Linkery New Year's Day Brunch

On Saturday, New Year's Day, at The Linkery we're having a special brunch to kick the year off right. We open at 10am, we've got Intelligentsia coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice from Schaner Farms oranges. And lots of good food.

We'll transition seamlessly into Saturday nite, of course, when we'll be open late. And Sunday we'll be open from 10am (brunch again) to 10pm.

30th on 30th + New Year's Eve Ritual Celebration

Let's count down to the end of 2010: 3 AleSmith Drafts, Two 30th Street Tacos, 1 Magnum of Duvel. Tonight, 30th on 30th means Cask Conditioned AleSmith YuleSmith will flow from the Ritual Tavern beer engine and Niman Ranch Steak Ranchero Tacos are two for $5. On New Years Eve come on in for 3 AleSmith drafts as we finish off the YuleSmith Cask and get into AleSmith X and AleSmith IPA on tap! Surf and Turf Beef Tenderloin Tip and Local Harvest Shrimp will be available without a reservation. We're saving 1 Magnum of Duvel for our New Years toast. Ring out the old, ring in the new.

Guinness Alert! $3 Imperial Pints at Jaynes Gastropub until 2011

Happy Christmas everyone! We hope you are staying nice and dry. That sure was a doozy of a storm! We've got the reason for you to put your Pea Coat and Wellies on and (carefully) run over to Jaynes. $3 20oz Imperial Pints of Guinness Draft through the end of the year!

Thats right, just $3 until 2011, all the time.

Linkery: Christmas Eve & New Years Eve + 3 Special Brunches

The all-new Linkery will be open every day over the holidays except for Christmas Day. New Year's Eve we'll be open past midnite (as we often are on the weekends anyway). We'll have our new brunch on Dec. 26 (Boxing Day), New Years Day and Jan. 2, starting at 10am all those days.

Brunch is pretty off-the-hook: pastured chicken eggs, house made links, Intelligentsia coffee, fresh squeezed juice from Schaner Farms oranges, house made cafe de olla. There's nothing like this anywhere.

El Take It Easy on the holidays: New Years Eve with DJ Astronauta Jackon

We at El Take It Easy are open every day over the holidays except Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve we'll be kickin' it through midnite to the sweet tunes of DJ Astronauta Jackson (San Diego/Tijuana). $4 bubbly, big cazuelas, and good times for all.

And don't forget 30th on 30th the nite before!

Ritual Holiday Gifting

It's raining, it's pouring; a bowl of Shepherd's Pie or Gumbo sure would taste great about now.

The Ritual Tavern is the perfect place to get out of the rain. Have a warm tasty meal in a cozy, candle lit tavern, drink craft beer & complete your holiday shopping at the same time! In addition to Ritual Tavern gift certificates, all of our house made condiments are available for purchase. Ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, pickles, pickled farmer's market vegetable medleys: all made in house, free from artificial flavors, colors or chemicals. Ritual holiday shopping, as easy as ordering dinner ;-)

New Year's Eve at Urban Solace

An Urban Solace New Year's Eve Celebration!

What an amazing night we have planned for you!

We will feature three seatings, the first two seatings will be $50.00 per guest with the final seating at $55.00 per guest. The final seating will of course feature live music and a Midnight countdown with a complimentary champagne toast!

To view the menu and any other info, click here!

Ring in 2011 with a New Year's Eve Feast at Jaynes, Christmas Eve and Boxing Day Brunch!

We hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. As many of you know we take the first two weeks of January off for our annual staff holiday and reopen Thursday the 13th. But before we go we will be having a few very special events.

Christmas Eve: Join us Christmas eve this year. We will be serving our regular menu along with some great specials. Come toast Father Christmas with some mulled wine and holiday ale!

December 26th Boxing Day Brunch: Get your Full English Breakfast at Jaynes with the Best Bloody Mary in Town. 10am to 2pm.

New Year's Eve Dinner: This is your last opportunity to get your Jaynes fix in for 2010. We are serving a 3 course feast for $55.

Please call (619)563-1011 or email us at for reservations.

December: Ritual Events at the Tavern

Drink About Wednesday December 15th!
(and the 3rd Wednesday of each month :-)

As we gear up for the end of the Holiday season, 'Yule' be drinking Holiday Ales at Happy Hour prices all night and riding a free shuttle bus up and down 30th Street and Adams Ave. The super nice people of Brewery Tours of San Diego drive the bus, so after you eat dinner at Ritual Tavern, you can try out Blind Lady Ale House, Small Bar, Live Wire, Toronado, Sea Rocket and Station Tavern & Hamilton's without moving your car.

Ritual Tavern makes your Holiday Shopping as easy as ordering a beer. We've got gift certificates, house made condiments (ketchup, mustard & 3 kinds of hot sauce), as well as pickled cucumbers, beets and other farmers market vegetables too!

Friday December 24th we'll be open for a Warm & Fuzzy Christmas Eve. Happy Hour prices all night to people wearing sweaters. (If you happen to have been gifted an ugly holiday sweater, this is your night to wear it proudly :-)

30th on 30th falls on Thursday this month. AleSmith Winter YuleSmith on cask at Ritual Tavern!

Hassle Free New Year's Eve. No cover charges, no reservations, no preset menu, no problem. Here at the Ritual Tavern, we think New Year's Eve is a time to be with people you like, doing something you love, in a place you enjoy. That's why we're happy to be spending the night at the Tavern with you! We will have a "Surf and Turf" special in addition to our regular delicious food and drink menu.


Marine Toys for Tots drop off@Gorgeous Salon

Please bring any new toys (unwrapped) to Gorgeous Salon at 3605 30th St. San Diego, CA 92104 Tues-Sat 10am-5pm through end of December.

For info on how Toys for Tots works or to donate online, please visit:

Thank you!

Craft Beer WalkAbout at Urban Solace

On Tuesday November 9th we are hosting some of our favorite brewers and their wares (including Anchor Brewing, Green Flash, Airdale, New Belgian along with our friends from Palm). Each brewery is paired with a dish from Chef Matt. This will be a fantastic event, don't miss it! For more info and how to reserve follow this link. Cheers!

Beer Week at the Linkery and El Take It Easy: This Ain't Your Grandpa's Beer Week

Mostly because this is only the second Beer Week, so how could it be, but still.

At The Linkery and El Take It Easy, we've got a lineup of Beer Week events that will make you feel jealous and terrible for missing any single event...unless you don't miss one. Then you'll be mostly satisfied, and full of amazing beer and food.

Click here to go directly to any of our events:
Thursday, Nov 4: Cask v. Draft
Friday, Nov 5: Cask v. Draft
Saturday, Nov 6: Cucapá Nite
Sunday, Nov 7: Green Flash Smokeout (10am to 11:30pm)
Monday, Nov 8: Cellar Nite
Wednesday, Nov 10: Craftsman Brewing Nite
Thursday, Nov 11: Green Flash Progressive Dinner
Friday, Nov 12: LagerFest with Ballast Point and friends
Saturday, Nov 13: Serious Madness 3.0 with Mad River Brewing
Sunday, Nov 14: Courtyard Cookout at Counterpoint

Thursday 4 Nov and
Friday 5 Nov at
the Linkery
Cask v. Draft Night(s). Ever wonder how different a certain beer is when it cask-conditioned, as opposed to served on draft? You can find out Thursday and Friday, as we present the following beers in both formats:

-Black Market Brewing Co. Temecula CA. Rye IPA gold medal Winner at GABF '10
-Ballast point Sculpin IPA Gold Medal at WBC '10
-Airdale Afterburner Amber ale cask conditioned with chamomile
-Sudwerks pilsner, Sudwerks Brewery, Davis CA. The cask is unfiltered. This is the first lager we have done on cask, we think it is the second lager on cask in San Diego.

We'll offer special pricing when you buy a half pour of the same beer, cask & draft. This event officially starts on Friday, but most of the beers will also be available Thursday, for those who want to get a head start.

Saturday 6 Nov at El Take It Easy
Cucapá Night at El Take It Easy, featuring a full lineup of Cucapá beers and paired dishes from the El Take It Easy kitchen. DJ Astronauta Jackson (Tijuana/San Diego) spins.

Sunday 7 Nov at the Linkery
2nd annual Green Flash Smoke-Out from 10am to 11:30pm. A complete array of Green Flash beers on cask and draft, a plethora of pastured meats smoked over local Red Oak, and football (including the Chargers) on TV in the bar. GF head brewer Chuck Silva will be on hand celebrating with us again. This event was a huge success last year, and this year we're going to build on it.

Beers include:
On Cask
-8th anniversary IPA
-Le Freak
-Citra Session ale
-Green Flash ESB
-GF Porter

On Draft
-Super Freak
-Summer Saison
-Citra Session ale
-Fire Roasted Pumpkin Ale
-Fizzy Yellow Beer

Casks are being filled right now!

Monday 8 Nov at the Linkery
Cellar Day where we're going to bust out a few interesting things from our beer closet, including:
-Stone's Vertical Epic '06 '07 '09 '10 by bottle and small glass
-Green Flash, Grand Cru '09 by bottle and small glass
-Green Flash, Vintage Barleywine '08 on draft
-Select bottles from our cellar

Wednesday 10 Nov at the Linkery
Craftsman Brewing night with beers and pairings. Each pairing is $9 for the food and a half pour of beer, or get food and beer a la carte. Beers include:

- Craftsman 1903 Lager. Pre prohibition pale lager, 5.7 abv.
- Fireworks Saison. Red Spicy Dry American hops.
- Craftsman Smoked Black Lager. Brewed with Alderwood smoked malt; a delicate smooth dark beer.
- Triple White Sage. Aromatic Belgian style Strong ale
- Edgar's Ale (on cask). A tribute to Edgar Allen Poe. Black Strong Ale; a beer of mystery and imagination.

Thursday 11 Nov at the Linkery and El Take It Easy
Green Flash progressive dinner on 30th Street, with free shuttle. DJ Mr. Cotton Candy (aka Ethan) at EZ.

Friday 12 Nov at El Take It Easy
Lagerfest! Featuring craft lagers from Ballast Point and friends. DJ Claire pairs the smooth lagers with smooth yacht rock and vintage soul.

We'll be pouring the following Ballast Point lagers:

* Longfin helles-style lager
* Pescadero pils
* Abandon ship smoked lager
* Fathom IPL (2 gold medals this year WBC and GABF)
* Navigator Doppelbock

And we'll also have lagers from the local Gordon Biersch and from Green Flash (Fizzy Yellow Beer).

Saturday 13 Nov at the Linkery
Mad River Serious Madness 3.0. Last year we had 6 casks and 6 drafts from Mad River, and several food pairings, look for something similar this year. Mad River, by the way, just won Best Small Brewery at the Great American Beer Festival. So this is the best chance all year for San Diegans to check them out.

On Cask:
-Steelhead Scotch Porter (with oak)
-Extra Stout (with cocoa nibs)
-Extra Pale Ale
-Jamaica Red Ale

On Draft
-Bourbon barrel aged John Barleycorn
-Brandy barrel aged John Barleycorn
-Chili pepper ale
-Imperial Brown (Rorschach anniversary beer)
-Mad River Extra Pale Ale
-Mad River Sunset IPA
-Scotch Porter

Sunday 14 Nov at Counterpoint in Golden Hill
Wind Down Sunday: Courtyard Cookout at Counterpoint. We're going to set up an auxiliary kitchen in Counterpoint's beautiful courtyard at 25th near E St., hang out with Cam and the boys, drink a bunch of beer from their 15 craft taps, and reminisce about all the ridiculous things that happened during the week. We'd love for you to join us.

Traditional English Breakfast at Jaynes

Start Sunday out right with a full, traditional English Breakfast at Jaynes Gastropub's Brunch.

-Two Eggs, Heinz UK Baked Beans, Fra Mani Pork Sausage, Irish Side Bacon, Black Pudding, Fried Tomatoes, Toast and a side of HP Sauce.

2nd Annual San Diego Beer Week Starts This Friday Nov. 5

Ritual Tavern is gearing up for 10 days of craft beer in America's Finest City!

We start SDBW2010 with an opening event featuring one of San Diego's newest breweries, Manzanita on Friday November 5th. We'll pair 3 full size beers with 3 food courses for $30. (tax & tip not included) Please RSVP 619.283.1618

Saturday 11/6 We'll be at the San Diego Brewers Guild Festival in the VIP lounge serving up food from noon to 2pm. Ritual Tavern opens regular hours 5:30 for your dining and craft beer pleasure.

Sunday 11/7 Featuring beers of Merchant Du Vin and Samuel Smith Brewery with importer representative Laird Butler. No reservations necessary.

Tuesday 11/9 AleSmith Dinner & Paring with brewer Bill Batten. Four courses paired with 4 beers. Likely to sell out, please RSVP soon.

Wednesday 11/10 Scottish, English and Belgian beers paired with food. Order one or all pairings, no reservations required. Live music from Trio Gadjo and it's DrinkAbout too! FREE Brewery Tours of San Diego bus transports you up and down 30th St.

Thursday 11/11 Green Flash Progressive Dinner/Pairings. 3 potential small plate pairings at each participating location. Join us here at Ritual Tavern, Linkery, El Take it Easy, also Sea Rocket and Blind Lady Alehouse too! No reservations necessary.

Friday 11/12 Avery Night! Colorado comes to North Park: 4 courses with beer pairings. Brewery representative Ted Whitney on hand to dine, drink & answer questions at the same time. RSVP

Saturday 11/13 Ommegang Night! 3 course dinner with beer pairings. Brewery representative Brian Hackler on hand to inform and educate on Brewery Ommegang. RSVP

We look forward to spending Beer Week with you!
Be Safe, have fun & stay classy, San Diego :-)


The Gastropub Phenomenon: Jaynes featured in today’s San Diego Union Tribune.

Gastro-huh? Gastro-what? Gastrointestinal?

We heard this over and over again back in 2006 and early 2007 when we were just opening Jaynes. Times sure have changed and this past year has seen a tidal wave of "Gastropub" openings. Maureen Clancy has a great feature in today's Union Tribune about what she calls the "Gastropub Phenomenon" and features Jayne as San Diego's pioneering pub mistress alongside some excellent new places like our good friend Nate Stanton's Craft and Commerce. There's some great wine picks from Jon as well as Jayne's very detailed Gambas Al Aljillo recipe for the home cook. Great read Maureen!

You can check out the entire article here: The Gastropub Phenomenon

Just 'cuz event - 10/16 8:00pm - 1:00am

We had such a grand time during our September "just 'cuz" event we decided to do it again! Last month we tried out a few tweaks that help make The Park-2-Park Shuttle even more user-friendly. First, we stopped going in one, counterclockwise circle. If what you really want to do is get from Jayne's or AC down to Ritual Tavern or Whistle, we've decided to just take you there directly. We still encourage people to explore new places, but we've made getting from place to place a bit easier. Second, we are using the power of these newfangled cellular devices to help you move when you are ready to move. Now, about 10 minutes before you are ready to move to your next destination you just text the host and voila, you'll get confirmation that the shuttle is on its way (or, quite often, right outside). As always, there's no eating or drinking on board and we are all about responsible fun for everyone!

Sign up for our special Craft Beer with the Expert, where we'll combine the expert guidance of Blind Lady's Lee Chase with drinks and pizza then hop on the shuttle for a brew lesson of your own at Home Brews & Gardens! It's on 10/23 and there are 15 seats left. They aren't technically on 30th Street, but I promise to tell you about the goodness that is 30th Street along the way!

30th on 30th note: we are running early (starting at 6:00pm) for 30th on 30th, but get your friends together and buy your passes ahead of time to ensure you get a seat!

Musings on the Construction of a San Diego First: Jaynes Gastropub

The Gastropub has finally taken full flight in San Diego and our beloved pub was just featured in Ranch and Coast Magazine alongside some great new places. The recognition is very much appreciated. Click here to read

The past few years have been filled with its' challenges for a lot of us and I hope everyone is hanging in there. I dug out a few pics from our early construction in 2006 that really brought me back and made me examine how far we've come. I personally did about 90% of the construction with my bare hands, from the underground plumbing up through the mosaic tile floor, bar and wainscoting all the way up to the tin ceiling. I grew up in Westport, Connecticut in a house built in 1787 and practically lived in a construction site until I left home at 18. There's something about these old places that is creepy to some and completely intoxicating to others. I half-joked throughout the Jaynes construction that this building became like Stephen King's Christine. As I stripped away the junky previous remodels and carefully returned the structure back to its 1929 glory, the building took on a life of its own and somehow made the work easier and easier for me. I tried to hire people to take some of the load but it rarely worked out. I guess she just got jealous. Theres no way I could have hired a general contractor to do this job. It had to be me.

My father taught me a lot about carpentry starting when I was very young. I was 8 years old and helping my dad frame a woodshed one day when I gave my thumb a real whack driving home a 16 penny nail. As I sucked on my throbbing thumb my dad told me, "you're not a real carpenter until you've hit your thumb 1000 times." I went right back to work. While I've far surpassed that 1000 hit mark and my throbbing thumb has been replaced by the complexities of adulthood, this little phrase stays with me and tells me to just suck it up and keep working. Thank you for reading and for sticking with Jaynes all these years.

North Park Farmers' Market Closer to 30th

The North Park Farmers' Market has moved into Herman Street between University and North Park Way on Thursday afternoons. If you haven't been to the market lately, you're in for a great surprise - produce, meat and eggs from more than a dozen local farms and ranches, locally baked breads and pastries, olives, hummus and much, much more.
This week we're teaming up with Sea Rocket Bistro for a special four course dinner featuring produce from Suzie's Farm and JR Organics; the first course will be served at the market, then stroll on down to Sea Rocket for the rest of dinner (and maybe a refreshing locally brewed beverage if you're in the over-21 set!)

Jaynes Gastropub Serves up Braised Short Ribs, Irish Coffee, Scottish Whiskey & ROCK and ROLL

Hello, everyone! We've been busy bees lately here at Jaynes. Jayne has been working hard in the kitchen developing new recipes and making sure everything is just right while Jon has been galavanting around town playing guitar with his new band The Fairmounts spreading the Jaynes gospel via 60's R&B dance numbers.

We're making a lot of great changes moving into the winter season. It's no secret that Jayne and Jon left their hearts in San Francisco and almost every evening we hear from our guests how much Jaynes feels like SF. A little rain and a dip in temp just puts at ease and fits what we do. This weekend we are bringing back one of our all time most popular fall dishes along with a 10 out of 10 dessert. We suggest pairing this dessert with a little Scotch/Irish snort to keep the bones warm.

Braised Short Ribs
Over baby Carrots, baby turnips, English Peas and Roasted Pearl Onions with Garlic Mash and a Port Wine Reduction.

Brioche Bread Pudding
with Pecans and Currants served with Vanilla Gelato and Caramel
(wow this one turned out good...)

Buena Vista Irish Coffee
The San Francisco Classis done the Classic way with Tullamore Dew Whiskey and Hand Whipped Cream

New Single Malt Scottish Whiskeys:
Oban 14, Ardbeg 12, Lagavulin 16, Laphroiag 10, Glenlivet 12...

We hope to see you all this weekend and don't forget about our Sunday Brunch from 10-2. Enjoy a Full English Breakfast, Bloody Marys, Killer French Toast and more on one of San Diego's most beautiful patios. Doggies Welcome!

jon and jayne

Guide to everything Walkabout for tonight (Sat.)

South Park's Pumpkin-Time Walkabout tonight features creatively-carved pumpkins in storefront windows ... free walking tours and trolley ... anniversary celebrations at Grant's Marketplace and South Bark ... live music all over the neighborhood ... art show and fashion openings ... plus specials, tastings, demos and goodies at shops and cafes from Beech St. to Juniper.

For a complete guide, stop at the Info Table on Juniper St., or click here to download an advance copy. Enjoy!

30th on 30th Goes Yacht Rock

From the Linkery & El Take It Easy:

Steph and I took the morning off from our usual duties and went to appear on the CW6, along with Matt from Urban Solace and Jason and Jonathan from Cafe 21. We were promoting this Thursday's 30th on 30th event.

Max and Ana made samples of our 30th on 30th fare -- grass-fed roast beef sandwhiches for the Linkery, and pork belly tacos for El Take It Easy. Meanwhile Steph and I stood around and watched.

When we got there, we were in their outdoor studio, where one wall was made to look like we were in a marina, and the backdrop was like a tract home from 1983.

Matt looked really great there!

The food that both Cafe 21 and Urban Solace brought looked great too.

But most of all, what rocked were the yachts.

We had fun, and we heard the segment came out pretty well. See you on the 30th!

Walkabout Saturday Oct. 2 - Preview

Walkabout This Saturday Features Pumpkins, Anniversaries, Tours & More

South Park's annual "Harvest Walkabout" this Saturday, October 2nd, features some new festivities for visitors and residents to enjoy, along with celebrations of some "old favorites."

Walkabouts throughout the neighborhood always include free trolley transport, shops open late, restaurants offering specials, and plenty of festivity at the vibrant neighborhood businesses.

Read more here ...

This week at Bar Pink

We've got quite a busy week here at Bar Pink. Tonight and every Monday night, starting at 10pm. The Styletones bring down the house with their funk/soul/r&b originals and Stax-era covers. We are also showing MNF with some free bar snacks, and are extending Happy Hour($1 off drafts and calls) until the end of the game.
On Tuesday, instead of our usual Tiki Tuesday, we are handing the bar over for Michael Mack Presents' Guest Bartenders Rage In North Park, featuring bartenders from The Flame, to raise money for The Center.
This Wednesday we have White Hills from NYC, bringing us some psychedelic RnR, along with Magic Triangles from LA. On Thursday we welcome Montreal noise trio, Aids Wolf. Local indie rockers, Drug Wars opens. Also, for 30th on 30th, we will be offering a $3 Pink Peach - Peach Sweet Tea, soda water and splash of cranberry juice.
Every First Friday is hosted by DJ Artistic, who gets the dance party going with some rare funk and soul grooves, as well as some classic hiphop and R&B.
Taste of North Park is upon us again this Saturday. We will be featuring a taste of our Pinko Kami shot - essentially a pink kamikaze.
On Sunday we help celebrate Red Crow Studio's 1-year anniversary with free food and live music from 2-6pm.

Arthur Guinness Day, Saturday Tasting Series with Kermit Lynch Wines and John Cusack provides insight into why Jaynes takes a pass on Restaurant Week

We continue our Saturday Tasting series tomorrow Saturday, September 25th with our good friend Kate MacWilliamson from Kermit Lynch Wines. Kate will be pouring the 2006 Extegaraya Cuvee Lehengoa Irouleguy, 2008 Guy Breton Morgon Beaujolais and another surprise bottle. Please join us for what will certainly be a highlight of the series. 3 top shelf French selections for $10 from 5-6pm.

Tonight Friday the 24th we celebrate Arthur Guinness Day. Come celebrate Mr G.'s brithday with a creamy 20oz imperial pint for just $3

Our special this weekend is Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with garlic mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, wild mushrooms and a tarragon butter.

Jaynes does not participate in Restaurant Week. Think of us as your oasis at the top of 30th Street. A guest recently asked us why. I feel the answer can best be summed up by this clip featuring Mr. John Cusack in the 1989 Cameron Crowe directed romantic comedy Say Anything.

North Park Farmers' Market joins 30th on 30th in September

September 30th is on Thursday, aka North Park Farmers' Market day, so we'll be celebrating 30th near 30th with some great specials from the market vendors, like $3 pulled pork or brisket sliders from Ranchwood Barbecue, 3 samosas for $5 from Masala Cottage Indian Foods, $1 gyros from Arslan's Kebabs, half off fresh fruit juice with the purchase of 3 papusas from Salvadorean Food, and much more to come! Stop by the market from 3 to 7 to enjoy these specials plus an expanded line up of local farms and artisan food producers.

Green Flash Night with Chuck Silva, Keep the Glass Cask Pours

Ritual Tavern welcomes Green Flash Master Brewer Chuck Silva Wednesday, 9/22. We'll feature three Green Flash brews; Green Flash / St. Feuillien Collaboration Belgian Blond Strong Ale 'Biere De L'Amitie', Green Flash 30th Street Pale, and Green Flash Cask Conditioned Double Stout.

The first 24 folks who purchase a Cask Conditioned Double Stout get a complementary Green Flash pint glass to take home.

Ritual's own Nick Martel will shuck and grill oysters to order on the patio. Should all be lots of fun, come on in and celebrate Ritual's Third Anniversary with us.

Ritual Tavern 3rd Anniversary Celebration!

Ritual Tavern is proud to announce our 3rd Anniversary! In the three short years we've been in business, we've shared our love of local artisan beer and food with many of you. Now we'd like to share our love of the number 3 :-)

3 AleSmith Casks
$3 pints of Cask Conditioned AleSmith X tonight, Sept 15th for our Twitter Followers!
3 Local Craft Brewery events with beer pairings.

Tonight is the first of the AleSmith Casks. It's also DrinkAbout!
We'll tap the cask at 5:30. You'll have plenty of time to drink and dine here at Ritual before you hop on the first free DrinkAbout bus at 7:20pm and head to your next stop. (Blind Lady, Small Bar, Live Wire, Toronado, Sea Rocket, Station and Hamilton's)

A bonus afternoon DrinkAbout you can feel GreatAbout happens on Sunday Sept. 19th. Each of the 8 participating craft beer locations on the route will donate to "Pints for Prostates" We open at 1pm on Sunday, so come get your DrinkAbout on early. Free San Diego Brewery Tours buses will run the usual route from 1-5pm. Our normal all Sunday happy hour draft beer pricing will not be available on the 19th so that proceeds can flow to the fundraiser.

Wednesday September 22 Green Flash / St. Feuillien Collaboration limited release Biere De L'Amitie 9.5%abv Ale Brewed with Spices and Cask Conditioned Green Flash Stout Night
(Featuring grilled oysters)

Thursday September 23 Lost Abbey / Da-Le Ranch Autumn Game Dinner including limited release Deliverance; a blend of Bourbon Barrel Aged Serpent Stout and Brandy Barrel Aged Angel's Share!! (By Reservation Only)

Saturday and Sunday 9/25-26 OPEN AT NOON BOTH DAYS!
Cask Conditioned AleSmith Evil Dead Red and all day Jerk Cookouts

We are triple-glad to be celebrating three great years with you!

‎$10 brow wax, this week only. Call 619-250-5641

Also, Manicure & Spa Pedicure Combo is always $30 for 1st timers.

Gorgeous Salon in North Park
3605 30th Street San Diego, Ca. 92104
Cross Street: Dwight St.
(619) 250-5641

A San Diego First: Jaynes Central European Wine Dinner, Tuesday September 21st

Jaynes Gastropub is San Diego's go to restaurant for cutting edge, small production, natural wines. On Tuesday September 21st we will be hosting San Diego's first ever Central European Wine Dinner featuring the wines and rustic cuisine from Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria and Montenegro. Jaynes is being joined by our good friend Stetson Robbins of and Matt Ahern from Blue Danube Wines. These two gents are the true young bloods of the southern California wine scene and a blast to drink and talk with. They will be on hand to pour wine and discuss this oft overlooked region just now getting its rightful respect in the international wine community thanks to the efforts of people like Stetson and Matt(and Jaynes ; )

These wines may be hard to pronounce, but they are an absolute joy to drink. Please join us!

2009 Crnko Jarenincan from Slovenia paired with Charcuterie

2008 Coronica Malvasia from Croatia paired with Mussels in White Wine Broth and Shaved Truffles

2009 Geyerhof Gruner Veltiner from Austria paired with Pan Fried Trout and Fingerling Potato Salad

2007 Dingac Peljesac from Croatia paired with Housemade Croatian Sausage or "Civapcici" and Salad

2007 Plantaze Vranac from Montenegro

2004 Patricius Red Lion 3 Puttonyos Tokaji from Hungary served with Carmelized Plum Tart

Jaynes Central European Wine Dinner
Tuesday, September 21st. 7pm
5 courses paired with 6 wines
$55/person plus tax and gratuity
Reservations are recommended
call 619-563-1011 or email

South Park Walkabout - Sat. Oct. 2

It's almost PUMPKIN TIME! Save the date for South Park's upcoming Walkabout -- Sat. October 2, 2010, from 6-10pm. Plenty of tasty surprises are on the menu. More info to come!

Saturday Wine Tasting Series Begins Tomorrow from 5 to 6 pm @jaynesgastropub

Come join us this Saturday on our garden patio from 5-6pm for a California Wine tasting with local wine maven Matt Ahern. This is the launch of our regular Saturday tasting series. Taste 3 outstanding small producer wines including the Lioco Anderson Valley Chardonnay for $10. These are very rare wines in San Diego. We hope you will join us!

Jaynes Gastropub: Let September Wine Month Begin!

Jaynes is going all out for September Wine Month with wine flights, a Saturday tasting series and a heavyweight Central European Wine dinner on Tuesday the 21st. I know September is still a day away but lets get started a day early...

Tuesday through Thursday this week were are featuring a 3G Wine Flight. No, this isn't a reference to my last iphone that actually worked, I'm talking about Gruner, Grasevina and Pinot Grigio.

2009 Domaine Wachau 'Federspiel' Gruner Veltiner
There is perhaps no white wine more versatile than Austria's Gruner Veltiner. The Domaine Wachau is a Jaynes staff favorite with ripe apple/grapefruit notes, crisp acidity and stony minerality. This wine just seems to pair with everything.

2008 Zdjelarevic Grasevina (say that 3 times fast)
Jaynes is fortunate to be among the very few restaurants in San Diego to be really digging into the wines of Central Europe. Gravesina is the Croatian planting of the ancient Welschrielsing. Zdjelarevic hand harvests their grapes and ages sur lie in stainless steel. This process, most often seen in the production of Muscadet in the Loire Valley, adds complexity and richness to the wine.

2008 Venica 'Jesera' Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio, perhaps the most bastardized and maligned grape variety in the world. The Collio region of Friuli in Northeastern Italy along the Slovenian border was one of those winemaking regions that woke up to how unique a wine could be and opened the door to great Pinot Grigio. The winemakers from the region, on both sides of the border, make some of the world's most unique wines and appear to have little interest in biasing their wines towards an international palate. The often insipid, flat flavor profile is replaced with beautiful aromatics, a full, rich mouthfeel and a color like Provence rose'.

flight $12

September Saturdays Wine Tasting Series

Every Saturday in September we will be hosting a tasting series from 5pm-6pm where we will feature wines from around the world with experts on hand to pour and talk some serious wine. This week we we be featuring California wines with our good friend Matt Ahern from Next Generation Wines. Matt has just about the hippest collection of small California producers around and we're very excited to have him here at Jaynes. The tasting will be out on the patio so we hope all of you wine lovers will come join us in celebrating the wines of California. We will be selecting 3 incredible bottles.

3 tastes are just $10.

Central European Wine Dinner
Tuesday September 21st
Jaynes Gastropub and Blue Danube Wines is hosting a Central European Wine Dinner on Tuesday September 21st. We will be featuring 6 Wines from Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary paired with a 4 course Dinner. Our good friend Stetson Robbins from Blue Danube Wines will be here to pour wine and talk. Stetson, besides being very good looking and having a great name, has incredible knowledge and passion for this region and Jayne and I always enjoy his company. We don't do wine dinners very often, but when we do we just have to go all out.
Reservations recommended.
Call 619.563.1011 or email
$55 per person plus tax and gratuity.

$10 that will make you happy

We at the Linkery are really enjoying the new sausage sandwich on our menu, and we want all of you to come enjoy it, too. So we're offering a deal this week -- the sandwich and a half-pour of draft craft beer (whatever we have in the Pils/light ale category that day, we'll let you know) for $10. This will be good from tonite through Thursday nite.

Don't forget, you can also add bacon and cheese.