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Guest List: 5 People We’d Love to Hang Out With This November

A monthly roundup of people we’d like to have over for drinks, food, and conversation

About Guest List

Guest List is Washingtonian’s fantasy cast of who we’d like to invite over for dinner each month.

Rabia Chaudry

Her friend Adnan Syed’s conviction was vacated due in part to her efforts. Now she’s written a memoir about food and family.


Demetre Daskalakis

The colorful doctor has been helping steer the government’s monkey­pox response.


Naza Shelley

She’s CEO of the locally based dating app CarpeDM, which is designed for Black women and is impressing investors.


Florence Pan

The judge recently replaced Ketanji Brown Jackson on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.


Tom Colicchio

A star of Top Chef who’s a genuine top chef, he’s planning to open a big new restaurant in Penn Quarter next year.

Disinvited! Nina Totenberg

The NPR journalist’s book about her cozy relationship with Supreme Court justices she’s covered has been widely criticized.

Photograph of Chaudry courtesy of Rabia Chaudry
Photograph of Shelley courtesy of carpedm.

Photograph of Pan courtesy of Chambers of the Hon. Florence Y. Pan.
This article appears in the November 2022 issue of Washingtonian.