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San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 117

Buona Forchetta opens a wine bar in South Park, the Cohn Restaurant Group brings barbecue to a huge new space in Mission Valley, and Lee Chase, co-owner of Blind Lady Ale House, Tiger! Tiger!, and more stops by

By Archana Ram

What’s better than one Buona Forchetta concept in South Park? Two! On today’s show we’re talking about the debut of the Neapolitan pizza pro’s new wine bar, a Cohn Restaurant Group (Coasterra, Island Prime) concept coming to Mission Valley, and the closing of a Vista brewery.

In the guest seat, meet Lee Chase, co-owner of Blind Lady Ale House, Tiger! Tiger!, and Balboa Park’s Panama 66, as well as the force behind Automatic Brewing. The San Diego native tells us about his start in home brewing at age 17, what drew him to Stone Brewing Co. as one of its earliest employees, and we revisit our favorite subject, what is going on with the food scene in Balboa Park.

Today’s first hot topic focuses on craft beer, specifically how the local industry now pulls in three times the revenue of the Padres. Then we’re asking the question: Will we ever stop eating animal meat? Factory farming counts for one-sixth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions—but Americans don’t seem to care. We talk about going meatless (for at least one meal per week) and longtime vegan Chase chimes in, too.

In Two People/$50, we’re recommending Plant Power, Jaynes Gastropub, and El Jardín.

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.

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

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