Old House Fair - June 19 - exhibitors?

South Park will host the 12th Annual Old House Fair on Saturday, June 19th, 2010. Applications for exhibitors, sponsors and vendors are now available on the website at www.TheOldHouseFair.com.

Jaynes Gastropub News: Reubens, Mussels, Belgian Flight and your Alternative to Restaurant Week

While our plants may be grinning we all need some warming up around here. We have some great hearty dishes this week from Tuesday through Thursday to get you back up to temperature!

-Hot Pastrami Reuben on Bread and Cie Corn Rye with Housemade Pickles and Kennebec Fries
Our favorite East Coast Sandwich, done right. $13.50

-San Quintin Mussels with Leeks, Spanish Chorizo and La Brea Bakery Baguette.
Beautiful Pan Sauteed Mussels in a to die for Spanish chorizo/white wine broth. $14.50

Belgian Beer Flight. Enjoy 3 Outstanding Belgian Ales for $8

Brasserie Caracole Saxo Blonde Ale

Palm Speciale Amber Ale

St Bernardus ABT 12 Quadrupel

We aren't participating in restaurant week, so think of us as a refuge from the crowds and a place for your larger party this week. We have a gang of new menu items in addition to our specials so this is a great time to come on in. We hope to see you all this week!

Drinkabout! Drinkabout!

Wednesday, January 20, from 7 until 11 PM, you can ride the beer bus to eight bars and restaurants, including five on 30th Street, for free! See the bus schedule and route at http://www.blindlady.blogspot.com/
Drinkabout is a great chance to enjoy local craft beers in several awesome neighborhoods without your car.
Sea Rocket Bistro will be pouring some fantastic local beers including Ballast Point Sculpin on cask!
So put on your drinking shoes, grab your coat and hat, leave your car keys at home, and get on the bus!

Weekly Ritual Update Friday January 15th

Tonight's special appetizer is Fresh Diver Scallop over Risotto for in a Bechamel Sauce for $7.00

We're also introducing two Entrée Specials. Black Bass is plating up with Organic Spinach and Basmati for $18.50. Niman Ranch Skirt Steak comes with Guacamole made with Organic Tomato and Avocado from Rancho Gordonises in Fallbrook for $16.50.

New on tap is Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA from Scotland. This weeks Cask Conditioned Ale is Stone’s Arrogant Bastard with Oak.

Looking forward to next week, the monthly Drinkabout returns, this time on Wednesday, Jan 20th.

What's a Drinkabout, you ask?

Drink⋅a⋅bout [ drink-uh-bout ] -noun 1. an informal bus ride taken by members of the communities of Normal Heights, North Park, South Park and beyond, for the purpose of drinking without driving, sampling the wares at multiple local establishments, and being seen by the public.

So here is how it will go down. Each month, 2 lovely buses (Brewery Tours of San Diego) will cruise a loop, stopping repeatedly at EIGHT craft-beer bars and restaurants. You are free to hop on and hop off wherever and whenever you desire starting at about 7pm, at NO COST TO YOU!
The wonderful beer establishments included in this junket? Blind Lady Alehouse, Small Bar, Livewire, Toronado, Sea Rocket, The Station, Hamilton's, & Ritual Tavern. So if you live in Normal Heights you may want to start at Blind Lady, and then hop on and cruise to another part of town to drink, hopping back when you're done and avoiding driving altogether. And likewise, if you live in South Park, check out other parts of town without pesky parking. It's also a great time to check out any places you haven't tried yet, but have been meaning to. All in all, a fun time and the rides are free! The NEXT one is WEDNESDAY, JAN 20th. Check out Drinkabout on facebook for details and bus schedules! (Lee Chase, Blind Lady)

Make your Valentine’s Day reservations now. It’s our Valentine’s Day Ritual to pair AleSmith beers with lovely courses to celebrate this romantic occasion. This year four courses paired with four AleSmith Ales is a steal at $50. Contact the Ritual via email at info@ritualtavern.com or phone 619 283 1618 to reserve your seat for this February 14th event.

Green Drinks Mixer at Home Brews and Gardens

OK, so Home Brews and Gardens isn't actually on 30th Street, but if you stand in just the right spot on the corner of 30th and Thorn, and look just the right way, you can see it from 30th Street, and that's good enough for me. I'll be at the Green Drinks event grilling up Sea Rocket's fish tacos and maybe a couple other treats. If you are interested in the connections between local businesses and protecting our environment, this is a great place to meet others who share your interests, and it also happens to be a lot of fun with great local beer and food.
San Diego Green Drinks

SD Greendrinks @ Home Brews and Gardens

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
6:00pm - 9:00pm
3176 Thorn St. San Diego, CA 92104

Now that the wreckage of 2009 is past us, here's wishing Greendrinkers a Happy New Year. May 2010 be filled with health, happiness and progress for all. For January, GreenDrinks returns to our old stomping grounds of North Park, where the craft beer flows like wine.

As the name suggests, Home Brews and Gardens is a neighborhood shop for the home brewer and gardener. Whether you’re making wine, brewing beer or growing heirloom tomatoes; Brett, Dennis and Marty have what you need: great top-quality supplies, expert brewing and growing lessons and tips and tricks to make your brews and plants come out great.

They promise fine local beer for us, and maybe even food from special guests to be named later, and a good time is assured. They're looking forward to seeing us, and I think this will be a great one. Who knows - you might learn to grow the food for the next event, or be inspired to be the next great brewmaster to provide us beer!