HAVE A BLAST HERE WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK



WHEN IT COMES TO WALLET friendliness, Key West doesn’t always rank on the “affordable” end of the spectrum. Between all of the brand spanking new luxury hotels and our love for high-end craft cocktails and excellent meals, it can be all too easy to blow your vacation budget before your island getaway even gets off the ground. And sure, you […]

Florida Weekly sweeps press awards: Named best weekly newspaper in state


The Florida Press Association has named Florida Weekly the best weekly newspaper in the state after the newspaper racked up 25 journalism awards at the 2018 Florida Media Conference in Orlando. Florida Weekly also recently earned five awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Awards in Miami, which included all daily newspapers in the state. In addition to […]

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 you might […]

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 […]

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

Angie Romo: She’s found her niche


The Salty Oyster Dockside Bar and Grill is located at the Perry Hotel next to the picturesque marina on Shrimp Road on Stock Island. If you sit at the bar with bartender Angie Romo she may be inclined to tell you about her travels around the United States, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean if you ask her nicely. She […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS Summer Smackdown  Artistic Challenge  Aug. 23 and 24, 8 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywesttheater.com Happy Hours with Kristen  McNamara  Wednesdays and Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Sidebar at Aqua 504 Angela St. www.sidebarkeywest.com Animal Farm Open House  Aug. 26, 1 p.m. Monroe County Sheriff’s Animal Farm 5501 College Road Summerish Fun Movie Series:  Up in Smoke  […]

MUSIC SCENE

Going Green with Emily Springsteen


And before you ask about the last name, no. No relation. When Emily talks about her music, you get the feeling it’s not the driver, but the vehicle. “I fell into playing music. I didn’t intentionally choose it as a career,” she said. “I use it because I feel a social responsibility. I have a sensitivity to environmental and sustainable […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

Alonzo’s700 Front St.4-6:30 p.m.Half-price appetizerswww.alonzoysterbar.comAqua711 Duval St.2-6 p.m.$5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beerswww.aquakeywest.comBagatelle115 Duval St.4-6 p.m.Half-price drinks$5 appetizerswww.Bagatellekeywest.comBlackfin918 Duval St.4:30-6:30 p.m.$7 menuwww.blackfinbistro.comBlue Macaw Island Eats and Bar804 Whitehead St.Every day with live music4-7 p.m.$3 well drinks, domestic beers andhouse wineswww.Bluemacawkeywest.comBoathouse Bar and Grill400 Greene St., #4084-6 p.m.Half-price well drinks and beerswww.Boathousebarandgrill.comBobby’s Monkey BarNoon-8 p.m.$3 well drinks$2.50 domestic beers$3 imports$2 Pringles […]

Lupita’s serves up Mexican tradition

KEY WEST CUISINE


The low ceilings at Lupita’s remind me of a traditional style cantina, but that’s where my amateur comparison ends. When I think of the cantinas I’ve stepped into somewhere down a side street in the remote highlands of Central America I think of dark, rough around the edges places where people went to disappear. But that’s not at all how […]

CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK


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