The highly-anticipated adaption of The San Diego Museum of Art's Sculpture Court Café into a new outdoor eatery for the Blind Lady Ale House and Tiger!Tiger team, dubbed Panama 66, is now in its "mushy opening" phase, having just launched with limited hours for the month of July.
The space will likely be finalized by mid-to-late August, according to co-owner Jeff Motch, who told Eater that by then, the roof will be replaced, a new bar will be installed and all their beer taps will be up and running.
For now, Panama is open daily for lunch and on weekends for brunch, with a menu by Tiger!Tiger! chef Sharon Wilson that includes a charcuterie plate, house-cured salmon salad, hot sandwiches (wood-fired pork loin, bratwurst), cold sandwiches (tuna confit, club) and seasonal vegetable sides. Brunch ranges from Wilson's famous house-made coconut-glazed donuts to Belgian waffles and daily frittatas.
Ten taps of all-local beer are pouring, and a new cocktail menu includes a Ballast Point aged rum-spiked iced tea and a beer shandy with local wit beer, housemade lemonade and St. Germaine. Going forward, Panama 66 will be providing beverages for the museum's events, from this Thursday's Culture & Cocktails to the Film in the Garden screening this Monday. EVENTS sdma's culture & cocktails thursday evening as well as their film in the garden this monday evening.
· Panama 66 [Official Site]
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