Shelter Island Stories

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 ...

Historic protest boat arrives in San Diego for pro-peace veterans' convention

Golden Rule peace ship first launched in 1958

Golden Rule is here commemorate the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the 50th anniversary of Vietnam, and the 30th anniversary of Veterans for Peace.

Depot dreams come true

Tommy DeCarlo launches rock and roll career from the tool corral

Tommy DeCarlo is not a believer in transferable skills. At least, he doesn’t think the skills he learned working at a Home Depot in Charlotte, North Carolina, have carried over to his current gig — ...

The confounding Brian Wilson

Beach Boy brings a big band and a big bag of hits to Humphreys by the Bay

So what if Brian Wilson took the stage 15 minutes earlier than scheduled? Or if he performed 50-year-old songs in their original key, even though some of the notes are by now a little out ...

Modern panga pápi

The San Diego International Boat Show is worth catching

The San Diego International Boat Show steams into town Thursday and will be at Spanish Landing Park and the Sheraton Hotel & Marina on Harbor Island through Sunday. Among the exhibitions, activities, displays, and demonstrations, ...

The Waterboys pour it on at Humphreys

Touring behind this year's Modern Blues, Scottish rockers show they are more than a new-wave nostalgia act

The Waterboys stormed the stage at Humphreys by the Bay and delivered a high-energy set that encompassed their career. Mike Scott and the band delivered a tight set with highlights throughout the evening. The six-piece ...

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.

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 ...

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