The 2018 Key Lime Festival

Here in Key West, our passions are myriad. Tutus, parades, Sunday funday, glitter and … Key lime pie. There are as many varieties of Key lime pie on the island as there are colors of tutus sold at Fairvilla. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised to know that feuds have led to fisticuffs over just who makes the best Key […]

Fourth of July celebrations planned around island

Regardless of political affiliation (and let’s be honest, I think everyone has already had enough exposure to the inner workings of our government this year to last a lifetime), when July rolls around each year everyone’s always on board to throw America a birthday party. To be fair, Key West never turns down an opportunity to celebrate (e.g., Fantasy Fest, […]


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 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 […]


This duo makes dreams come true

Key West is a place where people come to live out their dreams or to celebrate milestones or to get married. Throughout the year the island hosts hundreds of perfect moments all carefully put together by a team of experienced professionals whose expertise is in attention to detail and making dreams come true. Making dreams come true might sound like […]


SPECIAL EVENTS FIFA World Cup  June 28, 8 p.m. Mary Ellen’s bar 420 Appelrouth Lane Key West Summer Stage  “The Gin Game” June 28, 29 and 30, 7 p.m. The Woman’s Club 319 Duval St. www.redbarntheatre.com Sunday Music with DJ Mira  July 1, 9 p.m. Sidebar at Aqua 504 Angela St. www.sidebarkeywest.com Jewelry Brunch Class  July 1, noon. Gilded Peach […]


      Alonzo’s  700 Front St. 4-6:30 p.m. Half-price appetizers www.alonzoysterbar.com Aqua  711 Duval St. 2-6 p.m. $5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beers www.aquakeywest.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 www.blackfinbistro.com Blue Macaw Island Eats and Bar 804 Whitehead St. Every day with live music 4-7 […]

A new Key West novel by local author Cliff Murray

Nothing conjures images of Key West’s colorful past like pirates, voodoo, and . . . zombies? In a new novel by Cliff Murray, readers are treated to all three of these in a story that’s a romp through the streets of modern-day Key West. The book is titled, rather appropriately, “Voodoo Zombie Pirates in Key West!” “I came up with […]


Saint Paul Murphy

Bloody Marys. How many places in Key West say they have the greatest Bloody Marys in the world? Quite a few, if not most. It’s like the “World’s Best Coffee” scene in the movie “Elf,” where Will Farrell sees the neon sign in the New York cafe and bursts through the door to congratulate them on their achievement. But THIS […]

THE DISH: highlights from local menus

The Dish: Seared Foie Gras The Place: Cafe Marquesa The Price: $26 The Details: Talk about being lucky — my friend and I had a light, but inconsequential dinner at another restaurant, and I said I’d never been to the restaurant at the Marquesa, long considered one of the finest dining experiences in Key West. We wandered in and they […]

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