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

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.

Shawn Townsend

He’s the new head of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington.


Lindsey Appiah

Mayor Bowser recently selected her to be DC’s deputy mayor for public safety and justice.


Pat Collins

The local TV-news legend announced his retirement after 50 years in journalism. Who will inherit the snow stick?


Tsione Wolde-Michael

A Smithsonian vet, she’s been picked to run the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.


Don Beyer

The Virginia congressman has been spending his free time getting a degree in machine learning from George Mason University.

Disinvited! Major Tuddy

Lots of fans snorted when the Commanders debuted a goofy new mascot. Come on, does anyone actually call a touchdown a “tuddy”?

Photograph of Wolde-Michael courtesy of Tsione Wolde-Michael.
Photograph of Major Tuddy courtesy of Washington Commanders.
This article appears in the February 2023 issue of Washingtonian.