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 Point The corner of South Street and Whitehead Street www.southernmostpointwebcam.com The city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the southernmost point in the continental United States.

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

Jake Navickas is rockin’ the drinks


Somewhere along the line, a good portion of Pennsylvania’s populace moved to Key West en masse. Not sure if it was spontaneous or planned, or maybe a little bit of both, fueled by word of mouth. I’d like to see the statistics, because in my 18 months of interviewing bartenders and musicians, there’ve been a lot of “born in” pins […]

LOCAL FOCUS

Mark Gambuzza: The wine guru


The underground of the Key West bar scene is not found in the after-hours nightclubs, but during the brightness of day in a place you would least be expecting it: a humble wine bar. It’s here that locals and tourists alike, of all shapes and sizes, congregate during afternoon hours to discuss island affairs or just to be. Over a […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS Key West BrewFest Aug. 31 to Sept. 4 www.keywestbrewfest.com Chef Martha Hubbard Brewfest Dinner Sept. 1, 6-9 p.m. Isle Cook 218 Whitehead St. www.islecookkeywest.com

An in-depth look at ‘Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway’ exhibit


On Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 10 to 11 a.m., Key West Art & Historical Society Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., will offer a special curator-led tour of the society’s renovated Custom House Museum exhibit “Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway.” The permanent exhibit celebrates an important part of Florida Keys history and the incredible engineering feat that joined mainland […]

MUSIC SCENE

Bobby Enloe, from Philly to Key West


At 45 years old, Bobby Enloe had what he jokingly described as a mid-life crisis. We’ll get to that in a second. Born in Wilmington, Del., he began playing music when he was 10. “I always had a steady job, and played music on the side,” he said. “I played guitar in a lot of all original bands all around […]

KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDE

For a comprehensive guide and map to Key West’s finest art galleries, visit www.keysarts.com/artist_ connections/ gallery_ guide.pdf. SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK SALT Gallery 830 Fleming St. Kate Holtkamp-The Little Things Opening Reception September 1, 6-8 p.m. Key West Art and Historical Society Custom House Museum 281 Front St. The Navy in Key West Ongoing Tennessee Williams, The Playwright and Painter […]

Schooner Wharf Entertainment


The Ross Brown Duo will be at Schooner Wharf, Thursday, Aug. 31, from 7-11 p.m. Enjoy an eclectic mix of pop rock, reggae, funk, R&B, soul and Americana. Fridays through Sundays, from noon to 5 p.m. stalwart Key West troubadour Michael McCloud kicks off afternoons with humorous repartee and original songs that exemplify life at this tropical latitude. Michael is […]

The Conch Train

Rambling along the streets and through the history of Key West since 1958

On a blustery, partly cloudy Sunday afternoon The Conch Tour Train, Key West’s old-time sightseeing tour, pulled out of the station on Front Street and rambled and jangled along the sometimes bumpy roads of Key West’s historic district. A ticket for the train, actually a car outfitted like a train with passenger cars in tow, is about $30 (plus tip); […]


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