IT WASN’T LONG AGO THAT CLINT Steckly and Kyle Moon had a crazy idea. They’d noticed that people like food trucks. In fact, they seemed to love them. Fans of Mr. Steckly’s mobile Mexican restaurant Tianos Taco Truck had recently become obsessive, returning three days in a row, waxing poetic on the company’s Facebook page about succulent pulled pork, chorizo […]

Exploring the history of the USCGC Ingham and her Key West museum

The straits of Florida that stretch between Key West and Cuba were a treacherous place to be in April 1980, but for Cuban refugees brave enough to attempt the crossing from one island to another, fear had become an old friend. Cubans were long terrorized under a regime that — under the guise of restoring freedom — turned neighbors against […]

An insider’s look at Key West

The most traveled and visible street in Key West is only the beginning, the surface, of what the town has to offer. Ask the locals about their favorite spots, stroll through quiet neighborhoods or down alleyways off Duval and you’ll begin to dive deeper into the quieter, more diverse and less readily apparent offerings. Here are eight spots that you […]

Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost PointThe corner of South Street and Whitehead Streetwww.southernmostpointwebcam.comThe city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denotethe southernmost point in the continental United States. 2. Conch Tour Train303 Front St., Key West(305) 294-5161 or (888) 916-8687www.conchtourtrain.comThe Conch Train has been windingits way through the streets of Key Westsince 1958. 3. Sloppy Joe’s201 Duval St.(305) […]


Alan Nelson: You can call him Al

There is no better place to watch a Key West sunset than from a seat at the Sunset Pier at Ocean Key Resort, located at 0 Duval Street. The colorful seats and patio umbrellas line the pier that shoots out into the Gulf of Mexico, with a broad view of the blue sea horizon, with picturesque Sunset Key, Wisteria Island, […]


Nomadic SUP puts the nature in au naturel

Go paddle boarding in the mangroves around Key West these days and it’s likely that you might catch a glimpse of something a little more risqué than your average starfish or stingray. Nomadic SUP, started in 2013 by the husband-and-husband team of Ryan Saca and Cody White, offers a full range of paddleboard programming but some of their trips have […]


SPECIAL EVENTS “129 Miles from Walmart”New one-act plays by Florida writersFeb. 17, 18, 22 and 23, 8 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.Tickets available at Old Island RestorationFoundationHouse and Garden ToursFeb. 17 and 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Tickets available at or at(305) 294-9501 Food Trucks in ParadiseFeb. 18, noon-9 p.m.East Martello Fort Museum3501 South Roosevelt Blvd. “I do! I […]

Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt at Books and Books

Bestselling authors Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt, who have been married since 1981, will discuss their new books, as well as fiction, art, sex and science, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Books & Books @ the Studios, 533 Eaton St. Ms. Hustvedt, a novelist, poet and essayist, has described her recently published book, “A Woman Looking at Men […]

House and garden tour features five historic Key West homes

Old Island Restoration Foundation presents its House and Garden Tours From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, Key West homes from the 1870s to now will be on display. Guests can tour five private homes from five prosperous eras of our city’s history. The homes are: 821 Southard Street — Just before the Great Depression, a […]

This week’s entertainment at Schooner Wharf Bar

Here’s a lineup of entertainment coming up at the Schooner Wharf from Thursday, Feb. 16-22. ¦ Thursdays, Feb. 16 and Feb. 23: Sam Ramos and Chris Case will heat up the Schooner Wharf stage from 6:45- 11 p.m. Dance the night away dockside to Motown, Detroit funk, classic rock, reggae and all your island favorites. ¦ Entrain is back at […]

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