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Reserve 2216 Opens; When Fast Casual Doesn't Work in Washington

Plus, a Timber Pizza pop-up and a beer history lecture.

Timber Pizza.
Timber Pizza.
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

DEL RAYDel Ray Pizzeria has launched a 30-seat, reservation-only restaurant on top of the original restaurant, Don Rockwell reports. It's called Reserve 2216. [DR]

NOMA— Timber Pizza is hosting a pop-up dinner (with beer pairings) at the Dolcezza Factory Jan. 30. It's $65 for five courses of pizza. [EaterWire]

NATIONAL MALL— The Smithsonian's American History museum is hosting a lecture on the history of beer. Bluejacket's Greg Engert is among the speakers. [EaterWire]

EXPANSION WIRE— Fast casual restaurants are constantly targeting D.C. for expansion. But it doesn't always work out. Capital Business looks at those chains that didn't fare so well, including the recent closing of both D.C. Boloco restaurants. [CB]