Hungry for Linkage: Nicecream Factory Opens Tomorrow + Goodbye to Pastry Queen + Soylent

Some foodie ideas, and things to know, for your weekend.

Tiffany MacIssac, Cookies & Confections (Photography by Jonathan Timmes) & Grasshopper Icebox Cake (Photography by Erick Gibson)

Liquid nitrogen ice cream shop, Nicecream Factory, throws grand opening party tomorrow in Clarendon.

Catoctin Creek releases Roundstone Rye 92 Proof at its Purcellville distillery tomorrow. 

Tiffany MacIssac, the James Beard-nominated pastry chef for Neighborhood Restaurant Group, is leaving next month. You can still enjoy some of her best desserts, Cookies & Confections—which she had said is “my best-worst idea”—at Columbia Firehouse, Tallula, Vermilion, and her Grasshopper Icebox Cake at Evening Star Cafe. [WCP]

Tom Sietsema’s Spring Dining Guide is heavy on Northern Virginia restaurants, with reviews of Bayou Bakery, Bistro Vivant, Nostos and others. [WaPo]

With growing stress on the environment, should we eat to live instead of live to eat? Enter: Soylent. [The New Yorker]