The Linkery will be open at 6:55am on most game days for this years (soccer) World Cup, including for Friday’s tilt between Mexico and South Africa. Every day, we’ll also be featuring sausages from two countries in action — on Friday we’ll have boerewors and longaniza. Saturday is a *huge* game between the USA and England at11:30am — and also, banger v. American Farmhouse.

For a complete opening schedule go to

Also the Linkery is celebrating the opening of a new addition to there family! Here is a letter they sent out, inviting you to reserve a table for there “preview dinner”.

The second big event for us this week is the rolling out of our new gastro-cantina, El Take It Easy, at 3926 30th Street (about 200 yards north of the Linkery). Max has developed a very innovative, compelling
small-plates menu using the world-class farm-to-table ingredients we pride ourselves on, and Steph and Bobby have assembled a drinks menu that excellently pairs the food and ambience. I think you will find that there is nothing else like El Take It Easy in San Diego, and we hope you will enjoy the breadth it adds to our City’s dining scene.

It means a lot to us that you, who have sustained the Linkery for all these years, should have the opportunity to enjoy and experience this new venue before we open it to the general public. For that reason we are beginning with a five-day “preview” period, Thursday through Monday. During this time, we are seating by reservation only, and are only publicizing it by this email, and through our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

While many of you have already made reservations, we still have about half of our bookings available for these nights. If you would like to reserve one of the available tables, please email me ( with the subject line “preview dinner”. I’d particularly recommend Thursday, while space is available, as our friends from So Say We All intend tochristen the place with toasts they have composed for the occasion, which I expect will be quite entertaining.

Starting next week (on the 16th), we will seat on a walk-in basis; on Thursday the 17th we will host the opening of an excellent art installation by Tijuana painter Enrique Ciapara; and on June 30th we will celebrate 30th on 30th with a proper Grand Opening party for El Take It Easy. Some time by then we’ll even put a proper website up.