A monthly roundup of people we’d like to have over for drinks, food, and conversation.
After turning local diners on to cheese-filled khachapuri at her restaurant, Compass Rose, Previte—who also hosts WETA’s Check, Please! DC—just opened Maydan, specializing in “grandma cooking” from Georgia, Lebanon, and points farther east.
DC history nerds, take note: The former Republican city-council member and five-time mayoral candidate has published a 745-page autobiography.
Emily Wei Rales
Glenstone, the museum in Potomac that Rales founded with her husband, Mitchell, is set to open a 240,000-square-foot expansion in late 2018 that will make it one of the world’s largest privately owned museums.
The Army veteran was honored in November for her organization, Final Salute, which finds housing and other services for homeless female veterans.
A year after opening, the $1.5-billion MGM National Harbor hotel and casino has picked Johnson as its new leader. She comes to Washington by way of the top job at an MGM resort in Mississippi.
The Washington Post’s research editor was responsible for verifying the sexual-abuse allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, as well as sussing out right-wing prankster James O’Keefe’s attempt to infiltrate the paper.
Ordinarily, dinner-party hosts try to balance sexes around the table. But this has been an ugly time for powerful Beltway men such as Al Franken, John Conyers, and Blake Farenthold. For a month, we’re taking a break from the entire gender.
This article appears in the January 2018 issue of Washingtonian.