Welcome back to Eater Scenes, where photographer Rey Lopez captures a restaurant at a specific time and day. Here, Lopez heads to the temporary, Gilmore Girls-themed pop-up at Three Fifty Bakery on U Street.
D.C. was hit by Gilmore Girls mania today, as three D.C. locations (as well as two in Virginia and Maryland) transformed themselves into Luke's Diner, the fictional coffee shop and restaurant from the television series. It's the anniversary of the series' debut, but there's additional excitement surrounding the event because a reboot of the series comes to Netflix next month.
At Three Fifty Bakery, fans were greeted to long lines starting before 7 a.m. and continuing through the afternoon, Glimore Girls-themed posters, Luke's coffee sleeves, and merchandise, and free coffee for early attendees. Workers wore Luke's aprons and naturally, signage forbid the use of cell phones like the diner in the show.
Stay tuned for more coverage from the other pop-up locations later today.