Get pumped, Gastropod fans: yes, the Sodo favorite has shuttered, but it's officially time for the next venture by chef/owner Travis Kukull and brewer Cody Morris. In Eater's second piece of Halloween opening news in the past week, Kukull and Morris's long-awaited Mollusk will debut this Saturday, October 31.
Most of the details are the same from our previous coverage: the new 5,000-square-foot, 100-seat restaurant will have a much bigger, more modern brewhouse than teeny Gastropod, and Kukull will bring his skills with a (naturally) creative, rotating menu centered around Southeast Asian curries. One thing to note is that the restaurant's liquor license is still pending, so Mollusk may or may not have alcohol on opening day. If not, head on over for the food anyway, and the drinks will follow as soon as they're legal. Watch Mollusk's Facebook page for updates.
Eater has also learned that Kim Sturts, who was the voters' favorite chef during the Gastropod pop-ups in May, will be the Chef de Cuisine, Tanya Haong (formerly of Tilikum Place Cafe) will be Pastry Chef, and Miles James (formerly of Dot's and Hitchcock) will manage the line during the daytime, and also be in charge of charcuterie.
Again, Mollusk is located in the True North apartment building at Dexter and Aloha (803 Dexter Ave). Doors open at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, and Mollusk's regular hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Monday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The bar will remain open until midnight each night.
Update, 10/26, 1:40 p.m.: This post as been edited to include information about the pending liquor license.