IT’S CONCH TIME

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL CONCH REVIVAL PICNIC


OF THE MANY FACTORS THAT CONstitute what we know as “culture,” cuisine is often the most universal and accessible. A culture’s foods and the way that they are prepared tell us much about that culture’s people — their origins, their habitat, their evolution and their societal structure. Although many of the cultures that left their mark on Key West have […]

Reel in some tasty fare at seafood fest



Key West pink shrimp, stone crab, conch, spiny lobster, bluefin tuna, black grouper, red snapper, yellowtail snapper, mutton snapper — these are just a handful of the scrumptious species of seafood that inhabit the waters in and around Key West. And this weekend, the Florida Keys Commercial Fisherman’s Association returns to present their 14th annual Seafood Festival at Bayview Park […]

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 PointThe corner of South andWhitehead streetswww.southernmostpointwebcam.comThe city of Key West erected thisconcrete buoy in 1983 to denote thesouthernmost point in the continentialUnited States. 2. Conch Tour Train303 Front St.305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687www.conchtourtrain.comThe iconic train has been winding itsway through the streets of Key West since1958. 3. Sloppy Joe’s201 Duval St.305-294-5717www.sloppyjoes.comA Key West tradition since 1933, thisbar’s famous patrons include […]

Musician, producer and author John Simon at Friends of the Key West Library Lecture Series

Friends of the Key West Library present John Simon next up at ts acclaimed and popular Monday evening lecture series. Simon’s talk is at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Old City Hall, at 510 Greene St. The music producer, songwriter and musician will discuss his recent memoir, “Truth, Lies & Hearsay: A Memoir of a Musical Life In and […]

KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS Comedy Key West Presents Mark Normand Jan. 17 and 18, doors open at 7:30 p.m.,show at 8:30 p.m.Bottlecap1128 Simonton St.www.comedykeywest.com Backroom Burlesque at Sidebar Jan. 18, 10 p.m. and Jan. 19, 8 p.m.and 10 p.m.Sidebar504 Angela St.www.sidebarkeywest.com South Florida Symphony presents ‘Porgy and Bess’ Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m.Tennessee Williams Theatre5901 College Roadwww.southfloridasymphony.org Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute Jan. […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

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 […]

Take your mark for the Key West Half Marathon


The 21st anniversary of the Key West Half Marathon takes place Sunday, Jan. 20, with race headquarters again at Half Shell Raw Bar and Turtle Kraals Restaurant. The event includes amenities such as Alan S. Maltz photo tech shirts guaranteed for each participant, finisher medals for both races, more musicians on the race course, two-day registration and a pre-race pasta […]

CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK

Books & Books @ the Studios to partner with B’nai Zion Synagogue for double author event

Books & Books @ the Studios and B’Nai Zion Synagogue host a reading and book signing with bestselling authors Bethany Ball and Spencer Wise at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at B’Nai Zion Synagogue, 750 United St. The two will read from and discuss their books, both of which explore the modernday Jewish-American experience. Ball’s “What to Do About the […]


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