All about the KEY LIME

Key Lime Festival catapults to town July 1 – 4

WHEN ASKED WHAT FOOD ITEM people associate most with the Florida Keys, even the most reclusive of homebodies knows enough about the island chain’s gastronomic tendencies to wax poetic on the virtues of Key lime pie. Pleasantly sweet yet with a surprising tang that keeps it from being a diabetic coma-inducing nightmare, Key lime pie is a diner staple across […]

Fourth of July explodes in Key West

Regardless of political affiliation (and let’s be honest, I think everyone has already had enough exposure to the inner workings of our government this year to last a lifetime), when July rolls around each year everyone’s always on board to throw America a birthday party. To be fair, Key West never turns down an opportunity to celebrate (see, e.g., Fantasy […]

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 Street and you’ll begin to dive deeper into the quieter, more diverse and less readily apparent offerings. Here are eight spots that […]

Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost PointThe corner of South Street andWhitehead 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 West305-294-5161 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.305-294-5717www.sloppyjoes.comThe historic bar has […]


Songstress and mixologist Robyn Whitehead

If you haven’t yet stopped into Key West’s newest little upscale bar, the Roost, at 508 Fleming Street between Duval and Simonton, you should. Open for just a month now, it’s a hidden gem you might pass by once or twice before you realize it’s there. It was last known as Baby Cheapee’s, a package liquor store, before becoming the […]

Summer Stage’s ‘One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ opens July 5


All shows are at the 1963 price of only $5. In 1963, when Kirk Douglas first walked onto Broadway’s Cort Theater stage to play lovable rogue Randall P. McMurphy in the new play “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” stage-center orchestra seats were considered some of the most expensive ever seen on the Great White Way. Those top-flight tix went […]


SPECIAL EVENTS The Dan BandJuly 1, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.The Key West Theater512 Eaton St.Tickets available at Fifth Annual Porch ArmWrestling ChampionshipJuly 1, 7 p.m.The Porch429 Caroline St. Literary Walking ToursJuly 1 and 2, 10 a.m.The Key West Library700 Fleming St. Key Lime FestivalJuly 1 to COMEDY Comedy Open Mike NightMondays, 9 p.m.Mary Ellen’s Bar and Restaurant420 Appelrouth […]


For a comprehensive guide and map to Key West’s finest art galleries, visit connections/ gallery_ guide.pdf. SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK SALT Gallery830 Fleming St.Keys Treasures – The photographyof Don KincaidThrough June The Studios of Key West533 Eaton St.5th Annual Mango MadnessMembers ShowThrough July Key West Art and HistoricalSocietyCustom House Museum281 Front St.The Navy in Key WestOngoingTennessee Williams,The Playwright […]


Maya Montana, the darling of Aqua Nightclub

Make no mistake about it — whether in drag or not, Maya Montana is the most adorable drag queen on Duval Street. When I strolled into the empty Aqua Nightclub at one o’clock on a Monday afternoon, Maya was there to greet me with a million-watt smile, a huge hug and a giggle so cute you’d swear it came from […]


Mark Lum - doing whatever it takes

Being a musician requires a desire for approval or validation. You want what you do to be appreciated by those you are doing it for. It’s quite rude when people talk or laugh loudly while a musician is trying their hardest to please. Or worse yet, when the audience turns its back toward the stage to cheer and applaud a […]

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