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Luke’s Diner Lines Are Already Crazy, Plus More Intel

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Luke’s Diner
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Gaga for Gilmore Girls

A reminder that today’s the Luke’s Diner pop-up at various D.C. coffee shop locations, including Bump ‘n Grind, Grounded Coffee Shop, Flying Fish Coffee & Tea, Qualia Coffee and Three Fifty Bakery and Coffee Bar. Wondering whether people care about a pop-up concerning a fictional diner from a years-old television series? Just check out this morning’s line at Three Fifty. Stay tuned for more Eater coverage later today:

Lao alert

Thip Khao’s Bobbie Pradachith (son of chef Seng Luangrath) is working to branch out on his own. He’d like to open his own restaurant, but in the meantime he’s hosting a Lao pop-up at Mess Hall November 10-12. [WCP]

The shutter

Red Robin’s fast-casual experiment is over in D.C. Borderstan reports the Red Robin Burger Works on 19th Street (traditionally a challenging neighborhood for restaurants) has closed. Another spinoff of that chain closed earlier at L’Enfant Plaza. [Borderstan]

Eater Tracking

Ten Tigers Parlor, coming soon from the Hilton brothers, has a big name chef to help consult on its menu: Tim Ma. The Kyirisan chef will develop a menu of dim sum dishes and pan-Asian fare for the replacement for Chez Billy. Early November is the target for opening. [GoG]

Star Watch

Ina Garten’s in town this week. The Barefoot Contessa was filming a show at Patisserie Poupon in Georgetown. [RS]