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 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 .