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San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 103

A new shawarma spot in Kearny Mesa, Javier Plascencia gives us the first scoop on his next San Diego restaurant, and You & Yours Distilling Co.’s Laura Johnson drops in


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Hotel Del’s California Clambake

Today’s episode of the Happy Half Hour is sponsored by Hotel del Coronado

On today’s Happy Half Hour, we’re talking about Simsim headed to Kearny Mesa, a new wine country-inspired restaurant in the Gaslamp, classic burgers coming to Barrio Logan, and new menu items at The Crack Shack and Mendocino Farms.

We’re joined by Javier Plascencia, the prolific chef known for toggling both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border with his legion of Baja eateries (Misión19, Finca Altozano, etc.) and two former San Diego spots (Romesco and Bracero, R.I.P.). But good news! He’s spilling details about the upcoming restaurant he’s going to open in San Diego—and sharing details about guest chef-ing at the Hotel Del’s California Clambake series on July 28.

Our guest is Laura Johnson, co-founder of You & Yours Distilling Co., a gin and vodka distillery that opened last March in the East Village. She talks about how a vacation to Cuba got her interested in the spirits, why she cares about ingredient transparency, and how regulations are different for distillers versus winemakers and brewers. Plus, canned cocktails! They’re coming.

We end with Two People/$50, including Prep Kitchen, Punch Bowl Social, Trust, and Yakyudori.

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Create a sumptuous picnic and come down to the Embarcadero for Bayside Summer Nights concerts by the Bay. Concerts coming up include Thursday night’s Latin Jazz and on Friday, Marc Cohn of “Walking in Memphis” fame with the Blind Boys of Alabama. Tickets at sandiegosymphony.org.

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