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!