San Diego Magazine's Happy Half Hour

By San Diego Magazine

Troy Johnson, Marie Tutko, and David Martin talk dining out, drinking up and what’s making news on the restaurant scene.

  1. 1.
    Homestead Brings a Locally-Sourced Neighborhood Market to Solana Beach
    54:33
  2. 2.
    Local Writer Beth Demmon Speaks About Reporting On Sexism in the Craft Beer Industry
    48:43
  3. 3.
    Kindred Bartender Dannika Underhill Gives a Front-of-House Perspective on Tipping
    1:20:11
  4. 4.
    Gustavo Tonella Is Bringing Sonoran-Style Hot Dogs to Imperial Beach
    1:08:23
  5. 5.
    Restaurants Are Struggling to Find Workers. Dario Gallo of Civico 1845 Explains Why
    59:54
  6. 6.
    We Chat with Acclaimed Chef Eric Greenspan about the World of Ghost and Virtual Kitchens
    1:06:33
  7. 7.
    How Food Writer Sabrina Medora Galvanized Local Chefs for an Event to Fight Racism through Food
    59:16
  8. 8.
    Chef Travis Swikard’s Long-Awaited Callie Restaurant Is Finally Opening!
    1:05:57
  1. 9.
    We Talk Baseball and Burritos with Padres Outfielder Wil Myers
    38:08
  2. 10.
    A Toast to an Award-Winning Wine Made Right in Ocean Beach
    49:30
  3. 11.
    Kaci Goff Embraces Her Malaysian Tamil Heritage at Wolf and Woman Pop-Up
    43:20
  4. 12.
    Emily Green at Sisters Pizza Is Building a Legacy of Pizza and Community
    41:42
  5. 13.
    Brewer Megan Stone on Receiving a National Award for Promoting Inclusivity within Craft Beer Culture
    1:00:00
  6. 14.
    We Try Ballast Point’s Two Newest Beers: Big Gus and Wee Gus
    59:08
  7. 15.
    Indulgent Vegan Food? Avonte Hartsfield of Rollin’ Roots Shows It’s Possible
    43:42
  8. 16.
    We Chat with Tommy Gomes about His New TV Show, The Fishmonger
    1:08:12
  9. 17.
    We Check in with Richard Blais about His Pandemic Projects and New Restaurant
    57:48
  10. 18.
    Meet Tony Guan, Executive Chef at Fortunate Son
    31:22
  11. 19.
    We Talk Tacos with Ernie Becerra, Founder of ¡Salud! in Barrio Logan
    42:58
  12. 20.
    Meet Starr Edwards, the Founder of Bitchin’ Sauce
    52:42
  13. 21.
    How Maya Madsen’s Vegan Cookies Went From Farmers’ Markets to the National Spotlight Overnight
    53:38
  14. 22.
    We Chat With Michelin-Starred Chef William Bradley of Addison to Talk the Future of Fine Dining
    1:00:48
  15. 23.
    We Reminisce on 2020: Our Most Memorable Guests, Favorite Foods, and Hopes for the Future
    51:48
  16. 24.
    We Chat with Arturo Kassel of Whisknladle Hospitality about the Second Shutdown
    54:53
  17. 25.
    We Reveal to Chef Accursio Lota of Cori Pastificio That He’s a Best Restaurants Winner!
    45:13
  18. 26.
    It’s Almost Time for Pumpkin Pie! We Chat with Steven Torres of Pop Pie and Stella Jean’s
    52:27
  19. 27.
    We Chat with Timothy Parker, Navy Veteran and Owner of Chula Vista Brewery
    41:53
  20. 28.
    We’re Back at The Del’s Sun Deck and Talking Cocktails
    33:14
  21. 29.
    Join Us on the Hotel Del’s New Sun Deck!
    43:10
  22. 30.
    How Is Limited Indoor Dining Going? We Asked Sandy Vuong of Dumpling Inn
    44:15
  23. 31.
    How Hanna’s Gourmet Went from a Catering Business to a Beloved Bistro
    43:20
  24. 32.
    It’s Our 200th Episode! We Celebrate With Chef Brian Malarkey
    47:48
  25. 33.
    Our First Cross-Border Episode! With the Founder of La Lomita Winery
    56:25
  26. 34.
    How a Small Farm and Café in North Park Helps Refugees Build a New Life
    52:36
  27. 35.
    We Chat with Acclaimed Chef Eric Bost about His Move to Jeune et Jolie
    41:53
  28. 36.
    We Learn about San Diego’s Growing Wine Industry with Denise Clarke, Owner of Altipiano Vineyard
    1:06:36
  29. 37.
    How One Nonprofit Is Helping Restaurants Stay Afloat While It Feeds Hospital Workers
    54:44
  30. 38.
    What is San Diego’s Restaurant Scene Going to Be Like Once Summer Ends? We Asked Jeff Rossman
    1:01:03
  31. 39.
    What’s Brewing in Barrio Logan: A Women-Led Craft Beer Space
    48:55
  32. 40.
    Kris Buchanan of Goodonya Organic Eatery Says It’s Not Realistic for Businesses to be the Enforcer
    1:03:36
  33. 41.
    We Get Behind the Lens with Pro Food Photographer and Stylist Brittany Wright
    50:28
  34. 42.
    Beyond Booze: Michael Skubic of Old Harbor Distilling Talks Making Hand Sanitizer
    50:36
  35. 43.
    We dig in to Korean fried chicken with Tommy Nguyen, owner of Cross Street Chicken and Beer
    56:16
  36. 44.
    What’s the future of live music in San Diego? We ask Tim Mays, owner of The Casbah and Starlite
    55:45
  37. 45.
    How Chef Phillip Esteban Adapted and Expanded His Businesses, One Rice Bowl at a Time
    1:00:58
  38. 46.
    Brad Keiller of Nomad Donuts shares his experiences on being a Black business owner in America
    47:43
  39. 47.
    Chef Travis Swikard Returns to His Hometown to Open Callie Restaurant in East Village
    57:53
  40. 48.
    Would You Try a Mashed Potato Pizza? Jon Mangini of Basic Pizza Talks About Why You Should
    47:42
  41. 49.
    Our Conversation with Gaston Martinez Gets Smoky As We Discuss Mezcal, Mexico, and Marketing
    37:19
  42. 50.
    Amplified Ale Works’ founder Alex Pierson shares how he went from cooking kebabs to brewing up beers
    41:41

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