Edit ModuleShow Tags

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


Published:

The Glampisphere | Photo: Walter Wilson

In today’s episode, hosts Erin Chambers Smith and Troy Johnson, along with producer Archana Ram are talking about restaurant news, including a new Taco Stand, a new brewpub, and a big barbecue spot headed to San Diego.

Today’s sponsor is Torrey Holistics, a city-approved medical marijuana facility in Sorrento Valley. Ruthie Edelson, the company’s marketing director and graphic designer, joins us to talk about changing the stigma of marijuana, why it shouldn’t be called a “drug,” and more. (You can also read all about San Diego’s huge leap into the cannabis industry in our February issue.)

Joining us in the guest seat is Gary John Collins, founder of Air Conditioned Lounge and its new adjacent event space, The Glampisphere. He explains why business was easier in the past and shares his secrets to longevity in San Diego’s restaurant-bar scene.

In Hot Topics, we discuss the new AmazonGo store in Seattle.

We end with Two People/$50, including Café Chloe, The Coffee Cup, Salt & Straw, and Cantina Mayahuel.

Subscribe to the Happy Half Hour on iTunes or Google Play, or listen below.

Recent Episodes

For all previous episodes, click here.


Would you like to sponsor a podcast episode at your restaurant or bar? Email David, our producer and digital media director.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Sweet Spot: California Modern's Chino Farms Strawberries

Pastry chef Aly Lang puts a new twist on the classic berry

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

Very Important Taco: Caja China Pork Belly at Tacos Libertad

This taqueria has a mission to give back
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Podcasts

Weekly news from San Diego's food, drink, and performing arts scenes

About This Blog

Since 2016, San Diego Magazine produces a number of weekly podcasts. Here you'll find all recent episodes.

Happy Half Hour is a weekly chat on San Diego's most buzzy drinking and dining news, featuring prominent industry guests, new openings, and the best things to eat and drink right now. Hosted by Troy Johnson, Erin Chambers Smith, and Archana Ram.

The Show About Shows features a roundtable chat with local actors and theater professionals, the latest in showbiz news from off-Broadway to up-and-coming troupes, and a new show review every week. Hosted by Erin Glenny, Kim Cunningham, and Dan Letchworth.

Recent Posts

Archives

Feed

Atom Feed Subscribe to the Podcasts Feed »

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

AquaVie: 10 Reasons It’s Downtown’s Best Kept Secret

The best workout and spa getaway around? It’s actually right underneath your nose.

Enter a Drawing You Could Actually Win

There are more than 1,700 prizes in the Dream House Raffle
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Personal Stories are on Display at the Museum of Man's 'PostSecret'
    Frank Warren collects deep, dark secrets for this community arts project
  2. The Best Burgers in San Diego
    These burgers are food critic Troy Johnson's finalists for the best in San Diego
  3. The Best of North County 2018
    Our annual list of what we’re loving above the 56, from bites and brews to shopping, wellness, and arts and kids’ activities galore
  4. San Diego's Best Restaurants 2018
    Dig into the 260 winners defining San Diego’s food scene in 2018
  5. Your 2018 San Diego Summer Bucket List
    Here’s our insider’s guide for Memorial Day through Labor Day
  6. 16 Great Places to Go Camping in Southern California and Baja
    We’ve rounded up sites with the best ocean views, mountain peaks, and desert landscapes
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module