SEPTEMBER. JUST THE MERE mention of the month sends shivers down every hot-blooded American’s spine. The advent of September means back-to-work, back-to-school, sharp-ened pencils and brand-new backpacks and briefcases — that is to say, summer vacation is over and it’s back to the daily grind. And somehow, despite all of our best efforts to make the most of every summer […]

Rick Springfield Rocks Sunset Green Event Lawn

If you told me you’ve never danced around in your bedroom belting “You know I wish that I had Jessie’s girl” into your hairbrush, I would look you right in the face and call you a bold-faced liar. It’s actually physically impossible to hear one of Rick Springfield’s many hits — songs the like of “Jessie’s Girl,” “Love Somebody,” “Affair […]


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 […]


Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost Point  The corner of South and Whitehead streets 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. 305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687 www.conchtourtrain.com The Conch Train has been winding its way through the streets of Key West since 1958. […]


Audubon House & Tropical Gardens  205 Whitehead St. 305-294- 2116 or 877-294-2470 www.audubonhouse.com Original lithographs of John James Audubon’s drawings are on display at this former home of shipwreck salvager Capt. John Geiger. CityView Trolley  Tours of Key West 1045 Whitehead St. 305-294-0644 www.cityviewtrolleys.com These open-air trolleys offer hop-on and off tours that incorporate narration of the history of Key […]

Its namesake never saw it, but Audubon House still worth a look

It’s midway through the tour of Key West’s stunningly pretty Audubon House and Tropical Gardens that the truth comes out: John James Audubon — famed naturalist painter, whose lifelike paintings of bird portraits line the walls of the museum — never actually lived in the Audubon House. But don’t let this spoiler keep you from visiting; indeed, a visit to […]


SPECIAL EVENTS The Soul Man-Robert Albury  Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m. Sunset Pier Zero Duval St. Jerrod Isaman and Friends Live  Sept. 6, 10 p.m. Mary Ellen’s 420 Appelrouth Lane www.maryellensbar.com Live Music with Dave Bootle  Sept. 7, 9 p.m. Mangoes 700 Duval St. www.mangoeskeywest.com Summerish Fun Movie Series: “Finding Nemo”  Sept. 9, noon. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. […]


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 well […]


‘Captain Comedy’ Shaun Griffin

“I had been working at Danger Charters for about a week, when a friend of mine, Wade, said ‘if you like draft beer, check out the Porch.’ I went in, saw a big TV and thought it was sports. When I saw that it was the Muppet Show, I knew this was going to be my favorite bar,” bartender Shaun […]


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