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Trump and José Andrés Lawyers Appear in Court, Plus More Intel

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Trump Hotel in DC
Trump Hotel in DC
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Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

The battle continues

Lawyers representing Donald Trump and José Andrés appeared in court yesterday.Andrés is seeking a summary judgment over the legal battle between the pair over Andrés' decision to pull out of The Trump Hotel project following inflammatory statements by Trump about immigrants. The judge will take about two weeks to decide that portion of the case.

Trump is expected to appear in D.C. for a deposition for a similar case between the mogul and chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Catch up on all Eater's coverage of the controversy here. [WaPo]

Eater Tracking

Doran Petersan's plant-based diner inches closer. Fare Well has set an opening date of June 22.

That controversial ingredient

Eater has an explainer about the history of liquid smoke, an ingredient some chefs scoff at. But not everyone. [E]

Guest chef alert

Johnny Spero, most recently of Cappy's Crabs, is doing a collaboration dinner at Maketto. Details here.