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Liquid nitrogen ice cream mixed with fresh fruit and waffles. 


Mad Science Ice Cream Party
Cloud Nine Creamery, the liquid-nitrogen ice cream shop, is set to open at the Southcenter Mall today (February 16). Head on over at noon to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony, as well as your chance to be one of nine recipients of the golden ticket free year of ice cream. Eater Seattle has more.

House of Soda 
The former owners of now-defunct Piccolo in Maple Leaf will open a new spot in the old Homegrown location on Fremont Ave. Esters Enoteca is shaping up to be the great place to grab an ice cold beer and a quick Panini. Not a beer drinker? Check out one of their housemade sodas or refreshing wine selection. 

Small Plates. Big Dreams. 
Former Loulay and Rover's chef, Rob Sevcik, returns home to Madison Valley for his very first restaurant as chef-owner this month. Petite Galerie offers French-influenced New American cuisine served in the small plate tradition. The Madison Valley addition will focus on seasonal food with a laser-precise focus on top-tier technique, ingredients, and affordability. 


New Restaurants at Sea-Tac Airport
The Port of Seattle released the latest round of approved dining and retail destined for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Get ready for Skillet, Monica Dimas’s excellent fried chicken sandwiches, a market and bar curated by Thierry Rautureau, and more.

General Porpoise Doughnuts 2.0
Renee Erickson's custard and cream-filled doughnut shop is planning a second location at First and Jackson St. in Pioneer Square.  Opening is slated for late March; stay tuned for more details. 


Roux's Last Stand
New Orleans-style favorite, Restaurant Roux celebrated its last Mardi Gras on Tuesday. After four years of bayou-worthy hospitality and mouthwatering jambalaya, chef Matthew Lewis will close up shop once and for all after this Sunday's brunch service. Head on over Fremont and give Roux a proper Seattle sendoff. New owners are yet to be announced. 

Oh No, Oberto! 
Local meat stick and jerky manufacturer, Oberto Brands, announced they were considering a sale late last week. Details on the potential selloff remain few and far between. Seattle Times has more on the future of the PNW’s most cherished dehydrated meat company.

Pizza Pivot 
Pizzeria 88 on Capitol Hill is temporarily closed for business to rebrand. The company released a statement via Twitter saying it will pivot to a new concept to combat Seattle’s rising cost of doing business. We’re not entirely sure what that means. But here’s to hoping they get back on their pizza-making toes as soon as possible.

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