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REDMOND — Dough Zone Dumpling House will soon unleash its delightful doughy wonders upon the good people of Redmond. The Chinese restaurant will start serving xiao long bao, Chinese doughnuts, and fresh noodles at 7625 170th Ave NE any day now; the restaurant claims they're shooting for a late-November opening, so we're just waiting for the doors to be unlocked. The Redmond location will join the restaurant's two spots in Bellevue.
PIKE PLACE MARKET — Though it's technically only holding "soft openings" for now, sushi superstar Shiro Kashiba's new Sushi Kashiba is open seven days a week from 5 to 10:30 p.m. The restaurant in the former Marche space at 86 Pine Street started serving a couple of weeks ago, though their official opening isn't until December 1. Shiro, 74 years old, trained in Japan with Jiro Ono (of Jiro Dreams of Sushi), then came to Seattle in 1966, and worked in the International District for several years (the now shuttered Tanaka Restaurant, the century-old Maneki) before running Nikko from 1972 to 1992, which he ultimately sold to the Westin Hotel. In 1994, Kashiba opened his namesake restaurant, Shiro's, in Belltown and just phased out of that restaurant completely last fall.
CENTRAL DISTRICT — Fat's Chicken and Waffles is launching brunch this weekend at its Central District restaurant. The menu will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday starting December 5. Take a gander at the menu over on Eater Seattle, which features plenty of Southern favorites and an option to mix Pedialyte with booze, if that's your jam.