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A WHOLE LOT OF DESIRE

By Florida Weekly Staff | December 16, 2021

The Key West Literary Seminar returns (Jan. 6-9) after a one-year hiatus with a catchy theme: “A Seminar Named Desire.” This multi-day tribute to writers, conversation and print publication will emphasize “literary explorations of the profane and the profound, the inventive, the graphic, and the deeply felt.” Featured speakers include the National Book Award Finalist Lauren Groff, bestselling author Jami […]

How Damian DeAngelis took Flight in Key West

By Florida Weekly Staff | December 16, 2021

You might guess from the style and presentation that the award-winning Bagatelle and Nine One Five restaurants are connected. Still, many may not know that one name in particular unifies both, plus First Flight Island Restaurant and Brewery: Damian DeAngelis. He is a modern success story out of the Key West food and beverage gauntlet. It’s impressive to steadily run […]

OFF OFF DUVAL

By Florida Weekly Staff | December 16, 2021

The most traveled and visible street in Key West is only the beginning, the surface, of what the town has to offer. It’s a fun place to party. But ask locals about their favorite spots or stroll through quiet neighborhoods and down alleyways off Duval, and you’ll begin to dive deeper into the quieter, more diverse and less readily apparent […]

Five ways to shop Key West this holiday season

By Florida Weekly Staff | December 16, 2021

Online ordering is inevitable. It’s really hard for some to pass on deals for essential oil diffusers and live laugh love art that no one appreciates. Not to mention clothing. Shopping for short kings and queens can be a challenge outside corporate juniors departments in New Town plazas. However, if you do decide keep the parameters of shopping more local […]

Seafood festival rescheduled to April

By Florida Weekly Staff | December 16, 2021

The Florida Keys Seafood Festival, originally set for Jan. 15-16, has been rescheduled. The Florida Keys Fishermen’s Association board of directors voted to postpone the Florida Keys Seafood Festival fundraiser out of “an abundance of caution with new COVID outbreaks and the resulting lack of volunteers to successfully operate a festival meeting our highest level of standards,” the group wrote […]

Art & Historical Society offers commemorative bricks for sale

By Florida Weekly Staff | December 16, 2021

The Key West Art & Historical Society has announced it will be adding a limited number of personalized commemorative bricks along the southeast walkway adjacent to the Custom House Museum. They now are available for order. The $125 personalized bricks offer purchasers a chance at immortality — for themselves, a business, a friend or a pet. All money raised will […]

Places across the Keys to ring in 2022

By Florida Weekly Staff | December 16, 2021

You can freeze during the traditional New Year’s Eve “ball drop” in New York’s Times Square. Or you can welcome 2022 someplace tropical, like the Florida Keys. Key West revelers can choose from several lighthearted takeoffs on the Times Square gala as midnight approaches Friday, Dec. 31. At the Bourbon St. Pub/New Orleans House complex, 724 Duval St., female impersonator […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

By Florida Weekly Staff | December 16, 2021

22&Co504 Angela St.Open-6 p.m.2-for-1 beer, wine and well drinksManic Monday, 1/2 price all drinksall daywww.22andco.com Alonzo’s Oyster Bar700 Front St.4-7 p.m.1/2 price well drinks, beer,wines by the glasswww.alonzoysterbar.com Aqua711 Duval St.2-6 p.m.$5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beerswww.aquakeywest.com Bagatelle115 Duval St.4-6 p.m.1/2 price drinks, $5 tasting plateswww.Bagatellekeywest.com Bobby’s Monkey Bar900 Simonton St.Noon-8 p.m.$2.50 domestic beers$3 imports and well drinks BottleCap Lounge1128 […]

Getting around Key West

By Florida Weekly Staff | December 16, 2021

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 continential 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. […]

Key West museums — have fun and learn something, too

By Florida Weekly Staff | December 16, 2021

Key West’s subtropical climate means the island is typically blanketed in a viscous humidity that makes a short walk to the mailbox feel like wading through tapioca pudding. Luckily, Key West is chock full of fascinating museums where both kids and adults can attempt to stave off the cognitive slump that begins to take hold when the temperature hits 88 […]