Russell Jackson, aka the Dissident Chef, plans to wrap up his long-running SubCulture Dining underground restaurant after its next dinner event &mdash the annual Trufflepalooza — on Saturday, Dec. 12. He's getting ready for the intense work of actually opening his long-planned Lafitte on Pier 5 early next year. Jackson signed a lease on the waterfront space way back in August 2008, but he's been held up trying to get funding in the economic doldrums. He hasn't lost hope, though. "This is a time of attrition when the idiots go out of business and the strong rise. You have to be fearless," he told the Business Times in March.
Unfortunately for fans of Subculture Dining, this Saturday's event is nearly sold out (Nine tickets left. Get them while you can). Just for fun, though, here's Jackson's Harper's Index-style rundown of the SCD, from his farewell SCD e-mail:
After 4 years of Service
Over 250+ Events
Over 3500 People properly Served
Over 5600 Bottles of Hooch
Over Thousands of Pass phrases
Over Hunderds of Secret Locations
Over 2250 Courses
Countless Napkins Folded, Chairs Hauled, Glasses polished
Over 20,000 Miles Traveled
2 guest chefs
and one Brinks and Mortar Restaurant Acquired...