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.
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.
"The chorus of the San Diego area's dynamic food and beer scene sings most sweetly along the city's 30th Street Corridor..."
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!
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.
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!
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 ;-)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
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.
For info on how Toys for Tots works or to donate online, please visit: www.toysfortots.org.
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.
-8th anniversary IPA
-Citra Session ale
-Green Flash ESB
-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.
-Steelhead Scotch Porter (with oak)
-Extra Stout (with cocoa nibs)
-Extra Pale Ale
-Jamaica Red Ale
-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
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.
-Two Eggs, Heinz UK Baked Beans, Fra Mani Pork Sausage, Irish Side Bacon, Black Pudding, Fried Tomatoes, Toast and a side of HP Sauce.
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 :-)
Do not leave without at least one slice of the Pumpkin No-bake Cheesecake which normally sells for 5 Toads -sorry $5 and this evening only requires 4 dollars ...
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
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!
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.
celebrate oktoberfest at the ritual tonight, 10/14
keep the glass night
order a half liter of
weihenstephaner original draught
and keep the glass for $8
(while supplies last)
The Ritual Tavern, 4095 30th Street, open at 5:30 pm
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!)
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
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!
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 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.
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
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.
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 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!
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 email@example.com
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'.
September Saturdays Wine Tasting Series
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.
Call 619.563.1011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
$55 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Don't forget, you can also add bacon and cheese.