UPDATE:  To clarifiy the status of Sea Rocket Bistro, according to an early morning email from Chad:  He will train and mentor his replacement.  He still is a part owner of the restaurant that expects to continue doing well in 2012.
The food at Brian Malarkey’s  soon-to-open Gabardine in Point Loma will feature a “Portugese-esque seafood bar” according to the press release that arrived today.  Overseeing this “heavy focus on shellfish paired with an extensive selection of local craft brews” menu you’ll find chef Chad White who made news at Sea Rocket Bistro in North Park.  Prior to that gig, White was two blocks from Gabardine as Roseville’s last chef before it closed more than a year ago.  For a bit more on Gabardine (expect a February opening), see item 3 here.  One wonders what prices customers can expect with a shellfish and seafood centric menu (hint, likely not low budget).