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A Presidential Cookie Poll, Plus More Intel

Mini news bites for the morning

J’s Steaks
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

The Shutter

Another closing to report: J’s Steaks, serving up late-night cheesesteaks near U Street, is no more. Looks like it’s been closed for a couple of months now. [Borderstan]

Election 2016

Today in political food contests that shouldn’t matter to anyone and yet soldier on, Hillary Clinton won the Family Circle Presidential Cookie Poll. A whopping 2,158 people cast votes. [WaPo]

Legal woes

The Johnny Rockets that closed in Pentagon City has been fined more than half a million dollars for denying workers minimum wage and overtime. The ruling comes from the Department of Labor dating back to incidents from 2013-2015. [Patch]

Family trees

Washingtonian traces back current D.C. chefs to four main mentors: Jeff Buben (Vidalia), the late Michel Richard (Central), Roberto Donna (Al Dente), and Bob Kinkead. Washington Business Journal had produced a similar worker family tree for Kinkead (currently consulting on HalfSmoke in D.C.), mentor to about two dozen D.C. chefs, earlier this summer. [Washingtonian]