THANKSGIVING in KEY WEST

BY LAURA RICHARDSON Florida Weekly Correspondent TO THIS HUMBLE FLORIDA WEEKly Key West Edition writer, December holidays be damned — Thanksgiving is the real most wonderful time of the year. When else are you allowed — nay, encouraged — to gorge yourself on a week’s worth of food, walk around with your pants shamelessly unbuttoned toned (or, if you’re a […]

Key West Artisan Market a seasonal treat



Whether you’re in the real world or in our isolated Cayo Hueso bubble, Sundays are sacred. Nothing wards off the Monday scaries like a decadent brunch, a nap and maybe an early dinner or a matinee at the Tropic Cinema. Not so if you’re one of the hundreds of artists and artisans who live in Key West. Beginning in November, […]

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. […]

FLORIDA WRITERS

Havana/Key West conference encourages discussion but meets disaster


This is the eighth installment of Lucy Burdette’s Key West Food Critic mystery series featuring the loveable Hayley Snow. This time out, it’s under the imprint of a new publisher. When a major three-day event is planned to find common ground between the cities of Havana and Key West, Hayley’s mother gets the catering contract. The venue is the Harry […]

Hand-painted nutcrackers on auction at Studios of Key West



No matter how you feel about Christmas decorations on display in big-box stores before Thanksgiving, ‘tis the season for snowflakes and sugar plum fairies. Fortunately, we Keys-dwellers still get to experience the warmth of the season (both the feelings and the climate) while skipping the finger-numbing snow shoveling thanks to Joyce Stahl’s biennial production of “The Nutcracker,” a colorful tribute […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS A Handmade Holiday Market  Local Artists Nov. 24, noon Mallory Square 400 Wall St. NFL Sunday  Nov. 25, noon Mary Ellen’s Bar 420 Appelrouth Lane City of Key West  Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 26, 6 p.m. Bayview Park 1320 Truman Ave. Samantha Fish  Nov. 27, 8 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywesttheater.com MUSIC Green Parrot […]

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 […]

The Conch Train

Rambling along the streets and through the history of Key West since 1958

On a blustery, partly cloudy Sunday afternoon The Conch Tour Train, Key West’s oldtime sightseeing tour, pulled out of the station on Front Street and rambled and jangled along the sometimes bumpy roads of Key West’s historic district. A ticket for the train, actually a car outfitted like a train with passenger cars in tow, is about $30 (plus tip); […]

CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK


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