The latest Ben & Jerry’s scoop
Ice cream chain Ben & Jerry’s is closing in Georgetown after 25 years in the neighborhood, the Washington Business Journal reports. That cow-shaped bench that’s been outside the shop for years will be up for auction.
The latest on D.C.’s Water Bar
DCist does a deep dive on Water Bar in Park View, which sells “high-end water.” Apparently, it’s hoping to open on the Fourth of July.
Trump’s tipping habits
A bartender quoted in a new book on Donald Trump alleges the president was a poor tipper back in the ‘90s. Eater NY sums up the story told in Allen Salkin and Aaron Short’s The Method to the Madness: Donald Trump’s Ascent as Told by Those Who Were Hired, Fired, Inspired—and Inaugurated, with an allegation that Trump bought an expensive bottle of wine for the table and left two dollars as a tip.
The mixologists at Bourbon Steak are immortalizing Nationals star Max Scherzer’s black eye with a cocktail. It’s called “Black Eyed Scherzer,” and it’s a riff on the Black-Eyed Susan cocktail, mixed up with District Made Rye, Brugal 1888 Rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice, cane syrup, angostura bitters, and averna float. A single cherry mimics the black eye.