Good Time Design Names Chef for its Newest Restaurant Concept - The Blind Burro | Set To Open in San Diego's East Village this December

December 5, 2012

Good Time Design, an all-encompassing restaurant and entertainment venue design and consulting firm, has announced Sara Polczynski as the Consulting Executive Chef for The Blind Burro, the group’s newest restaurant concept located in San Diego’s East Village. This December, under her guidance, The Blind Burro will begin serving authentic south of the border street food, with a modern flair and an emphasis on local sustainable seafood, heavily inspired by the Baja region (menu portion copied below).

Chef Sara Polczynski
A graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, Polczynski has spent the last 15 years working in the kitchens of San Diego’s top restaurants. After several positions, including five years as the corporate pastry chef for the Cohn Restaurant Group, she stepped out on her own as a restaurant consultant where she revamped menus for Analog and the Prado. In addition to consulting, Polczynski is currently an Associate Professor of Culinary Arts for the San Diego Community College-Continuing Education program. Her love for teaching expanded into a volunteer position at Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center in National City, where she taught children how to cook fresh, flavorful and healthy foods.

As a native of San Diego, Polczynski is well versed in authentic Latin cuisine. Nevertheless, this Fall, she is embarking on a remarkable culinary adventure through Baja under the guidance of Celebrity Chef Rick Bayless. Bayless is celebrated for his dedication to bringing truly authentic Mexican cuisine to the U.S. and leads this annual intensive cooking class for food professionals.

“I am excited to bring my experiences with the street food of Mexico to San Diego’s East Village. The simplicity of ingredients, yet the complexity of flavors are truly inspiring,” said Polczynski, Consulting Executive Chef for The Blind Burro. “I couldn’t think of a better way to become more entrenched in this cuisine than spending time in Mexico with Rick Bayless and his team, learning, cooking and eating our way through Baja!”

The Blind Burro will be located on the corner of 7th and J, in the old Fleetwood space, which was recently acquired by Good Time Design and will be re-conceptualized into two venues – The Blind Burro and Cat Eye Club. The Blind Burro is set to open to the public on December 14th, with the grand opening party slated for January 10th.  Cat Eye Club, a Manhattan-retro bar concept, reminiscent of the early 1960’s era, will open shortly after.

Good Time Design, LLC is an all-encompassing restaurant and entertainment venue design and consulting firm located in San Diego, California.  Created in 2006 by businessman and hospitality entrepreneur, Ty Hauter, Good Time Design remains on the cutting edge of the entertainment and restaurant scenes in Southern California and beyond.

Since 1990, Hauter has consulted and operated within some of the nation’s leading entertainment markets including Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas. In San Diego, Good Time Design currently operates Block No. 16 Union & Spirits, Culy Warehouse, Lucky’s Lunch Counter, Bootlegger, Bub’s at the Ballpark, The Tipsy Crow, Cat Eye Club, Double Deuce and 1st Street Bar.

The Blind Burro is located at 639 J Street in downtown San Diego.  For more information on Blind Burro, visit the website at and stay updated by following on Facebook and Twitter.

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