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78 Degrees, 30 Events, One Tiny Island Flip Flops Required at 10th annual Key West Food & Wine Festival


“…having bowed to the inevitability of the dictum that we must eat to live, we should ignore it and live to eat…” — M. F. K. Fisher, An Alphabet for Gourmets Key West will be channeling M.F.K. Fisher’s wisdom this weekend at the 10th annual Key West Food & Wine Festival, where food will be plentiful, wine glasses overflowing and […]

‘I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard’ burns through the Studios



From the beginning of time, parent/child relationships have been fraught with complications and conflict. Oedipus slew dear old dad Laius so he could marry his mother, Jocasta, without impediment; Electra and her brother Orestes killed their mother and stepfather to avenge the murder of their father, Agamemnon; Darth Vader cut off Luke’s hand; and Homer tries to strangle Bart at […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Fringe Theater presents ‘Collected Stories’


Fringe Theater presents “Collected Stories” by Donald Margulies Jan. 22 through Feb. 2 at the Key West Woman’s Club. Playwright Donald Margulies is the author of over a dozen plays, including Dinner With Friends, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2000. “Collected Stories” follows the relationship between author Ruth Steiner and her studentturned assistant over a six-year period. […]

BARTENDER OF THE WEEK

Simply Smithers


Many of us who live here in Key West are on a first name basis. In fact, probably a good percentage of us only know each other by our first names, even those we’ve seen about town and even worked with for years. It’s just the nature of this place. Before Facebook, most people didn’t know Melissa Smithers by anything […]

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 […]

KEY WEST CUISINE

Moondog Café and Bakery


Located at 823 Whitehead St., just footsteps away from the historic Hemingway House, Moondog Café and Bakery offers locals and visitors alike a modern and affordable dining option close to Duval St. The trendy and modern dining hot spot offers indoor and outdoor seating. Sit inside and admire the hip artwork that covers the space or sit outside on their […]

CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK

Aqua Idol begins new season at Aqua Nightclub

Fans of elimination-based singing competitions will be thrilled to hear that Aqua Idol, to benefit the Waterfront Playhouse has returned to Aqua Nightclub on Tuesday evenings. As always, the tirelessly talent scouting Lynda Frechette has assembled an insanely talented group of singers to entertain a packed house week in and week out. Each season of Aqua Idol benefits a different […]


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