Farm fresh & a great vibe

Only serving 21+

First solo venture from event powerhouse Jillian Ziska of To Be Designed and the Adams Avenue Theater.

Our Team

Award winning meals, prepared by an amazing team

Dallas Juanes


The beer + wine  menu was developed by Verbena’s General Manager, Dallas Juanes. Juanes aims to bring an approachable, fun, and untouched bar program to Verbena Kitchen. As a San Diego native, Juanes  started his early career working under Executive Chef Matt Gordon at his beloved Sea and Smoke in Del Mar.  As a young bar craftsman, he worked with Evolution Hospitality (Pacific Standard Coastal Kitchen, Verde Kitchen and Bar, Mary Janes) to open new concepts in their portfolio stretching from San Diego to Palm Spring and  Los Angeles.  Following his industry mentors, he worked at Blue Bridge Hospitality in Coronado, reopening Maretalia Ristorante, Leroys, and managing the beach tiki concept, Boardwalk Beach Club as Beverage Manager.  He looks forward to bringing out-the-box recipes to the cocktail program, while working closely with Chef to ensure menu cohesion.

Jacqueline Coligan


Our Event Sales Manager, Jacqueline Coligan, started her career assisting with luxury weddings and upscale galas at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in 2005. She has since been living her passion producing a variety of events throughout the San Diego and Los Angeles areas. Notable positions and venues include Social Catering Manager at the Hilton Glendale with a focus on cultural weddings and Senior Wedding Manager at Paradise Point Resort. Her most recent position as Director of Sales and Events for San Diego Dining Group in the Gaslamp Quarter allowed her to expand her culinary knowledge by coordinating high end dinners for a variety of clientele.

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