Openings & Closings: Pho on Alki, Ice Cream on the Hill, and No More Crimson in Pioneer Square"/>
A new pho restaurant has landed on Alki: Saigon Boat Cafe (2632 Alki S.W.) will offer Vietnamese sandwiches for $2.75 each along with pho soup for $5.95 per serving, according to the West Seattle Blog. Proprietor Nhung Tran, along with her sister Thu Tran, also own Red Nails (initially known as Alki Beach Nails) down the street, and purchased a former rental house for their new restaurant.
Last night marked the introduction to El Capitan Creamery in the form of an ice cream social. Operated by local artist and entrepreneur Sam Trout, socials will be held each month accompanied with entertainment and live music. According to the Capitol Hill blog, Trout plans to rotate the social's location that will only be disclosed via their mailing list or through our online calendar. See Voracious' review of El Capitan's first social here.
Also, Crimson C (209 1st. Ave.), the nightclub/restaurant in Pioneer Square, has shut down for good. There's an eviction notice posted on their door, as sure a sign as any that a club's called it quits.
And finally, Papa John's Pizza is no more--east of the mountains, anyway.