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Trump Must Be Deposed in Andrés Lawsuit, Plus More Intel

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Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

The shutter

Sandwich shop Tchoup’s Market is closing in Park View next year. Chef Alex McCoy will host pop-ups until the lease expires; meanwhile some local residents are frustrated to see him leave the neighborhood. [WCP, NCH]


Donald Trump will have to be deposed in his legal battle against D.C. chef José Andrés. A judge ruled the deposition can take up to seven hours in New York City before the inauguration. The president elect and the restaurateur are locked in a legal battle over Andrés’ decision to pull out of the Trump Hotel project in D.C. after Trump made inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants. [WaPo]

The critics

Eater roving restaurant critic Bill Addison took some time out to answer reader questions (he kept his anonymity in place by making pancakes during this video). Find out about life on the road, underrated restaurant cities, and more. [E]

Dessert wire

Become a Christmas cookie master with these pastry chef tips. Pull cookies out a little early to stay chewy, keep that parchment paper handy, and mix ingredients slowly. [DCR]