So come on in, don’t sweat it. 30th Street should be a blast — all the restaurants are staying open late, and we expect a great community celebration.
Oh, and Max told me he’s doing a special chile verde with the absolute last of Curtis’ pastured chicken for the season. No more pastured chicken till late Spring!
Reservations not required or accepted.
no cover charge, no dress code, no stress
Happy Hour 5:30 to 7:30pm Tues - Sat
$3.50 most taps & $1 off select glasses of wine
Each and Every Thursday at the Ritual you can count on a freshly tapped cask of locally craft brewed ale & fresh shucked Carlsbad Aqua Farm mussels. This week, December 17th we'll be serving Lighting Brewery's Amber Ale. "... an American version of classic UK Premium Bitters. Using literally buckets of hops from homegrown hop plants in the backyard and a well stocked homebrew shop, the resulting beer was big, malty, hoppy and enjoyable. You might even say like a “bitters” but bigger and better. We have taken this beer one step further at the brewery by adapting the original recipe to make optimum use of our brewing and fermenting equipment. We include selected British malts in our recipe to bring out the beers’ hoppy character and carbonate naturally to smooth out any possible rough edges."*
And to top it all off. . . this Thursday is the 3rd one in the month. . . and there's shuttle service
*Lightning Brewery Website
It's been so cold outside lately, we're not quite sure ourselves. The Ritual Tavern is the perfect spot to warm your bones and fill your belly this December. Why not come in tonight, have a hot bowl of Shepherd's Pie (or French Onion Soup), a pint of winter ale, and do your holiday shopping at the same time? Ritual Gift Certificates, T-shirts and Hoodies are perfect for most everyone on your list :-)
Happy Hour nightly 5:30-7:30pm
All Day Sunday (3:30-9:30pm)
$3.50 draught beers & $1 off select glass wines
What better has come from the Emerald Isle than U2 or Daniel Day Lewis? Guinness. I think if I only could have one beer for the rest of my life it would be this one. Think about it, It's got great flavor, it's not too hoppy, not too malty, has a nice creamy texture and it's low in alcohol, 4 or 4.5 percent, so I can drink a lot of it. Guinness began way back in 1759 when Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease for an empty four acre brewery at St. James Gate in Dublin. The space was bought for 100 pounds with and annual rent of 45 pounds. Still today, after 250 years of history, Guinness poured in Great Britain, Ireland, and North American, comes from the St. James Gate Brewery. An astonishing 1.8 billion pints of Guinness are sold every year. That's 1 beer for every three people in the world.
In celebration of Guinness' 250th anniversary and the holiday season, we are pouring 20 oz Imperial pints of Guinness all December through to the New Year for $3. That's right, $3, all the time until 2010. With our new nitro/direct draw system you are guaranteed a perfect creamy pint, every time. So head on over to Jaynes and get your Guinness. I'll try my best to make one of those cute little clovers in the beer for you.
They could have picked from dozens of other businesses in the area and also had a great story, too. That's what I love about this 'hood.
South Park Holiday Walkabout
This Saturday, Dec. 5th - 6 to 10pm
Click here for a shop-by-shop guide that you may print and use.
Free trolley runs 6-10pm, with stops at Grant's Marketplace (Beech St.),
South Bark Dogwash (30th St.) and The Grove on Juniper (Juniper St.).
Bring the family!
Its chilly and dark early, we’ll understand if you need to drop in to the Ritual for some hot soup, cask conditioned ale, music, or holiday ale.
Daniele Spadavecchia on guitar, Stone Levitation on Cask, Oysters on the Half Shell start it all off tonight.
The decorations are up and the Winter beers are rolling in. We have Alesmith YuleSmith on tap. In bottles are Big Sky Powder Hound Winter Amber Ale Shipyard Prelude, Black Diamond Winter Dubbel Ale from Walnut City, and Vintage 2008 Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi.
We have a great cold weather soup, Londoner Sausage (by Knight Salumi) and Shitake Mushroom topped with crème fraiche and fried leeks. Beginning on Friday night we will offer a hearty new entrée; Niman Ranch Lamb Skewer with Souzie’s Organic Turkish Eggplant over Basmati Pilaf with red bell pepper sauce.
This weekend the neighborhood will offer seasonal attractions, including the North Park Toyland Parade on Saturday at 11:00 am and December Nights this Friday and Saturday in Balboa Park.
Top your Saturday off with our Winter Beer Flight featuring the new Winter Powder Hound, Prelude and Dubbel Ale bottles just in and mentioned above for just $5.
Keep the festivities going with our all day Sunday happy hour special featuring a Niman Pulled Pork slider and Onion Rings with selected draught beer for only $8.00.Cheers!
We often toast to friends, happiness and health. But on Dec.6, South Park restaurant Alchemy encourages raising those glasses to celebrate what we are allowed to fill them with – alcohol.
In celebration of the 76th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition, Alchemy will be hosting a “Silent Sunday” prohibition cocktail party starting at 8 p.m. Resident mixologist Frankie Thaheld and guest bartender Nate Stanton of El Dorado Cocktail Lounge will be on hand to dish out delicious drinks throughout the evening. As with a traditional “Silent Sunday” at Alchemy, a silent film from Citizen Video will be projected. Local crooner Melly Frances will perform her unique blend of blues and jazz inspired tunes with an accompanying bassist.