MEL FISHER

Celebrate Key West’s legendary treasure hunter


THE PROMISE OF UNTOLD riches just around the next treacherous corner, past the pit of poisonous vipers and across the fathomless chasm… the allure of the treasure hunting lifestyle is ever-present in literature and film. The familiar tale off the rogue explorer always searching – for an historical relic or a treasure ae buried deep in some remote location inspires […]

OFF OFF DUVAL

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 […]

MAP IT OUT 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

Alexandr Tolmachenko ‘Bartending for the People’


Alexandr Tolmachenko, or Alex for short, does not take his job as a bartender at Virgilio’s for granted. That is clear. Behind these walls he was given the opportunity to learn the skills of the trade and it is here that he learned to speak fluent English. It is also where he met his wife of eight years, Pip Kean. […]

Steppenwolf director helms world premiere play for Summer Stage

THEATER

It was a big storm that enticed Patrick New into pursuing a life in the theater. And not just any old storm… it was a very bright and flashy, very scary one. “My mum took me to a production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” when I was about 4 or 5,” New said, “and the storm in Act One, Scene One […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS Key West Summer Stage  Under the Hunter’s Moon July 12, 13, 14, 17 and 18, 8 p.m. Red Barn Theatre 319 Duval St. www.redbarntheatre.com Howie Mandel  July 16, 6:30 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywesttheater.com Twice Told Tales  July 16, 8 p.m. The Studios of Key West 533 Eaton St. www.tskw.org Summerish Fun Movie Series-  […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

  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 p.m. $3 […]

DRAG LIFE

Fine time for the surprising Ms. Lucille

The property was large, even for New Town, and enclosed by a tall concrete wall. Opening the gate, which revealed a huge patio and a large, free-form pool, was a very attractive and welcoming young man. It took a long split-minute to realize this was Kylie Jean Lucille. Kevin Odon, pronounced just like the Norse god Odin, (also known as […]

MUSIC SCENE

B-Man and mi-Shell: Happiness and music


There is no band more dynamic or more intimate than a husband and wife duo. They spend half of their lives entertaining each other and spend the other half entertaining their audiences, together. They eat, snore, and get up on stage together and both sides of their relationship are dependent on the other, but Brian Fields and Michelle Tafoya make […]

Authentic Neapolitan pizza a staple at Roostica



Bobby and Michelle Mongelli own Hogfish Bar and Grill and Geiger Key Marina but perhaps their proudest accomplishment is the Stock Island pizzeria Roostica. A favorite restaurant of Key West locals and visitors, Roostica is known for the pizza but also offers an assortment of Italian specialties. However, the pizza it serves is the highlight. In 1998, the Italian government […]


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