Photo of Yummy Garden courtesy Pui S. via Yelp
Hillsdale's eclectic restaurant Salvador Molly's — best known for its "Great Balls of Fire" eating challenge — will open its second Portland restaurant, taking over the SE Milwaukie space once home to Yummy Garden (which closed back in January amid allegations its owner also ran a Chinese drug gang).
Salvador Molly's owners Rick Sadle and Darrielle Sadle-Ruff confirm that after a complete revamp of the space, Salvador Molly's Roadhouse & Tiki Garden will debut in mid-June, emphasizing an "international tropical theme." The new 75-to-100-seat restaurant will bring home the tiki theme with palm trees, tiki huts, an outdoor fire pit, a 40-seat patio (complete with "water fixture"), and new fishbowl tropical drinks.
According to a rep, the Roadhouse & Tiki Garden menu will remain similar to the original Salvador Molly's "World of Flavors" offerings (which borrow from the Caribbean, South America, and Africa), but expect a few new dishes: Thai fish cakes with mango red onion salsa, house-made bread and sausages, and Korean chap chee. During lunch service, the restaurant will offer take-out via a drive-up window, and yes, the "Great Balls of Fire" challenge will be available at this location, as well.