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New Vancouver Restaurants; One Year at Westward

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VANCOUVER— Vancouver's heatmap got updated this week with six new names added to the roll call of hotness. From a Vietnamese cafe that has food bloggers in fits of ecstasy to city-wide scotch egg mania thanks to a new British gastro-pub check 'em out here. [EVAN]

SEATTLE— Eater Seattle checks in with Josh Henderson one year after launching his perpetually packed Westward on North Lake Union. The chef and restauranteur also hints at future projects, including a more intimate space that will let him get back in the kitchen and a possible new restaurant in Bellevue. [ESEA]

SEATTLE— Want to know where to find the best Mexican in (and around) Seattle? Here's a reader-sourced map of the city's best spots serving more queso, carnitas, and mole than you can handle. Also, Eater's August Heatmap rolled out this week, and two new members have joined the club: Restaurant Marron in Capitol Hill and Pomerol in Fremont. [ESEA]

VANCOUVER— Want to get the best pasta in the world? Well, you'll have to come to Vancouver, as chef Alex Tung just scored top prize at an international pasta contest in Italy this week. Full bragging right (and a delicious sauce) this way. [EVAN]

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