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New Cafe Castagna Chef; Wafu Late-Night; Giada in Town

SOUTHEAST—Per a press release, Cafe Castagna has a new head chef in Alba Osteria alum Jeff Emerson. Emerson, the Alba sous chef and pasta-maker, joins the Castagna lineup alongside chef Justin Woodward, and has announced the launch of an early-evening happy hour, available Monday through Saturday, 5-6pm. [EaterWire]

SOUTHEAST—Seafood/ramen spot Wafu has shifted the hours of its late-night happy hour, granting guests cheap bowls of ramen for an additional hour daily, beginning at 9pm. The late-night menu (featuring bites like three kinds of steam buns and two bowls of ramen for $5 each) will now be available Sunday through Thursday, 9-11pm. [EaterWire]

NORTHWEST/ALPHABET DISTRICT—Food Network personality and cookbook author Giada De Laurentiis will make an appearance at the NW 23rd Williams-Sonoma store on April 25, signing copies of her newest book, Weeknights with Giada. Tickets are limited to 400 fans, and De Laurentiis will only sign copies of the book purchased through Williams-Sonoma. For more information, head to the official site here. [EaterWire]

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