Our first port was Catalina Island. You have already heard me wax poetic about the island’s pleasures.
Dating of the construction of the Green Pleasure Pier Pier varies by several sources. Here’s what they say: 1) Pier Green or the Green Pleasure Pier is listed as being constructed in 1910. 2) The pier was constructed in 1920. 3) The current pier is a replacement of the original, built by the Department of War in 1907 but destroyed by a winter storm in 1908. The Green Pleasure Pier is approximately 407 feet long and contains wooden planks on its causeway. –Beach California
Catalina regulars always tell you the best fish and chips on the island is at the green building on the pier. I was not very impressed with my fried fish sandwich and didnt even finish it. So maybe I had the wrong building. This one is kind of light turquoise. I think I was supposed to go to Rosie’s. Next time.
Antonio’s Original Pizzaria is a red checker tablecloth joint that’s been around for 30 years. Don’t confuse it with Antonio’s Pizzaria and Cabaret by the water.
You are also familiar with my love of Original Antonio’s cheese crisp from my Catalina Story. I am still in love with them. Here is one before it goes into the oven
And after mmm…cheese and pepperoncini