IN THE DAY AND AGE WHERE INSTAgram and Facebook allow anyone and everyone to share their favorite photos of their meals, pets, sexy bodies and really just about anything at any and every time of the day with the click of an app, it is hard to imagine a time when visual imagery was a distinguished master craft, slow-cooked 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 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 […]


Key West homegirl Jessica Castro mixes bartending, nursing

Built in 1884, Bagatelle was a private home for over 100 years before it became one of the most popular restaurants in Key West. Located near Mallory Square and the cruise ship port on the 100 block of Duval Street, Bagatelle is a secluded oasis from the hustle and bustle of the nearby 200-block bar district, serving brunch, dinner and […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Rebirth Brass Band  July 5, 8 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. www.sidebarkeywest.com Key West Summer Stage  “Under the Hunter’s Moon” July 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11, 8 p.m. Red Barn Theatre 319 Duval St. www.redbarntheatre.com FIFA World Cup  July 6, 7, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 10 and 11, 10 a.m. to […]

World premiere of ‘Under the Hunter’s Moon’ opens at Summer Stage

Bowersox — as resident playwright of the Red Barn — has penned some very good plays in the last decade. “Person of Interest,” “Moment of Grace,” “The Poetry of Hearts” and “The Return” have all garnered raves from patrons and critics alike. “Under The Hunter’s Moon” should continue that string of hits. The play centers on the fictional Robert Grey, […]

LOCAL FOCUS See Key West (or Cuba) with Our Key West

Following three very incredible and eye-opening days in Havana, Cuba, I returned kicking myself that I had not gone sooner and wondering why more people weren’t going or at least curious to see what this country is all about. After all, Cuba was once known as “the jewel of the Caribbean” before it became strenuously off limits. Yes, traveling to […]

THE DISH: highlights from local menus

The Dish: Zuppa di Pesce The Place: Antonia’s, 615 Duval St., Key West; 305-294-6565 or www.antoniaskeywest.com. The Price: $30 The Details: Antonia’s has been a mainstay of Duval Street for decades, serving refined, beautifully prepared seafood, pasta and other Italian fare. We started with an appetizer of plump, seared scallops before digging into entrees that included this seafood stew and […]



SALT Gallery features Kreg Kelley this summer

For the summer season, SALT Gallery, 830 Fleming St., will feature a new collection of whimsical mixed media paintings by local artist Kreg Kelley. To celebrate Kreg’s new works, SALT will be hosting an opening reception at the gallery from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 6. A Key West-based artist as of summer 2013, Kreg won his first […]

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