Searsucker is coming to Austin
San Diego-based Top Cheftestapant Brian Malarkey, who made it all the way to episode 14 in Season Three, will open a Searsucker, one of his many sartorially named restaurants, in Austin in June 2013. According to San Diego magazine, via Eater LA:
Fresh off the opening of Searsucker Scottsdale, the Enlightened Hospitality trio—chef Brian Malarkey, nightlife empresario James Brennan and designer Thomas Schoos—will continue their national expansion plans with Searsucker Austin set to open in June of next year.
No word yet on the specific location for Searsucker, which self-describes as "New American Classic cuisine emphasizing approachable and unpretentious food that doesn't take itself too seriously." The "sea" spelling is supposed to be a reference to San Diego's coastal location ... which totally explains why Malarkey just opened one in beautiful oceanside Scottsdale, Arizona.
OK, but the only really great things to come from SD that I know are Rocket From The Crypt, Air Coryell, and Terriers.
Wow. I just saw about 10 photos of the interior and OMG I am there! I love ambiance and this place has it. I don't care what prices are, and they will be high, I'm in.
They had a very small fire this week, but will be back quickly.
This is in the spot where Carlos Santa's Maria Maria was. I was impressed with decor of MM, but now it's awesome.
They have an Austin Facebook page, but no Austin website that has full details yet.
i'm sorry to say that i'm generally turned off and don't have a desire to go. i know it should be about the food, but i can't get over the concept, the decor, and the cheflebrity.