Next up: a half-hour drive along Maryland Route 190 to nearby Potomac, Maryland, for a visit to the Glenstone Museum
, a private gem of contemporary art and architecture set on 200 wooded, rolling acres. A new 50,000-square-foot expansion, due for completion in late 2018, increases the exhibition space by nearly fourfold, while also adding a bookstore and two cafés. Guided tours of the art-filled landscape, including two recently installed outdoor sculptures, are offered daily. Admission is free, although visits must be scheduled in advance.
Back in D.C., District Wharf is the place to be. Griscavage calls the new mile-long waterfront development “one of the city’s biggest openings in a long time. All the chefs want to be there!” That elite list includes Top Chef contestant Kwame Onwuachi, who serves up D.C.’s only Afro-Caribbean cuisine at Kith/Kin
. Walk off those stewed oxtails along the Wharf’s four themed piers; look to catch a live performance at the 6,000-seat, “acoustically advanced” Anthem
or a more intimate venue such as the Pearl Street Warehouse