Not that we shouldn't do that, but it's worth remembering that the city of San Diego already runs something similar -- the 2 line. Or what Ron calls "The Coolest Bus in America."
I consider the 2 bus to be the spine of San Diego. For over ten years, I've made a point to live within a few hundred feet of that bus. Being on the 2 was the prime consideration in locating both iterations of the Linkery. It had to be the name of this blog.
I've often dreamed of a #2 pub crawl. It would start at Cantina and end at the Waterfront. I doubt I'd make it past University.
If true, the sheer awesomeness of that is overwhelming.
Oh, and six cask-conditioned beers.
Avery IPA, Ballast Point Dorado IIPA, Green Flash Hop Head Red, Stone Levitation, Stone Old Guardian, and Telegraph Robust Ale.
On draft we've got Russian River Consecration, Green Flash 30th Street Pale, Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin, Alesmith X, and Ballast Point Navigator Doppelbock.
Steph put together this killer lineup, mad props to her. We're open till 11:30pm, as always.
Join us, won't you?
The month of February has many Ritual celebrations, Groundhog's Day, Valentine's Day and this year we're blessed with Mardi Gras. Some people feel the need to collect colorful trinkets/beads and drink to excess this time of year. Here at the Ritual Tavern we feel compelled to eat various fried things served on a French roll.(chased with a tasty beverages) So in honor of Fat Tuesday we'll be serving up tasty po-boys in addition to our famous gumbo. How does a fried Carlsbad oyster and/or shrimp po-boy sound to you? We've also got Niman Ranch andouille sausage with grilled onions on an artisan roll from Sadie Rose. All are served with macaroni or our house sliced Cajun French fries (maybe we'll also throw in a fried pickle or two)
To wash 'em down, we've brought in Abita Jockomo IPA, all the way from Louisiana for your enjoyment.* Our liquor license prohibits us from serving hurricanes, and flashing as well.. So you can bring the whole family in for a wholesome celebration Ritual.
Le Bon Temps Roule!
*"Aside from the fun they obviously had in naming this particular beer, (it comes from the lyrics to a Cajun song, “Iko Iko,” in which they make reference to the saying “Jockamo”) Jockomo IPA is a quality brew that does not overwhelm as much as compliment.
First, Jockomo pours very smooth, but light on the carbonation. The color is a copper/orange and the head is minimal after a few moments. The same goes for the lacing as this IPA doesn’t really keep much head around throughout the beer.
Aroma-wise, Jockamo is more sweet than one would expect from a pale ale. There are hints of honey among the hops aroma and there were even slight smells of pine coming on at first.
But it is the taste where Jockamo made it for me. Personally, I like a bitter pale ale, but it can be overbearing sometimes. So, when someone comes up with an interesting take on a pale ale, I usually ride the wave and try to enjoy it. That was easy with Jockamo.
It’s smooth, relaxing and, yes, a bit sweet. Honestly, it’s a quality brew that goes away from the microbreweries tendency to over-hop a beer for the sake of making it bitter and memorable. This one creates memories on its own without resorting to juvenile tactics." http://www.independentmail.com
This week we're tapping into Green Flash West Coast IPA! It's possibly the best example of the World Famous San Diego Style IPA.
"This West Coast-Style India Pale Ale is extravagantly hopped, full flavored, medium bodied and copper colored. A menagerie of hops is combined throughout the brewing process to impart specific characteristics. Hops used include Simcoe for a unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes, and Cascade for floral aroma."
We're also serving up fresh shucked oysters from Carlsbad Aquafarm. The best economic stimulus is to support local business (brewers and farmers included)!
I had prior plans so I couldn't go, but Michael repped the Link and he gave me the impression (from a couple brief text messages) that they've done some pretty cool stuff in there. I'm looking forward to checking it out...as soon as I get off the wagon!
This is a site for a group blog for all the lovely food & beverage businesses on 30th St. We can publish information about the area here, along with promotions for our individual businesses and also any group promotions we'd like to do.
If you're interested, please contribute! Email me and I'll add you to the blog so you can post whatever you want. (I know a lot of you, but I don't necessarily have your email address.)
Also, we'll plan to upgrade the format and such for both this site and the main site. The main site was a quick take based on the website template I had already made, and a photo I took today with my BlackBerry.