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Sunday, September 30, 2012


Yellowtail and fruit salsa taco plate from El Take It Easy is a sample of past tastes at 30th On 30th event.  

GUEST BLOG/By Jay Porter--Here’s the program in general: on the 30th of each month (that’s Sunday night), 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 on Thurs., August 30th along San Diego’s Restaurant Row.

So far [italics] here are the participating specials. Look for more updates as the date gets closer!
Updates: 30th Street Blog,

El Take It Easy: $4 surf and turf ceviche tostadas topped with chicharrones and $6 mezcal margaritas

The Linkery: $2 half pours of Alesmith X and pulled pork sliders for $3 (cash only, includes tax and service).

Ritual Tavern: Mesquite Charred Pulled Chicken Sliders on Sadie Rose Silver Dollar rolls for $3 each. Kostritzer Oktoberfest Lager draft pours will be $2 for 8oz.

Alchemy: $1 Carlsbad Aqua Farms oysters

Carnitas’ Snack Shack: pork meatballs, white cheddar polenta, Javier’s BBQ sauce – $4

Sipz Vegetarian: Outside we will offer $5 orange chicken along with rotating appetizers. For guests dining inside we’ll have $3 fried tempura appetizer, $3 4-piece cali roll or combo of the two for $5, $2 sake.

Station Tavern: jalapeño mac ‘n cheese bites for $3

Bluefoot Bar & Lounge: $3 pints of 30th Street Pale Ale and $4 horchata shots

Splash: house made “Splackers” and a glass of wine for just $5. Even better, come for lunch on the 30th and get a complimentary $5 tasting card with your lunch purchase!

Air Conditioned Lounge: $5 wells and draft beers, $3 Fireball whiskey shots with purchase of any draft beer.

U-31: 5pm-9pm: $3 Mozzarella cheese sticks with marinara sauce, $3 tater tot nachos and $2 Bud light drafts

Hipcooks: We will have our doors open from 6-9pm, we will be celebrating our one year anniversary and 30th on 30! Drop in to say hello, we will be recipe testing and tasting and serving cake and ice cream! Please RSVPif you know you will attend!

Tiger! Tiger! $3 wood-fired cheese sandwiches

Blog Source: Jay Porter, 30th Street Blog,

Image: Fancy taco from El Take It Easy.  This taco features local yellowtail carpaccio, roasted sweet corn and fruit salsa on a tortilla.  Jay Porter suggests pairing these tacos with a bottle of Domaine Tempier rose.

Note: El Take It Easy, 3926 30th Street, San Diego, 619-291-1859 was featured in Sunset Magazine “The Best of New World Mexican” by Jonathan Gold, 2012.

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