People of Seattle: You only have three months to get your orgasms before they're gone for good. Madame K's, the brothel-themed pizzeria on Ballard Ave, will close its doors on October 28th. And they're taking their famous Orgasm dessert (a lump of rich chocolate chip cookie dough, baked to gooey perfection in a small skillet and then heaped with vanilla ice cream the second it comes out of the oven) with them.


Says their press release:

Madame K’s owner Kirsten Burt opened the doors more than a decade ago, and has since become renowned for great pizza, the whimsical theme, playful energy and of course the famous Orgasm. They joined a very small handful of restaurants in Ballard at the time, and have seen an explosion of food and entertainment choices in the neighborhood since, going from just dozens to more than 100. Still, Madame K’s has remained a Ballard institution, with its brothel-themed space steeped in Ballard history and delicious pizzas, pastas, salads and sangria satisfying thousands of customers over the years.

The Madame’s loyal staff- many of whom have worked at the restaurant for more than 5 years- will be on hand to pour toasts to their favorite regulars and new customers alike as they close the doors this Fall. “Our lease is up again, and it finally feels like its time for Madame K’s to make its grand finale,” says Burt. “We’ve had an ongoing turbulent relationship with our landlord- but a magical 12 years in Ballard- and we are sad but satisfied that this is the right time.”

This isn't the first time the restaurant has threatened to close. Last year, rumors swirled that the space had a month left. But, sadly, this time the closure is for good.

Before they shut the doors, they're giving their customers a chance to WIN FREE PIZZA! Back to you, press release:

The Madame has set up a yahoo account for everyone to share their own special memories. Send memories to: One winner will be chosen each week from July 15-October 15 to win a free pizza for sending in their special memory. The memory will also be posted at Madame K’s each week. Be sure to include your name, email and phone (to be entered into contest). Only first names will appear in the restaurant display.