What will 2015 be remembered for? Well if it’s DC we’re talking about: adorable panda cubs, fiery streetcars, and an epic showdown between a celebrity chef and a celebrity-turned-funny-presidential-candidate-turned-frighteningly-real-presidential-candidate. Let's look back.
José Andrés vs. Donald Trump
When Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Latino Immigrants "Criminals" And "Rapists", it upset many, including DC local and celebrity chef José Andrés. Originally, Andrés inked a deal to open a new restaurant inside The Trump International Hotel coming soon to the Old Post Office Pavilion in Washington, DC. But after an online petition circulated with more than 2,700 signatures, Andrés dumped Trump, which then caused a flurry of legal battles back-and-forth, and there's nothing more DC than a good flurry of legal battles!
A fake speakeasy was shut down for operating like a real speakeasy
File this under shit that only happens here. Two DC blogs (Borderstan and Barred in DC) uncovered a hilarious story in which a faux speakeasy, The Speak, was actually operating without a valid liquor license -- effectively making the fake speakeasy bar a real speakeasy. Well played, everyone.