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We chat with Mark ‘Mud’ Grant at Petco Park, plus some exciting restaurants come to Liberty Station

We also discuss whether fake meat is taking over real meat on Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 144
May 16, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 143

Happy hour at Petco Park, a Michelin-starred chef is coming to San Diego, and is the Instagram aesthetic over?
May 9, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 142

Meet the San Diego Padres’ executive chef, Roscoe’s first San Diego location, and Troy Johnson is engaged!
May 1, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 141

A taqueria in San Ysidro gets national attention, a modern Filipino restaurant to open in Hillcrest, and are millennials sick of drinking?
April 24, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 140

Meet the founder of the I Love Poke Festival, a $3 million brunch spot gets ready to open in Little Italy, and a new 60-second beer review
April 17, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 139

Inside The Lion’s Share and a fine-dining pop-up, Cucina Urbana gets a new chef, and a restaurant is fined for surcharges
April 11, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 138

The Porchetta Shack makes its debut, Neighborhood is getting a makeover, and a debate over the James Beard Awards.
April 3, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 137

Meet the new executive chef at Born & Raised, Sycuan Casino’s major makeover, and a proposed law to regulate food-delivery services
March 27, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 136

We chat with the San Diego Tourism Authority about Michelin’s new guide to California restaurants, iconic restaurant closures, and we want to hear from you!
March 21, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 135

Interview with a local culinary stalwart, One Paseo, and mail-order meal kits
March 14, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 134

Small Bar’s second life, a contest seeking SD’s best taco recipe, plus lots of food news
March 7, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 133

The parking episode! Plus a rundown of new restaurants, the latest chef-hunter trend, and lots of La Mesa talk
February 27, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 132

What's behind the natural wine trend, plus new gelato shops and a debate over Instagram influencers
February 21, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 131

A new Moroccan Baja-inspired restaurant lands in North Park, plus loads of other food news
February 14, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 130

Thorn Brewing talks tasting rooms and whether the Little Italy Food Hall really is one of the nation’s 10 Best
February 6, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 129

A Michelin-starred chef is headed to San Diego, Metallica and Stone Brewing Co. make beer, and John Resnick from Campfire and the new Jeune et Jolie drops by
January 31, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 128

The Trust Restaurant Group opens Fort Oak, The Balboa and Luigi’s Pizzeria team up on a new project near downtown, and Moe Girton from Gossip Grill and Baja Betty’s drops in
January 24, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 127

Hillcrest gets a BBQ spot, DIY pancakes are headed to North Park, and Land & Water Co.’s chef Rob Ruiz drops in
January 17, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 126

Pisco Carlsbad makes a big pivot, Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins and Javier Plascencia team up for a one-night dinner, and the Convoy District Partnership talks expansion and staying authentic
January 9, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 125

Sidecar Doughnuts lands in Del Mar, a new pastry concept caters to gluten-free diners, and Urban Solace chef-owner Matt Gordon is back in the guest seat
January 2, 2019

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 124

It’s our 2018 wrap-up show, with the buzziest food news of the year, favorite guests, and our personal picks for the biggest restaurant openings
December 20, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 123

Oceanside gets two new restaurants, more Asian fusion is headed to North Park, and the President of the Jacobs & Cushman Food Bank of San Diego explains how you can help hungry San Diegans
December 12, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 122

Big changes at Solare, Buona Forchetta’s new BBQ venture, and chef Danilo Tangalin of Bivouac Ciderworks drops in
December 5, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 121

A mezcal bar opens in Old Town, Hillcrest welcomes more ramen, and Palomar Health Executive Chef Alicia Bell explains why cooking in a hospital is the best job
November 28, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 120

Urban Solace preps for a huge revamp, a new speakeasy is opening on Convoy, and chef Amy DiBiase drops in
November 14, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 119

Modern Times opens a vegan restaurant, North Park gets more Baja-influenced cuisine, and Burning Beard Brewing’s Mike Maass is our guest
November 7, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 118

The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival returns next month, Bay Park gets a new restaurant, and Nica Knite of the historic Pine Valley House hotel drops in
October 31, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 117

Buona Forchetta opens a wine bar in South Park, the Cohn Restaurant Group brings barbecue to a huge new space in Mission Valley, and Lee Chase, co-owner of Blind Lady Ale House, Tiger! Tiger!, and more stops by
October 24, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 116

Golden Hill gets a modern ice cream parlor, Land & Water Co. has a sustainable new concept coming to Liberty Station, and Polite Provisions’ Erick Castro stops by
October 17, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 115

The Brigantine expands, South Park gets a cocktail bar, and the restauranteur behind Coasterra, Bo-Beau, and dozens of other local concepts stops by
October 10, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 114

Michelin star-level dumplings arrive in San Diego, a beloved Golden Hill restaurant shutters, and chef Bernard Guillas of The Marine Room drops in
October 3, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 113

Fashion Valley gets Mexican food, a mezcal tasting room is opening in Old Town, and the co-founder of Imperfect Produce drops in
September 27, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 112

Hundred Proof gets a cocktail revamp, Indian food is headed to South Park, and Lola55 owner Frank Vizcarra drops in
September 19, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 111

A local vodka company wins big, the new omakase-only sushi restaurant on Convoy, and Bertrand Hug of Mister A’s and Mille Fleurs drops by
September 12, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 110

A Daniel Boulud protégé has plans for San Diego, Farm to Fork Week returns, and Cyclops Farms’ Luke Girling drops in
September 5, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 109

A Poway food hall is coming, Chula Vista gets a huge brewpub, and Perfect Bar’s co-founder Bill Keith drops by
August 29, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 108

Lola 55 opens in the East Village, a new weekly market debuts by the bay, and Cowboy Star’s Angie Weber drops by with Wagyu beef jerky
August 22, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 107

A Portland ramen eatery comes to San Diego, North Park gets more beer, and Stone Brewing’s co-founder Greg Koch drops in
August 15, 2018

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 106

A new spot for margaritas in Encinitas, a buzzy chef is headlining a new project downtown, and Venissimo Cheese’s Gina Freize drops by
August 8, 2018

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

Inside San Diego Magazine Podcast: November Issue

The scoop on our November 2017 issue—from the ultimate global dining guide to a military salute
October 31, 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
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