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San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 90

A museum dedicated to avocados, Great Maple’s second location, and Masala Street chef-owner OB drops in
April 19, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 89

Rooftop dinners at the Pendry hotel, a restaurant-bar headed to South Park, and San Diego dining FAQs
April 12, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 88

Soda & Swine goes to college, rainbow cakes land in Del Mar Heights, and Barbusa’s PJ Busalacchi drops by
April 4, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 87

Queenstown comes to UTC, local surfers and skaters launch a coffee company, and Cohn Restaurant Group’s Exec Chef Deborah Scott stops by
March 29, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 86

Herb & Wood debuts brunch, Puesto’s taco contest, and the family behind Lolita’s Mexican Food stops by
March 22, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 85

A new Italian spot opens in Hillcrest, our Best Restaurants poll is live, and the owner of former pop-up eatery Royale drops by
March 15, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 84

Vietnamese food hits North Park, Modern Times has eyes on Encinitas, and Whisknladle’s Arturo Kassel drops by
March 7, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 83

A healthy café debuts in Leucadia, and Buona Forchetta’s Matteo Cattaneo gives us the exclusive on his latest restaurant
February 28, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 82

Shake Shack is bringing more locations to San Diego, Japanese food is headed to Kensington, and San Diego BeerTalk Radio drops by
February 21, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 81

Point Loma gets more seafood, Bull Taco shutters, and chef-restauranteur Isabel Cruz drops in
February 15, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 80

The Taco Stand opens a new location, a brewpub debuts downtown, and the founder of Air Conditioned Lounge drops by
February 8, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 79

Harumama opens in Little Italy, Super Bowl specials, and a craft beer historian drops by
January 31, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 78

Better Buzz opens in Hillcrest, cider comes to North Park, and Top Chef Richard Blais of Juniper & Ivy and Crack Shack stops by
January 25, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 77

Nine-Ten La Jolla gets a refresh, Modern Times expands, and former San Diego Magazine food critic Tom Gable drops by
January 17, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 76

A mega-famous ice cream shop lands in San Diego, Lucha Libre opens a location in North County, and chef Kevin Templeton of Barleymash drops by
January 11, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 75

A favorite Vietnamese eatery re-opens, a plant-based burger that “bleeds,” and Baby Clydesdale founder David Mead drops by
January 3, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 74

New sushi in Leucadia, how the wildfires are affecting avocado supply, and our top San Diego restaurant picks of 2017
December 20, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 73

A San Marcos restaurant will babysit your kids, True Food Kitchen founder Dr. Andrew Weil drops in, and we reveal our favorite restaurants and bars for the holidays
December 14, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 72

How you can eat pizza for charity, plus Level2 bar director Stephen Kurpinsky drops by to reveal his new San Diego-centric project
December 7, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 71

The Café Chloe team opens Minou in East Village, Extraordinary Desserts chef-owner Karen Krasne stops by, and Vom Fass talks oil, fruit vinegars, and more
November 29, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 70

True Food Kitchen opens another location in UTC, Boochcraft gives us the scoop, and Vom Fass talks oil, fruit vinegars, and more
November 21, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 69

City Tacos is headed to La Mesa, the SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-off is back, and Mad Monk Tea co-founder Taylor Drye drops by
November 15, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 68

A San Diegan is headed to Top Chef, the SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-off returns, and Eric Larson from the San Diego County Farm Bureau drops by
November 8, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 67

A new charitable coffee concept opens in City Heights, a crowdsourcing effort to buy Anheuser-Busch, and San Diego Beer week kicks off this Friday
November 2, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 66

Blue Water Grill opens in Carlsbad, the blessing and curse of Yelp, and CH Projects’ chef-partner Jason McLeod stops by
October 25, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 65

Stella Public House opens in San Marcos, a Cuban bar opens in the Gaslamp, and world pasta champion Accursio Lota of Solare drops by
October 17, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 63

Mendocino Farms opens a second location, the Taste of North Park event revs up, and Claire Groebner of Olivewood Gardens stops by
September 20, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 62

Born & Raised opens in Little Italy, a vegan drive-thru hits Encinitas, and restaurateur Terryl Gavre stops by
September 14, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 61

Snooze opens in La Jolla, The Red Door’s Trish Watlington talks Farm to Fork week, and sustainable cocktails are a thing
August 31, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 60

Little Italy gets a new wine bar, cannabis dinners are trending, and chef Steve Brown of Cosecha stops by
August 24, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 59

Target Express may come to North Park, a famous ice cream shop heads to San Diego, and Modern Times’ quality manager Morgan Tenwick stops by
August 16, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 58

Nomad Donuts opens another outpost, Eppig Brewing heads to Point Loma, and a local company is making homebrewing better for the rest of us
August 9, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 57

A streak of recent restaurant closures, a chef move at Counterpoint, and Matthew Lyons of Tribute Pizza stops by
August 3, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 56

Pendry Hotel serves up a champagne-bong, and we get the scoop on what’s coming next to the Gaslamp
July 26, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 55

Coronado gets a new Italian restaurant, how The Pendry is elevating bar food, and the San Diego Convention Center’s Executive Chef gives us the scoop on catering Comic-Con
July 20, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 54

Parakeet Café opens in La Jolla, Del Mar gets a brewpub by the lagoon, and photographer slash slow food activist Jaime Fritsch stops by
July 12, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 53

Fools and Kings opens in Mission Hills, Lucila De Alejandro from Suzie’s Farm explains their closing, and Catt White, the CEO of San Diego Markets, stops by
July 5, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 52

A new taco shop opens in North Park and a local MasterChef contestant tells us about cooking for reality TV
June 28, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 51

Ceviche House expands, Amazon to buy Whole Foods, and chef Brad Wise of Trust stops by
June 22, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 50

Drive-thru pizza is coming to Pacific Beach and a local company makes vodka out of past-due baked goods
June 15, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 49

The 10 Barrel Brewing debate, Negroni Week is on, and chef Nick Brune of Eco Caters and Lot 8 stops by
June 7, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 48

A Tijuana taco institution is headed downtown, a new event space debuts in Mission Valley, and fishmonger Tommy Gomes drops by
May 31, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 47

A refreshed rooftop bar opens in the East Village, and UC San Diego “cheese professor” Rachel Dutton schools us on fromage
May 25, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 46

Bo-Beau opens a new location in Hillcrest, the lies behind seafood labeling, and Bali Hai’s Tommy Baumann drops by with Mai Tais
May 17, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 45

Cutwater Spirits opens in Miramar, Liberty Station debuts a farmers market, and the founder of Good Neighbor Gardens stops by
May 11, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 44

Piacere Mio opens in Del Sur and Ryan Thorsen of Bertrand at Mister A’s dishes insider info about the Bankers Hill restaurant
May 4, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 43

Bracero shifts to a new concept, high-end restaurants are disappearing, and Galaxy Taco's Trey Foshee stops by
April 26, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 42

Bo-beau Kitchen unveils a new project in Hillcrest, The Prager Bros. stop by, and we debate the merits of toasting bread
April 19, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 41

Curadero opens downtown, a local kombucha brand explains why you need to be drinking probiotics, and the US Grant Hotel talks cocktails
April 13, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 40

OB Surf Lodge opens, Omar Passons talks “shopping with our values,” and the US Grant Hotel dishes on its upcoming Easter buffet
April 5, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 39

Catalina Offshore debuts canned tuna, Buona Forchetta drops in, and Stone Brewing Co. releases a Toilet to Tap beer
March 29, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 38

A new distillery opens in the East Village, a beloved chicken eatery closes, and Cutwater Spirits bar manager Christian Siglin stops by
March 23, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 37

Holy Matcha debuts in North Park, a beloved Mexican eatery returns to Ocean Beach, and Jacqueline Coulon from Little Lion stops by
March 16, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 36

A female chef event at Cucina Enoteca, a new ramen spot in Bankers Hill, and “The Craft Beer Attorney” stops by
March 9, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 35

A new farm-to-table concept debuts in La Mesa, the man behind “the best BBQ in the city” stops by, and more
March 2, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 34

The behind-the-scenes scoop on our annual Best Restaurants poll, and Herb & Wood’s executive pastry chef stops by
February 23, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 33

The Pendry brings five food and drink concepts to downtown, lauded Oceanside chef Davin Waite stops by, and more
February 16, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 32

Philz Coffee opens in Encinitas, a new Mexican eatery is announced for Liberty Station, and two poultry farmers from Ramona stop by
February 9, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 31

Westfield UTC expands its food scene in a major way, a restaurant in Spain finds a novel way to feed the hungry, and the founder of Kitchens for Good stops by
February 2, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 30

Trust to open a new cocktail concept in Hillcrest, why you should take photos of your food, and Bird Rock Coffee Roasters’ Chuck Patton stops by
January 25, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 29

A new Hillcrest restaurant opens, the restaurant industry faces a major bubble, and Urban Solace’s Matt Gordon stops by
January 19, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 28

Javier Plascencia splits with Bracero, Farm to Fork Week launches, and Cook Pigs Ranch founder Krystina Cook stops by
January 12, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 27

An iconic bayside restaurant closes, Karl Strauss Brewing Company expands, and the founder of “LinkedIn for the restaurant industry” stops by
January 4, 2017

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 26

Oscar’s brings fish tacos to North County, a wine bar opens in Liberty Station, and our cocktail columnist Kelly Davis dishes on the best drinks in town
December 28, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 25

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters wins big, a major project debuts at the Port, and the owners of Le Parfait Paris stop by
December 21, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 24

A pizzeria opens in Bird Rock, the best local holiday foods, and a lesson in entertaining from A MIHO Experience
December 14, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 23

Gourmet Indian street food debuts in La Jolla, and chef Daniel Wollinsky of Cucina Sorella stops by
December 7, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 22

A Taiwanese trend debuts on Convoy, holiday gifts for foodies, and the future of fine dining in San Diego
December 1, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 21

A major burger brand lands in San Diego, and Troy shares the behind-the-scenes scoop from the Food Network
November 23, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 20

Modern Times expands, new dishes debut at Puesto, and Catalina Offshore vet Dan Nattrass stops by
November 10, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 19

A speakeasy opens in Oceanside, Puesto reveals the recipe for a perfect margarita, and Café Gratitude stops by to chat healthy eats
November 2, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 18

A wine bar opens in Little Italy, a beer app brings growlers to your door, and a Nomad Donuts chef stops by the show
October 28, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 17

Tune in for tons of restaurant news, plus expert advice on living La Vida Vegan in San Diego
October 19, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 16

Malarkey does salads, Troy’s rants about tips, and we all get into good grapes from Escondido with a local vintner
October 12, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 15

A matcha café to open in North Park, PETA says beer is healthier than milk, and restaurant real estate pro Nate Benedetto stops by
October 6, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 14

Saffron expands, The New York Times profiles a local chef, Campfire’s bar manager stops by with cocktails, and more
September 29, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 13

A former Charger opens a cafe, why bison is in vogue, and a certified cheese specialist talks fromage
September 22, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 12

Mastiff Sausage Company opens in North Park, and Azúcar's chef-owner stops by
September 14, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 11

A major restaurant opens in Carlsbad, Domino’s delivers pizzas by drone, and the behind-the-scenes scoop on San Diego’s top eateries
September 7, 2016

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 10

The gateway drink to sour beers, a beloved Mexican eatery opens a new location, fried chicken-scented sunscreen, and more
September 1, 2016
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