A Russian dumpling shop is now open at 3516 Fremont Place N.., according to Fremont Universe. Pel'Meni serves only beef and potato dumplings (see right), along with hot sauce, sour cream, and a slice of rye bread. If it sounds familiar, it's because Pel'Meni has been a popular food-stand option at Bite of Seattle and Bumbershoot, as well as a long-standing and successful late-night operation in Bellingham.
In other news, My Ballard reports that a bistro has taken over the former Rizzo's French Dip space at 7334 15th Ave. N.W. Ballard Bistro features an eclectic menu of comfort food, including chicken curry and sandwiches made with pancakes instead of bread.