By Laura Medina
The cuisine and the ethos behind LN2 (the chemical symbol for liquid nitrogen, hottest ingredient in "made-from-scratch" ice cream) reminds this scribe of what California Pizza used to be and how it started back in the Eighties, when a pizza master mastered the art of the pizza but wasn't held back by traditions and was ready to break out and bust the old mold, to make a new mold.
Husband and wife team, Chef Christopher Robbins and wife/actress Mica Ray...
welcomed 2019, in the 21st century, with what a pizzeria can be. Putting Chef Christopher's experience and knowledge to good use, wife and owner, Mica want to show folks what her husband can do with pizza dough and more, expanding the riff on pizza and upping All-American classics that he enjoys cooking; and what they and friends enjoy munching...
Since it's 2019, they put the best of today's culinary technology to good use, a standing mixer with a liquid nitrogen nozzle, shooting liquid nitrogen into the customized ice cream batter...
They dedicated the café store front to the standing ice cream mixer. Billowing clouds of liquid nitrogen entertained folks,..
But, it's the mini vanilla cones, sprinkled in lavender sugar is what got folks all riled up for, big kids and little kids got a kick out of the ice cream mixer.
Remember, LN2 Pizza Shoppe got it's namesake from the chemistry symbol for liquid nitrogen, LN2. LN2 Pizza Shoppe is the wave of the future.
Michelle Boback-Toufexis and Tysha Williams of "Marisa Romanov," cheer on LN2 Pizza Shoppe opening party.
Mary Wilson of The Supremes.
Industry entertainment mainstays from music, television, and film gladly showed up for support, in the foot steps of last week's Golden Globes.
The bustling pizza bar with the glowing, wood-burning pizza oven, kept the crowd nice and warm, on a cold, wet night, with endless rounds of warm, gooey, cheese pizza, sausage pizza, pure cheese pizza, mushroom & olive pizza, and...
Caramelized onion and fig pizza...
In fact, now that LN2 Pizza Shoppe officially opened for business this past Sunday, you can have it all for yourself...and your friends and family.
You all can enjoy the full spectrum of the menu...
Open-faced Duck Bahn Mi toast sandwich.
Instead of usual fries suspects, you have experience fried Brussel Sprouts with dipping sauce. A good, classic hearty mash potato completes the meal.
A meal ain't complete with dessert. From the magic of the liquid nitrogen ice cream standing mixer, you can get lavender ice cream with marshmallows nestled in a waffle bowl.
Blueberry Smash and...
Espresso Vodka Vermouth around out the meal.
There's a private event room in the back. In other words, you can have the best of both worlds, the regular, loyal patrons out front and industry launches in the back.
Not only can LN2 Pizza Shoppe's pizza bar can slam fresh, warm, gooey pizzas, in all sorts of varieties, they have an top notch kitchen for real meals and finger food for parties, like these chickpea fritters. Don't forget the liquid nitrogen ice cream bar, that the restaurant is named after.
LN2 Pizza Shoppe is where tradition meets innovation, equating creativity that pushes pizza and other cuisines into the 21st century. All these ingredients creates a fun-loving atmosphere that doesn't skimp on quality.