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The Book chain’s five Kitchen locations will offer a special menu

Tim Nelson
April 25, 2018

“All happy families are all alike. Every unhappy family orders brunch at Barnes & Noble in its own way.” While that quote isn’t exactly how Tolstoy began Anna Karenina, it’s an important reminder that Barnes & Noble is hoping you’ll join them for a lovely meal this Mother’s Day.

Believe it or not, the nationwide chain’s five specialty Barnes & Noble Kitchen locations will offer up a special Mother’s Day menu. Spanning from the suburbs of Joan Didion’s Sacramento all the way east to Scarsdale, New York, each offers a take on American dining that includes options like avocado toast and burgers just steps away from where you can buy the latest New York Times best sellers.

While B&N’s been offering its take on the “upscale American restaurant” for the last few years, in the hopes of driving foot traffic at a time when Amazon and e-readers reign supreme, the three-course Mother’s Day menu hopes to attract happy (and unhappy) families with some special deals. $35 per person gets you a starter, entree, dessert, and one non-alcoholic beverage.

Given that the plancha-cooked salmon alone normally goes for $22, this deal will make you feel like you’ve got enough cash left over to buy Mom a book that you totally didn’t just grab because you forgot to get her something else. And if you’re the kind of person that needs to get as blitzed as Bukowski to spend any length of time with your family, “craft beer and premium wines” are available for purchase as well.

So if you’ve ever wanted to dine on braised short ribs with risotto milanese and follow it up by arguing with mom about your dating life as you peruse the self-help section, now’s your chance. It should make excellent fodder for that eight volume ripoff of Karl Ove Knausgaard you have planned. So make a reservation and seize the opportunity to eat with your family inside of a bookstore today!

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