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Java Jive; North End Tequila; Local Teen Bags Bagger Props

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SEATTLEThe New York Times has a handy guide for java jargon across the country. In Seattle, at Trabant Coffee & Chai, "Nice shoes" apparently means "You're hot." [NYT]

SEATTLE— Tan Vinh answers his mailbag over at The Seattle Times. Burning questions include: why don't bars serve dim sum for happy hour, where can a large party dine in SLU, and who has decent tequila in the north end. [Seattle Times]

WEST SEATTLE— An 18-year-old grocery bagger at West Seattle's Metropolitan Market took home top honors at the Best Bagger contest in Las Vegas. He was awarded 10-grand and a guest appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. [Seattle Weekly]