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Din Tai Fung Seattle Rumors; Queen Anne's New Indonesian Restaurant

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RUMOR MONGERINGSeattle Times drink columnist Tan Vinh lit up the Twitterverse yesterday when he posted, "Din Tai Fung looking to open in Seattle, maybe downtown, maybe U Village. No set date yet." Vinh later clarified that the xiaolongbao specialist would not relocate their existing Bellevue dumpling shop but rather add a second location. Developing. [@tanvinhseattle]

QUEEN ANNECloves, a new Indonesian restaurant, celebrates its grand opening tomrrow, per Queen Anne View. It is situated in the spot formerly occupied by Wanna Noodle. [QAV]

THE CRITICSSeattle Weekly's Hanna Raskin has been known to write a takedown or two, so CNN Eatocracy hits her up for a quote on the art of the negative review. Raskin delivers by telling the site that in her pans, the reader should infer "that it was probably even worse." Paging AQUA and Stopsky's. [CNN Eatocracy via Eater]

CHEF SHUFFLESSeattle Met reports that Marjorie has hired Josh Davenport as a full time chef. Lauri Carter came over from Lecosho as interim chef a few months back, and she continues to consult for the restaurant. [Seattle Met]

GEORGETOWNSeattle Magazine reports that the Blu Grouse, a new lunch spot and bar is now open. The mag says that it is owner Diana Lane's house-turned-bar. [Seattle Magazine]

[Photo: Din Tai Fung/Yelp]


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