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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


In today’s episode of Happy Half Hour, hosts Erin Chambers Smith and Troy Johnson along with producer Archana Ram are chatting restaurant scoops, including news that Bracero’s former chef de cuisine, Claudette Wilkins, will lead the upcoming Mexican food concept in Liberty Station, El Jardin. Plus, Philz Coffee has opened its first San Diego location in Encinitas.

And, Chloe and Luie Nevarez of Eben Haezer’s Happy Hens stop by to tell us what it’s like to raise thousands—literally, thousands—of pasture-raised hens at their poultry farm in Ramona. They also address whether Trump’s immigration talk could spawn a labor shortage.

We also talk Small Bites, including where to get a great meal for two for under $50.

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