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It’s too bad the Washington Wizards have their hands on the hashtag #DCRising, because no phrase better captures the state of D.C. dining. Some are still blind to our success, including Donald Trump and the Daily Beast’s Olivia Nuzzi, who stirred things up on Twitter on Aug. 16. “I give Trump a lot of shit but he’s right about DC restaurants tbh,” she tweeted. Followed by, “the best DC restaurants would be mediocre restaurants in NY and it’s ok to admit that, guys. DC has other things going for it.” Later she urged us to “go cry into your @bonappetit mags.” Chew on this, Olivia: 2016 has been a banner year for Cap City, and not just according to Bon Appetit (but ok, they do love us).