Dinners, events offer excitement and edge to traditionally boring celebration

I DON’T CARE WHAT ANY Noël- crooning chanteuse has to say about the winter season — to me, Thanksgiving is the real most wonderful time of the year. When else are you allowed — nay, encouraged — to gorge yourself on a week’s worth of food, walk around with your pants unbuttoned (or, my sartorial preference, the stretchiest pants you […]

Key West’s Artisan Market

Every three weeks, early on Sunday morning, magic happens in the parking lot of the Restaurant Store at 1111 Eaton St. As soon as the sun rises, tents appear out of nowhere and the Artisan Market springs to life – like a scene from “The Night Circus,” just with fewer acrobats and more homemade mozzarella (although once you try that […]

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 you […]

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 continential United States. 2. Conch Tour Train 303 Front St., Key West 305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687 www.conchtourtrain.com The Conch Train has been winding its way through the streets of […]


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 Gallery830 Fleming St.Judi Bradford – The Sunny Sideof the StreetOngoing through November Key West Art and HistoricalSocietyCustom House Museum281 Front St.The Navy in Key WestOngoingTennessee Williams,The Playwright and PainterOngoingwww.Kwahs.org The Historic Armory Studios600 White St.Paintings by Michael J. […]


Dean Warden: From bar to baritone

Most people, like Dean Warden, move to Key West from places far north such as Portsmouth, N.H., to escape bone-numbing winters and to thaw out on an island surrounded by clear blue ocean water. Dean gets to look at the same blue ocean waters every time he steps behind the tower bar at Turtle Kraals, 231 Margaret St. along the […]

Little White House holds wealth of history

Step inside the Harry S. Truman Little White House, and you’ll be forgiven for feeling the sudden urge to solve domestic policy issues while on vacation. It’s here, inside this spectacular circa 1890 home, that some of the nation’s most influential leaders have retreated from the public eye to rest, recuperate and bring new meaning to the term “working vacation.” […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Annual Turkey Turnabout Drag performances by your favorite bartenders and staff Nov. 23, 5 to 11 p.m. Bourbon St. Pub 724 Duval St.
Literary Walking Tours Nov. 24, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to noon Monroe County Library 700 Fleming St. www.kwls.org/tour.


Your guide to where the locals go for happy hour drink and food specials. Alonzo’s700 Front St.4-6:30 p.m.Half-price appetizerswww.alonzoysterbar.com Bagatelle115 Duval St.4-6 p.m.Half-price drinks$5 appetizerswww.Bagatellekeywest.com Blackfin918 Duval St.4:30-6:30 p.m.$7 menu Blue Macaw Island Eats and Bar804 Whitehead St.Every day with live music 4-7 p.m.$3 well drinks, domestic beersand house wineswww.Bluemacawkeywest.com Boathouse Bar and Grill400 Greene St., #4084-6 p.m.Half-price well drinks […]

Schooner Wharf Entertainment

Nov. 23, noon to 5 p.m. Allen “Frankendread” Holland and Yvan Agbo Island vibes and sounds of the Caribbean: Bob Marley, Santana, Sublime, Peter Tosh, Harry Belafonte, Manu Chao and so much more Nov. 23, 6:30 – 11 p.m. Raven Cooper Duo Eclectic mix of jazz, country and blues with engaging audience interaction. Nov. 24, 25 and 26, noon to […]

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