What's new on Seattle's University Way.

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You know how, in some neighborhoods, you see a latte stand or three on every block? Well, here on The Ave, it’s bubble-tea houses, sandwiched between vintage shops, boutiques and ethnic restaurants along this drag off the University of Washington campus.

Folks, you can’t find this many Asian bubble-tea houses in most Chinatowns in America.

The Ave, as this strip of University Way Northeast is nicknamed, also hosts dozens of cheap ethnic restaurants: Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Mexican, Korean, Indian, Greek, Trinidadian, even Brazilian food. And now a flood of frozen yogurt shops dots the street.

This week, we peek at The Ave between 47th and 50th streets.

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Tan Vinh: 206-515-5656 or tvinh@seattletimes.com

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