Ready to know more about San Diego?

Subscribe

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 41

Curadero opens downtown, a local kombucha brand explains why you need to be drinking the probiotic drink, and the US Grant Hotel talks cocktails
Mexican eatery Curadero has opened downtown. | Photo: Jenny Siegwart

By Archana Ram

In today’s episode, we’re coming at you from the newly renovated US Grant Hotel, where the hotel’s beverage director Jeff Josenhans dishes on the hotel’s Vieux Carré Lobby Experience, the Grant’s upcoming Spring Rendezvous pop-up cocktail party, and a new collaboration drink with Julian Hard Cider.

In the day’s dining news, hosts Erin Chambers Smith and Troy Johnson along with producer Archana Ram talk about the opening of Mexican eatery Curadero downtown and WestBean Coffee Roasters’ expansion to Bankers Hill.

Today’s guest, Josh Weigel, co-owner of Oceanside-based kombucha brand Living Tea Brewing Co., drops by to talk about what kombucha is, why we need to be drinking it, and all the benefits it has for your body.

Weigel sticks around to talk about tea production on the rise in the U.S., and we end the show with recommendations for Two People/$50, including Fig Tree Café and cookies from Prager Bros. Artisan Bread (Clinton Prager will be on next week’s episode!).

Subscribe to the Happy Half Hour on iTunes or Google Play, or listen below.

This episode is brought to you by KAABOO Del Mar. Enjoy world class music from Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!nk, Tom Petty, Muse, and many more — plus comedy, contemporary art, gourmet cuisine, and more. Get more info and passes at KAABOODelmar.com.

Recent Episodes

For all previous episodes, click here.


Would you like to sponsor a podcast episode at your restaurant or bar? Email David, our producer and digital media director.

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 41

Mexican eatery Curadero has opened downtown. | Photo: Jenny Siegwart

Share this post

LATEST EPISODES

Podcast

All the Best Eats at the San Diego County Fair

Listen now

Podcast

Cardellino Owner Brad Wise on Truffles, Caviar & Butcher...

Cardellino Owner Brad Wise on Truffles, Caviar & Butchering

Listen now

Podcast

San Diego's King of Produce

Listen now

Podcast

Is this San Diego's Most Picturesque Rooftop Restaurant?

Listen now

Podcast

Trying Petco Park's Best Food with Don and Mud

Listen now

Podcast

SD’s Secret Sommelier Weapon is at North Park’s Black Ra...

SD’s Secret Sommelier Weapon is at North Park’s Black Radish

Listen now

Podcast

Radio Host Chris Cantore & Chef Tyler Mars Launch New Po...

Radio Host Chris Cantore & Chef Tyler Mars Launch New Pop-Up

Listen now

Podcast

Fast Food Secrets With Jordan Howlett

Listen now

Podcast

Feeding San Diego Rescues 1.2M Pounds of Food a Month 

Listen now

Podcast

Making Wishes Come True With Chef William Eick

Listen now

Podcast

The Beach Boys’ Mike Love Puts Us in a Kokomo State of Min...

The Beach Boys’ Mike Love Puts Us in a Kokomo State of Mind

Listen now

Podcast

Lighting Up the Gaslamp 

Listen now

Podcast

The Story Behind San Diego's Hottest Backyard Restaurant

Listen now

Podcast

Is This the Best Falafel in San Diego?

Listen now

Podcast

San Diego’s Legendary Tony Tee Drops By the Pod

Listen now

Podcast

Feeling Lucky with Jason Mraz

Listen now

Podcast

The Spirits Company Giving Back, One Drink At a Time

Listen now

Podcast

Let Us Eat Cake

Listen now

Podcast

Getting Real With Celebrity Chef Lauren Lawless

Listen now

Podcast

New Episode: 40 Years of La Jolla's George's at the Cove

Listen now

Podcast

The Fishmonger Tommy Gomes Returns With Dry-Aged Fish

Listen now

Podcast

Paradise, Or Something Like It

Listen now

Podcast

The Big South Bay Brewery That Could

Listen now

Podcast

Top Chef Thanksgiving Day Tips: Lessons From Brad Wise

Listen now

Contact Us

1230 Columbia Street, Suite 800,

San Diego, CA