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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


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Extraordinary Desserts | Photo: Sam Wells

Today’s episode of the Happy Half Hour is sponsored by Vom Fass, the Hillcrest boutique that sources small producers around the globe for its collection of whiskies, brandies, oil, fruit vinegars, and more. They’re telling us all about their “try before you buy” policy and how you can mix the most creative cocktails using, yes, vinegar.

In Hot Plates, we’re talking about the latest from the Café Chloe team, plus a coffee shop in Crown Point and Lemon Grove’s new Italian restaurant, Giardino Neighborhood Cucina.

Today’s guest is Karen Krasne, chef-owner of Extraordinary Desserts. She tells us how she began her business selling cakes to Neiman Marcus in the late ‘80s for events. That led her on a career that has included working at Hotel Del Coronado (for three hours), cooking in Cancun, and baking out of her dad’s home kitchen. She’s also telling us about her holiday desserts and a new limited-edition cookie that gives back to a great cause.

In Two People/$50, we’re recommending Trilogy Sanctuary and La Vecindad.

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