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Tuscan Tea Room Starts Dinner; New U-District Food Pod

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WEST SEATTLE—Frilly Junction spot The Tuscan Tea Room has branched out from sweets and tea sandwiches. The tea room is now open for dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights with Tuscan-inspired entrees and a menu of small plates and wine. Owner Aimee Pellegrini developed the menu with her father, Giulio Pellegrini of West Seattle's La Rustica. Check out the menu on the tea room's website (under the "about" tab). [EaterWire]

U-DISTRICT—The U-District Farmers Market, arguably the market with the most food nerd street cred, has launched a new food court-type assemblage of vendors who will congregate every Saturday. The "Market Bites at U-Heights" takes place next door to the market, and vendors include Rolling Fire Pizza, Lone Pierogi, CitiZen, Half Pint Ice Cream, Tandoozy, Patty Pan and House of the Sun. [U-District Daily]

CAPITOL HILL—There's no name or opening date as yet, but Capitol Hill Seattle blog reports that the former Martin's Off Madison space on 14th Avenue (across from Skillet Diner) will become a bear bar with a "Motor City" feel. [CHS]

CAPITOL HILL—Speaking of Skillet Diner, Josh Henderson's new stationary digs will launch a late night happy hour in July, says Ms. Voelker. [Seattle Met]

KENMORE—The official lineup for the mega-amazing Washington State Brewers Festival has been announced. You can check out the full rundown, or save a little time and liver by perusing the highlights from Seattle Beer News. [WBB/SBN]

WHITE CENTER—Amidst its coverage of the madness at Zippy's Giant Burgers this weekend, West Seattle Blog noted that fellow White Center establishment Proletariat Pizza is now open Sundays. [WSB]

The Tuscan Tea Room

4521 California Ave. SW, Seattle, WA