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Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Shop Closes in East Austin

Austin barbecue expansion into San Marcos, plus more news

The cookie monster sundae from Spun
The cookie monster sundae from Spun
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Ice Cream Shutter
Spun Ice Cream, the frozen sweet shop that focuses on liquid nitrogen cooling methods as of December 2015, is now closed on 1912 East 7th Street in East Austin. Its last day was on Sunday, December 1. The reason behind the shutter is because co-founders Ashley Cheng and executive pastry chef Christina Cheng declined to renew the lease. They already had to close their auxiliary location on Burnet Road because host restaurant Noble Sandwich Co. closed (it’s being turned into an expansion of Chinese-American restaurant Old Thousand). The ice cream, however, will live on through catering as well as the shipping container shop next to the Whole Foods in the Domain.

New San Marcos Barbecue
Austin-based barbecue restaurant Green Mesquite BBQ is expanding with a new location in San Marcos, which should have opened as of yesterday, Sunday, December 1, as reported by Community Impact.

Chocolate Pop-Up Shop
Texas chocolate shop Srsly is running a temporary pop-up store in Austin during the holidays. It’s found at 4402 South Congress Avenue from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday until Tuesday, December 31. On deck are all of the chocolate shop’s flavors, other candies, advent calendars, etc.

Beer Art
Both Brentwood holiday dive bar Lala’s Little Nugget and Rainey Street bar Stagger Lee are offering customizable foam art on beers, where guests can submit photos (including phone photos) through the ripple machine.

Stagger Lee

87 Rainey Street, Austin, Texas 78701

SPUN Ice Cream

1912 East 7th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 524-1768 Visit Website

Green Mesquite BBQ

1400 Barton Springs Road, , TX 78704 (512) 479-0485

Lala's Little Nugget

2207 Justin Lane, , TX 78757 (512) 487-5297 Visit Website