by EverOut Staff
This week, Indigo Cow brings creamy Hokkaido-style soft-serve to Wallingford, Pho Bac launches a treehouse-inspired speakeasy with Vietnamese cocktails, and basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal plans to open the first in-arena location of his fried chicken joint Big Chicken inside the Climate Pledge Arena. Read on for all of that and more culinary updates, plus events happening this weekend, like the 20th Annual Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival. For more inspiration, check out our food and drink guide.
NEW OPENINGS AND RETURNS
Yoroshiku owner Keisuke Kobayashi opened this pint-sized ice creamery, which he believes to be the country’s first Hokkaido-style soft-serve shop, inside his Wallingford restaurant on October 1. The spot’s lone flavor, Hokkaido milk, showcases the Japanese region’s famed dairy, prized for its creamy, sweet, pure flavor. Toppings include house-made fruit syrups, shiratama kuromitsu kinako (a blend of mochi, brown sugar syrup, and roasted soybean powder), and a Theo Chocolate dark chocolate “wall” (think magic shell but more intense). Other monthly rotating flavors, such as matcha, black sesame, and yuzu, are slated to join the roster eventually.