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

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.

Brenda Frese

The University of Maryland women’s basketball coach led her team to the Elite Eight in this year’s NCAA tournament.


Josh Cavallero

He delivers for Uber Eats on his bike—and documents his experiences on his popular Instagram account, @BikingDC.


Erin Gore

World Central Kitchen—the disaster-relief nonprofit founded by José Andrés—recently named her as its CEO.


Michelle Riley-Brown

In July, she’ll become CEO of Children’s Hospital, replacing the retiring Kurt Newman.


Kevin Strait

The curator at the Smithsonian’s African American history museum oversaw its popular new Afro­futurism exhibit.

Disinvited: James Comer

The congressman chaired an insulting hearing touted as “overdue oversight” of DC. Another reason to fight for statehood.


Photograph of Frese courtesy of Maryland Athletics
Photograph of Cavallero by Bryan Abdallah
Photograph of Gore courtesy of World Central Kitchen
Photograph of Filey-Brown courtesy of Children’s National Hospital
Photograph of Strait courtesy of Smithsonian Institution
Photograph of Comer by Gage Skidmore/Flickr.
This article appears in the May 2023 issue of Washingtonian.