Year-old Shaw seafood restaurant Drift on 7th isn’t going to let another throng of customers waiting to explore the latest seasonal pop-up at neighboring Drink Company establishments Eat the Rich, Southern Efficiency, and Mockingbird Hill again pass it by. With the adjoining bars poised to become Game of Thrones Pub on Wednesday, June 21, Drift is rolling out its own batch of carry-out friendly, GOT-themed snacks and beverages specifically catering to those expected to line the sidewalks every night for the next few months.
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Sports commentator turned restaurateur Tony Kornheiser is drawing crowds at Chatter, the neighborhood restaurant/bar he and a few other investors took over earlier this year. In addition to changing of the name of the Friendship Heights spot from Chads to Chatter, Kornheiser put in the recording studio Washingtonian says people are now flocking to in order to watch live tapings of the broadcaster’s eponymous podcast. [Washingtonian]
Northern Virginia Magazine reports that an ownership change has led to rebranding in Del Ray, with the former Emma’s Espresso and Wine Bar now operating as Nectar Coffee and Wine Bistro. Expect later hours and some new small plates. [NVM]
Washington Business Journal reports that Compass Coffee and Luke’s Lobster are both heading to 800 17th Street NW. The new stores at the PNC Place building will be the eighth location within the District for local chain Compass and the third area outpost for New York-based Luke’s Lobster. [WBJ]