Remembering loved ones we lost this year

THEY WERE ARTISTS, COMMUNITY builders, heroes, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. The people we lost this year filled public and private spaces. They lit the times and places they lived each in their own inimitable way — gone now, yet at times more radiant than ever in their absence. “Now that you are gone, you are everywhere,” the poet J.D. […]

‘Darius’ a feast for the senses

Inhale. If you’re in Key West, you may detect a hint of jasmine or frangipani in the air, perhaps with a base note of salt from the ocean that surrounds us. Wherever you are, that brief pause may take you to another moment, another location, another world entirely. The sense of smell is powerful. The right scent can take you […]


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 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 The iconic train has been winding its way through the streets of Key West since 1958. 3. […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Cinematheque Series: Burning  Jan. 3, 6:30 p.m. Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St. Comedy Key West presents Harrison Stebbins  Jan. 3-4, 8:30 p.m. Bottlecap 1128 Simonton St. Something Rotten!  Jan. 4, 8 p.m. Tennessee Williams Theatre 5901 College Rd., Stock Island Tickets at Tim Marshall Curtis CD Release Party Jan. 4, doors 7 p.m., doncert 8 […]

Behind the history of one of Key West’s most enduring historic inns

It is the very definition of the American Dream: a penniless immigrant boy, inspired by tales of wealth and wonder, sets off to seek his fortune on American soil, where, after much hard work, he becomes a self-made millionaire, lives in a mansion that looks like a wedding cake and eventually dies as the richest man in the state. Written […]


Alonzo’s  700 Front St. 4-6:30 p.m. Half-price appetizers Aqua  711 Duval St. 2-6 p.m. $5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beers Bagatelle  115 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price drinks $5 appetizers Blackfin  918 Duval St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $7 menu Blue Macaw Island Eats and Bar  804 Whitehead St. Every day with live music 4-7 p.m. $3 well […]


Comedy Key West presents Harrison Stebbins

On Thursday and Friday, Jan. 3-4, Comedy Key West presents standup comedian Harrison Stebbins with Key West locals at Bottlecap. With a sarcastic wit and an improvisational style, Stebbins has quickly become one of the most popular acts in the Northeast. His unique blend of highenergy physical comedy and clever insight keeps audiences laughing long after he has left the […]


The Key West Sandwich Company

“Too few people understand a good sandwich.” — James Beard, nationally recognized champion of cuisine, cook, cookbook author and teacher. It is obvious when walking into the Key West Sandwich Company that this place is run by the kind of people who know good food but don’t take it too seriously. It’s 11 a.m. and co-owners Keith St. Peter, Andrew […]


Elle Taylor stuns on stage at Aqua Nightclub

When I was a teenager, I used to come to Key West frequently on vacation. I always marveled at the women lined up selling the drag shows outside the 801 Bourbon Bar. They were gorgeous, and I was envious beyond belief. When I meet Elle Taylor for the first time, I realize my envy has not abated in the last […]

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