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Starbucks Opens Tokyo Pop-Up; Green Lake Pastry Shop on House Hunters

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'BUCKSWIRE—Following in Stumptown's footsteps, Starbucks has opened a "pop-up" cafe in Tokyo. No pumpkin spice lattes at this "back to basics" store, which serves up eight straight-forward espresso-based drinks. [WSJ]

FREMONTWine Tea Chocolate, a new cafe, is softly open at 3417 Evanston Ave. N. in the Saturn Building, near the Red Door and PCC. Their grand opening is on September 20: "stop by for free demos, tastings, and specials." [EaterWire]

GREEN LAKE—The time-shifting producers for reality series House Hunters are planning a shoot at Cake Envy tomorrow at 11 a.m., and you're welcome to show up for a chance to be on basic cable. [EaterWire]

INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT—Today's Dining Deals feature is devoted to Taiwanese street-food vendor HardWok Cafe. The cafe's been open for six month in the I.D., the staff are super friendly, and the food is cheap and authentic. [Seattle Times]