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Judge Says Jose vs Trump Case Will Proceed, Plus More Intel

Mini news bites for the morning

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Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Request denied

A judge won’t be throwing out the lawsuit Donald Trump is pursuing against chef José Andrés. The chef’s request for a summary judgment in the case was denied in D.C. court, so the suit will proceed. [RS]

The Shutter

Clarendon is losing its Hard Times Cafe. The chili chain’s Arlington location closed over the weekend. [ARLNOW]

Caffeine Nation

Prices are going up at Starbucks. The chain acknowledged they’re about to conduct a price increase, as they tend to do annually, but wouldn’t say exactly how much. The plans came to light because a computer glitz accidentally overcharged some customers early. [E]

Half-smoke nostalgia

Thrillist gathered up some odes to the half-smoke from D.C. politicians, celebrities, and more. Some random tourists get in on the lovefest, too. [Thrillist]