BON APPETIT

Follow our delicious food crawl up the Keys


time is a dream come true 364 days out of the year, but sometimes it feels necessary to change up the usual routine in favor of something less … Key West-y. And while it’s practically vulgar to complain about the particular strain of bourgeois malaise that comes from having too much access to the finer things in life — caviar […]

Aqua Idol for King and Queen of Fantasy Fest



Fans of singing competitions with biting judges and lavish costumes will be thrilled to hear that the annual iteration of Aqua Idol to benefit the Royal Candidates for Fantasy Fest has returned to Aqua Nightclub on Tuesday evenings. As always, a talented group of singers has been handpicked by the candidates themselves to entertain a packed house week in and […]

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 and Whitehead streets www.southernmostpointwebcam.com The city of Key West erected this 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 iconic train has been winding its way through the streets of Key West since 1958. 3. […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS Live Music with Dave Bootle  Sept. 20, 9 p.m. Mangoes 700 Duval St. www.mangoeskeywest.com Sunday Music with DJ Mira  Sept. 23, 9 p.m. Sidebar at Aqua 504 Angela St. www.sidebarkeywest.com Summerish Fun Movie Series:  ‘Iron Giant’  Sept. 23, 12 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywesttheater.com Jerrod Issaman and Friends  Live  Sept. 20, 10 p.m. Mary […]

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 well […]

MUSIC SCENE

It’s a Zack attack


This is a rags-to-riches story. Then riches to rags and back from rags to riches once again. Then a downward spiral into artistic obscurity and a short period of time as No. 3 on the FBI’s Most Wanted List, followed by redemption and, finally, salvation. This is the true story of country music icon Chevy Chestnuts, who also sometimes goes […]

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

Introducing Justin Cline


When you first meet him, he’ll probably introduce himself as Justin, but to his friends and locals he is known as Durty, a nickname that he got as a teenager for a reason that he says is “top secret.” “I’ll never tell,” he says when asked how he got the nickname in the first place. “Otherwise it will lose its […]

KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDE

SALT Gallery shakes things up with works by Kreg Kelley

SALT Gallery shakes things up through September with a new collection of whimsical mixed media paintings by Kreg Kelley. A Key West-based artist since the summer of 2013, Kreg won his first art award at the age of 12 with the Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards Program for a drawing he called “Holocaust.” Throughout his teen years he experimented in different […]

CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK


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