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CHEERS…to the 11th annual Key West Food & Wine Festival



“ALL MEN ARE HUNGRY. THEY always have been. They must eat, and when they deny themselves the pleasure of carrying out that need, they are cutting off part of their possible fullness, their natural realization of life, whether they are poor or rich.” — M.F.K. Fisher, “How to Cook a Wolf” Key West will be heeding M.F.K. Fisher’s warning this […]

Float like a butterfly with Air Adventures



It’s an early morning and the sun ripens the day. Late spring rises, the remnants of an irate winter long dissipated. Plants and trees playfully twist and turn, a slight breeze moving through the neighborhood. A towering maple reaches for the white-flecked blue sky, its branches swaying melodically. Atop, double samara twitches, peers downwards and shuffles its propellers. Light shimmers […]

Coffee and Glorie at Coffee Plantation



But first, coffee. You know a girl can’t start her day off right without a strong cup of joe. Lucky for me, Key West is home to Coffee Plantation. Located at 713 Caroline St., Coffee Plantation is a coffee lover’s haven open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. […]

Key West Business Guild Mixer

The mission of the nonprofit Key West Business Guild is to promote LGBTQ+ travel to Key West, to promote gay-owned, gay-managed and gay-friendly businesses, and to strengthen the gay community’s position within the local Key West community by supporting relevant LGBTQ+ issues. Through its promotional efforts, the KWBG attracts about 250,000 LGBTQ+ visitors here each year, earning Key West its […]

Key West Art Center’s 60 Year Celebration

On Jan. 15, the Key West Art Center celebrated 60 years of providing a space for local artists to display and sell their works to collectors — including Tennessee Williams, who purchased the very first painting, a watercolor of his house on Duncan Street, when the collective opened its doors on Front Street.

“Single Occupancies” reimagines opera with intimate monologues that deliver



Earlier this month, Mark Campbell and Stephen Kitsakos teamed up to disrupt the art scene with “Single Occupancies,” a collection of contemporary opera theater monologues. Directed by Murphy Davis, Campbell’s “The Other Room” and Kitsakos “An Incident in Sutton Square” and “The Woman in Penthouse A” ran for two nights at The Studios of Key West. Cuban plots. Rising sea […]

CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK

5th 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 […]

Florida Keys Seafood Festival at Bayview Park



The waters in and around Key West are home to a host of scrumptious species of seafood, including Key West pink shrimp, stone crab, conch, spiny lobster, bluefin tuna, black grouper, red snapper, yellowtail snapper and mutton snapper. And this weekend, the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association returns to present its 15th annual Seafood Festival at Bayview Park, happening this […]

First Friday on the Fabulous 500 Block of Fleming

Folks will find many things on the Fab 500 Block of Fleming, but a chain store is not one of them. That’s right — all the shops between Duval and Simonton on Fleming Street are locally owned and now these owners have collaborated to host monthly First Friday events. On Friday, Jan. 3, more than a dozen participating boutiques, galleries […]


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