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San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 44

Piacere Mio opens in Del Sur and Ryan Thorsen of Bertrand at Mister A’s dishes insider info about the Bankers Hill restaurant


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Bertrand at Mister A’s | Photo courtesy of Mr. A's

On today’s episode of the Happy Half Hour, hosts Erin Chambers Smith, Troy Johnson, and producer Archana Ram talk about the latest dining news, including the opening of Piacero Mio in Del Sur Towne Center and farmers market vendor Doggos Gus opening in North Park.

Today’s special guest is Ryan Thorsen, the general manager of Bertrand at Mister A’s, who talks about what exactly a “GM” does at a restaurant, celebrities who’ve dined at the Bankers Hill restaurant, and the wild requests he’s gotten.

Our hot topic focuses on a Washington Post piece about a one female diner who’s speaking up to say: “Servers, stop handing the check to my husband. I can pay, too.”

We end the show with recommendations for Two People/$50.

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