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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


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Cutwater Spirits' Christian Siglin

In today’s episode of Happy Half Hour, hosts Erin Chambers Smith and Troy Johnson along with producer Archana Ram talk about the buzziest dining news, including the opening of You and Yours Distilling Co. in the East Village and the closing of Da Chicken Coop in Lemon Grove.

Our special guest is Christian Siglin, a veteran local bartender whom Troy calls a “Michelin star chef of the bar.” Christian has slung cocktails at some of the top spots in town, from Craft & Commerce to La Valencia and The Grass Skirt. He’s now the bar manager at Cutwater Spirits, the Miramar-based craft distillery started by former Ballast Point heavyweights. He brought us cans of their ready-to-drink cocktails, including the Three Sheets Rum and Bloody Mary, and tells us why you should be drinking cocktails out of a can. Christian also dishes on how San Diego’s mixology scene is faring and where he likes to go for a drink.

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

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