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THE LOVE BUG

By Florida Weekly Staff | July 15, 2021

A PREEMPTORY NOTE: IF YOU’RE OF THE opinion that “real lobster” has two big ol’ pinchy claws and is properly pronounced “lobstah,” then the following may not be to your liking. But if your crustacean preferences are a little more liberal, allow us to enlighten you on the clawless wonder that is the spiny lobster — a delicacy so prized […]

The importance of being Ernest

By Florida Weekly Staff | July 15, 2021

On this side of 2020 (which we might as well rename “The Year That Wasn’t”), now that many of us are vaccinated and walking around maskless feeling as naughty as streakers running across a football field, it’s only natural to feel a little reflective about how we finally got to this point. Lately, I’ve been thinking most about the second […]

Key West Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours

By Florida Weekly Staff | July 15, 2021

1. Kim McFall and Matt Carmony2. Nathan Dewolf and Travis Doll3. Victoria Castellanos4. Raquel Crummitt and John Toppino5. Eric Castellanos

KEY WEST SNAPS

By Florida Weekly Staff | July 15, 2021

Rhett the flamingo stretches his wings at the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. It’s at 1316 Duval St. Info: 305-296-2988 or www.keywestbutterfly.com.

OFF OFF DUVAL

By Florida Weekly Staff | July 15, 2021

The most traveled and visible street in Key West is only the beginning, the surface, of what the town has to offer. 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 offerings. Here are eight spots you might […]

Key West museums — have fun and learn something, too

By Florida Weekly Staff | July 15, 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 […]

KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE

By Florida Weekly Staff | July 15, 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 […]

In the kitchen with… Cyrus Jean,

By Florida Weekly Staff | July 15, 2021

The space that now is home to Viva Argentinian Steakhouse has been a brothel, a hotel and a strip joint. That was its past. Its present is as Key West’s first and only Argentinian steakhouse, serving Argentinian grass-fed beef, as well as pasta, seafood, burgers and an extensive list of wines from Argentina. You also can order such Argentine specialties […]

Counting their “Blessings”

By Florida Weekly Staff | July 15, 2021

For the third time in three albums, Sublime With Rome went to Sonic Ranch near El Paso, Texas, a studio Rome Ramirez (vocals, guitar), Eric Wilson (bass) and Carlos Verdugo (drums) like because it’s isolated enough to allow bands to really concentrate on the business at hand instead of getting distracted during recording by nightlife and other recreational opportunities. “I […]

THE KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDE

By Florida Weekly Staff | July 15, 2021

Key West is an artist’s utopia. Vibrant colors, stunning landscapes, dynamic wildlife and a culture that embraces art in all its incarnations are just a few of the infinite reasons why creators of all types flock to the island seeking inspiration. And while you hardly can walk a block down Duval Street without stumbling over an artisan peddling his crafts […]