Reminder: Thaiku to reopen for one night with a pop-up restaurant at Copper Gate TONIGHT
Thaiku, a beloved Ballard Avenue restaurant which closed December of last year due to a property dispute, will re-open in the form of a pop-up restaurant located at its sister venue Copper Gate, 6301 24th Avenue N.W. tonight.
During its ten year presence in Ballard, Thaiku was famous for its regional, home-style Thai cuisine, and the restaurant's bar, Fu Kun Wu, was a haven for jazz musicians and jazz lovers alike.
Following the venue's closure, Thaiku's decor and furniture was auctioned off, and its resident jazz band, the Fu Kun Wu Trio, relocated to Copper Gate.
"We all miss Thaiku and Fu Kun Wu," said Jon Alberts, the restaurant proprietor and resident jazz musician. "We're still actively looking for the right space to reincarnate. For now, let's see how this goes."
Some of Thaiku's original staff will prepare and serve the meal at the pop-up, and several of the popular dishes will be served, along with a couple of Fu Kun Wu's signature herb-infused cocktails.
The first pop-up night is scheduled for Thursday, May 31, from 5 p.m. until midnight. More Thaiku pop-ups at Copper Gate are planned in the future until its reincarnation.
The Copper Gate is located at 6301 24th Avenue N.W.