It’s about time to figure out where you’re getting THIS-FACED ST. PADDY’S DAY

IF YOU, TOO, SAT AT HOME ALONE ON Valentine’s Day watching the Winter Olympics and taking down a bottle of pinot noir (or two), St. Patrick’s Day probably couldn’t come soon enough. What better way to recover from the stressful December-February holiday season with yet more festivities, mercifully without any religious or romantic bent? And for a holiday that is […]

Duval Central debuts on Duval Street

Early on a Tuesday evening I strolled down the 200 block of Duval Street, the stretch of our main drag most often abandoned by locals this time of year as a temporary sacrifice to the Spring Break gods until the streets are once again clear of shirtless man children and we can go back to hearing our favorite bands play […]


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 nine spots that you […]

Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost Point The corner of South Street and Whitehead Street The city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the southernmost point in thecontinentall United States. 2. Conch Tour Train 303 Front St., Key West 305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687 The Conch Train has been winding its way through the streets of Key West […]


The 200 Block According to Joanne

Joanne Bachman takes advantage of a seemingly insurmountable nightly chaos with grace, humor and a grain of salt. She’s always professional and efficient, moving with a speed rarely seen behind the bar very often anymore. She “womans” the popular Tree Bar at the front of the Rick’s and Durty Harry’s Entertainment Complex three nights a week from 7 p.m. till […]


SPECIAL EVENTS “Bernstein on Broadway”  March 15 and 16, 8 p.m. The Studios of Key West 533 Eaton St. Home Tours  March 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oldest House and Gardens 322 Duval St. Native Gardens  March 19, 20 and 21, 8 p.m. Red Barn Theatre 319 Duval St. #2 “Dial M: Murder Mystery  Dinner”  March […]


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 Bagatelle  115 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price drinks $5 appetizers 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 well […]

Key West Food Tours

Key West native Analise Smith is the creator and owner of Key West Food Tours. “It’s about eating the regional food of Key West while also learning about the history,” she says. Key West Food Tours launched the original Southernmost Food Tasting and Cultural Tour in January of 2015. The intimate tour guides small groups and private parties to some […]


Craig Jolly

It’s human nature to always find fresh cause for optimism, and that’s certainly the case for writer/musician Craig Jolly. After a long and successful career as a writer working primarily in the corporate world, he turned to another lifelong interest a few years ago — playing and writing music. Craig was born in Detroit. As a teenager he played in […]


SALT Gallery features two artists in March

For the month of March, SALT Gallery, 830 Fleming St., will feature a new collection of whimsical mixed media paintings by local artists Marlene Koenig and Lenny Addorisio. To celebrate Marlene’s and Lenny’s new works, SALT will be hosting an opening reception at the gallery from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. Marlene Koenig grew up surrounded […]

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