Last week, the Seattle magazine food blog, followed by the Leslie Kelly at the Seattle PI and Nancy Leson at the Times, reported that Monsoon, the 10-year-old Vietnamese restaurant on 19th Ave. E. in Capitol Hill, was opening a second location in Bellevue, in the space that housed the just-closed Porcella Urban Market. Owners Eric and Sophie Banh would be running both Monsoons at once. (Eric also owns two Baguette Box sandwich shops.)
I've got calls out to both the restaurant and the developer, but no return calls yet. I'll update this post when they get back to me. In the meantime, I've been hearing reports from a number of sources that Monsoon's weekend dim sum is out of this world.