Contributed photo/Huckleberry, purveyor of the Blow Hole's dog bar, AquaFidos.

The Blow Hole – Snacks with a porpoise – opens at Lime Kiln

  • Fri Jun 11th, 2021 1:30am
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Submitted by The Blow Hole.

New owners, new food items, and a big new attitude transform food services Lime Kiln Point State Park.

Owned and operated by Paul Rudd and Vickie Edwards, The Blow Hole, Snacks with a Porpoise is a new place with a new look and feel. Rudd and Edwards re-branded and re-opened the park’s snack shop and they hope the name reflects the campy, casual vibe they want people to enjoy.

The couple purchased the business last winter as part of their transition from Montana to San Juan Island.

“It was a great chance for a fresh start — both for us and for this lovely place. Lime Kiln Point deserves a place where people can carve out a moment for some good food or a refreshing drink in these amazing surroundings,” Rudd said.

Rudd will serve a wide variety of food and drinks to visitors and islanders looking for a fun and beautiful spot to relax and grab a bite. Rudd has worked in the service industry for most of his career. He has been a server, bartender, and manager of pubs and taverns along the way.

The Blow Hole will be serious about protecting the environment. “Our porpoise — yep, pun intended — is to limit single-use plastics. We’ll serve drinks in more environmentally friendly, recyclable containers,” Rudd said. “We want to be part of the solution by limiting our pollution.”

Dog-lovers will want to say hello to Huckleberry, the couples’ hound dog.

To stay in touch and keep up with new developments, follow @blowholesnacks and @auqafidosdogbarsji on social media.

“Huckleberry would have created the @aquafidosdogbarsji page himself, but with his paws and claws, it would have gone to the dogs in more ways than one,” Rudd said.

Life is too short to not have fun and snacks.

“Drop by, say hello, grab a snack, maybe see a whale, and have some fun at Lime Kiln Point State Park,” Rudd said.

The Blow Hole is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Tuesday, when Huckleberry insists on a much-needed day off.