Shelter Island

Tiki said to hell with it. Let’s party.

Shelter Island’s Bali Hai was never some little grog shop.

Tom Ham was the god of good times.

Early October's best

Top events and things to do in San Diego October 2-October 8

The Taste of Downtown is back and healthier than ever, with over 50 eateries throughout the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village. Enjoy restaurants, bistros, and take-outs with a new focus on health and wellness. For ...

Ups, downs, views at the Lighthouse

Plenty of seafood and weddings at Tom Ham's on Shelter Island.

Bouts of balmy weather make outdoor dining that much more enjoyable in San Diego. Especially when the patio comes with a stellar view, as is the case with Tom Ham’s Lighthouse. David and I have ...

Five Bartell Hotels hit by data breach

Up to 55,000 guests may have had credit-card info stolen

Bartell Hotels today (September 8) said it is notifying customers of five of its seven San Diego hotels that there was a data breach earlier this year. The compromised information includes credit-card numbers of 43,000 ...

Shelter Island's other fish sandwich

Crossing the parking lot for beer-battered appeal

Having realized my dog enjoys scoping waterfowl while I eat, I head over to the Shelter Island area to try out the deck at Mitch's Seafood. The place sits right on top of America's Cup ...

Breakfast at Humphreys

Stellar view, hit-or-miss food, and oh — the napkins!

On a recent Wednesday morning, my husband and I visited Humphreys Restaurant on Shelter Island. Only two or three tables were occupied. We were seated at a table next to the floor-length window and enjoyed ...

Workers vote for union at Humphrey's

Hotel and concert complex owned by wealthy Faulconer and Dumanis backer faces off against Unite Here

The owner of Humphrey's by the Bay, the legendary music venue on Shelter Island and a big donor to Republican city councilman Kevin Faulconer's campaign for San Diego mayor, is facing off against organized labor ...

Sausage-wise

After a salad day, Ed sneaks a sausage at Fathom.

I sit here shivering. Ends of fingers white, no blood. Only my hands are warm. And that’s because I’ve got them wrapped around a toasty-warm glass of, uh, beer. No kidding! I was just as ...

Dancing in the moonlight...

Ed finds a dancing happy hour

"I'm in a phone booth baby. Your number's scratched up on the wall. I'm new here in San Diego. Ain't got no-one else to call..." It's that Robert Cray song, "Phone Booth." Boy. Christian Hastings ...

RSVP cop car runs aground on Shelter Island

Undercarriage bottoms out on traffic island

At around 10:30 a.m. on October 15, as I was leaving Shelter Island, I noticed some police activity near the Shelter Island boat-launch ramp across from Humphreys. A San Diego Police Department R.S.V.P. (Retired Senior ...

Bali Hai family memories

Bali Hai's Susie Baumann remembers working at the restaurant in the early days and the tsunami events at Shelter Island.

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