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San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 105

Pop Pie Co.’s new ice cream venture, a holiday event heading to Polite Provisions, and Sam The Cooking Guy makes us tacos
August 1, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 104

A massive new brewery in La Mesa, more coffee downtown, and chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins drops in
July 25, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 103

A new shawarma spot in Kearny Mesa, Javier Plascencia gives us the first scoop on his next San Diego restaurant, and You & Yours Distilling Co.’s Laura Johnson drops in
July 18, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 102

Little Italy Food Hall opens, a Master Chef serves up caviar, and the owner of San Diego’s most classic dive bar drops in
July 11, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 101

The Patio Group debuts in Encinitas, upscale Mexican heads into the Gaslamp, and we meet the fisherman who made sea urchin famous
July 5, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 100

We celebrate the 1-0-0 with a Fantasy Restaurant Draft
June 27, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 99

Banh Mi in PB, a revamped restaurant in Carmel Valley, and the city’s Deputy COO (and big-time foodie) David Graham drops by
June 21, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 98

New Mexican food in Barrio Logan and North Park, who’ll be a part of Carlsbad’s upcoming food hall, and Cutwater Spirits founder Yuseff Cherney drops by
June 13, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 97

Punch Bowl Social opens tomorrow, two iconic San Diego bars face relocation, and we dig deeper into Balboa Park’s restaurant drought
June 8, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 96

Cheesesteaks hit Pacific Beach, a boozy kombucha bar opens in North Park, and Valentina Di Pietro of Monello and Bencotto drops in
May 31, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 95

Supernatural Sandwiches heads to Pacific Beach, a farm dinner event led by female chefs, and Brian Malarkey drops by to celebrate our Best Restaurants issue
May 24, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 94

A beer garden in Mission Valley, a healthy café heads to Solana Beach, and Pisco executive chef Emmanuel Piqueras drops by
May 17, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 93

Little Italy Food Hall announces vendors, a crowdfunded coffee shop crops up in the East Village, and fish taco-preneur Ralph Rubio drops by
May 9, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 92

A major cocktail bar opens at Westfield UTC, Bird Rock Coffee expands, and Giardino chef-owner Marco Provino drops by
May 3, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 91

The Pearl has a new restaurant, Saffron is expanding to La Jolla, and chef David Warner is back at JRDN
April 25, 2018

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
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