For those of you not on our more frequently published blog list, we recently announced that we have sold the business and will be closing on Sunday, December 8th. You can read more about that here.
After our announcement, we received an outpouring of heartfelt messages from our long-standing guests. We compiled a few of them here to share. While some of them are difficult to read without getting emotional, we are truly grateful for your expressions of gratitude, and the time you took to communicate to us about what Sea Rocket has meant to you. It has been really fun hearing about your first visits and most memorable dinners, and to realize the meaningful histories we have developed with you over time!
For our last week, we will be tapering our menu down to just the basics as we run out of certain ingredients, and the last few nights we may only be able to offer a handful of options. Because the new owner will close the space for remodeling for several months, she will be unable to use any of our foodstuffs so we are trying to avoid having to throw any food away after our last night. If you want to make sure you can have your favorite dish one last time, please come in again sooner rather than later as we won’t be able to guarantee exactly how long we’ll have each specific item available! We appreciate your understanding as we finish off our inventory of fresh, local foods.
Photo courtesy of Thomas Ackerman
On another note, several of you have asked about our cardboard fish, created by artist Matthew Mahoney for a North Park Nights event 4 years ago. Some of you want to take a fish home as a momento of Sea Rocket, or have just been curious what will become of them when we’re gone. Well, we’ll be able to honor your requests and let a few of you take one as a souvenir, but we are REALLY thrilled to announce that the rest of the installation will be transported to our long-standing seafood distributor Catalina Offshore Products to live on indefinitely in their warehouse/learning center as a reminder to eat local and sustainably harvested catch! Thanks to Catalina for this wonderful offer. (If you weren’t aware, they are open to the public, so when you feel yourself missing Sea Rocket you can head down there and pay the fish a visit while picking up some seafood for your own kitchen!)