Friday, June 13, 2008

Red Sails Inn

Don't know much about this place, but I have a little story to tell about it. I haven't mentioned this before, but my mom was 1 of 12 children and when birthdays rolled around her parents would take the birthday kid out to dinner to wherever they wanted to go. And this was the place my mom remembers choosing when she was a kid. Maybe they had a buffet back then (kids LOVE buffets), who knows?


Blogger expat said...

The Red Sails is THE classic yachties restaurant, perhaps only outdone by the larger Brigantine across the street. Its specialty is fish -- natch -- and it has an open-air terrace out back where yachtsmen (and women) gather at happy hour to tell sea stories.

When the America's Cup races were held here (1988, 92, 95) both places were mobbed by cup crews and hangers-on. Many scenes in Joseph Wambaugh's book Floaters are set in the Brigantine and Red Sails.

There -- now you know.

Fri Jun 13, 12:42:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks Expat - actually this tells me a lot and may explain why my mom lived on a boat for about 10 years!

Fri Jun 13, 01:57:00 PM PDT  

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