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San Diego Magazine's Happy Half Hour

By San Diego Magazine

Troy Johnson, Erin Chambers Smith, and Lauren Winget talk dining out, drinking up and what’s making news on the restaurant scene.

  1. 1.
    We Talk Beef with Andy Harris of Grand Ole BBQ07/18/2019
    38:17
  2. 2.
    Meet Arturo Kassel, CEO of Whisknladle and Gravity Heights07/10/2019
    45:13
  3. 3.
    Chef Jojo Ruiz of Serea at Hotel Del Coronado and has LaCroix fizzled out?07/03/2019
    42:40
  4. 4.
    Meet Wally Sadat, one of the owners of local chain The Kebab Shop06/26/2019
    45:29
  5. 5.
    Meet Jeff Fenster, CEO of Everbowl06/21/2019
    32:49
  6. 6.
    Special Episode: Live from Our Best Restaurants Party06/17/2019
    41:09
  7. 7.
    We chat with New Orleans native Quinnton Austin, chef of Louisiana Purchase06/12/2019
    42:16
  8. 8.
    Meet David Favela, founder of Border X Brewing; and is the Aperol spritz a bad drink?06/05/2019
    41:27
  1. 9.
    We reveal to chef Angelo Sosa that Death by Tequila is on the cover of Best Restaurants!05/29/2019
    49:07
  2. 10.
    The Patio Group gets a new chef, and what’s the tipping etiquette at fast-casual restaurants?05/22/2019
    30:54
  3. 11.
    We chat with Mark ‘Mud’ Grant at Petco Park, and is fake meat taking over real meat?05/15/2019
    35:05
  4. 12.
    A Michelin-starred chef is coming to San Diego, and is the Instagram aesthetic over?05/08/2019
    34:46
  5. 13.
    Meet the San Diego Padres’ executive chef, and Troy Johnson is engaged!05/01/2019
    34:25
  6. 14.
    A taqueria in San Ysidro gets national attention, and are millennials sick of drinking?04/24/2019
    32:44
  7. 15.
    Meet the founder of the I Love Poke Festival, and David's 60-second beer review04/17/2019
    37:59
  8. 16.
    Inside The Lion’s Share and a fine-dining pop-up, and a restaurant is fined for surcharges04/10/2019
    38:29
  9. 17.
    Hanis Cavin of The Porchetta Shack joins us, and a debate over the James Beard Awards04/03/2019
    40:03
  10. 18.
    Meet the new executive chef at Born & Raised and Sycuan Casino’s major makeover03/27/2019
    38:59
  11. 19.
    We chat with the San Diego Tourism Authority about Michelin’s new guide to California restaurants03/20/2019
    39:51
  12. 20.
    Interview with a local culinary stalwart, One Paseo, and mail-order meal kits03/14/2019
    34:21
  13. 21.
    We Chat with Karen Barnett about Small Bar’s second life03/07/2019
    48:03
  14. 22.
    The parking episode! The latest chef-hunter trend, and lots of La Mesa talk.02/27/2019
    56:13
  15. 23.
    What's behind the natural wine trend, and a debate over Instagram influencers02/21/2019
    41:45
  16. 24.
    A new Moroccan Baja-inspired restaurant lands in North Park, plus loads of other food news02/14/2019
    40:13
  17. 25.
    Thorn Brewing talks tasting rooms and is the Little Italy Food Hall one of the top 10?02/06/2019
    48:14
  18. 26.
    Metallica and Stone Brewing Co. make beer, and John Resnick from Campfire and Jeune et Jolie01/30/2019
    47:06
  19. 27.
    Fort Oak opens and Moe Girton from Gossip Grill and Baja Betty’s drops in01/23/2019
    39:11
  20. 28.
    DIY pancakes are headed to North Park, and Land & Water Co.’s chef Rob Ruiz drops in01/16/2019
    53:59
  21. 29.
    The Convoy District Partnership talks expansion and staying authentic01/09/2019
    35:16
  22. 30.
    Urban Solace chef-owner Matt Gordon is back in the guest seat01/02/2019
    36:29
  23. 31.
    It’s our 2018 wrap-up show, with the buzziest news, favorite guests, and our personal picks12/20/2018
    52:06
  24. 32.
    The President of the Jacobs & Cushman Food Bank of SD explains how you can help the hungry12/12/2018
    33:32
  25. 33.
    Big changes at Solare and chef Danilo Tangalin of Bivouac Ciderworks drops in12/06/2018
    27:48
  26. 34.
    A mezcal bar opens in Old Town and Palomar Health Executive Chef Alicia Bell11/29/2018
    40:08
  27. 35.
    Urban Solace preps for a huge revamp and chef Amy DiBiase drops in11/14/2018
    41:35
  28. 36.
    Modern Times opens a vegan restaurant, and Burning Beard Brewing’s Mike Maass is our guest11/07/2018
    37:52
  29. 37.
    SD Bay Wine & Food Festival and Nica Knite of the historic Pine Valley House hotel10/31/2018
    39:42
  30. 38.
    Lee Chase, co-owner of Blind Lady Ale House, Tiger! Tiger!, and more stops by10/24/2018
    1:04:42
  31. 39.
    Polite Provisions’ Erick Castro stops by10/17/2018
    41:02
  32. 40.
    The restauranteur behind Coasterra, Bo-Beau, and dozens of other local concepts stops by10/10/2018
    50:31
  33. 41.
    Michelin star-level dumplings arrive in San Diego, and chef Bernard of The Marine Room10/03/2018
    41:11
  34. 42.
    The co-founder of Imperfect Produce drops in09/27/2018
    39:25
  35. 43.
    Hundred Proof cocktail revamp, Indian food to South Park, and Lola55 owner drops in09/19/2018
    49:20
  36. 44.
    A local vodka co. wins big, and Bertrand Hug of Mister A’s and Mille Fleurs drops by09/12/2018
    1:04:55
  37. 45.
    A Daniel Boulud protégé has plans for San Diego, and Cyclops Farms’ Luke Girling drops in09/06/2018
    53:01
  38. 46.
    Poway food hall coming, Chula Vista's huge brewpub, and Perfect Bar’s co-founder Bill Keith08/29/2018
    37:35
  39. 47.
    Lola 55 opens, a new weekly market debuts by the bay, and Cowboy Star’s Angie Weber drops by08/22/2018
    50:42
  40. 48.
    North Park gets more beer, and Stone Brewing’s co-founder Greg Koch drops in08/15/2018
    1:00:32
  41. 49.
    A buzzy chef is headlining a new project DT, and Venissimo Cheese’s Gina Freize drops by08/08/2018
    41:53
  42. 50.
    Pop Pie Co.’s new ice cream venture and Sam The Cooking Guy makes us tacos08/01/2018
    45:20
  43. 51.
    A massive new brewery in La Mesa and chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins drops in07/25/2018
    40:14
  44. 52.
    Javier Plascencia gives us the first scoop on his next San Diego restaurant07/18/2018
    39:23
  45. 53.
    Little Italy Food Hall opens and the owner of San Diego’s most classic dive bar drops in07/11/2018
    46:23
  46. 54.
    The Patio Group debuts in Encinitas and we meet the fisherman who made sea urchin famous07/05/2018
    29:31
  47. 55.
    We celebrate the 1-0-0 with a Fantasy Restaurant Draft06/27/2018
    47:19
  48. 56.
    The city’s Chief Operating Officer (and big-time foodie) David Graham drops by06/21/2018
    40:19
  49. 57.
    Cutwater Spirits founder Yuseff Cherney drops by06/13/2018
    43:59
  50. 58.
    Anthony Bourdain, Punch Bowl Social, SD bars relocation, Balboa Park’s restaurant drought06/08/2018
    55:31
  51. 59.
    Cheesesteaks hit PB, a boozy kombucha in NP, Valentina Di Pietro of Monello and Bencotto05/31/2018
    42:23
  52. 60.
    A farm dinner event led by female chefs, and chef-restauranteur Brian Malarkey drops by05/24/2018
    38:54
  53. 61.
    A healthy café heads to Solana Beach, and Pisco executive chef Emmanuel Piqueras05/17/2018
    27:54
  54. 62.
    Little Italy Food Hall announces vendors and fish taco-preneur Ralph Rubio drops by05/09/2018
    40:20
  55. 63.
    Cocktail bar opens at Westfield UTC, Bird Rock Coffee expands, Giardino owner Marco Provino05/03/2018
    33:38
  56. 64.
    The Pearl has a new restaurant, Saffron is expanding, and chef David Warner is back at JRDN04/25/2018
    30:01
  57. 65.
    A museum dedicated to avocados, and Masala Street chef-owner OB drops in04/19/2018
    35:31
  58. 66.
    Rooftop dinners at the Pendry hotel and San Diego dining FAQs04/12/2018
    44:23
  59. 67.
    Soda & Swine goes to college, Barbusa’s PJ Busalacchi drops by04/04/2018
    36:02
  60. 68.
    Local surfers launch a coffee co, Cohn Restaurant Group’s Exec Chef Deborah Scott stops by03/29/2018
    36:45
  61. 69.
    Puesto’s taco contest, and the family behind Lolita’s Mexican Food stops by03/22/2018
    38:33
  62. 70.
    Our Best Restaurants poll is live, and the owner of former pop-up eatery Royale drops by03/15/2018
    39:27
  63. 71.
    Vietnamese in North Park, Modern Times in Encinitas, and Whisknladle’s Arturo Kassel drops by03/07/2018
    41:09
  64. 72.
    Buona Forchetta’s Matteo Cattaneo gives us the exclusive on his latest restaurant02/28/2018
    34:46
  65. 73.
    Ep 82: More Shake Shacks in SD, Japanese food to Kensington, San Diego BeerTalk Radio drops by02/21/2018
    39:50
  66. 74.
    Ep 81: Point Loma gets more seafood, Bull Taco shutters, and chef-restauranteur Isabel Cruz drops in02/15/2018
    32:58
  67. 75.
    Ep 80:The Taco Stand's new location, a brewpub debuts DT, Air Conditioned Lounge founder drops by02/08/2018
    36:48
  68. 76.
    Ep 79: Harumama opens in Little Italy, Super Bowl specials, and a craft beer historian drops by01/31/2018
    30:14
  69. 77.
    Ep 78: Top Chef Richard Blais of Juniper & Ivy and Crack Shack stops by01/25/2018
    45:16
  70. 78.
    Ep 77: Modern Times expands, and former San Diego Magazine food critic Tom Gable01/17/2018
    39:09
  71. 79.
    Ep 76: A famous ice cream shop lands in San Diego, and chef Kevin Templeton of Barleymash drops by01/12/2018
    35:01
  72. 80.
    Ep 75: Vietnamese eatery reopens, plant-based burger that bleeds, Baby Clydesdale founder David Mead01/04/2018
    39:53
  73. 81.
    Ep 74: How the wildfires are affecting avocado supply, our top San Diego restaurant picks of 201712/20/2017
    42:29
  74. 82.
    Ep 73: A restaurant that will babysit your kids, True Food Kitchen founder Dr. Andrew Weil drops in12/14/2017
    27:07
  75. 83.
    Ep 72: Eat pizza for charity, Level2 bar director Stephen Kurpinsky drops by12/07/2017
    31:59
  76. 84.
    Ep 71: Café Chloe opens Minou in the East Village and Extraordinary Desserts chef-owner Karen Krasne11/29/2017
    33:47
  77. 85.
    Ep 70: Boochcraft gives us the scoop on the kombucha biz, and Vom Fass talks oil, vinegars, and more11/21/2017
    32:10
  78. 86.
    Ep 69: City Tacos is headed to La Mesa and Mad Monk Tea co-founder Taylor Drye drops by11/15/2017
    37:37
  79. 87.
    Ep 68: A San Diegan is headed to Top Chef, the SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-off returns11/08/2017
    43:02
  80. 88.
    Ep 67: A crowdsourcing effort to buy Anheuser-Busch, and San Diego Beer week kicks off this Friday11/02/2017
    36:16
  81. 89.
    Ep 66: The blessing and curse of Yelp, and CH Projects’ chef-partner Jason McLeod stops by10/25/2017
    1:01:18
  82. 90.
    Ep 65: A Cuban bar opens in the Gaslamp, and world pasta champion Accursio Lota of Solare drops by10/17/2017
    37:55
  83. 91.
    Ep 64: Korean fried chicken hits Convoy, Mission Brewery's new buy-in program, and Herb & Wood GM10/11/2017
    38:51
  84. 92.
    Ep 63: Mendocino Farms opens a second location and the Taste of North Park event revs up09/20/2017
    41:12
  85. 93.
    Ep 62: Born & Raised opens in Little Italy, and restaurateur Terryl Gavre stops by09/14/2017
    55:39
  86. 94.
    Ep 61: Snooze opens in La Jolla, The Red Door’s Trish Watlington talks Farm to Fork week08/31/2017
    28:26
  87. 95.
    Ep 60: Cannabis dinners are trending, and chef Steve Brown of Cosecha stops by08/24/2017
    28:37
  88. 96.
    Ep 59: Target Express may come to North Park, and Modern Times’ quality manager Morgan Tenwick08/16/2017
    48:17
  89. 97.
    Ep 58: Nomad Donuts new spot, Eppig Brewing heads to Point Loma, and White Labs joins us08/09/2017
    29:27
  90. 98.
    Ep 57: A streak of recent restaurant closures and Matthew Lyons of Tribute Pizza08/03/2017
    37:28
  91. 99.
    Ep 56 - Pendry Hotel serves up a champagne-bong, and what’s coming next to the Gaslamp07/26/2017
    33:01
  92. 100.
    The Pendry is elevating bar food, and Convention Center’s Exec Chef on catering Comic-Con07/20/2017
    32:26
  93. 101.
    Ep. 54 Photographer slash slow food activist Jaime Fritsch stops by07/12/2017
    46:50
  94. 102.
    Ep. 53: Lucila De Alejandro from Suzie’s Farm and Catt White of San Diego Markets07/05/2017
    47:40
  95. 103.
    Ep 52: A new taco shop opens in North Park, local Masterchef contestant Brien O'Brien06/28/2017
    38:05
  96. 104.
    Ep 51: Ceviche House expands, Amazon to buy Whole Foods, and chef Brad Wise of Trust stops by06/21/2017
    37:38
  97. 105.
    Ep 50: Drive-thru pizza, a local company makes vodka out of past-due baked goods06/14/2017
    25:14
  98. 106.
    Ep 49: The 10 Barrel Brewing debate, and chef Nick Brune of Lot 806/07/2017
    42:10
  99. 107.
    Ep- 48: Tijuana taco institution is headed downtown, fishmonger Tommy Gomes05/31/2017
    37:09
  100. 108.
    Ep. 47 - A new rooftop bar opens in East Village and UC San Diego “cheese professor” Rachel Dutton05/24/2017
    35:10
  101. 109.
    Ep 46: Bo-Beau opens a new location, the lies behind seafood labeling, Bali Hai’s Tommy Baumann05/17/2017
    34:12
  102. 110.
    Ep. 45 - Cutwater Spirits, Liberty Station Farmers Market, and Good Neighbor Gardens05/11/2017
    39:39
  103. 111.
    Episode 44 - Happy Half Hour - May 3, 201705/03/2017
    36:04
  104. 112.
    Episode 43 - Happy Half Hour - April 26, 201704/26/2017
    36:54
  105. 113.
    Episode 42 - Happy Half Hour - April 19, 201704/19/2017
    35:47
  106. 114.
    Episode 41 - Happy Half Hour - April, 13, 201704/13/2017
    25:32
  107. 115.
    Episode 40 - Happy Half Hour - April 5, 201604/05/2017
    39:34
  108. 116.
    Episode 39 - Happy Half Hour - March, 29 201703/29/2017
    34:10
  109. 117.
    Episode 38 - Happy Half Hour - March 23, 201703/23/2017
    29:50
  110. 118.
    Episode 37 - Happy Half Hour - March 15, 201703/15/2017
    34:21
  111. 119.
    Episode 36 - Happy Half Hour - March 8, 201703/08/2017
    38:10
  112. 120.
    Episode 35 - Happy Half Hour - March 2, 201703/02/2017
    33:36
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    Episode 34 - Happy Half Hour - February 22, 201702/22/2017
    40:57
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    Episode 33 - Happy Half Hour - February 15, 201702/15/2017
    34:59
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    Episode 32 - Happy Half Hour - February 9, 201702/09/2017
    33:32
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    Episode 31 - Happy Half Hour - February 1, 201702/01/2017
    27:56
  117. 125.
    Episode 30 - Happy Half Hour - January 25, 201701/25/2017
    35:19
  118. 126.
    Episode 29 - Happy Half Hour - January 18, 201701/18/2017
    35:20
  119. 127.
    Episode 28 - Happy Half Hour - January 11, 201701/12/2017
    47:09
  120. 128.
    Episode 27 - Happy Half Hour - January 4, 201701/04/2017
    33:05
  121. 129.
    Episode 26 - Happy Half Hour - December 27, 201612/27/2016
    32:01
  122. 130.
    Episode 25 - Happy Half Hour - December 21, 201612/21/2016
    32:17
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    Episode 24 - Happy Half Hour - December 14, 201612/14/2016
    37:46
  124. 132.
    Episode 23 - Happy Half Hour - December 6, 201612/07/2016
    34:55
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    Episode 22 - Happy Half Hour - December 1, 201612/01/2016
    41:57
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    San Diego Magazine's Happy Half Hour -Episode 21 - November 22, 201611/22/2016
    34:52
  127. 135.
    San Diego Happy Half Hour - Episode 20 - November 9, 201611/09/2016
    35:54
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    Episode 19 - Happy Half Hour - November 2, 201611/02/2016
    37:49
  129. 137.
    San Diego Happy Half Hour - Episode 18 - October 26, 201610/26/2016
    44:36
  130. 138.
    San Diego Happy Half Hour - Episode 17 - October 19, 201610/19/2016
    43:17
  131. 139.
    San Diego Happy Half Hour - Episode 16 - October 12, 201610/12/2016
    39:30
  132. 140.
    San Diego Happy Half Hour - Episode 15 - September 15, 201610/06/2016
    37:49
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    San Diego Happy Half Hour - Episode 14 - September 28, 201609/28/2016
    36:30
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    San Diego Happy Half Hour - Episode 13 - September 21, 201609/21/2016
    35:14
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    Episode 12 - Happy Half Hour - September 14, 201609/14/2016
    32:35
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    Episode 11 - Happy Half Hour - September 7, 201609/07/2016
    29:28
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    San Diego Happy Half Hour - Episode 10 - September 1, 201609/01/2016
    44:48
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    San Diego Happy Half Hour - Episode 9- August 24, 201608/24/2016
    39:46
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    San Diego Happy Half Hour - Episode 8 - August 17, 021608/17/2016
    32:29
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    Happy Half Hour - Episode 7 - August 9, 201608/09/2016
    40:26
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    Happy Half Hour - Episode 6 - August 3, 201608/03/2016
    34:06
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    Happy Half Hour - Episode 5 - July 27, 201607/27/2016
    37:07
  143. 151.
    Happy Half Hour - Episode 4 - July 20, 201607/20/2016
    38:50
  144. 152.
    Happy Half Hour - Episode 3 - July 11, 201607/11/2016
    28:36
  145. 153.
    Happy Half Hour - Episode 2 - July 5, 201607/05/2016
    31:33
  146. 154.
    Happy Half Hour - Episode 1 - June 21, 201606/21/2016
    34:53

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