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Bill Gates Spotted at Capitol Hill’s Joselito Casa de Comidas

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Joselito DC dining room Rey Lopez/Eater DC

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.

Billionaire spottings

Microsoft founder/humanitarian Bill Gates dined this week at Joselito Casa de Comidas, while Jeff Bezos ate at the Queen’s English for dinner on Tuesday night, per Politico Playbook.

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.

Photo: Bourbon Steak

Cocktail news

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.