FINISHING FANTASY FEST WITH A BANG



IF YOU’RE READING THIS, CONGRATULAtions” You’ve made it through the first half of Fantasy Fest! Most likely, you’re a little bruised (where do all those mystery bruises come from?!), a little battered and more than a little hungover from a week of late-night partying fueled by shots of Fireball. You’ve zombified yourself and perilously pedaled your bike down South Roosevelt. […]

Heads up on the 36th annual Headdress Ball



Ladies and gentlemen, start your glue guns! The Headdress Ball is coming and no feather, sequin or disembodied mannequin head is safe from the clutches of Key West’s most innovative and creative minds. On Thursday, Oct. 25, the Key West Business Guild presents the 36th annual Headdress Ball, the premier gay and lesbian event of the Fantasy Fest celebration. This […]

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. […]

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

Stirring things up with Jenn Stefanacci at 22&Co.


Everybody loves Jenn. What’s not to love? She’s beautiful, hard-working, energetic, smart, giving, and always seems to be smiling. Her story is like a lot of other bartenders’ stories; she’s a professional who chose the life of tending bar for all the reasons so many of the rest of us did. The flexibility, the camaraderie, the social interaction, the challenge, […]

LOCAL FOCUS

Live like a lost boy


Based on his effortless absorption into the community it would be easy to believe that Matthew Atkinson — Matty to his friends — has been living in Key West for a good part of his life. He managed to land a highly sought-after job at one of the off-Duval bars and in a twist of serendipitous events he just opened […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS 10th annual Remarcable Pumpkin Patch  Oct. 25, 9 a.m. MARC House 1401 Seminary St. www.marchouse.org A Screaming Green Halloween  Oct. 27, 10 a.m. Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden 5210 College Road Fantasy Fest Children’s Day  Oct. 28, noon Bayview Park Truman Avenue and Eisenhower Drive NFL Sunday  Oct. 28, noon Mary Ellen’s Bar 420 Appelrouth Lane […]

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 […]

Southern Airways Express announces new routes to Key West starting Nov. 8


Southern Airways Express, the nation’s third-largest commuter carrier, has announced its biggest expansion in more than two years, with the opening of its fifth domestic hub at Palm Beach International Airport. The new Palm Beach hub will begin with thrice-daily service to Tampa and twice-daily service to Key West. Southern intends to announce a Bahamas destination in the first quarter […]

CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK


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