Hopefully not R.I.P.
I never went there, but I passed it by countless times in its former incarnation as a Czech restaurant during trips out to visit my 'second home' overlooking the bay. I hope the county's stipulation doesn't hold (for some reason, it claims the restuarant can't be rebuilt, although there may be a way around it), and Manka's will indeed 'rise from the ashes' (there are rumors there's a dinner planned in the upcoming weeks). Some day, I'd like to go and sample a tasting menu that required "for your penance, $58" or stay in a luxurious-looking cabin that can be a bit less pricey for extended or "spontaneous" stays. It's all so West Marin. But I've never had any complaints about that before, and I'm not about to start now. It holds my heart, quirkiness and sea-breezes both.