Review: Lunch at the Boathouse

The Boathouse, one of Key West’s newest restaurants, has quickly become a local favorite. An extension of the Commodore, the Boathouse features laid-back dining and an extensive happy hour menu. I took a friend here for a birthday lunch, curious about the new establishment. My curiosity was rewarded with a delicious meal and a festive environment. Location The restaurant can [&hellip

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Cooking with Conch

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, why not celebrate the spirit of rebellion with your palette? In Key West, conch is more than a delicious main course- it’s part of our story. Early settlers, come to escape oppression on the mainland, would rather “eat conch than die.” Well, who wouldn’t? Buying Conch If you happen to see [&hellip

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Off the Rock

“Nobody gets off the rock.” In Alcatraz, it was a popular expression- only, a few did. Today, off the rock is a favorite phrase among some of the survivalist types. In living rooms and bars across the U.S., eccentric ideas are being countered with “you must be off your rocker”. (Betty White and NBC seem to have come together to [&hellip

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Drinking for Charity

In Key West, we take our cocktails with little umbrellas and a dose of philanthropy. While the umbrellas may seem a bit hazardously placed, that little bit of altruism is right at home. As you make your way through Margaritaville, the Key West Bar Card gives you more for your money, while contributing to charity. George Murphy If you have [&hellip

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Key West: Eccentric Top 9

While there are no apple-flinging trees or cowardly lions roaming our streets, to the weekend sojourner and the freshwater conch our small island may very much feel like Oz. “Slow down- this ain’t the mainland,” reads a common bumper sticker, not that our eccentric streets leave much room to wonder. For the passer-through and the recent transplant, here is a [&hellip

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Review: Lunch at the Boathouse
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The Boathouse, one of Key West’s newest restaurants, has quickly become a local favorite. An extension of the Commodore, the Boathouse features laid-back dining and an extensive happy hour menu. I took a friend here for a birthday lunch, curious about the new establishment. My curiosity was rewarded with a delicious meal and a festive environment. Location The restaurant can [&hellip

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Cooking with Conch
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With the Fourth of July just around the corner, why not celebrate the spirit of rebellion with your palette? In Key West, conch is more than a delicious main course- it’s part of our story. Early settlers, come to escape oppression on the mainland, would rather “eat conch than die.” Well, who wouldn’t? Buying Conch If you happen to see [&hellip

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Off the Rock
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“Nobody gets off the rock.” In Alcatraz, it was a popular expression- only, a few did. Today, off the rock is a favorite phrase among some of the survivalist types. In living rooms and bars across the U.S., eccentric ideas are being countered with “you must be off your rocker”. (Betty White and NBC seem to have come together to [&hellip

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Drinking for Charity
Key West Bar Card

In Key West, we take our cocktails with little umbrellas and a dose of philanthropy. While the umbrellas may seem a bit hazardously placed, that little bit of altruism is right at home. As you make your way through Margaritaville, the Key West Bar Card gives you more for your money, while contributing to charity. George Murphy If you have [&hellip

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Key West: Eccentric Top 9
Sloppy Joes Key West

While there are no apple-flinging trees or cowardly lions roaming our streets, to the weekend sojourner and the freshwater conch our small island may very much feel like Oz. “Slow down- this ain’t the mainland,” reads a common bumper sticker, not that our eccentric streets leave much room to wonder. For the passer-through and the recent transplant, here is a [&hellip

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A Wrecker’s Life in the Keys
Underwater view of a shipwreck

Key West has a history as eccentric as its people. It has been a haven for those fleeing prosecution, a major port of trade and a tourist hot spot. In 1860, it was the richest city in the Union. Being Key West, of course, its economic success in the 19th century was not a result of King Cotton or coal. [&hellip

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A Cure for the Musak Blues
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I was sitting in my dentist’s waiting room when something thinly disguised as “Stairway to Heaven” filled the room. This whitewashed, Muzak version lacked all of the grit and soul with which Led Zepplin played their classic song. The dentist chair suddenly gained some appeal. At least the sounds of scraping and drilling were more honest than this sad rendition. [&hellip

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Conch: Not a Dirty Word
Queen Conch Shells

Visitors to the Keys might think us foul, were they unfamiliar with the Key West love affair with conch. In the Conch Republic, this large mollusk lends its name to everything from high school sports teams to bicycle shops. The conch is a central part of life on the island; it’s in our food, our history and our vocabulary. Where [&hellip

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Welcome to June in Key West
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Here’s a quick look at June’s weather and events. Key West Weather Make sure to pack your official Key West uniform if heading for clear water and bright skies this June. The average temperature is expected to be 83 degrees and the relative humidity 71.5%. So get your tees, flip flops, shorts and bathing suit ready for the upcoming beach [&hellip

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Give us a Key West Address
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The Key West Songwriter’s Festival rocked our island again last month. The largest festival of its kind in the world, the KWSF provides five days and nights of music (most of it free) and attracts more than a hundred top songwriters. In its sixteen years, the festival has graced our island with entertainment and amazing talent. Three years ago, it [&hellip

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