Shelter Island

Craft beer seeps into new neighborhoods

Benchmark, Culture, Eppig, Kensington carve out territories

The growing trend among beer companies to open satellite taprooms in commercial districts is bringing a craft-brewery presence to neighborhoods that didn't previously haven't one. There were 20 off-site tasting rooms at the beginning of ...

Call from a lobster

Walk to Vessel at Kona Kai, waddle out

First off: I challenge anyone to beat my speed-walking time, from Anchorage Lane at Shelter Island Drive to the Kona Kai Club at the southern end of Shelter Island. Ten minutes. A good country mile. ...

Shelter Island boat ramp revamp

Extent of disruption at what could be California's busiest launch spot

On April 11, the Port of San Diego board of commissioners will consider approving a contract for improvements to the Shelter Island boat-launch facility (2210 Shelter Island Drive). Originally constructed in the 1950s, the ramp ...

Red Sails Inn takes sunset cruise

Brigantine chain to drop anchor at Shelter Island locale

The Red Sails Inn served its last diners last night (August 31). A staple in San Diego since the 1920s, the restaurant was first located at the Embarcadero on G Street and then in its ...

Strong libations! You’ve been warned!

Drinks and a view at Bali Hai

When I’m stressed out, an ocean view is the tonic that I crave. There’s something so calming about that expanse of blue, the ripples on the surface, the wide openness of the water. Recently, after ...

Port District goes after parking scofflaws

Rate increases near airport and on Shelter Island

The Port of San Diego on Thursday (August 4) unveiled plans to increase the cost of parking at a handful of locations under Port control. The proposal, outlined at a sparsely attended public outreach forum, ...

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 ...

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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