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CD's New Sweet Shop; Tuscan Tea Room's New Name

CENTRAL DISTRICT—A new Japanese sweet shop, Umai-Do, has opened on Jackson Street. Central District News has a sample menu. [CDN via Seattle Weekly]

WEST SEATTLEThe Tuscan Tea Room, that California Avenue haven of flowery-ness, has a new name. As if yesterday, the restaurant is known as Tuscan Tea Room Bistro. The move is a logical step given the venue's recent introduction of an Italian-focused dinner menu, as well as a (non-tea) happy hour. Here's a look at the updated menus. [EaterWire]

CAPITOL HILL—A reminder that Oola Distillery opens its tasting room tonight. A little background by way of Jess Voelker right over here. [EaterWire]

BOOK CLUB—The latest Seattle culinary force to score a book deal: sushi maestro Shiro Kashiba. Chris Werner says that "cookbook-cum-memoir" Shiro: Wit, Wisdom and Recipes from a Sushi Pioneer comes out November 1. He's also got details on a signing/tasting/sushi demo. [Seattle Met]


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