Jaynes Gastropub: $4 Guinness 20oz Imperial Pints until 2013!

Tonight we proudly begin our fourth annual Jaynes Guinness Countdown. In appreciation to all of our guests and in celebration of another great year, we will be pouring 20oz Imperial Pints of Guinness for only $4 from 5pm until closing, every night, until 2013. Jaynes is decorated beautifully for the holidays and we hope you and all your friends and family will be joining us this season! ChristmasGuinness

New 30th Street Web Site

Hi Everyone, We have a new, improved 30th Street website here. This Blogger site will continue to be operational and free for 30th Street businesses to post on, but each month's 30th on 30th specials will be listed on the new site, here. Along with other good stuff yet to come. See you on 30th! Jay

JAYNES GASTROPUB: Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon this Weekend and Holiday Party Booking Info

Happy Friday!   We are offering specials this week that are sure to relieve your shivers and warm your bones. The arrival of cooler weather inspired us to bring back one of our favorite appetizers, Moroccan Lamb Meatballs with a chickpea puree and minted yogurt.

After enjoying a taste of Morocco, take a mouthwatering journey back home with our Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon topped with shallot butter and served with garlic mashed potatoes, puree of white corn, and grilled asparagus. Jayne has been known to refer to this dish as "America on a plate"; it may inspire you to break into verses of Ventura Highway between bites of tender filet and creamy potatoes.

We are excited about our new dessert that features one of the best things Fall has to offer, squash!  Our Butternut Squash Panna Cotta with caramel, fresh whipped cream, and candied pecans is perfectly silky and slightly sweet.  Another seasonal offering we couldn't resist is the crisp and sweet Persimmon; we marry this succulent fruit with a cinnamon-sugar puff pastry crust to create our Persimmon Crostadatopped with caramel gelato.

Cap off your evening with us by sipping on our new Spiced Apfel Cider. Sarah crafts this cocktail by combining Apfel(a German apple liqueur), Vodka, apple juice, fresh squeezed lemon, and honey; she then steams it until it's perfectly warm and serves it in a mug with a cinnamon stick and twist of lemon.

Throw your Holiday Party at Jaynes!  
We throw a mean holiday party so if your company or group is looking for a place to come together this year please contact us here.  We have options ranging from small groups to booking the entire restaurant for your event.

Don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram (@jaynesgastropub) for all the latest mouthwatering pictures and specials. Remember that we now accept online reservations through our site or via Open Table here. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!
Pumpkin Spice Cake from Heaven Sent Desserts
Halloween - Trick or Treat? Treat, of course!! A magic slice of Pumpkin Spice Cake from Heaven Sent Desserts (corner of 30th and University) layered with Haunting Caramel, Loaded with Toasted Pecans and smothered in Pumpkin Cream Cheese frosting! You will be Bewitched after eating this ... 
All other days of the year the price is $7.00 but on this Hallow's Eve it's only $5.75! 

Terroir Wine Festival at Jaynes. 9/23/12

We're holding an incredible event on Sunday September 23rd, the TERROIR WINE FESTIVAL.   In celebration of the year's harvest and our unending love of wine here at Jaynes we will be pouring over 50 of the world greatest wines, each with a strong sense of place better known as Terroir.   

We will being joined by the greatest set of San Diego wine experts that we could hope to assemble:

Kate Macwilliamson with Kermit Lynch Wines
Matt Ahern with Next Generation Wines
Dennis Fassett with Epic Wines
Patrick Ballow with Oliver McCrum Wines
John Yelenosky with Domaine Select and Eric Solomon Selections

This is a serious dream team and will each be showing around 10 wines each.   Knowing this group they will all be trying to outdo each other and we shall enjoy the fruits of this competition!   This is the cutting edge of wine in San Diego.

Jaynes will be serving scrumptious fare to keep you well sated for this serious day of imbibement.

Music shall be provided by our good friend DJ Greyboy, spinning vinyl and a rare, live R&B set by San Diego Garage legend Ron Silva whom some of you may know as the voice of the Crawdaddys.

Tickets are $45.  Please call us at (619)563-1011 to reserve tickets or email us at reservations@jaynesgastropub.com

GastrOlympics at Jaynes

This week we're here to help make you a better Gastrolympian.  We'll start with our  Sausage Roll with House Made Pork, Rosemary, & Spiced Apple Sausage wrapped in crispy pastry, served with a frisee, apple, and currant salad in a dijon vinaigrette. This dish contains many of the important nutrients required for a strong athlete and is an important part of your training regimen.

To keep you hydrated, we have Red, White, & Blue Chimay.  You can drink them one at a time, or you can have some friends join you to practice your synchronized drinking routine.  This is a very important event and may take several rounds of practice.  Reward yourself and your teammates with a St. Peter's Golden Ale.

Come join us this week and let us help you improve your skills as a Gastrolympian.  We're cheering for you! Go for the gold.


SATURDAY: 30th on 30th

30th on 30th happens on Saturday this time around!

Here's the program in general: on the 30th of each month, a bunch of restaurants and bars on and near 30th Street offer specials, such as a feature appetizer for $3. This makes it easy for you to go on a restaurant crawl and check out all the amazing places on the 30th Street Corridor. Most places start their specials between 5 and 6pm. So come on out and join us!

Here's the specials I know about right now:

The Linkery: $2 half pours of 30th Street Pale Ale and pulled pork sliders for $3 (cash only, includes tax and service). 

Tiger! Tiger! $3 wood-fired cheese sandwiches from 5-8pm 

Air Conditioned Lounge: 4-8pm all draft beer & call cocktails are $4

El Take It Easy: $3 Pork Belly Tacos, $5 Frigga's Fresas cocktail and $2 half pours of 30th Street Pale Ale - all cash only.

Alchemy: $1.00 oysters all night

Sabuku Sushi: happy hour all night! check out the Happy Hour menu

U-31: 12-7pm $3 burgers and $3 drafts, calls and wells.

West Coast Tavern: award winning burnt smoked cheddar mini Mac n Cheese for $5.

Vagabond: Chinese barbeque braised pork shoulder sliders with cucumber, green onion and micro pea tendrils $4 each.

Ritual Tavern: cask conditioned AleSmith Summer YuleSmith

Sipz Vegetarian: For dine-in patrons $5 sake cocktails or $20 pitchers (while supplies last), $3 crispy potstickers and $5 spicy shrimp tempura. Outside $5 orange chicken and assorted appetizers. 

Bluefoot Bar & Lounge: From 11am-midnight: 30th Street Pale Ale from Green Flash $3, "Independence Bluefoot-style" shot $3 

Splash: Apple and brie skewer drizzled with agave, paired with a chardonnay wine - $5 cash!

Carnitas' Snack Shack: Last day for foie! Seared foie gras, peach coulis, charred brioche for $5. 

Redwing Bar: 30th Street slider - bacon, grilled onion, jack cheese, mushroom and smokehouse mayo served with tots and a 12oz 30th Street Pale Ale for $5.

Urban Solace: corn custard with choice of duck confit or corn succotash and pickled pepper puree. And a farewell to foie grais - 1oz foie gras on french toast with brandied cherries (limited quantities). 

Sea Rocket Bistro: beer can chicken with watermelon jalapeño salsa and paired with Lightening Pilsner


The following businesses usually participate, but I don't have their specials for this week yet. Here's an idea of what they've offered in the past.

Casa de Luz: $4 generous glasses of organic wine and $4 delicious organic local bites

The Station: buffalo chicken wings with house made blue cheese dressing for $3

Toronado: local drafts for $3.

The Office: 2 for 1 prices on ALL drinks from 4-7pm, and $5 signature cocktails from 7-9pm.

URBN North Park: $5 cocktail: High Treason - Mount Gay Eclipse rum, Velvet Falernum, lime, pineapple, absinthe. $4 pints of 30th Street Pale Ale.

Mosaic: pizza and sangria - $3 each.

Sicilian Thing: $3 pints! 

Hipcooks: We will have our doors open from 6-9pm and offering free bites of various items from our classes. We will also be smoking a pork tenderloin and experimenting with our new sausage maker!

Ranchos Cocina: chicken rolled tacos or vegan potato rolled tacos with guacamolem sour cream and salas fresca - $3 cash only. Also Rachos street tacos @ Bluefoot Bar & Lounge $2

Crazee Burger: $3 pints, $3 bottles of beer, $3 glasses of wine, $3 house burger, $3 OFF all exotic burgers AND our new nutella burger with sautéd caramelized banana, bacon, and nutella also at $3.00.

Bar Pink: $4 Ketel Citroen bay breeze

Blind Lady Ale House: select $2 beers with any Oyster or Sandwich purchase.

True North Tavern: $4 Moscow Mule drinks and $4 Vodka Martinis

Jaynes Gastropub: have a drink and plant a tree! For every drink made with Tru, organic spirit distributor, The Greenbar Collective will fight deforestation by planting a tree in the central American rainforest. All cocktails $5 - handcrafted by Jayne's star bartender, Sarah Ellis & guest mixologist, Adam Stemmler. Baby Jayne burger and fries $5. Regular service closed from 6-9pm.


The 30th Street Corridor, I propose, is the best culinary street in the nation. If I'm wrong about that (and I'm open to hearing about other streets), at the very least it's really fun and delicious and has hundreds of taps of local craft beer. See you on the 30th, on 30th!

Summer Cocktails at Jaynes.

If you've been into Jayne's recently, you'll notice that summer has taken over the cocktail menu.  Watermelon and strawberry infusions, mint juleps and refreshing twists on old fashioneds are just a few of our current loves.  Today at Jayne's we have something extra special for you: an orange caipirissima featuring just picked from the tree Valencia oranges from our server Becky's garden.  The white rum, fresh lime and juicy sweet oranges make a delicious and refreshing cocktail that we can't stop drinking.  This drink will be featured for $8 all night long tonight, Thursday. Happy summer! -Sarah!

Gettin' ready for the Old House Fair

South Park is prepping for the 14th annual Old House Fair on Saturday, June 16th (10am-4pm). If you've never been there, this is the year to check it out.

It's a family-friendly FREE street festival at 30th & Beech St. with musical entertainment, festival food, kids arts and crafts, historic neighborhood home and garden tours, exhibit and vendor booths, and more! Second Chance Dog Rescue of SD will have pet adoptions and $20 micro-chipping there too.

30th and Beech St. South Park June 16th
We still have a few booth spaces available -- for artisans, house painters (faux finishing?), metalworkers, other local businesses that serve the "vintage" home market. Interested? Email exhibits@theoldhousefair.com ASAP.

Tickets for the highlight Historic Home Tour -- featuring 6 houses, a bonus garden, a shuttle trolley, and tours of the Historic Fire Station No. 9 on 30th St. (San Diego's oldest standing firehouse, a 100-year-old craftsman buiding) -- are now available for advance reservation online. Visit www.theoldhousefair.com .

Lemon Curd Cake from Heaven Sent Desserts for 30th on 30th

This 30th we are offering lemon lovers (and everyone else) a treat - our insanely great Lemon Curd Cake! Spring is here - almost summer and a refreshing taste of lemon is just the ticket. And get $1.25 off the regular price of $6.50 per slice! Enjoy!

Rough Draft Meet the Brewer, Wednesday May 2nd

Hello beer lovers!  Next week is an exciting one here in the finest city of Craft Beer.  The World Beer Cup takes place May 1st and 2nd, and then we are hosting the annual Craft Brewer's Conference for the rest of the week.  There will be lots of out-of-town beer fanatics roaming our streets and bellying up at our bars, and lots of special events happening to make sure they never forget about us.  For our part, we'll be holding a special Meet the Brewer night in conjunction with an extra DrinkAbout bus that will be running on Wednesday, May 2nd.  It'll be a great opportunity to meet a bunch of new beerthusiasts, as well as some folks from newcomer Rough Draft Brewing.

Owner Jeff Silver and Brewer Anthony Tallman will be hanging out with us at the Rocket from 6pm on, guest bartending, introducing their beers to you, and enjoying some of the beer-apropos culinary pairings that Chef Tommy will create.  Rough Draft, San Diego's newest microbrewery (at least for the next few hours), is delivering tasty handcrafted styles full of flavor, body, and balance (see below for more details).  Come give them a try, along with some special one-night-only menu pairings.  Each pairing will run between $12-$15.  Reservations are being accepted at 619-255-7049 or feel free to just stop in to the bar!


Belgian-Style Blond Ale
paired with Pan-Seared Pacific Halibut, green beans, mushrooms, house-made kimchee, and kimchee BBQ sauce
What the Ale? Pale Ale
paired with Fish Sausage Mini Dogs and a Pale Ale-Dijon mustard sauce
Amber Ale
Oyster & Sea Urchin Shooters in the half shell with yuzu-jalapeno-wasabi dressing


What the Ale? Pale Ale (5.9% ABV)
Rich in taste and bold in personality, this American Pale Ale is the gift that keeps on giving. American hops on the nose. Clean citrus esters. Pleasantly hoppy.
Belgian-style Blond (6.2% ABV)
Attractively light and subtly sweet, this full-bodied beauty is one that you'll want to revisit time and time again. Sweet, floral, notes of honey. Lightly fruity with a touch of spice from traditional trappist yeast. Finishes Dry.
Amber Ale (7.5% ABV)
Well-balanced, full-flavored and pleasant to be around. Just like you. Malt-forward. Roasty with hints of caramel and chocolate. Full body. Balanced profile with delayed hop on the finish.

30th on 30th Free Yoga

Hey North Parkers!  In addition to the amazing specials offered by our friends along 30th Street (see Jay's earlier post), CorePower Yoga North Park* is offering 3 free yoga classes on April 30th. 

Whether you're a beginning yoga student or just new to CorePower Yoga Studios, we offer a truly unique yoga practice that’s accessible more than traditional. Set to energizing music, CorePower Yoga strengthens, balances, detoxifies and exhilirates the body and mind. Our classes will have you moving, breathing and sweating (and having fun along the way!).

Come in, check out one of these classes, and find out what all the fuss is about:
4:00pm Intro to Power Yoga with Dee
5:00pm Hot Yoga with January
5:45pm Heated Power Yoga with Kai

Mention "30th on 30th" at the front desk to get your free class. After class, visit our neighbors along 30th Street for delicious food, smooth cocktails, and best of all, an amazing community...See you in the studio!

*The North Park studio is located at 3918 30th Street, just north of University Avenue.
Guiness Stout Cake from Heaven Sent Desserts

It's the 30th once more and Heaven Sent Desserts is offering our absolutely fabulous Chocolate Stout cake filled with absolutley heavenly Chocolate Guiness mousse, and finished with a Whiskey Cream Cheese frosting ... truly heavenly and oh, soooooooo gooooooood ... and for this evening only at the most affordable price of $5.75 per slice! All to please our 30th on 30th visitors.

Beech Street BBQ to Highlight Walkabout March 24

South Park's Beech Street eateries -- Alchemy ... Grant's Marketplace .... and Hamilton's Tavern & Cafe -- will be serving up "sidewalk specials" on the evening of Saturday, March 24th. The "Beech Street Buckaroo BBQ" will highlight the neighborhood's Wild West Walkabout, from 6-10pm in the historic neighborhood.

Along with live musical entertainment, gallery show openings, samples and specials all over the 'hood, the event as always features a Free Trolley from Juniper to Grape to Beech St., plus a free Urban Safaris walking tour.

Here's all the scoop: www.southparkwalkabout.weebly.com

Another Saturday Night Ritual in Paradise: Organic Food, ArtWalk-ing & Live Music

The old saying goes... if March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.

March is full of Ritual celebrations. We trust you'll share some of yours with us, in the tavern. The second Saturday of each month is a cause for celebration art & culture in North Park. Those in the know ArtWalk their way down Ray street from 6-10pm. Once your eyes take in the view, your ears will be in need of aural stimulation.

Miss Erika Davie
s is the cure :) Join us for a special late night (11pm) acoustical treasure. Rumor has it, Miss Erika & Trio Gadjo may share a song or two.

"If you’ve never heard Erika Davies, then you’ve never heard Shakespeare the way it’s meant to be sung. Her jazzy melodies scoop and flutter above delicately strummed ukulele in irresistible and intoxicating fashion. Serving up a cocktail of jazz standards and charming originals, Davies delivers an enchanting performance, anchored by gorgeous vocals and Amelie-esque charm.

Knowing not the history and education of Erika Davies, she sounds like she’s taken some vocal lessons in her day. Not just the standard pop style vocal lessons that afford one a fleeting chance at American Idoldom. Erika Davies’ sound is classic and she performs in a long since forgotten fashion.

Some things that you may truly admire are her charming use of kazoo solos, singing certain songs a cappella merely because there was no music written (yet), her use of ukulele complementing her wonderfully distinct voice and lastly, Davies’ little hand motions and sleight bodily contortions which make it seem as if she were grabbing each note from an invisible music sheet written in the air.

You’ll be left having quite enjoyed her style and may even view her as a true original in the San Diego music scene." http://www.bellyup.com/artists/detail/erika-davies

Join us, won't you?

you'll have a whole week to rest up.
The following Saturday, March 17th we'll be serving our famous house cured corned beef with all our house-made chemical free fixins :)

Irish Angels from Heaven Sent Desserts

Our Irish Angel is very, very special and a treat from Heaven say those "in the know". One does not speak of proportions of a lady but suffice it to say that she has decadent chocolate, pure vanilla bean, rich creams and, of course, the nectar of the gods - Bailey's Irish Cream, in her make-up.

The Irish Angel is featured for this rare last day of the month, this Wednesday 29th February, and will be offered at a special 29th on 30th Street price! Come in and taste, and take one (or two or ...)  home with you, too!

Jaynes Valentine's Day Menu and 5 Year Anniversary!


Jaynes is gearing up for a milestone next week, not only is it St. Valentines Day but we will be celebrating our 5 year anniversary on Tuesday February 14th.

I still can't believe we were crazy enough to open for dinner on such a special evening with swirling butterflies in our tummies. But thanks to all the family, friends and new friends that filled the seats that night and many other nights over the years here we are still rocking, drinking, cooking and now raising baby Romy.

We hope you come and celebrate with us! Reservations are strongly recommended.   Please call (619)563-1011.

Our Valentines Day Menu will be your choice of three courses for $55 plus beverage, tax and gratuity.


-Lobster Chowder with sweet corn, potatoes and crisp salted pork

-Crostini of Fava bean puree and shaved pecorino with mixed green salad and meyer lemon vinaigrette

-Frisee salad with pancetta, croutons, poached egg and mustard/sherry vinaigrette


Washington State Scallops over saffron scented Israeli cous cous, English peas, wild arugula, an heirloom tomato coulis

Bacon wrapped Filet Mignon with garlic mashed potatoes, creamed corn, broccollini and blue cheese butter

Celery root and potato gratin with gruyere, creme fraiche, swiss chard and tomato


Strawberry/Rhubarb crostada with creme fraiche gelato

Carmelized banana split with strawberry and caramel gelato with bittersweet chocolate sauce

Bittersweet chocolate souffle with vanilla bean creme anglaise

Ritual Tavern February Events

For such a short month, February has so much to do!
The Ritual Tavern is here to help you with your Big Decisions & Valentine's Day planning.

For the 4th year in a row, we'll be offering our Valentine's Day dinner & pairings featuring AleSmith! 4 fabulous courses paired with beers, only $50 per person. (tax & gratuity additional) Please RSVP soon as it's a sell out. Tuesday February 14th at 7pm

Don't worry f you can't make it out on a school night, Ritual will be tapping a cask of AleSmith's 'My Bloody Valentine' on Friday February 10th.

It's no secret that Ritual Tavern Loves Suzie's Farm. So we've decided to bring a little of the farm experience to North Park. If you've been to one of their 'picking & grinning' events, you're already a fan of the Big Decisions. Good time, old fashioned, feel good Bluegrass music performed live on Saturday night February 18th.

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 ... and take a dollar off the regular price, only for today - 30th on 30th.

Jaynes Gastropub is Back!

...and feeling refreshed and ready for 2012! Come on in and hear our tales of murder, mayhem, music and mystery from our journeys.

It's Tuesday tonight and you you what that means.

Jayne Burger Night!

I have a feeling the grill will be pretty crowded tonight. We open at 5.

xo jayne and jon