Drink and browse for books
A new Barnes & Noble "concept store" will try to get more customers in the door by adding booze and an expanded food menu. It's something the company is testing in a handful of locations. [NoVa Mag]
The Del Ray business community is holding a pop-up fundraiser Thursday to support Al's Steak House. The restaurant attempted to reopen after the death of its owner, only to be thwarted by a fire last week.
Hits and misses
Zagat ranks some specific dishes of 2016, and notes not only the hits, but the misses as well. Items like the lamb ribs at Tail Up Goat are praised, while Bonfire's skillet s'mores reportedly miss the mark. [Zagat]
Gotta Catch 'Em All
Here's how restaurants across the country are responding to the Pokemon GO craze. Know of a restaurant trying to lure in fans in D.C.? Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. [E]