Hey, isn’t that… Secretary of State John Kerry having dinner at Washington’s newest power-dining spot on the last night of the Democratic National Convention last week?
Kerry, who was spotted with two men in suits, dined at Masseria, the Italian eatery tucked away near Union Market on Thursday. Our tipster said that the telltale VVIP signs were outside (black SUVs, guys with ear pieces) but that not many of the diners noticed the secretary of state until he got up to leave around 9:30 p.m. “He’s so tall,” our source said. “And when he got up, everyone was watching like ‘Oh, okay.'” Some wondered why Kerry wasn’t in Philadelphia for predecessor Hillary Clinton’s big speech and the ensuing balloon party, but he has been a bit busy with Russia, Syria, climate change and air conditioners.
Also spotted in the dining room that night? Billionaire Ted Lerner. Lerner, who owns the Washington Nationals baseball team, appeared to be celebrating a family member’s birthday.