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San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 133

The parking episode! Plus a rundown of new restaurants, the latest chef-hunter trend, and lots of La Mesa talk

By Erin Chambers Smith

We finally hosted a parking expert on the show! Colin Parent, who runs mobility think tank Circulate San Diego while also serving as an elected member of the La Mesa City Council, gave us insights on parking in San Diego, how it affects restauranteurs as well as regular people dining out, as well as the overall effects on neighborhoods, the housing crisis and more. He also offers thoughts on the rise of La Mesa as a “hot ‘hood” and shares a unique experience he had with San Diego Mag’s food coverage years ago. His pick for two people, $50 was a Scottish pub on La Mesa Blvd called Four Penny House. In hot plates, we covered the upcoming Bartender Shakedown, new pasta spot Cesarina, an update on Small Bar’s refresh, and Blue Water Seafood’s second location in OB.

We also discussed a new trend of young chefs igniting a passion for hunting as it relates directly to their cooking.

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