Today’s Happy Half Hour is our special year-end wrap-up, with hosts Erin Chambers Smith and Troy Johnson, along with producer Archana Ram and digital wizard (our “guy with the wires”) David Martin
We’re starting as we always do with Hot Plates, including a new sushi spot in Leucadia and two openings in Bankers Hill—a coffee shop from a popular local roaster and an Italian restaurant courtesy of a father-son duo from Rome.
This week’s Hot Topics include a New York Times story about how recent Southern California wildfires have devastated avocado and lemon groves, and the biggest food trends of 2017, according to USA Today.
Finally, we’re bringing you our favorite food moments from the past year, along with some of our most memorable Happy Half Hour episodes:
Meal of the Year
Favorite Happy Half Hour Guests
- Jason McLeod of CH Projects
- Restaurateur Terryl Gavre
- Matteo Catteno of Buona Forchetta
- Matthew Lyons of Tribute Pizza
- Lucila De Alejandro of Suzie’s Farms (a tearjerker!)
We’re off next week—see you in 2018!
- Happy Half Hour: Episode 73
- Happy Half Hour: Episode 72
- Happy Half Hour: Episode 71
- Happy Half Hour: Episode 70
- Happy Half Hour: Episode 69
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Officine Buona Forchetta | Photo: Justin McChesney-Wachs