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San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 122

Big changes at Solare, Buona Forchetta’s new BBQ venture, and chef Danilo Tangalin of Bivouac Ciderworks drops in


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Bivouac Ciderworks | credit: Jim Sullivan

Today’s episode is sponsored by Donovan’s Steak & Chop House.

On today’s show, we’re talking about chef Accursio Lota’s exit from Solare and the new restaurant he’ll open downtown, El Jardín landing on best restaurants lists in both Esquire and Food & Wine, and Buona Forchetta’s move into the barbecue world. Plus, Council Brewing announces its close, SuperNatural Sandwiches opens a new location, and Fort Oak by the Trust Restaurant Groupis due next month.

Our guest is chef Danilo Tangalin, who interned at big-name restaurants like Le Bernardin and Eric Ripert’s 10 Arts Bistro before coming to San Diego, where he’s led the kitchens at Tidal and Jrdn. Now he’s infusing his Filipino roots into the menu at Bivouac, the cider-centric restaurant and bar in North Park (check out Troy’s review from our November issue). He tells us the top three dishes to order off his menu, why his version of fish and chips is so different, and his favorite authentic Filipino eateries in town. Plus, what does “Bivouac” actually mean? DJ explains.

In Two People/$50, we’re recommending Lotus Thai, The Rabbit Hole, Lola 55, and Raglan Public House.

And did you hear? San Diego Magazine has launched its Insiders club, offering exclusive discounts at editor-selected restaurants, bars, spas, and more for just $10 per month. That’s right—it’ll cost you less than happy hour. (Speaking of happy hour, our next Insiders Happy Hour—where you get free drinks and bites—is taking place next week right in our office. Sign up here for the details.)

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