Did you know that we (Lee, Jen, Jeff & Clea) have taken over the outdoor restaurant space that occupies the Sculpture Court of the San Diego Museum of Art? We did, but shhh. We don't want to tell too many people just yet. It's new and we are just getting the hang of it. But we wanted to tell you, yes YOU.
We are calling it Panama 66.
Here's the deal: We are open, quietly, Monday through Friday, for lunch from 11am - 3pm.
And then again on Saturday & Sunday for Brunch, from 10am - 3pm.
And then THIS FRIDAY (oops, we mean, this friday, shhh) we are opening the bar-only, till about 8pm. And listen, if you're wondering what that place looks like in the evening twilight, here you go:
You can sit on the grass or at the bar or at a table.
It's not our actual bar yet, or our tables or our chairs, but the beer -- it's ALL us. In fact, it's all San Diego. And the wine is all California (and there is more than at BLAH or Tiger) and the cocktails -- OH YEAH -- there are cocktails, as in hard alcohol, spirits, deliciousness mixed with local berries and citrus and other fantastic concoctions. Or straight up. Your call.
But back to food and Lunch & Brunch: Sharon Wilson, our Executive Chef at Tiger! Tiger! has taken the reins at Panama 66 and the menu is a little bit Blind Lady, a lot Tiger! and a big ol' jigger of it's own thing.
Think: more salads. Think: all house-made meats. Think: plenty of vegan and vegetarian.
Big, grand, fancy pants opening will come in September but for now, you can preview the food -- and the gorgeous location -- any day of the week for Lunch (or Brunch) or come on by Friday night for a drink by moonlight.
Soft Opening Hours
Monday - Wednesday | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday - Friday | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (lunch) | 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. (bar only)*
Saturday - Sunday | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Oh, and have you heard about the Film in the Garden series that the San Diego Museum of Art puts on in our space? The Museum shows a film in the garden and we keep the bar open late. We have a full bar and sandwich boxes ready to go. Bring a blanket and enjoy. Please, no outside alcohol is allowed.
Monday, August 11, 8:00 pm
Grab a picnic, a blanket, and a few friends and come enjoy this film beneath the stars! Audrey Hepburn stars in this...
Monday, August 25, 8:00 pm
Grab a picnic, a blanket, and a few friends and come enjoy this film beneath the stars! The exhibitions...