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San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 125

Sidecar Doughnuts lands in Del Mar, a new pastry concept caters to gluten-free diners, and Urban Solace chef-owner Matt Gordon is back in the guest seat

By Archana Ram

Welcome to the first Happy Half Hour of 2019! In today’s show, we’re talking about a luxury theater slash restaurant in the Gaslamp and a new “American brasserie” now open in the East Village. Plus, lots of donut news, including Sidecar Doughnuts debuting in Del Mar and a new venture from Nomad Donuts’ Kristianna Zabala.

Back in the guest seat in Matt Gordon, the owner and chef of Urban Solace and Solace & the Moonlight Lounge. Gordon is telling us why he decided to overhaul his 11-year-old North Park eatery (goodbye, duckaroni; hello refreshed patio!), why he’s feeling liberated because of it, and the unique reason he decided to bring breakfast service to the space.

Our hot topic is about one of San Diego’s oldest family-run restaurants shuttering in North Park.

In Two People/$50, we’re recommending ChiKo in Encinitas, Hillcrest’s Amarin Thai, and San Telmo downtown.

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