Searsucker, the first Austin venture from San Diego cheflebrity Brian Malarkey, softly opened on May 23 before hotly closing over the weekend due to a kitchen fire. While they get things back in order, Eater Austin has a look inside this wild, weird space, a shrine to what Malarkey calls his "fabric of social dining" concept: dinner, drinks ... in either order, and with whoever shows up, whenever they do. In a statement released over the weekend, Malarkey called the fire, in which no one was injured, an "unfortunate hiccup" and said that he's been "humbled and amazed by the response we've had from Austin thus far."
In the meantime, click through photographer Spencer Selvidge's slideshow above. Inside, Searsucker's part Robinson Crusoe, part ranch-chic, part loungey club (yes, there's a DJ booth) and part ... well, whatever category a painting of bleeding ducks skewered on an arrow over some sausage falls into.
Once they reopen, lunch hours will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on weekdays, with happy hour small plates and cocktail specials served weekdays 4:30 p.m.to 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and until 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with "late night bites" served from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Brunch will be served Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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