The inaugural Shrimp Road Seafood & Craft Beer Festival is April 14

STOCK ISLAND: YEARS AGO, THAT phrase would have elicited a “Huh?” from anyone visiting the Florida Keys. It’s not a bustling tourist hub like Key West, that’s for sure, but our neighbor across the Cow Key Channel Bridge is coming into its own. And with the opening of two stellar hotels, a state-of-the-art marina village, a plethora of artists’ studios […]

On your marks, get set — moo!

Like most fantastically silly ideas, the inspiration behind the Cow Key Channel Bridge Run was sparked by the overconsumption of alcohol. While having a drink or 10 one humid July night, David L. Sloan — he of “Quit Your Job & Move to Key West” and “Roosters Are A**holes” fame, as well as a startling number of other books and […]


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 the continental 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 […]

Taste of Key West – A benefit for AIDS Help

Boasting the best views of Key West’s legendarily stunning sunsets set to the dulcet tones of Cat Man belting opera to his myriad feline companions, Mallory Square may usurp Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville as the most popular site in Key West. Starting about an hour before the sun takes her daily siesta, the Square teems with vendors and performers of all […]


SPECIAL EVENTS “Avenue Q”  April 12, 13 and 14, 8 p.m. The Waterfront Playhouse 407 Wall St. “That’s Outrageous”  Captain Outrageous Art Show Opening Party April 13, 4:13 to 7:13 p.m. The Custom House 281 Front Street Dueling Bartenders  Featuring Bobby Nesbitt April 16, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aqua Nightclub 711 Duval St. “The Sunday Ramble”  April 15, 8 […]


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 […]

The Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates Captain Outrageous in ‘That’s Outrageous!’ exhibit

The Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the acclaimed late Key West artist Captain Outrageous in “That’s Outrageous!,” a retrospective featuring more than 40 works that explore his pop art style across several different mediums. The exhibit opens Friday, April 13, with a special reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum, […]

The Vintners Dinner 2018 set for April 15

From the much-loved AIDS Help fundraiser, the Vintners Dinner, returns to Key West for one night only, April 15, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Casa Marina Hotel, 1500 Reynolds St. This immensely popular event is considered to be the official lead-in event to the April 24 famous Taste of Key West event, where both evenings for food and wine […]


Mira Stamenic aka ‘Mother Russia’

Although she was born in Belgrade, Serbia, Mira Stamenic is known lovingly to her friends as “Mother Russia.” “It’s because I take such good care of my friends,” she said with a thick Russian, er, Serbian accent. It’s actually not thick at all, but rather sexy, reminding me a little of Kristen Johnston’s “Ivana Humpalot” from “Austin Powers – The […]

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