One of San Diego best and biggest cultural attractions is about to get a whole lot beerier. Eater has word that Lee Chase, Jenniffer Chase, Jeff Motch and Clea Hantman, the owners of Blind Lady Ale House and Tiger!Tiger! have successfully won a bid to take over the Sculpture Garden Court Cafe adjacent to the San Diego Museum of Art and will open their third eatery in the space this summer.
The four proprietors, whose existing spots have won numerous bar and restaurant awards, reportedly beat out other popular local businesses for dibs on the outdoor space, situated in the heart of Balboa Park in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden, which houses the impressive work of 20th century artists including Louise Nevelson, Claire Falkenstein and Henry Moore. Their plans for the cafe include a re-design of the bar , plus new tables and seating.
Though the name of their third spot is yet-undecided, the owners told Eater that you can expect the well-curated beer selection and seasonally-driven menu they've become know for, plus a small craft cocktail program and wine list. The cafe will serve lunch, offer picnic boxes for eating in the park, and do a weekend brunch inspired by Tiger!Tiger!'s Sunday brunch; Tiger!Tiger!'s talented chef, Sharon Wilson, will help oversee the menu.
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