Shelter Island

Gary Clark Jr. — not your daddy's blues

Two sets of Sonny Boy Slim at Humphrey's this week

Although you wouldn’t know it by the way he plays the blues, Gary Clark Jr. calls Michael Jackson’s Bad tour one of his earliest musical influences, perhaps the first big push that had him playing ...

Like eating a cupcake for breakfast

Marvelous Muffins did muffins before they were cool

“Fifty years.” I had to ask her to repeat it, because she was telling me Marvelous Muffins had been open in Shelter Island for 50 years, and she’s owned it for 20 of them. That ...

It's his truck, it's his life, it's his life-truck

Why, Salvatore Macias, why?

At first glance I thought, OMG what the...? As I drew closer, the details of the truck, covered bumper-to-bumper with...things, came into focus. Decorative crystals; butterflies; owls; wind chimes; ceramic dogs, ducks, pigs; fishing buoys; ...

Shelter Island boat-launch ramp revamp

"We estimate it will take six to ten months to do the work."

The crumbling Shelter Island boat launch facility, with the most heavily used boat ramps in San Diego, is getting a revamp in the next year. The Port of San Diego's plan to replace the 60-year-old ...

Can’t blame it all on El Niño

San Diego County’s war against water pollution

Keith Kezer, program coordinator of the land and water-quality division of the Department of Environmental Health and San Diego Coastkeeper's interim executive director Travis Pritchard discussed the recent contaminations in the waters of Imperial Beach, ...

The talent follows Michael Pritchard

Former Anthology talent-buyer now booking shows for Humphreys Backstage Live

Anthology gave Michael Pritchard the opportunity to establish himself as a talent buyer during its 2007–2012 run. By bringing artists such as Natalie Cole, Wynton Marsalis, India Arie, and Michael Buble to the Little Italy ...

Potential to scandalize scotch drinkers

It's mixed, but the drink is not exactly full of peach schnapps and little umbrellas

For a cocktail on Humphreys’ newly revised drink menu, bar manager Austin McAdams uses as a base liquor a perfect 15-year-old scotch. But before serious scotch drinkers storm Humphreys with broadsword and targe, McAdams asks ...

Allegedly, bad food has led to this bad press

Journalists' banquet at Bali Hai results in norovirus outbreak

About 60 of the 150 people who attended a July 29 San Diego Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists banquet at the Bali Hai ended up sick with norovirus. Now, the organization is ending ...

This place just took over as my number-one Thai option

Fresh veggies and seafood make for great Thai at Supannee

Google describes Supannee House of Thai as a “No-frills Thai restaurant,” and having driven past the ho-hum storefront several times without going in, I assumed this was accurate. Sharing a drab shopping center lot with ...

60 Society for Professional Journalists members felled by norovirus after awards at Bali Hai

Just ahead of Tiki Oasis 2015

If the Tiki god doesn't exactly admire the state of San Diego journalism, what does he think about a gaggle of mid-20th century nostalgia worshippers soon to emerge from over the horizon? Such is a ...

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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