Soups, small (and big) plates, sandwiches: El Gaucho in Bellevue has a new lunch menu.

Trattoria Cioppino is the new tenant at 7900 East Green Lake Drive North, once the site of the World Wrapps that closed in February, reports My Green Lake. The new trattoria is co-owned by Riccardo Simeone, who grew up in the Italian town Gaeta. He plans to feature authentic dishes and vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Nook opened on University Way and NE 50th Street on April 3. On tap are breakfast, lunch, and late-night comfort foods at Ave-friendly prices.

Food truck Maximus Minimus is back for the season at Second and Pike.

Justin Mevs, former executive chef at Cutters Bayhouse, is opening the Lucky Diner at 2630 First Avenue in mid-May. Look for traditional diner fare, with some dishes taking cues from street foods.

The Thursday Interbay Farmers Market will make its debut on June 9 at 3pm at the Interbay Urban Center on 15th Avenue West, says Magnolia Voice.

The Bel-Red/Crossroads Uwajimaya market closed and reopened at a new and larger location at 699 120th Ave NE.

El Gaucho Bellevue is touting a new lunch menu with soups, sandwiches, small plates, and custom combos, plus larger seafood and meat entrées.

Chaco Canyon Organic Café, which specializes in raw and vegan dishes, has opened its second branch at the corner of 38th Ave SW and SW Alaska.

Copperleaf Restaurant at Cedarbrook Lodge will celebrate Earth Day with a five-course prix-fix dinner for $45 on Friday, April 22. A portion of the proceeds from the local farm-to-table dinner will benefit nonprofit Chefs Collaborative.

Starting April 11, Homegrown debuts a new menu of sandwiches, which can be ordered in either a small or large size. Also featured are several rolls made by Macrina Bakery, says the Homegrown website.

Wednesday, April 6 is Red, White, Unite, in which over 50 area restaurants will donate ten percent of their total sales from that day to Peace Winds America.

Seattle Restaurant Week will run April 10-14 and 17-21, with 150 eateries offering three-course dinners for $28.

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