Heaven Sent Desserts - Cupcakes and German Chocolate cake!

For the last 30th on 30th of 2011 Heaven Sent Desserts has chosen their very special German Chocolate Cake to celebrate with. It's a very rich and moist chocolate cake, filled with German chocolate filling and iced in a delicate chocolate buttercream - definitely for the chocolate lover! And, best of all - for the 30th on 30th it's only $5.75!

If you are not a chocaholic we have a delicious Trio of Cupcakes - Blackberry, Banana and Pomegranate. Beautiful to look at, yummy to taste. For your pleasure offered this evening at $5.25 only!

Jaynes Gastropub 2011 New Years Eve Feast Menu. Reserve your Table Now!

Here it is lovelies! Our 2011 New Years Eve Feast Menu. We hope you will join us this year before we all head off for 2 weeks of holiday. Reservations are strongly recommended for a table. Bar is open for walkins and general naughtiness.

Jaynes Gastropub New Years Eve 2011
Prix Fixe Menu

Amuse Bouche

Starter Course
choose one

Italian Wedding Soup
herbed chicken meatballs, escarole & orzo

Goat Cheese Tart
with mixed greens, heirloom cherry tomatoes & blood orange vinaigrette

Blue Crab Cakes
with sweet corn, paprika aioli and black eyed pea succotash

Entree Course
choose one

Washington State Sea Scallops
with wild mushroom risotto, asparagus, English peas and shaved parmesan

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Filet Mignon
with garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed winter greens, baby carrots and tarragon/shallot butter

Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast
with potato gnocchi, savoy cabbage, baby spinach, cremini mushrooms
with a balsamic pomegranate reduction

Potato and Celery Root Gratin vegetarian
with swiss chard, aged gruyere and creme fraiche served with mache and cherry tomato salad

Dessert Course
choose one

Carmelized Pear & Almond Crostada
with creme fraiche gelato

with caramel gelato and bittersweet chocolate

Cheese Course
2 artisan cheese, figs, honeycomb & crostini

$55 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity
call 619-563-1011 for reservations

'Get it Down Yer Neck' this holiday season at Jaynes: 20oz Imperial Guinness Pints just $3 until 2012

Happy Holidays everyone! We are looking forward to a great holiday season at Jaynes. As you may know we take the first 2 weeks of January off as a staff holiday. Many miles are traveled and many great meals are consumed around the globe. Its our annual mojo hunt and we come backed refreshed and very inspired for another great year. Of course we make sure to go out with a bang in December. Some highlights include a New Year's Eve feast and a Christmas Eve Event that will be announced shortly. Of course if you are looking for a great gift for friends and family we have gift cards available. You can purchase them in person or over the phone.

For year December and Jaynes has become the month synonymous with a little beer you may have heard from the Emerald Isle, Guinness! Each year starting December 1st until 2012 we pour 20oz imperial pints of Guinness draft for just $3, all the time. That's right, all the time. This is just a small gesture of thanks to all of our guests for another wonderful year at Jaynes.

Please come celebrate with us this year!

30th Street Blog: Bourbon Street Bread Pudding from Heaven Sent Desserts

30th Street Blog: Bourbon Street Bread Pudding from Heaven Sent Desserts

Bourbon Street Bread Pudding from Heaven Sent Desserts

Music, friendly people, fantastic food - what do they all have in common? New Orleans, of course! Heaven Sent Desserts is proud to feature our own very special Bourbon Street Bread Pudding for this month's 30th on 30th. We were given the recipe by a special lady in New Orleans but that's another story.

Our delicious Bread Pudding, made from croissants making it light and truly tasty, smothered in our Heavenly Bourbon Sauce, will truly exercise your taste buds, so come early and taste it before it's all gone ... priced at $6.00 only for this night - 30th on 30th.

Jaynes: Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 with My Main Man of Morgon, Jean Foillard

Like clockwork every year on the third Thursday of November there is a French wine released called Beaujolais Nouveau. Beaujolais Nouveau is a young, short ferment and thus low alcohol wine made from the primary grape of Beaujolais, gamay. The marking of this day began as a local tradition in Lyon France back in 1951 as a celebration of the year's harvest in which much wine was consumed and sold inexpensively around the local area. This quickly spread north to the wine bars of Paris and across France.

Soon enough an enterprising producer named George Deboeuf capitalized on this event and turned it into a worldwide phenomenon by exporting the wine. It became the wine world's Cinco De Maya. Unfortunately the quality of his wine and others quickly deteriorated as the craze for anything from Beaujolais skyrocketed.

Well why are you talking about a wine that may or may not be total crap? Well fellow wine geeks be damned, I love the original spirit behind this celebration and thankfully some of these wines are actually really great. We just happen to have the best of the best by my main man of Morgon, Jean Foillard. Jean Foillard is among a small vanguard of natural wine producers in Beaujolais making some of the most beautiful wines in the world right now. I literally just opened a bottle and am drinking a glass right now and loving it. Its so cool to have this early window into the wines of one of my favorite producers.

We will be pouring the 2011 Jean Foillard Beaujolais Nouveau tonight Thursday through the weekend. We hope you will come join us!

Jaynes Gastropub and 30th on 30th. Have a Drink, Plant a Tree!

Have a drink and plant a tree! Jaynes has partnered with Tru Organic Spirits and The Greenbar Collective. For every drink made with Tru, organic spirits distributor The Greenbar Collective will fight deforestation by planting a tree in the central American rainforest. Jaynes' star bartender Sarah Ellis will be hand crafting the cocktails for the evening and will be joined by guest mixologist Adam Stemmler. Cocktails are all $5. The ever popular Baby Jayne Burger and Fries will also be served for $5. We will be closed for regular service and will be seating throughout the entire restaurant. 6-9pm.


Wondering what to do tonight, Wednesday October 19th?
May we suggest heading down to the Ritual Tavern for a freshly tapped CASK of Green Flash Brewing Co. '30th Pale Ale'* $4 a pour while it lasts.

You'll probably want to pair it with a hearty dinner of fresh mussels, Shepherd's Pie, seafood bouillabaisse or a vegan lentil burger before you start your DrinkAbout bus tour of North/South Park & University Heights.

On the 3rd Wedneday of each month, 2 "Brewery Tours of SD" Busses loop for 4 hours, stopping at 9 craft-beer bars. Hop on and off FOR FREE at Blind Lady, Small Bar, Live Wire, Toronado, Ritual Tavern, Eleven, Sea Rocket, The Station & Hamilton's. The busses leave Ritual Tavern every half hour starting at 7:20pm, last one at 11:20pm headed north to Blind Lady by way of Eleven.

*"30th Street Pale Ale is a strong pale ale that is well dry-hopped making it taste like an IPA by many hop head’s standards. The beer was brewed to recognize the synergy behind the craft beer culture on 30th Street in San Diego and was released for the Green Flash 6th Anniversary Celebration." http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/green-flash-30th-street-pale-ale/95785/91141/

Reubens at Jaynes this week!

The Jaynes Pastrami Reuben is on the menu! Growing up, Jon often took the metro north train from Westport, CT in to the city and headed straight for one of two places. Uptown for Carnegie Deli or downtown to Katz's Deli for a Pastrami Reuben on Rye.

In our estimation there is little more comforting than Hot Pastrami, Sauerkraut, melted Swiss Cheese and Thousand Island Dressing on Rye bread.  At Jaynes we get the classic preparation just right, with Niman Ranch Pastrami, Bread and Cie Corn Rye, house made zucchini pickles and our hand-cut kennebec french fries. We will be serving this little taste of East Coast heaven Tuesday-Thursday this week for just $14.50

We hope to see everyone this week!
xo  jayne and jon

Jaynes Natural Wine Tasting Series: "Hungary" this Saturday October the 8th. 4-6pm

We are happy to announce a very exciting event for this month's Natural Wine Tasting Series this Saturday: Hungary! We will be joined by good friends Stetson Robbins and Matt Ahern from Blue Danube Wines, who are experts on this part of the world. Blue Danube and Jaynes are kindred spirits in promoting lesser known regions and indigenous varieties and this is another first ever in San Diego tasting that we're proud to be hosting. Be the first on your block to drink and pronounce Kékfrankos and Sparkling Tokaji! We will also be serving traditional Hungarian bites like Körözöt.

In Stetson's words: The food and wine culture of Hungary is one of Europe's oldest and most dynamic. The basin of the ancient Pannonian sea, Hungary is a veritable bread basket of vast fields of grain, fruitful orchards and game filled forest. Sporadic outcroppings of long dormant volcanoes and limestone massifs blanketed with indigenous vines, jut from these long plains. Here where the vine grows, people make the full flavored spicy foods and wines that separate the Hungarian palate from the rest of Europe's. This is just a taste of this unsung destination for gourmands, but one you will not quickly forget. I hope that you will be drawn to Hungary as we at Blue Danube Wine Co were. Cheers! Or as they say in Hungarian "Egészségedre!" and see you there!!

Natural Wine Tasting Series: Hungary
Saturday October 8th
6 wines plus hors d'oevres $20/pp. 4-6pm.
We recommend reservations for those staying for dinner. 619-563-1011

Hipcooks Cooking School

Our doors will be wide open this Friday, September 30th for "30th on 30" (6pm - 9pm).
We'd love have you drop in, say hello, see what we are about and try some tasty free bites.
Look for the turquoise building and follow the scent of smoked chicken...yum!
See you soon.

Art/Oberfest - South Park Walkabout Sat. Oct. 1

The Saturday October 1st is a full day of fun in South Park!

10am -- Tour de Fat bicycling festival at nearby Golden Hill Park

11am -- Bike Parade -- with costumes! -- through South Park

6pm-10pm -- Art/Oberfest Walkabout with shops open late, live entertainment, specials and surprises

6:30pm -- Urban Safaris FREE walking tour of South Park. Gather at the Info Table in front of The Grove on Juniper St. near 30th.

Escape from Restaurant Week at Jaynes

Yep, we're still not participating, but if you are looking for an escape from the mayhem, just come on by. We'll be here doing our thing.

Help support our NP Toyland Parade

Now at Gorgeous Salon, we are having a drawing, the gift basket pictured here is worth a value of over $100. Only $2 a ticket, we will choose a winner every month. All money goes to support our North Park Toyland Parade.

What' s in the basket? Hair product, Hair Tools, Makeup, Hair and Makeup Makeover, Jewelry and more. Thank you!

Gorgeous Salon

3605 30th St.

San Diego, Ca 92104

Open Tues-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 9am-4pm

Call us with any questions:


Natural Wine Tasting Series: Sicily at Jaynes Gastropub this Saturday

This Saturday, Sep. 10th - Natural Wine Tasting Series: Sicily
4-6pm - $20 per person
(includes 6 wines and light hors d'oeuvres)

We love Sicilian Wine!!!

We are happy to announce our next Saturday afternoon tasting featuring the exciting and cutting edge wines of Sicily. We will be joined by good friend and Italian Wine Guru, John Yelenosky (if you haven’t met him yet, enjoying a Jayne Burger at the bar, you need to!) and hosted by Deirdre O’Dwyer.

The wines of Italy seem to never stop impressing us and will always find a place our wine list. Sicily has more vineyards than any other region in Italy, though many of the grapes are turned into raisons and dessert wine, there are certainly gems to be found. From the intense Sparkling Nerello Mascalese from Murgo and the perfumed and bright Rami to the silky feminine notes of Frappato, we are in love! Please join us this Saturday to fall in love as well.

Stay for dinner and enjoy 25% off any bottle from the tasting.
Space is limited so we encourage reservations, 619.563.1011.

2007 Murgo, Brut Rose, Mt. Edna
2009 COS, Rami
2010 Tenuta Rapitala, Piano Maltese, Sicilia
2009 COS, Frappato, Sicilia
2008 COS, Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico, Frappato/Nero d’Avolo
2009 Mirabile, Nero d’Avolo

Heaven Sent Desserts - it's Parfaits tonight!

Heaven Sent Desserts have stocked up on Parfaits for the 30th - luscious, delicious Parfaits ... We have German chocolate, Chocolate cherry and Carrot Cake parfaits.

Our parfaits are created with the lightest cake, the richest creams, the tastiest swirls and they are pure heaven. Come on in and taste a few before they are gone ...

Hipcooks Cooking School

After three months of building out our beautiful studio we are opening our doors for this months 30th on 30 (August that is)! Come on over, check out what we are all about and taste some fine morsels of food!
Hipcooks has hands-on cooking classes for all levels and best of all the "class" ends like a dinner party. We ban measuring implements and really dive into the cooking process so that you really learn by doing, put that recipe a-side!
It's a great night out with friends, groups and partners!
Our studio is located between Lincoln and El Cajon, we are right next store to Sicilian Thing Pizza and across the street from Ritual Tavern. You can't miss our BRIGHT blue store front.
We hope to see you!

August 30- 3 FREE Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga between 5-6:30pm

30th on 30th is back! Summer is coming to a close, but there is still plenty of time and daylight to enjoy all the great business along 30th Street, from North Park to South Park. If you have not tried a yoga class at CorePower Yoga (CPY) at 3918 30th Street, now is the time...it's FREE!

In celebration of 30th on 30th, CPY is offering 3 FREE classes on August 30th.  Whether you are a seasoned yogi, or have never been to a yoga class before, CorePower Yoga is committed to making yoga accessible to everyone!  

Come in on August 30th to any of the following classes, whisper the secret password “30th on 30th” when you check in at the front desk, and enjoy your free yoga!

5:00 pm Hot Yoga with Shannon

5:30 pm C2 with January
6:30pm Yoga Sculpt with Kristen

After class, get signed up for a free week of yoga, and enjoy as many classes as you want in one week- FREE! Even if you can’t make it to one of the free “30th on 30th” classes, stop in and check out the studio, pick up a schedule, and plan your next yoga class.
We have showers, mats, towels, and water…all you need is a change of clothes so that you can go out afterwards and enjoy the evening on 30th Street!
Learn more about CorePower Yoga.

Jaynes News for the Weekend: Wiener Schnitzel, Farmer's Market Gems and Gaja!

Hello everyone! It's been a little while, but all is well here at Jaynes and with little Romy. Thank you to everyone for all your friendship and support during these REM-sleep free last few months.

Starting tonight and running through the weekend we have a few great specials, not the least of which is our Duroc Pork Wiener Schnitzel with Gruyere Spaetzle This is one of our top 5 dishes and I always get in big trouble with guests when I don't make an announcement! We are also serving the Leth Gruner Veltiner by the glass which is a perfect pairing. Gruner Veltiner is a white grape variety grown primarily in Austria and is one of the world's most versatile food wines. For beer drinkers we are now pouring Duvel on draft which isn't too shabby a combo either.

Soups on. We've been working closely with a Santa Monica Farmer's Market buyer who has been sourcing us some incredible produce. We found a squash varietal called Zephyr Squash from Jaime Farms that we've made into one of our best soups to date.

Also from the market comes a Crostini of Fava Bean Puree on grilled Bread and Cie lemon Pugliese bread with shaved pecorino and mint.

GAJA by the glass! Angelo Gaja is the King of modern Italian wines and we are excited to be pouring his 2008 Bolgheri Rosso "Promis" from his Ca Marcanda Tuscany estate. It is a blend of Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese and we will be pouring it all weekend by the glass.

Natural Wine Tasting Series Continues. Saturday September 10th. We are hosting a Sicilian Wine Tasting the afternoon of Saturday September the 10th from 4-6pm with good friend John Yelenosky. Sicily is now creating some of the most exciting wines in Italy and we'll have some of the best here. Full details coming next week.

Come visit us for our Cheap and Cheerful Happy Hour Tuesday-Saturday from 5-6:30 in the bar. $4 Guinness and Trumer, wine and cocktail specials and the most delicous $5 bar menu around! If you haven't become acquainted you definitely need to meet our Sarah Ellis.

We hope to see you all this weekend!

xo jayne and jon

Best Cocktails in the city? You've got to meet our Sarah.

We're so proud of our gal Sarah Ellis behind the bar.  She has fast proven herself to be among the very top bartenders in city and has a well deserved feature in Citybeat Magazine.  Read about it here.   Oh, and she also plays a mean guitar with Ladyparts playing next Monday at Tin Can Alehouse!

Ritual Tavern #IPADay Meet the Brewers


Launch Party for Butcher's Brewing Double Shaka Imperial IPA!

Join us & Rey Knight (of Knight Salumi fame) at the Ritual Tavern, as we celebrate the launch of his latest beer Double Shaka Imperial IPA! Thursday August 4th. Meet the brewer, catch the aloha spirit and hang loose with your new best friends :) It's also the first ever #IPADay, so come out and enjoy the celebration. (Read what SanDiegoBeerBlog has to say about it.)

Collaboration Brewers converge on Ritual for Cherry Chocolate Stout Draught

As you may have heard there is an incredibly tasty Cherry Chocolate Stout released last week that has it's roots in San Diego.

Award winning homebrewers Kevin Sheppard and Jason Fields won some competitions resulting in their homebrew recipe showcased at a national level! (Distributed by and brewed at Stone with collaborators Troegs.) Kevin is a regular visitor at Ritual so it was important to offer this draft(!) release party on his home turf. We are proud to be able to pour this crazy good beer from our taps. Can't make it to Ritual? Kevin will also be traveling to Troegs for a release party later this year on the East Coast.

Join us as we celebrate with these local boys, and enjoy this rare beer ON TAP Friday August 5th!


Did you know we're open 'til 2am on Friday & Saturday nights?
Open at Noon on Saturday & Sunday as well :)

Delicious, luscious, scrumptious, luxurious and, of course, heavenly - those are the words used to describe the special summer parfaits from
Heaven Sent Desserts - and we are offering them this 30th on 30th. These parfaits are The lightest cake, the sweetest creams, the freshest berries, the darkest chocolates, and the secret whisps of the heavenly ingredients ... "parfait" comes from the French for "perfect" ...

And, these are at a very special price for the evening of the 30th ... just for your taste buds ... so make sure you stop in at Heaven Sent Desserts, corner of University and 30th.

Walkabout & Streetcars in South Park Sat. 7/16

This Saturday in San Diego is filled with festive fun, including the "Sizzlin' in South Park" Summer Walkabout from 6 to 10pm. (Maybe you'll spend the morning watching the Pride Parade, the afternoon at the Festival, and the early evening at the Bird Park Concert ... there's still time to stroll around South Park in the evening hours!)

Take a look at all that's happening, including the Historic Streetcars returning to Beech St.!

House music event, Aug. 6th 2011

Here's a special event for all you House music junkies...

Margaret from Ioderme Skin Care (North Park) will be giving away Spray Tan sessions!

3 hour free parking at Horton Plaza
Questions? http://www.facebook.com/JojoSantos69

Join Us for Tidy Up Tuesdays

Every Tuesday of the month: Bang Trims $10, Brow Wax by Margaret $15, Hair Trim $30 and more.

(619) 542-0044 call today!

Gorgeous Salon in North Park
3605 30th St
San Diego, Ca 92104
Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm or later

Jaynes Gastropub Natural Wine Tasting Series: Best of Rosé Saturday July 16th

Jaynes Gastropub Natural Wine Tasting Series: Best of Rosé

Saturday July 16th. 4-6pm
$20 per person (includes Hors D'Oeuvres)
25% off featured tasting bottles with dinner.
Reservations recommended, 619.563.1011

Join us next Saturday at Jaynes Gastropub for a spectacular tasting focused on summer’s favorite sipper, Rosé. The tasting is to be held on our beautiful English Garden hosted by Deirdre O’Dwyer (formerally of WineSellar & Brasserie and Paon) who will enchant you with her knowledge and love of wine. We here at Jaynes have an appreciation for wines found off the beaten path, with a focus on terroir and zero manipulation. The Rosés that we will be tasting not only follow these principals, they are delicious and hard to come by too. From the wine geek chic 1998 R. Lopez De Heredia to the elegant Robert Sinskey Vin Gris of Pinot Noir from Carneros we will be presenting the very best of the best. Psst…we will also be pouring the coveted Domaine Tempier Rosé!

2010 Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Vin Gris of Pinot Noir, Los Carneros Napa
2008 Batic, Brda Slovenia
1998 Lopez De Heredia Rosé, Rioja Spain
2010 Domaine Tempier Rosé Bandol France
NV Chateau Langlois Cremant de Loire, Loire Valley France
2010 Dr. Heyden Rosé of Pinot Noir, Rheinhessen Germany

Greek Austerity You Want? 2010 Domaine Sigalas Asirtiko-Athiri at Jaynes Gastropub

As the Greek crisis unfolds I just received this incredible picture from  Jaynes comrade Jeremy Parzen taken from the Sigalas Winery in Santorini.   Jeremy has spent the past year as an ambassador for Greek wines heading up the Boutari Social Media Project and I urge you to  head over to his blog and read about his Aegean adventure at Do Bianchi happening right now.

We've been digging into a lot of the lesser publicized yet great wine regions this year.   The Greek wines in particular have filled our punch card full of high marks.   We are now pouring the 2010 Domaine Sigalas Asirtiko-Athiri by the glass. This is a mineral driven wine with racy acidity and generous fruit.  An excellent hot weather seafood wine,no doubt, that I would liken to a Loire Valley Muscadet with just a touch of salinity from the nearby sea.   This predominant grape is Asirtiko or Assyrtiko that is native to the island of Santorini where wine has been made for over 3500 years. The vines grow in a soil of Volcanic ash in a unique basket shaped pattern to protect themselves from the sea winds and high temperatures. Talk about terroir!

Get back safe Jeremy and thanks for your positive coverage of Greece.   They sure could use it right about now.

3 Free on 30th- Only at CorePower Yoga North Park

30th on 30th is about having fun and supporting local businesses along 30th, from North Park to South Park. But, one of the best things about this event is trying something new!

This month, CorePower Yoga is offering 3 FREE classes on June 30th, as part of the “30th on 30th” celebration.  The North Park studio opened just recently (3918 30th Street), and is a welcome addition to the thriving North Park community.  Whether you are a seasoned yogi, or have never been to a yoga class before, CorePower Yoga is committed to making yoga accessible to everyone!  There are so many classes to choose from, including Yoga Sculpt (yoga with weights!), Candlelight Yoga, and Yoga Pilates.
Come in on June 30th to any of the following classes, whisper the secret password “30th on 30th” when you check in at the front desk, and enjoy your free yoga!
5:30pm C 2
6:30pm Sculpt
7:00pm C 1.5

After class, get signed up for a free week of yoga, and enjoy as many classes as you want in one week- FREE! Even if you can’t make it to one of the free “30th on 30th” classes, stop in and check out the studio, pick up a schedule, and plan your next yoga class.
We have showers, mats, towels, and water…all you need is a change of clothes so that you can go out afterwards and enjoy the evening on 30th Street!
Learn more about CorePower Yoga.

Union Tribune Superdiners nod to the Jayne Burger

The most often heard guest question has to be.  "What is the best thing on the menu?"  Well if there was a fire and we were forced to rescue just one recipe, it would have to be the Jayne Burger.

One thing we know here at Jaynes is our burger.  We've nailed the recipe and it will never leave menu.    Sara Hanson "Superdiner" from the Sarkus wine blog  gave us a nice nod in the Union Trib Column on the city's best burger today.  She describes our burger thusly:   "Jayne’s Gastropub wins for highest quality and most consistent. They use all-natural, hormone/antibiotic-free Niman Ranch ground beef—topped with Vermont cheddar and garlic aioli. But the real secret is Jayne’s house-made pickled onions, which give the burger an auxiliary sweet-&-salty component."   Thanks for noticing Sara.  The onions are indeed one of the great assets of the Jayne Burger.  We urge all to try the burger in its original form without any modifications.   We'll happily prepare it rare to well done.

Tuesday is the best night to come try it.  $16 for the Jayne Burger and any draft beer.  The Jayne Burger is served with a heaping portion of our hand cut double cooked Kennebec fries.    We also feature a 1/2 size version with fries during our happy hour for only $5 which may just be the best happy hour meal in the city.

Food at the Old House Fair 2011

Saturday, June 18th, 10am-4pm at 30th & Beech St. in historic South Park:

Jon breaks ground on the Jaynes Garden

We are very fortunate here at Jaynes to have a beautiful outdoor patio space.   We also happen to have a nice little yard on the other side of the hedge for Tallulah to run around in.    Tallulah is now going to have to make do with her daily trips to the Grape Street Dog Park because we are converting that space into the Jaynes Garden.   The plot has direct southern exposure and should turn out a nice crop.

My parents weren't big on allowances so we all worked as kids.  I had a commercial landscaping company in my teens which is a long, cautionary tale of a teenager making way too money and my sisters cleaned up selling fruits and vegetables in front of our house in Westport CT.   Our house was built in the early Federal Period and like many homes from that period there was a family farm on the property.   It was very common to find pieces or farm tools and horseshoes buried in the soil.   On the southern side of the property there was a beautiful field.  It was like having Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World in our backyard.  On the edge of this field was my favorite garden because it specialized in strawberries.   It is very exciting to finally get this project going and to get back to my roots, so to speak.   We hope to make this garden an integral part of Jaynes from kitchen to bar.

I'm starting to daydream so I'd better get back to work.   Mama Jayne has some Sun Gold Heirloom Tomato seedlings ready to go.   Here are some pictures from the ground breaking.  Stay tuned for more pictures and news.  Who knows, I may be a  wearing a Baby Bjorn in the next installment!

DrinkAbout Tonight!

Ritual Tavern is very excited about tonight's DrinkAbout!

If a free shuttle bus to & from 7 craft beer centric establishments isn't enough to get you out of the house tonight: perhaps American Craft Beer Week will do the trick! ACBW was created by the same Brewers Association responsible for the Great American Beer Festival. They have designated the ACBW as a time to consider Small, Independent, and Traditional Brewing here in America.

So in doing our part in celebrating the rich cultural celebration that is American Craft Beer Week & DrinkAbout, Ritual Tavern will be offering $4 pours of AleSmith X-pale, Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA and Victory Helios Saison $4 ea ALL NIGHT TONIGHT Wednesday May 18th! In addition, we'll have our regularly priced line-up of local favorites Alpine Ugly, Pizza Port Ocean Beach Spaceman BPA, New English ESB, Manzanita Brewing Rustic Red, as well as Oskar Blues G'Night, Eel River Raven's Eye Imperial Stout plus imported taps La Chouffe and Hofbrau Maibock.

Join us, won't you?
If you can't make it tonight,
join us for fresh shucked oyster Thursday tomorrow :-)

Old House Fair seeks exhibitors, volunteers

Still a few booth spots remaining for the Old House Fair, the popular daylong festival in South Park (30th & Beech St.), on Saturday, June 18, 2011. For exhibitor applications, visit the website at www.TheOldHouseFair.com, or call 619-233-6679.

The Station Tavern & Burgers is presenting sponsor of The Old House Fair, and community sponsors include South Bark Dog Wash, Alchemy, Grant's Marketplace, the Whistlestop Bar, Hamilton's Tavern, Cairns Craft, and Home Remodeling of San Diego.

Also needed are volunteer docents for the Historic Home Tour. Contact winter.christine@gmail.com to volunteer.

Dine Out for Life this Thursday at Jaynes Gastropub!

Join us this Thursday for Dine out for Life. This event benefits San Diego's The Center. 25% of the nights proceeds go towards HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. We are proud to participate in this event every year and we hope you will join us!

Call 619.563.1011 for reservations.

I Love Stuff, the trunk show 4/21/11

Don t miss this one of a kind event! Visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GorgeousSalonNP for updates on all events hosted at Gorgeous Salon. Gorgeous Salon 3605 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104 (619)542-0044 Open Tues-Sat

Jaynes Pinot Noir Flight Tonight Tuesday: Sonoma, Oregon and Burgundy

Tonight we are featuring of flight of three of our favorite Pinot Noir here at Jaynes: 2008 Robert Sinskey Vineyards from Sonoma, 2009 Evening Lands from Eola-Amity Oregon and the 2008 Faiveley Mercurey from the Cotes Chalonnaise region of Burgundy.   Pinot Noir Flight $16

We have featured the Robert Sinskey Vineyard Pinot Noir here at Jaynes since our first night.  Robert Sinskey Vineyards is a small winery based in the town of Sonoma California that creates some of the finest Pinot Noir in the United States.   Elegant and complex at excellent prices for their quality.   For our California dollar theres just nothing like Sonoma for Pinot Noir.  The cool coastal climate with winds from the San Pablo Bay and dense morning fog works perfectly with the hot California daytime sun.   This two-faced climate gives the wine a nice tannic backbone inside delicious well ripened fruit.  RSV is a pioneer in Biodynamic and Organic farming in CA and especially famous for their four legged weed eating sheep!

Our second featured wine is the 2009 Evening Lands Pinot Noir from the Eola-Amity Hills in Oregon.   This wine has quickly become a sommeliers cult favorite: elegant and complex but most important very tasty!   We think this is a perfect example of Oregon Pinot

The third wine in our flight takes us to Burgundy, specifically to Mercurey in the Cotes Chalonnaise region.   Here we see some of the inspiration for the previous two wines.   The vines used to create the 2008 Domaine Faiveley Mercurey are as old as 50 years old.  Their struggle through clay and limestone soils adds great minerality.  This is a fantastic wine from a historic house and an excellent example of old world winemaking.

Jaynes New Tuesday Wine Flight Series. Tonight: Italy

We are very excited to announce the start of our Jaynes Tuesday Night Wine Flight Series.   This week we have dug out 3 stellar bottles that you likely won't find anywhere else here in San Diego.  The flight is $16.   Please read on about these fantastic wines.

The first wine in our flight is from the Liguria region in northwest Italy also known as the Italian Riviera. We first enjoyed this last spring when Kate Macwilliamson from Kermit Lynch Wines had dinner with winemaker Palio Ruffino at Jaynes. The Ruffino family has been working the vineyards carved out of the treacherous cliffs above the ocean for nearly 500 years. The region produces about 75 different types of wine from approximately 90 different grape varieties. Some of these such as Barbera, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese are recognized internationally, while other lesser known grapes like Cruvin, Pigato , Albana, and Rossese present beautiful examples that are distinct and worth seeking out.  Tonight we will be serving the 2009 Punta Crena Cruvin.

For our next selection we travel to Piedmont and one of the most noble grapes in the world Nebbiolo.  Hear the pronunciation here by Nebbiolo king Aldo Vacca from Produttori Del Barbaresco. It is grown within the Langhe east of Barolo and is inspired by "la nebbia" or the fog that rolls into the area during fall delaying the ripening process. The producer Sylvio Germano (who is not even listed in the phonebook) shared with our friend Jeremy Parzen at dobianchi.com "I'm in no hurry to let people know about my wines".  Tonight we will be serving the 2009 Giamello Villa Gentiana Langhe Nebbiolo. We'll let the wine speak for itself, Sylvio.

Down to Tuscany to  Diego Molinari's small estate of Cerbaiona. The winery consists of just 1.5 hectares or roughly 4 acres and produces only 500-600 cases a year of some of the world's finest Sangiovese. Diego's philosophy of low yields and organic farming help to create wines that fully express the terroir or sense of place.   The grapes are harvested by hand and fermentation takes place in cement tanks. The Brunello is aged in casks for four years and is bottled with no filtration to age for at least six months before being released. Tongiht we are pouring the 2002 Cerbaiona Brunello Di Montalcino.  We shared this with friends at the bar a few weeks ago and the wine expressed flavors of dried porcinis, wet leaves, and stewed berries.   Good Brunello in a wine flight?  Get your butt down here...

Thank you for helping us become a wine destination and we look forward to sharing a glass and hearing your thoughts.

Heaven Sent Desserts - Is it from Heaven or is is from H--l ...?

An all time favorite at Heaven Sent Desserts is the special offering for the 30th on 30th this month! The heavenly Bourbon Street Bread Pudding is the richest, the tastiest, the most scrumptious bread pudding you have ever tasted.

It is moist, it is flavorful, it has texture (being made from flaky buttery croissants it has the lightest texture - none of that stodginess of other puddings ...) and it has that temptation sauce from ... we are not sure ... which puts the finishing touch (and kick) on this true New Orleans Bourbon Street Bread Pudding!

And, just for you the price will be $5.25 instead of the usual $7.00 - so bring your best friends, your date and yourself, then indulge!

South Park Walkabout Tonight 3/26

Things will be hoppin' all over South Park tonight for the annual Spring Walkabout. For a complete Guide to what's happening, visit the Walkabout Website, or click the image.

St Patrick's Day Celebration at Jaynes! $3 Guinness, $4 Jameson and Full UK Breakfast!

Come celebrate St. Patricks day tonight at Jaynes with $3 Guinness 20oz Pints, $4 Jameson and a Full UK Breakfast of 2 Eggs, Black Pudding( aka Blood Sausage), pork sausage, fried tomatoes, UK Heinz Beans, Toast and a little HP sauce.

This celebration is in honor of my old friend and St. Patrick's day drinking mate Tyler Hicks who is missing right now in Libya along with 3 fellow journalists. Get home safe buddy!

March-ing on 30th St

The Ritual Tavern has been a St. Patrick’s Day destination since we opened, so we’re ready for anything this Thursday. We have lots of Niman Ranch Beef Brisket Corning. The beef will braise with Suzie’s Farm Organic Fingerling Potatoes and Cabbage for a traditional Corned Beef plating with a Ritual twist.

St. Patrick's Day revelry is always fun, but remember you can have a relaxed and eventful experience the day before as well. If you were to visit the Ritual tonight, for example, you might enjoy locally caught Corvina Fish and Chips, or our signature Shepherd’s Pie, paired with Avery Out of Bounds Stout, or Stone Levitation Amber Ale. Both of those beers are HAPPY HOUR ALL NIGHT! The DrinkAbout Bus runs TONIGHT WEDNESDAY 3/16, you can hop aboard FOR FREE and visit another neighborhood bar (or two) a day before the big crowds converge.

Open at 4:30 during the week! (We're still closed on Mondays.)

Later in March watch for Cask Conditioned Manzanita Ale on our beer engine. We're making plans to celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd, with rare Eel River Organic Ales and another one of our famously delicious Brewer's Dinners.

Strawberry Fraise at Heaven Sent

Heaven Sent Desserts has a true sweet treat for you this 30th on 30th (28th on 30th) - our heavenly, light, tasty, and delicious Strawberry Fraise cake! Filled with Crème Anglaise, fresh strawberries and whipped cream in a cocoon of vanilla chiffon cake - it is to die for … Normally $6.50 per slice - For You only $4.25 during 30th on 30th!

Jaynes tagged the "The Perfect Pub" by San Diego Magazine

Take a look at the cover of the March issue of San Diego Magazine where we were referred to as the perfect pub. This is very much appreciated and we're going to continue working hard to keep it that way!

Come by Jaynes this weekend for our Wiener Schnitzel and Gruyere Spaetzle. Wiener Schnitzel is a traditional dish from Germany and Austria of pan fried breaded and pounded veal or pork. We use pork loin in cast iron served with side of Gruyere Spaetzle, Wilted Greens and Lemon. Spaetzle is a German pasta that we make in house. The pasta batter is forced through a tray with small holes into boiling water. This creates their rustic, tubular shape. This is very popular and of course an excellent beer and white wine pairing opportunity.

We will also be serving our highly favored Mussels in Spanish Chorizo Broth with La Brea Bakery Baguette.

Our by the glass red program is humming right now.
Bertani Valpolicella, Mas De Gourgonnier Provence Rouge, Chanson Bourgogne, Cantine Valpane Barbera and now the 2005 Marques De Murrieta Reserva Rioja. We love our Rioja here at Jaynes and this traditional producer makes some of the absolute best. We also pour their 2001 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva by the bottle which is a bottle destined for decades of good drinking. Pairing suggestions: Gambas Al Aljillo and Pan Con Tomate with Spanish Jamon Serrano.

Hand soap? We have received a flood of requests regarding our hand soap in our restroom. It is made by a company in Los Angeles called Further. Further is a small family owned and operated business that teams up with our longtime cooking oil recycler, San Diego's New Leaf Biofuel. Long technical explanations aside, the glycerin distilled from the oils used in our kitchen is combined with essential oils of Bergamot, Olive, and exotic grasses to create a beautifully scented hand soap. We are proud to be the only restaurant using their soap here in San Diego and you can now buy a 6oz bottle from us for $12.50. Please inquire with your server.

Jayne was featured a year or so back in an article "Owners that Work Work the Room." You've probably seen myself or Jayne carrying ice, bussing tables and even cleaning up floods on occasion. This business is a demanding one that we absolutely love that takes aaalooot of time. Well...we have decided to stop our Sunday brunch. It has been a lot of fun and we appreciate all of our devoted regulars, but Jayne and I have a special project we're working on right now that requires a bit of extra free time(understatement) and and we would prefer to put all of our attention on our dinner service. We will be bringing back brunch for special occasions and now can now offer Sundays for weddings and other private events. Again thank you to all that supported us and we promise you will have your Full English before too long!

Thank you all for your continued love and support. xo jon and jayne

Jaynes Weekly Specials
Jayne Burger Tuesday. Jayne Burger and any draft beer for $16.
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Wednesdays.
Spanish Chorizo Mussel Thursdays.
Cheap and Cheerful Happy Hour. Daily from 5-6:30

4th Annual Valentine's Day Weekend Ritual with AleSmith

Ritual Tavern is extremely happy that AleSmith, our SweetHeart for this weekend, recently got a lot of love from the Los Angeles Times 'American Craft Beer Scene Goes Global' article. The story touches on AleSmith lending inspiration to Scottish Brewer James Watt of BrewDog.

There's more to love, like ratebeer.com's review of AleSmith Wee Heavy; Perfect Score!

Lovely AleSmith Taps At Ritual

As you already know timing is everything. Come in ASAP for the four AleSmith Drafts available now: Speedway Stout, Lil Devil, My Bloody Valentine, and Wee Heavy. We are also offering a delicious Niman Ranch Skirt Steak to pair off with Bloody Valentine, we should have enough to last all weekend.

Now here is where timing is essential, on Friday we switch from draft My Bloody to Cask Conditioned My Bloody Valentine. The last cask we served from AleSmith, Winter YuleSmith, emptied in just one glorious night. So if its cask you want from us, be sure to stop by on Friday night. Draft My Bloody resumes when the cask is emptied.

For you folk who didn't make your reserations in time for our Brewer's Dinner with AleSmith on Monday the 14th, just know they will be enjoying Paso Robles Grass Fed Beef Short ribs with their My Bloody Valentine. They'll also get a freshly tapped keg of Horny Devil ;-)

Expanded Hours in March

Beginning March 1st, the Ritual's hours of operation will be extended: Tuesday through Friday OPEN AT 4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday OPEN AT NOON! Stay tuned for news on our Patio Style Daytime menu.


Jaynes Gastropub Valentine's Weekend. We're celebrating 4 years!

Time really does fly in the restaurant business! This coming Monday, February 14th marks the completion of 4 great years as San Diego's First Gastropub here at 30th and Adams. We will be celebrating all weekend long including the grand finale dinner on Monday, Valentine's Day. We hope you will join us!

Here's what we are up to:

Friday and Saturday
We will be serving our regular menu along with a couple of great specials.

Lobster and Sweet Corn Chowder with Yukon gold potato and Crispy Bacon

Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Creamed corn, Braised Rapini and Shallot butter

Carmelized Banana Split with Strawberry & Caramel Gelato, Chocolate Sauce, Whipped Cream and Candied Cherries

Valentine's Sunday Brunch Specials

Blood Orange Mimosas

St Germain Fresh Fruit Sangria

Waffles with Strawberries and Cream

Baked Eggs with Rosemary potatoes, Vande Rose Ham and Toasted Baguette


$50 per person plus beverage, tax and gratuity.

3 courses, choice of one from each course.


Citrus Salad of Blood Orange, Pink Grapefruit, Watermelon Radish and Wild Arugula with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Grilled Polenta with aged Jamon Serrano, Roasted Asparagus and Shaved Parmesan

Maine Lobster and Sweet Corn Chowder with Yukon Gold Potatoes and Crispy Bacon


Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast with Gnocchi, Savoy Cabbage, Wild Mushrooms and Pomegranate Balsamic Reduction

Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Creamed Corn, Braised Rapini and Shallot Butter

Washington State Scallops with Mixed Greens, Crispy Wonton Strips, Grilled Asparagus, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes and Yellow Tomato Coulis

Vegetarian Potato and Celery Root Gratin with Gruyere, Creme Fraiche and Swiss Chard


Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflé with Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise

Carmelized Banana Split with Strawberry and Caramel Gelato, Chocolate Sauce, Whipped Cream and Candied Cherries

Strawberry and Rhubarb Crostada with Creme Fraiche Gelato

Reservations are strongly suggested.
Please ring us at 619-563-1011

Salsa Sushi Night with Beryl & June at Sea Rocket

On Sunday, Feb 20th, Beryl Forman (aka Miss Boulevard), and June Clarke are taking over Sea Rocket for a little thing we call Salsa Sushi. They take our fresh farm direct ingredients, add a Mexican twist, and roll them like sushi. Sounds crazy, but they taste amazing! And June will be DJing the music, so the tunes promise to be just as delicious.

We'll be serving three kinds of rolls as appetizer specials for $5 each:
Grass-fed Braised Beef
Mushroom with Caramelized Onion

Rolls are garnished with pico de gallo, cabbage, and house-made sauces like chimichurri and medium picante hot sauce.

This is a one-time event (unless we decide to do it again...) so be sure not to miss it! RSVP here on our Facebook event page.

Today Saturday January 22nd: OPEN AT NOON!

Ritual Tavern will open at Noon to celebrate Anderson Valley Brewing Company. We are huge fans of the AVBC Boont Amber Ale, which has been available here on draft, in bottle and in can on our menus over time. This weekend we will tap new offerings from AVBC, four kegs to be exact.

AVBC deserves attention for several reasons, including the fact that
the combined competition roster of medals for these taps is no less
than 32, including World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Festival, as
well as Statewide competition awards. Anderson Valley also lends us
a sense of history, in that it is one of the first of our states
microbreweries, and has maintained close ties to the original San
Francisco and the new San Diego Toronado. Former AVBC brewer Sean
Jackson has taken on the task of traveling and educating beer lovers
about the rich AVBC tradition. Sean will join us on Saturday, he is
a really fun and entertaining beer lover.

Our four pairings will be available a-la Carte, and the atmosphere
will be casual. Come on by anytime after noon on Saturday to
partake. We have tapped the Brother David's Double early so that
folks can get a preview. "Brewed at the Anderson Valley Brewing
Company by David Keene, the owner of the legendary San Francisco
beer-bar, Toronado, this double-style ale features the huge fruit
flavors combined with yeastiness and spiciness that Belgian ales are
known for. ** Silver Medal: Belgian Style Strong Specialty Ale -
2010 Great America Beer Festival and 4 other medals **" (courtesy

Jaynes Gastropub is Back!

We're back and ready to make this a banger of a year. If you need an example just take a look at that Champagne Pyramid Jon created right after the stroke of midnight on NYE!

We have a gang of new regular menu items to offer right out of the gate:

-Potato & Celery Root Gratin with Gruyere, Swiss Chard and Creme Fraiche
-Bucatini with Fresh Herb Niman Ranch Meatballs En Sugo with Pesto Rubbed Baguette
-Pan Con Tomate with Aged Spanish Jamon Serrano
-Mixed Green Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette and Goat Cheese Toast
-Washington State Sea Scallops with Saffron Scented Israeli Cous Cous, Asparagus, English Peas, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes and Yellow Tomato Coulis
-Stick Toffee Pudding with Caramel Gelato

On Friday and Saturday this week our special will be Wiener Schnitzel with Gruyere Spaetzle.

We will be continuing our Burger and Any Draft Beer Special on Tuesdays for $16 and Chorizo Mussels on Thursdays.

We are changing our Brunch hours to 11am -3pm. Seem that we cater to the late risers...

We have a few of our favorite wines back including Il Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino, Movia Ribolla and Lunar, Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso and Hofstatter Pinot Bianco. We promise that 2011 will be our greatest year for wine to date.

Restaurant Week? You've probably figured out by now that we don't participate in Restaurant Week. We'll be here doing our thing and hope you will consider us as your refuge.

We are so happy to be back and look forward to seeing you all this week!

xoxo jon and jayne