Tales from CURRY MANSION

Behind the history of one of Key West’s most enduring and charming historic inns


IT IS THE VERY DEFINITION OF THE AMERICAN DREAM: a penniless immigrant boy, inspired by tales of wealth and wonder, sets off to seek his fortune on American soil, where, after much hard work, he becomes a self-made millionaire, lives in a mansion that looks like a wedding cake and eventually dies as the richest man in the state. Written […]

Bayview Park Seafood Festival is for foodies



Wild chickens of Key West, take the weekend off. This weekend the focus is solely on local seafood. The Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association returns to present its 13th annual Seafood Festival at Bayview Park, happening Saturday, Jan. 13, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This celebration of all things marine is […]

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 continental 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 Key […]

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

Angie Romo


The Salty Oyster Dockside Bar and Grill is located at the Perry Hotel next to the picturesque marina on Shrimp Road on Stock Island. If you sit at the bar with bartender Angie Romo, she may be inclined to tell you about her travels around the United States, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean if you ask her nicely. She […]

Key West Half Marathon set for Jan. 14


The Key West Half Marathon, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, is taking place on Sunday, Jan. 14. The Keys Auto Center will have several of its vehicles on display at the race Expo on Jan. 13 and 14 and one of its vehicles will lead the Half Marathon. “In a year like we’ve had, it’s great to have local businesses want […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS Hedwig and the Angry Inch Jan. 11-13, 8 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. Tickets at www.thekeywestheater.com Dancing Lessons Jan. 11-13, 8 p.m. Red Barn Theatre 319 Duval St. (rear) Tickets at www.redbarntheatre.com Bayview Park Seafood Festival Jan. 12, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 13, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bayview Park Truman Avenue and […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE


  Your guide to where the locals go for happy hour drink and food specials. Alonzo’s  700 Front St. 4-6:30 p.m. Half-price appetizers www.alonzoysterbar.com Bagatelle  115 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price drinks $5 appetizers www.Bagatellekeywest.com Blackfin  918 Duval St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $7 menu Blue Macaw Island Eats and Bar  804 Whitehead St. Every day with live music 4-7 p.m. $3 […]

36th annual Key West Literary Seminar is Jan. 11-14


The 36th annual Key West Literary Seminar, “Writers of the Caribbean,” begins Thursday, Jan. 11, at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St., and runs through Sunday, Jan. 14. This year’s seminar is the first to take a geographic focus, and arrives at a time when the hurricanes of 2017 have underscored how much Key West shares with its Caribbean […]

MUSIC SCENE

Tony Baltimore


Anthony Durante, who goes by the stage name Tony Baltimore, is in part responsible for Key West’s successful Beatles tribute band appropriately named the Beatle Band. The band performs to standing room only crowds whenever it plays at the Green Parrot Bar, which is about once a month or so to “keep it fresh.” It’s next performance will be Jan. […]


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