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The Night Kitchen, a downtown eatery known for serving actual cuisine during nocturnal hours, announced its closing last night: "We regret to announce that The Night Kitchen is permanently closed for business. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us." When queried on the circumstances leading to closure, Night Kitchen tweeted "Exactly what always happens to small restaurants, alas."
Night Kitchen opened on December 31, 2009, helmed by chef Avalon Zanoni, whose previous experience included stints at Txori and Brasa. At its opening, Zanoni characterized the food as a “Pacific Northwest take on New American Cuisine”. Rebecca Scott, Night Kitchen's owner, backed Zanoni's focus on locally sourced ingredients.
Seattle diners have long bemoaned the lack of late night dining options. With Night Kitchen's closure, 13 Coins, The Five-Point Cafe and Purple Dot Cafe will continue to own the category.
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