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Today in Trump Hotel News, Plus More Intel

Mini news bites for the morning

Trump International Hotel Opens In D.C. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Today in Trump

A ribbon was cut for Donald Trump’s new hotel in D.C. yesterday (which has been open for more than a month). But the mayor didn’t attend. Though protesters did show up. In other news, cocktail prices have already been raised at the hotel’s bar. A second Trump-themed pop-up is in the works. And meanwhile, José Andrés, who is in a legal battle with the politician and mogul because he pulled out of the hotel project, is out campaigning for Hillary Clinton. [Multiple sources]

Awards Season

Tonight, chef Rick Bayless will be honored with the second-ever Julia Child Award by the The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts at the Smithsonian’s food history gala. The expert in Mexican cooking is being honored for his “profound and significant impact on the way America cooks, eats and drinks.” The award comes with a $50,000 grant that Bayless will donate to the Frontera Farmer Foundation, which supports small Midwestern farms and sustainable regional cuisine.


Absinthe-themed bar Libertine has closed in Adams Morgan. Replacing it: Rosario Italian Restaurant (from the Smoke & Barrel team). [Washingtonian]

Teddy wins

It’s Theodore Roosevelt’s birthday. And that means all night happy hour at Teddy & the Bully Bar. [FB]