
Family restaurant: Sweetwater Tavern
Holiday: Firefly, Mustique
Sport: Golf. To watch: Football.

Elaine Gray, President, CREW(okay, she wasn’t technically in the Power 50, but anyone who saw her in action this year making that great organization hum has to wonder why not!)
Business restaurant: Teatro Goldoni
Family restaurant: Clyde’s Georgetown
Holiday: St. Johns
Sport: Wizards games.

Janet Davis, SVP, Brandywine Realty Trust
Business restaurant: Capital Grille
Family restaurant: Yama Sushi, Vienna, Va.
Holiday: Captiva Island
Sport to watch: America ’s Cup (“every four years like clockwork”)

Tom Fulcher, EVP, Studley’s DC offices
Business restaurant: Tosca
Family restaurant: Chef Geoff’s
Holiday: Vista Verde (dude ranch near Steamboat)
Sport: Squash. To watch: Tour de France in mountain stages.

Jon Peterson, SVP, the Peterson Companies
Business restaurant: Capital Grille
Family restaurant: Ruth’s Chris
Holiday: Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic
Sport: Lacrosse

Linda Rabbitt, founder, Rand Construction
Business restaurant: Oceanaire
Family restaurant: 1789
Holiday: Italy
Sport: College Football (“when Michigan is winning”)

Ray Ritchey, EVP, Boston Properties
Business restaurant: Acadiana
Family restaurant: Clyde’s Tower Oaks
Holiday: The Breakers, Palm Beach
Sport: Golf (“on a good day”)

Art Santry, Managing Director, Trammell Crow
Business restaurant: The Palm
Family restaurant: Rio Grande
Holiday: Alta
Sport: Hockey

Mitchell Schear, President, Charles E. Smith Commercial Realty
Business restaurant: Café Milano
Family restaurant: Bebo Trattoria, Arlington
Holiday: East Hampton
Sport: Spinning. To watch: “whatever my son or daughter is playing"

Joe Stettinius, Area Director, Trammell Crow
Business restaurant: The Palm
Family restaurant: Austin Grill
Holiday: Jackson Hole
Sport: Horse Racing.