On the Horizon: Here Comes Jodie
Plus more happenings, announcements, and rumors to know about.
As if we weren’t waiting eagerly enough for season two of the political drama series House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey, now comes the news that Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster has signed on to direct an episode of the Netflix thriller. While there’s no official release date yet, Netflix says early 2014 is likely.
NYC Comes to Navy Yard
Richard Sandoval, Daniel Boulud, Stephen Starr—big-name chefs can’t resist Washington. Next up: Manhattan toque Michael White, who will debut a DC branch of his SoHo-born concept, Osteria Morini, this month. The home-style Italian spot is part of the Yards development near Nationals Park. Also in the Yards plans: a kiosk version of White’s casual pizza chain, Nicoletta.
Bloomberg Off Leash
After New Yorkers choose their new mayor on November 5, we might see more of Michael Bloomberg. Liberated from running Gotham, the billionaire will be better able to make his mark on national affairs, perhaps lobbying for stronger gun laws or even testing the waters for a White House run. The registered independent already has a super-PAC that’s been pouring millions into political races for the past year.
Georgetown on the Adriatic
Casa Luca, a casual restaurant from Fiola chef Fabio Trabocchi, drew crowds on its debut this summer. Come January, we expect they’ll flock to Fiola Mare, in construction on the Georgetown waterfront. Inspired by Trabocchi’s Adriatic Sea childhood, the 140-seat seafood spot will boast a raw bar, open kitchen, and patio.
Golf By the River
Coming in spring to Prince William County is Potomac Shores Golf Course, the Washington area’s first public Jack Nicklaus course. The 18-hole, 72-par riverfront layout is part of the new 2,000-acre Potomac Shores development, which features 3,800 homes and almost 4 million square feet of retail.
Masterpieces On the Move
As the National Gallery’s East Building prepares to close in December for a three-year renovation, some of its most magnificent modern art will move about a mile away for a yearlong exhibit at the Corcoran. Opening March 29, “National Treasures: Modern and Contemporary Art From the National Gallery of Art” will display works by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and more.
Shop Till You Drop
Tanger Outlets is set to open a 330,000-square-foot outpost at National Harbor November 21. Tanger is hiring more than 900 workers for its stores, which are still under wraps, though rumored to include J. Crew, H&M, White House Black Market, and Penguin.
In February NBC unveils Crisis, a
series about students at an elite Washington school, including the
President’s child, who are ambushed on a trip. Starring Dermot
Mulroney and Gillian Anderson, it comes on the
heels of The Blacklist, NBC’s other DC drama.
Photograph of Outlets Courtesy of Peterson Companies; Foster by Matt Sayles/AP Images; Bloomberg by Andrew Burton/Getty Images; Crisis Courtesy of NBC; Trabocchi by Getty Images; Nicoletta Pizza by Anthony Jackson; Corcoran by Denny Henry/Corcoran Gallery of Art
This article appears in the October 2013 issue of The Washingtonian.