2018 Holiday GIFT GUIDE

GIFT GIVING IS SERIOUS BUSINESS. HOW DO YOU PICK THE perfect presents for your nearest and dearest when your shopping options are not exactly myriad or varied? T-shirt shops (with the ubiquitous “EVERYTHING $5!!!!” signs in the windows), stores hawking lotions and potions of dubious efficacy and all manner of trinket and tchotchke peddlers crowd Duval Street, luring unwitting purchasers into emptying their […]

Celebrating the holidays in Key West

Year-round balmy temps, palm trees and sandy beaches may not exactly scream “holiday season,” but while our friends up north are dreaming of sugarplums and freezing their bundled up behinds off, we here in the Florida Keys will be celebrating the season our way — with Conch Train Christmas tours (which are basically just an excuse to ooh and aah […]


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 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. […]


Grubby’s Key West evolution

“What a long, strange trip it’s been” could not be a better description for Mark Francis Grohol’s evolution from who he was when he arrived in Key West more than 20 years ago to where he is today. Locals and returning tourists might know him better as Grubby, the gregarious bartender at the Galleon Resort and Marina’s popular oceanside Tiki […]

Harty and Whiteside on birds and conservation

The Florida Keys Audubon Society holds the next edition of its monthly speaker series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Key West Garden Club, 1100 Atlantic Blvd. Guests speakers Beryn Harty and Dr. Mark Whiteside will present “More Feathered Friends & Conservation Issues.” The talk will be structured like a virtual bird walk. Harty will surprise Whiteside with […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Key West Artisan Market Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Higgs Beach100 Atlantic Blvd. NFL Sunday Dec. 2, noonMary Ellen’s Bar420 Appelrouth Lane Nick Norman Nov. 29, 5 p.m.Sunset Pier0 Duval St. Suenalo on the Beach Nov. 29, 8 p.m.Southernmost Beach Cafe1405 Duval St. MUSIC Green Parrot Bar 601 Whitehead St.Live music nightlyCheck the schedule atwww.greenparrot.com Irish Kevin’s 211 Duval […]


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 […]



SALT Gallery showcases photography, sculptures by Martha Hubbard and Karen Luknis

For the month of November, SALT Gallery presents “A-MUSED,” a new collection of stunning photography and unique mixed media sculptures by local artists Martha Hubbard and Karen Luknis. While celebrated for her culinary expertise and service to fine dining establishments that include 915, Louie’s Backyard and now her chef-led cooking instruction at Isle Cook Key West, Martha turned to photography […]

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