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

Tonight Wednesday January 12th: Yappy Hour!

Happy Hour fun for the whole family!
30th Street's own Natural Pet and Ritual Tavern have joined forces to present 'Yappy Hour' on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Hang out on our patios with your pooches! The Ritual will have food and drink specials for the humans, Natural Pet will provide samples and treats for the pups and Trio Gadjo will provide the musical accompaniment :-)