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A Flurry of Seattle Shutters; Vancouver's Top Banh Mi

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Rhein Haus, Seattle. [Photo: S. Pratt]

SEATTLE— This week, Seattle unexpectedly lost Katsu Burger, the much-loved Georgetown spot known for its black sesame milkshakes and huge "Mt. Fuji" burgers. And on Sunday, Stopsky's, one of the few Jewish delis in the area, will shutter on Mercer Island. Also, huge, always-packed Capitol Hill bier hall Von Trapp's has changed its name to Rhein Haus. Eater has details. [ESEA]

VANCOUVER— Whether you spell them doughnuts or donuts, Vancouver is stuffed with shops selling sweet and savory versions of the fried fritters. If you're headed north of the border this weekend, you need this map. More required reading: Food blogger Fernando Medrano reports on where to score the city's best banh mi, the "colonial love child of French and Vietnamese cuisines." [EVAN]

SEATTLE— Is it possible to eat well for less than $10 in Seattle? Of course. If you'll be in town this weekend and are already spending money on gas and lodging, check out this handy map of nine Seattle spots serving square meals that are easy on the wallet, including a sandwich that lives up to the hype and kimchi fried rice you'll eat al fresco with a great view of downtown. [ESEA]

VANCOUVER— This week, Eater Vancouver rounds up where to eat well sans gluten. Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards judge Joie Alvarez Kent shares her picks for the city's most delicious gluten-free meals, including polenta with Blackburn cheese and microgreens, shiso and Hen of the Woods mushroom dumplings, and good old fish and chips. [EVAN]
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