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Buy Herman’s New “Shithole Blend” Coffee, Support Local Immigrants

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

One Philly coffee shop is fighting back against racism and xenophobia by donating a portion of proceeds from a new whole-bean blend to programs that support immigrants in […]

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Morning Notes

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Morning Notes

Immigrants Afraid to Report Crimes — President Donald Trump’s hawkishness on immigration enforcement has apparently led to a drop in crimes reported in some of the country’s largest immigrant communities, including in Arlington. Per a new report: “In Arlington, Virginia, domestic-assault reports in one Hispanic neighborhood dropped more than eighty-five per cent in the first eight months after Trump’s Inauguration, compared with the same period the previous year.” [New Yorker]

Lawmakers React to Immigration Decision — Local lawmakers are speaking out against a Trump administration decision to end temporary protected status for some 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants. “Donald Trump’s open ...

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José Andrés Offers Free Lunch to Winners of Trump’s ‘Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards’

Source: Grub Street NY

As expected, the competition is really heating up for President Trump’s “Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards,” alternately titled the “Fake News Awards,” depending on the Trump tweet.

But if desire for this yuuge prize weren’t killing journalists already, Trump’s top culinary foe José Andrés is …

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You Can’t Unsee Colbert Mocking Trump’s Bedtime-Burger Obsession

Source: Grub Street NY

By now, it’s clear that Michael Wolff’s fly-on-the-wall account of year one inside of President Trump’s White House has something to scandalize or worry everyone. For Stephen Colbert, he’s particularly troubled by the part in New York‘s excerpt about Trump’s alleged bedtime-burger habit. (“If he …

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The Top 10 Trump Food Controversies of 2017

Source: Washingtonian Food

Not even the food beat is immune from Donald Trump intrigue. Between restaurant lawsuits and questionable condiment choices, the President has become an inevitable part of local and national dining conversations. Here are the top 10 Trump food controversies this year: 10. Trump asks White House kitchen to recreate McDonald’s White House chefs have the skill […]

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Trump’s USDA Is Working to Torpedo the Rules for Organic Eggs

Source: Grub Street NY

The Trump administration has found a new Obama-era USDA policy with which it vehemently disagrees. The newest target of its ire: rules that would codify the seemingly self-evident position that “organic” animals must be raised more humanely than their conventional counterparts. Obama officials passed a set of regulations …

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President Trump Reportedly Drinks 12 Diet Cokes Per Day

Source: Grub Street NY

If reading about President Trump’s four-sandwich McDonald’s meal vicariously put you in a food coma, the following may require a trigger warning: His Mickey D’s feast — eaten Atkins-style without buns, apparently, but still washed down with a chocolate shake — is unhealthy, but clearly also occasional. Here’s …

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Trump’s Fast-food Diet Gets Even More Unsettling

Source: Grub Street NY

Donald Trump’s bad eating habits have been chronicled in alarming depth already, but the Washington Post got an advance copy of Let Trump Be Trump, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie’s new book recounting their time on the campaign, and the paper says it …

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Trump Says He’s Going To Start Visiting DC Restaurants. Can They Turn Him Away?

Source: Washingtonian Food

President Trump hasn’t visited a single DC restaurant in his presidency so far—except the steakhouse in his own hotel. That could be about to change. “In Washington, you do have some great restaurants,” Trump said in an interview with WMAL’s Larry O’Connor Show last week. “And I’m going to start going to them.” In very liberal Washington, […]

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Trump’s Steak–and–Ice Cream Terror Continues Across Asia

Source: Grub Street NY

This weekend, President Trump landed in Japan — the first stop on his 12-day Asia tour, and a country with more Michelin-starred dining opportunities than any other. This was something President Obama took full advantage of on his 2014 trip by eating Jiro Ono’s world-famous sushi. For Trump’s welcome-to-Japan …

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Trump’s Soho Hotel Will Finally Get a New Restaurant

Source: Grub Street NY

Trump Soho, the president’s luxe $450 million Manhattan hotel, has finally lured in a replacement for Koi, its old restaurant tenant. The space, you’ll remember, was abandoned five months ago by the pricey Japanese chain, which blamed a sharp drop in business since the election. (Koi’s five other …

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Donald Trump Announces He’s Ready to Eat Overcooked Steak in D.C.’s ‘Great Restaurants’

Source: Grub Street NY

Donald Trump likes his routines, like going to his own golf courses and dining at his own restaurants. So when the president has been spotted dining out in Washington, D.C., it’s been at the steakhouse inside his Trump International Hotel, which has attracted lobbyists, diplomats, and others trying to …

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BrewDog Trolls Trump on Climate Change With Beer Made From Melted-Ice-Cap Water

Source: Grub Street NY

BrewDog’s goal of being dubbed a “failing, very WEAK business” by a U.S. president on Twitter continues: Following its plans to build a bar across the U.S.–Mexico border in order to make it “more difficult” to erect a wall, the brewery’s skilled Trump trolls today announced Make Earth …

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Trump’s Labor Department Wants to Legalize Tip-Pooling Again

Source: Grub Street NY

The Trump administration has started putting the pieces in place to revoke an Obama-era rule that bans tip-pooling — essentially, a restaurant-industry practice not unlike socialism where servers’ tips get collected by the house, then redistributed however owners see fit (meaning to themselves, even). The system obviously invites …

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Is The New Yorker Opening a Sushi Restaurant in Trump’s Hotel a Jerk or Genius?

Source: Washingtonian Food

A good dining scene needs a good dining villain, and Alessandro Borgognone may just be the guy for the gig. For starters, the New York restaurateur is opening the second location of his Japanese omakase restaurant, Sushi Nakazawa, in Washington’s most polarizing property: the Trump hotel. He signed on after hometown hero José Andrés broke with the […]

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Morning Notes

Source: ARLnow

Fisette Has To-Do List for Final Months — Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette has a number of items left on his to-do list as he nears retirement from the Board at the end of the year. Among the items with some momentum is a plan to name the county government headquarters after long-serving Board member Ellen Bozman. [InsideNova, InsideNova]

Purple Ribbons on ACPD Cruisers — “During the month of October a purple ribbon, donated by [local nonprofit Doorways for Women and Families], will be displayed on many Arlington County Police Department vehicles in support of the ...

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Chef José Andrés Is Twitter Trolling Trump on Puerto Rico (and It’s Pretty Great)

Source: Washingtonian Food

Chef José Andrés has been on the ground in Puerto Rico for over a week, mobilizing aid through his organization, World Central Kitchen, and serving hundreds of thousands of meals to hurricane victims. And he’s not going to let President Trump forget it. In a series of tweets over the weekend, the naturalized American citizen—who’s no stranger […]

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Just How Ugly Is This Steak Dish From the Restaurant in Trump’s Chicago Hotel?

Source: Grub Street NY

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Trump’s Miami-Area Hotel Wants You to ‘Relieve Post-Hurricane Stress’ at Its Restaurant

Source: Grub Street NY

A good businessmen sees opportunities to cash in in everything, especially natural disasters exacerbated by climate change. Like, Hurricane Irma, which wreaked havoc in Florida and the Caribbean, and is being called the most powerful storm to form in the Atlantic in a decade. On Barbuda, where 95 percent …

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Trump Made Up His Story About the 21 Club Renovation, Former Owner and CEO Say

Source: Grub Street NY

Last week, it was reported that President Donald Trump compared an Afghanistan policy review to the renovation of upper-crust restaurant the 21 Club. In typical Trumpian fashion, it turns out that the morality tale he was trying to tell was just made up. That’s what “Page Six” has been …

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BrewDog Is Supposedly Building a Bar Across the U.S.–Mexico Border

Source: Grub Street NY

Scottish beer-maker BrewDog loves a good publicity stunt — it has offered paid leave to newborn-puppy owners, is building a craft-beer hotel, and once put 55 percent–alcohol beer in a taxidermy squirrel. In other words, we should’ve seen this coming: The brewery has announced plans to …

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Anthony Scaramucci: Trump Is Not Elite Because He Eats Pizza

Source: Grub Street NY

It is possible that you, like BBC reporter Emily Maitlis, were under the impression that Trump is something of an elitist, in which case newly minted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci would like to clear that up that all up right now. No. Trump is a man of …

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Anthony Scaramucci: Trump Is Not Elite Because He Eats Pizza

Source: Grub Street NY

It is possible that you, like BBC reporter Emily Maitlis, were under the impression that Trump is something of an elitist, in which case newly minted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci would like to clear that up that all up right now. No. Trump is a man of …

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José Andrés Has Already Invited Sean Spicer to His Restaurants for a Resignation Celebration

Source: Grub Street NY

White House press secretary, punching bag, and resident meme Sean Spicer announced his resignation today, news that has been met with its fair share of derision. Perhaps recognizing that their time together is coming to an end, chef José Andrés — who recently settled a lawsuit with the …

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Confused White House Invited Hipster Beer to Yesterday’s Fire-Truck Event

Source: Grub Street NY

Narragansett Brewing Company is neither Russian-owned like PBR nor vocally pro-Trump like Yuengling, but it somehow got invited to yesterday’s “Made in America” event at the White House — the one where President Trump sat in a fire truck. Narragansett’s president, Mark Hellendrung, said he frankly has …

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