In today’s episode of the Happy Half Hour, hosts Erin Chambers Smith and Troy Johnson, along with producer Archana Ram are chatting about restaurant news, like the new Blue Water Grill in Carlsbad, a chic new Japanese spot in La Jolla, the buzzy chef now working in Oceanside, and our thoughts on Shake Shack’s recent opening in Westfield UTC.
Today’s guest is Jason McLeod, the chef-partner of Consortium Holdings, better known as the team behind—to name a few—Ironside Fish & Oyster, Soda & Swine, Craft & Commerce, and, most recently, $7-million steakhouse Born & Raised in Little Italy. He talks about coming on board the cocktail-centric restaurant group to expand its food, the beauty of dry-aged steaks, and why we need to change the narrative of San Diego’s food scene.
And don’t forget! We’re hosting the inaugural San Diego Magazine World Eats event on November 15, where you can taste the city’s diverse culinary scene through unlimited sips and samples from dozens of local restaurants.
- Happy Half Hour: Episode 65
- Happy Half Hour: Episode 64
- Happy Half Hour: Episode 63
- Happy Half Hour: Episode 62
- Happy Half Hour: Episode 61
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CH Projects’ Born & Raised | Photo: Paula Watts