Thanks to a tipster, Eater has learned that BRC/Liberty Kitchen chef and co-owner Lance Fegen will be opening a new restaurant called Surfing Cowboys in now shuttered space formerly occupied by That Pizza Place on Ella. Fegen confirms the news and says the restaurant will serve "the four major food groups: fried chicken, burgers, tacos and pizza." Denver Courtney from local funk band Fondue Monks will help book artists for the stage on the restaurant's back patio.
Fegen says he expects the restaurant open in four months or so, which will make it a perfect spot for the spring patio season. With two more Liberty Kitchens already in the works and a fried chicken shop going in behind the original Liberty location, 2013 is shaping up to be the Year of Fegen. Should be fun to watch.