www.FloridaWeekly.com INSIDEWEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2018Vol. 3, No. 16 FREE Top picksCheck out great things to do on the island this week. A9 TheaterIn the wings: Hunters Moon and Fresh Ink Shorts. A6 Bartender of the Week Gretchen Richmond: Daughter of a sailor. A13 MusicD. J. Johnny 2 Shots wants to make you dance. A16 BY LAURA RICHARDSONFlorida Weekly Correspondent BY LAURA RICHARDSONFlorida Weekly Correspondent SEE FISHING, A14 Fishing in the KeysCelebrate Hemingway Days with lookalike contest and morePPRESSIVELY HOT though it may be, there is a certain unique beauty to be found in July in Key West. Palms sway gently in the breeze, frozen drinks render the blazing humidity that much more bearable, chubby grandpas with great white beards flood every inch of our beautiful little island wait, what? Why are all of these vacation-ready Santa Clauses roaming around Duval Street in Hawaiian shirts, SEE HEMINGWAY, A10 ANDY NEWMAN, FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAU PHOTO2017 winner Richard Filip, left, is congratulated by Fred Johnson, right, and other previous winners of the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joes Bar in Key West. Filip, of Fayetteville, Texas, won last years title on his seventh attempt. ERNEST HEMINGWAY PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM, BOSTON ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLY Though the residents of the Florida Keys have a reputation as being hardy stock, weathering everything from natural disasters like Hurricane Irma to the worst hangovers known to man (Fireball is not your friend), there are three little words that typically strike crippling, ocean-avoidant fear into the hearts of any local worth their Florida Keys sea salt: Lobster mini-season. The dreaded time of year is upon us when the hordes of mini-season lobster hunters descend on our precious island, invade our pristine waters and jet home with their coolers full of Key Wests crustacean aquatic bounty. Although we fully support the hunt (and we wont lie weve certainly tickled our fair share of lobsters out of their hidey holes), if you want to avoid the crustacean-crazy crowds there are millions of other creatures that call Key Wests oceanic ecosphere home. Were talking about the innumerable sea-borne delights best enjoyed sauted in a bit of white wine and b utter and served simply with a lemon wedge and a glass of cold ros. And in the dead of summer here in Key West, sometimes the only way to beat the heat is to pick up a rod and start fishing. Thankfully, there are infinite fishing options to please every pescatarian sportsman looking to catch his or her supper. While plenty of places across the globe claim to have The Best Fishing on the Planet, Keys residents back up their claim with a literal pupu platter of fish species thanks to Floridas proximity to the third largest barrier reef on the planet. Each year, thousands of tourists from the farthest flung corners of the world travel here COURTESY PHOTOCapt. Justin Jennings Annarino of Keys Custom Fishing Charters.
A2 WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST EditorOwen Killianokillian@floridaweekly.comPublisherNiall Geogheganniall@floridaweekly.comReportersBucky Montgomery Laura Richardson Jennifer White Presentation EditorEric Raddatzeraddatz@floridaweekly.comProduction ManagerAlisa Bowmanabowman@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Paul Heinrich Scott SleeperCirculation ManagerMichael Gagliardimgagliardi@floridaweekly.comBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLC100 Grinnell Street Key West, FL 33040305.363.1310www.FloridaWeekly.com Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2018 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC. A COZY UPSCALE CRAFT COCKTAIL BAR & LIQUOR STOREWITH CLASSIC COCKTAILS, FINE WINE & SMALL BITES!FULL RETAIL LIQUOR SPECIALTY STORE, STOCKING LOCAL DISTILLED SPIRITS, FINE WINES, LOCAL FLORIDA BEERS, RARE FINDSASK ABOUT DAILY SPECIALS! HAPPY HOUR 3-6 DAILY 1/2 PRICE CAVIAR $10 STOLI ELITE MARTINIS & COSMOS $8 SELECTED WHITE, RED AND SPARKLING WINES $6 CRAFT COCKTAIL ON TAP OFF OFF DUVALThe 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 youll begin to dive deeper into the quieter, more diverse and less readily apparent offerings. Here are eight spots that you might not see at first glance. Better than Sex, 926 Simonton St. 305-296-8102; www.betterthansexkeywest.com. A great place for couples. Swing by this dessert only, adults only restaurant late in the evening. Indulge your senses with chocolate dipped wine glasses and cheeky, homemade desserts and beverages such as an Ephemere Apple Spiced Ale in a tall beer glass with a signature caramel rim-job. Lick it good. Mellow Caf and Gastro Pub, 1605 Roosevelt Blvd. 305-745-3874; www. mellowventureskeywesst.com. Located near the water in Old Town Key West, the caf is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers unique island fare with a mellow atmosphere to match. The menu items are crafted with fresh locally sourced ingredients and include a fresh catch, Havana roasted pork, romaine leaf plates and caramelized banana chocolate tacos. Drink options include a large selection of craft beers, 11 rotating tap beers, wine, house-made sangria, and champagne cocktails. They have a great happy hour daily from 5 to 7 p.m. and delivery is available. Cuban Coffee Queen, 284 Margaret St. 305-292-4747; www.cubancoffeequeen.com. The strong Cuban coffee at this hole in the wall is also rich in Key West heritage. A Caf Con Leche paired with a classic Cuban sandwich or some Havana rice and beans will keep you going long into a Key West night. Firefly, 223 Petronia St. 305-8490104; www.fireflykeywest.com. Being that Key West is home to the southernmost point of the continental United States, its fitting that the island is home to a very southern-inspired restaurant. Fireflys plantation-style look and Southern-inspired cuisine give it the most down-home feel of a culinary experience on the island. The shrimp and grits, fried chicken dish and baconwrapped meatloaf are a few fan favorites. Key West Island Bookstore, 513 Fleming St. www.Keywestislandbooks.com; 305-294-2904. This decades-old boutique bookstore offers a surprisingly varied wealth of current and used titles, from best sellers to rare titles. Often open late its an inviting place to browse among the crowded stacks. La Rubia Fine Hats-510 Fleming St. 305-296-6059; www.larubiakeywest. com. The Florida Keys only importer of authentic Panama hats. The owners developed this boutique to carry on the centuries-old tradition of hand weaving hats, which come from Ecuador and not Panama, by the way. There are styles for both men and women in a wide array of colors and weaves. They also offer a nice selection of wearable, fair trade crafts such as jewelry, ikat wraps and shigra bags. Little Pearl,632 Olivia St. 305-2044762; www.littlepearlkeywest.com. Nestled in the heart of Old Town Key West and away from the bustling downtown streets, sits an excellent spot for fresh local catch and innovative cuisine with a tropical twist. Its new, its hot and reservations are required. Nancy Forresters Secret Garden, 518 Elizabeth St. 305-294-0015; www. nancyforrester.com/index.html. Ms. Forrester has a secret, and its not her garden, per se: its what she keeps there. The longtime environmentalist has been caring for orphaned parrots for more than 30 years, and she invites the public to meet with her uncaged friends to take pictures, hold them and listen as she educates the community about her feathered friends. COURTESY PHOTOThe Mellow Caf and Gastro Pub is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every Sunday Taco BrunchHappy Hour All Day!
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A4 WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST islandsafarirentals.com Cruisers, Tandems, Tricycles and Kids bikes!Call us today at (305) 414-8142Monday Sunday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm FREE DELIVERY TO FERRY TERMINAL AND ALL OTHER LOCATIONS IN KEY WEST! MAP IT OUT Getting around Key West1. Southernmost Point The corner of South Street and Whitehead Street www.southernmostpointwebcam.com The city of Key West erected this now famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the southernmost point in the continential United States. 2. Conch Tour Train 303 Front St., Key West 305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687 www.conchtourtrain.com The Conch Train has been winding its way through the streets of Key West since 1958. 3. Sloppy Joes 201 Duval St. 305-294-5717 www.sloppyjoes.com The historic bar has been a Key West tradition since it opened in 1933. Its most famous patrons were Ernest Hemmingway and the rum runner Habana Joe. 4. Mallory Square Sunset Celebration 1 Whitehead St., Key West 786-565-7448 www.sunsetcelebration.org This nightly festival begins at the waters edge about and hour or two before sunset and includes street performers, local artisans, food carts, palmists and psychics. 5. Truman Little White House 111 Front St. www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com The Little White House adds a presidential luster to the Conch Republic. Originally built for Naval of cers in 1890 and used as a command headquarters in three wars, the Little White House later served as lodging for President Harry S. Trumans winter retreats from 1946 to 1952.6. The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum 907 Whitehead St., Key West 305-294-1136 www.hemingwayhome.com Take the tour and say hello to one of the 40 to 50 six-toed cats, all descendants of Hemingways cat, Snowball. 7. The Key West Butter y & Nature Conservatory 1316 Duval St., Key West 305-296-2988 or 800-839-4647 www.keywestbutter y.com More than 50 different butter y species from around the world and 20 different exotic bird species coexist in this climate-controlled, glass-enclosed habitat that includes waterfalls, owering plants and trees. 8. Mel Fisher Maritime Museum 200 Greene St., Key West 305-294-2633 www.mel sher.org Exhibits include treasures from the Spanish galleons of 1622 discovered by Mel Fisher and his crew. 9. Mile Marker 0 Sign 490 Whitehead St., corner of Fleming Street U.S. 1 begins here in Key West, continues 2,369 miles north up the East Coast, and ends in Fort Kent, Maine. Stop here to commemorate your visit to Key West with a photo next to the iconic Mile Marker 0 sign. 10. Key West Express Ferry Terminal 100 Grinnell Street 239-463-5733 www.Keywestexpress.net Traveling via the Express is truly the best way to get between Key West, Fort Myers Beach or Marco Island. Youll enjoy air-conditioned interiors, exterior sun decks, couches, tables and even reclining airlinestyle seating. Theres a full-service galley, full-service bar and at-screen TVs with satellite television. 11. Audubon House and Garden 205 Whitehead Street 305-294-2116 www.Audubonhouse.com Original lithographs by John James Audubon are on display the former home of shipwreck salvager Captain John Geiger.12. Key West City Cemetery Bordered by Angela, Frances, Olivia Streets and Windsor Lane 305-292-6718www.Friendsofthekeywestcemetary.com Stop by the sextons of ce near the entrance at Passover Lane and Windsor Lane for a map containing a free walking tour.13. Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and Beach Located at the ocean end of Southard Street and bordering the Naval Reservation. 305-295-0037 www.Fortzacharytaylor.com Fort Zach is known to locals and tourists alike as one of Key Wests best beaches. In addition to the expansive beach, there are nature trails, bike paths, and Historic Fort Zachary Taylor all within a 54-acre park with picnic tables and grills. Experience the beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Key West Shipping Channel. b b t t nfr rrn brf
A6 WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST CURATING YOUR WAY OF LIFE THROUGH DESIGN, FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES FOR THE HOME & GARDENOFF SEASON HOURS: WEDNESDAY 10AM TO 3PM THURSDAY SATURDAY 10AM TO 5PM AND HAPPILY BY APPTIN THE HEART OF STOCK ISLAND5700 4th AvenueR at Chicos, R at Fishbusters Block and a half on your L305.916.5042 SOULHOUSEKEYWEST.COM THEATERThe final shows for Summer Stage 2018: Under the Hunters Moon and Fresh Ink Shorts SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYJust three performances remain for the smash hit Under the Hunters Moon, the new play by Key West playwright Bob Bowersox on stage at the Red Barn Theatre as part of this years Summer Stage 2018 Festival of Stage Arts. After a solid three-week run, the shows final performances are July 19-21. Tickets are savailable at www.redbarntheatre.com/tickets or by calling 305-296-9911 Described in reviews as a luxurious experience laced with delicious spirit gripping, the play centers on Robert Grey, the biggest Hollywood star of his generation, who finds himself questioning his entire lifes path when he unexpectedly runs into his long-lost first love (who he hasnt seen in 35 years) in a rural Maine general store while shooting his new film. Bowersoxs play explores the question of why many of us end up far from where we were aimed in our youth, and what do we do when the reality of that journey hits home without warning. Starring are David Black, Bowersox, Melody G. Moore, Paula Cabot, Mathias Maloff, Tammy Shanley and Arthur Crocker. The play is directed by Steppenwolf and Goodman Theater alum Patrick New. The final production of Summer Stage 2018, Fresh Ink Shorts, is set to open next weekend, making its debut in the Back Room Theater at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. The show will run only two nights, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 27-28. The evening will feature short plays that are all brand new and all penned by local playwrights. They run from one minute to 25 minutes, and will be performed in a blocked, staged, script-in-hand format by an ensemble cast of top Key West actors. The plays cover comedy, drama, fantasy, and everything in-between. The Fresh Ink featured playwrights this year include Bowersox, Moore and Neal Ruchman. The Fresh Ink ensemble of featured actors includes Vanessa McCaffrey, Mathias Maloff, Tammy Shanley, Ross Pipkin, John Reynolds, Tony Konrath and Rebecca Gleason. Its a fast-paced, completely engaging 70 minutes of very good writing and acting, Bowersox said. Its a great way to support not only local theater, but local theater writers as well. Tickets are available at www.redbarntheatre.com/tickets or by calling 305296-9911. COURTESY PHOTOCast members of Under the Hunters Moon.
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A8 WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTSSPECIAL EVENTSKey West Summer Stage Under the Hunters MoonJuly 19, 20 and 21, 8 p.m. Red Barn Theatre 319 Duval St. www.redbarntheatre.comMango FestJuly 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bayview Park 1320 Truman Ave.The Running of the ChihuahuasJuly 21, 1:30 to 6 p.m. Ricks KeyWest 202 Duval St.Summerish Fun Movie FootlooseJuly 25, 7 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywesttheater.comCOMEDYComedy Open Mic NightMondays, 9 p.m. Mary Ellens Bar and Restaurant 420 Appelrouth LaneComedy Key WestThursdays and Fridays, 7:30 to 10 p.m. The Blue Room 1128 Simonton St. Tickets available at www.comedykeyw est.comMUSICGreen Parrot Bar601 Whitehead St. Live Music Nightly Check the schedule at www.greenparrot.comIrish Kevins211 Duval St. Live Music Nightly Check the schedule at www.irishkevins.comMary Ellens420 Appelrouth Lane Open Mic with Comedy Key West, Mondays, 9 p.m. Drunken Spelling Bee, First Monday of each month, 9 p.m. Trivia, Tuesday Nights, 6:30 p.m. SIN Night (Service Industry Night), Wednesdays 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.Mellow Caf and GastropubBike Nights-Live Music Ride your bike and get half off your meal Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. 1605 North Roosevelt Blvd. www.mellowkw.comSmoking Tuna4 Charles St. Live Music Nightly Check the schedule at www.smokingtunasaloon.comSloppy Joes201 Duval St. Live Music Nightly Check the schedule at www.sloppyjoes.comPHOTOGRAPHYPhotographs from the permanent collectionOngoing Key West Art and Historical Society Custom House 281 Front St. www.Kwahs.orgHomegrownPhotographs by Michael Marrero Ongoing Gallery on Greene 606 Greene St. www.galleryongreene.comCINEMATropic Cinema416 Eaton St. COURTESY PHOTOThe Key West Art & Historical Societys Permanent Collection includes more than 25,000 objects spanning from postcards, photographs, paintings, artifacts, textiles, ordnance and archives highlighting the people, places and events which have shaped the Florida Keys. Items are available through the generous support of donors. See it at Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House, 281 Front St., www.Kwahs.org.
FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2018 A9 www.tropiccinema.com Check the website for ongoing filmsLGBTAqua Nightclub711 Duval St. Aqua Idol for the Florida Keys SPCA Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Drag Shows Nightly, 7 and 9 p.m. Karaoke Monday through Thursday, 11 p.m. www.Aquakeywest.comBobbys Monkey Bar900 Simonton St. Karaoke Nightly, 9:30 p.m. Bobbys Monkey Bar on FacebookBourbon St. Pub724 Duval St. Just Jeff (Moss), Thursdays through Sundays, 8 to 10 p.m. Ronnie, Mondays through Wednesdays, 3 to 8 p.m. The Men of Bourbon, Nightly www.BourbonSt.pub.com801 Bourbon Bar801 Duval St. Drag Shows, Nightly, 9 and 11 p.m. Happy Hour Drag, 5 p.m. Saturdays Drag Karaoke, 4 p.m. Sundays Messy Mondays with Mulysa, 1 a.m. Mondays Fierce and Fabulous/Dragalicious, 1 a.m. Wednesdays www.801bourbon.comIsland House1129 Fleming St. www.Islandhousekeywest.comLa Te Da1125 Duval St. Christopher Peterson, July 21, 9 p.m. Randy Roberts, July 19 and 24, 9 p.m. 3Sum, July 19, 20, 21 and 22, 8:30 p.m. Ronnie Lively, July 23, 8:30 The Fabulous Spectrelles, July 24 and 25, 8:30 p.m. Tea Dance, Sundays 4 to 6:30 p.m. www.Lateda.com Around Key WestLocal Farm StandWednesdays, 5 to 7 p.m. Mellow Caf and Gastropub 1605 North Roosevelt Blvd.Ghost Tours and Ghost HuntsNightly 301 Whitehead St. and 1102 Duval St. 305-395-1435 www.hauntedkeywest.com KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS #KW7.21 Competing local chefs Competing local chefs and residents alike and residents alike showcase the colorful showcase the colorful abilities of what the abilities of what the mango has to offer mango has to offer at at Mango Fest. July July 21, 10 a.m. to 4 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bayview Park, p.m., Bayview Park, 1320 Truman Ave. 1320 Truman Ave. Come out for a little competition at The Running of the Chihuahuas, July 21, 1:30 to 6 p.m., Ricks KeyWest, 202 Duval St.7.21 Like Bacon? Dont miss Footloose at the Summerish Fun Movie Series July 25, 7 p.m., The Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywest theater.com7.25 7.19-21 Key West Summer Stage Under the Hunters Moon, July 19, 20 and 21, 8 p.m., July 19, 20 and 21, 8 p.m., Red Barn Theatre, 319 Duval Red Barn Theatre, 319 Duval St. St. www.redbarntheatre.com www.redbarntheatre.com
A10 WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WESTsmoking cigars and swilling rum like theyre preemptively trying to ensure their spots on the naughty list? If you didnt know any better, youd think you had stumbled right into a mall Santa convention or into an out-of-season SantaCon but au contraire these men have been growing their beards and practicing their Papa impressions for Hemingway Days, the weeklong celebration of Key Wests most famous literary legacy. The festival, now in its 38th year, runs July 17-22 and glorifies all things Ernest. Annual Hemingway Days events include lectures, cocktail parties, tours, races, readings and even a marlin fishing tournament (Hemingway was an avid fisherman, as devoted to the sport as he was to getting blotto beyond belief). But its the Papa Look-alike Contest held at the famous Sloppy Joes bar that receives the bulk of the annual festivals national press, owed no doubt to the overwhelming sight of a room packed with what appear to be Hemingways clones, all jostling for a statue shaped like you guessed it Mr. Hemingway himself. Picture it: Hemingway, clutching a bronze bust of Hemingway, smiling amidst a sea of drunk cheering Hemingways. Its enough to make someone who happened to stroll in off the street think theyd been slipped a Mickey (or stumbled into a particularly weird literarythemed fetish party after all, nothing is off limits in Key West). Each year, over a hundred broadchested, bearded hopefuls queue up in Hemingways favorite watering hole, Sloppy Joes, to compete for the title of Papa. They preen; they pose; they arm-wrestle. They spend hours choosing the right khaki safari-shirt and woolen fishermans sweater. And, much like a traditional beauty pageant, looks only get the contestants so far theres a talent portion, too, where each Hemingway (outfitted in a crisp outfit of white and red, complete with jaunty beret and handkerchief) runs amidst man-made bulls in a simulation of the famous, slightly more life-threatening event in Pamplona. The competition is fierce; theres even a scholarship portion, in which the Papas celebrate their namesakes July 21st birthday by announcing the recipients of the Hemingway HEMINGWAYFrom page 1 ANDY NEWMAN, FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAU PHOTOLook-alikes also take part in many other Hemingway Days activities, including Saturdays offbeat Running of the Bulls, Key Wests lighthearted salute to the annual event in Pamplona, Spain.ANDY NEWMAN, FLORIDA KEYS NEWS BUREAU PHOTOThe competition takes place at Sloppy Joes Bar, 201 Duval St., where the legendary author often enjoyed cocktails with cohorts when he lived in Key West during the 1930s.
FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2018 A11 Where the unique waterfront shops and breath-taking sunsets come together.245 Front Street (Corner of Front & Green Streets)Behind the Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marinawww.sunsetshoppeskeywest.comJoin us for a shopping and dining experience like no other at the Sunset Waterfront Shoppes, located at the waters edge behind the Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina. ONE HOUR FREE PARKING VOUCHER WITH PURCHASELook-Alike Societys scholarships given to local students. Its a fun, famously packed event, but its just one of many donot-miss events scheduled for this years Hemingway Days lineup. First off, attendees may want to refresh their memories of Hemingways oeuvre by visiting his old Key West digs, now called the Hemingway Home & Museum. Located at 907 Whitehead St., the museum and its famously lush, six-toed cat-covered grounds is perfect for a lazy afternoon spent meandering through rooms filled with antiques, memorabilia and knowledgeable docents leading tours throughout. Keep an eye out for the penny encased in cement beside the pristine swimming pool out back. Legend has it that the authors second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer, put it there after her husband took issue with her having overseen the conversion of his beloved boxing ring into a swimming pool, to the tune of $20,000. Supposedly, Pfeiffer was motivated by spite, not a love of aquatic aerobics; word had gotten back to her that her husband, away from home working as a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War, had had an affair and fallen in love with Martha Gellhorn, who would go one to replace Pfeiffer as wife number three. It was the only in-ground swimming pool on the island, and even in 1938, $20,000 was a boatload of cash. The author reportedly threw a penny on the ground when he discovered how much Pfeiffer had spent, saying she had spent all but his last penny, and that she might as well take that, too. Hemingway wrote some of his most influential work in the studio adjoining the house, including For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Snows of Kilimanjaro. Be aware: A number of artifacts, including a life-sized bronze statue of the writer by historical sculptor Terry Jones, have been temporarily relocated to the beautiful Custom House Museum, also home to an exhibit of 59 original pen-andink illustrations by renowned artist Guy Harvey, which follows the narrative of Hemingways The Old Man and the Sea. A vital aspect of authentically celebrating Hemingway is to honor the authors deep love of fishing, done best by competing in the Key West Marlin Tournament, which runs through July 21. If your love of the chase and the smell of the wide open sea isnt enough to inspire you to enter, consider theres also $50,000 in cash prizes to be handed out. Tournament events include a pig roast, fish fry, cocktail party and various opportunities to brag to fellow competitors that you beat Hemingways record of 54 marlin caught in 115 days. On Friday, July 20, the Key West Poetry Guild hosts a reading of Hemingways lesser-known poetic works at Key Wests Old City Hall, at 510 Greene St. If youre looking for something a little more active, the authors famously sporty lifestyle might best be celebrated by participating in the Hemingway 5K Sunset Run and Lazy Dog Paddleboard Race. The paddleboard race, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, features a 3-mile ocean course starting and finishing at the Southernmost Beach at 1405 Duval St. And if youre faster on pavement than waves, skip the paddle boarding and enjoy running the longest-running road race in Key West, a 5K sunset walk/run that takes participants on a tour of historic Old Town Key West, making sure to pass by the authors home. An after-party back at the beach will feature food, drinks, a silent auction, raffles and an awards ceremony. Those traveling by car should plan to bypass Duval Street, Key Wests main drag, on Saturday, July 21, when the street will close to vehicular traffic for an allday market featuring arts, crafts, tropical clothing, jewelry and a variety of food stands. Grab a bite to eat at the market, don your Pamplona best and head over to Sloppy Joes at 1 p.m. to catch the aforementioned Running of the Bulls event. Just be sure to watch out for the horns on those man-driven bulls and for the careening Papas, for that matter. After a couple rums each, the bulls and the Hemingways are equally unpredictable. All that stimulation intellectual, libational and physical can really exhaust even the most hardcore Hemingway fans. Take a page from the book of the man himself and wind down on Sunday, July 22, with Bloody Marys with Papa at Sloppy Joes beginning at 10 a.m. Make sure you get there early enough to snag a prime stage-side seat for the Sloppy Joes Arm Wrestling Contest, which begins at 11 a.m. and is a stunning display of mustached machismo to behold. After the winner is declared, stroll down the block to the Custom House Museum, where historian Sharon Wells will lead a trolley tour of sites associated with Hemingways Key West years, including his former home and the waterfront settings he memorialized in To Have and Have Not. The full list of festival events for Hemingway Days can be found at www. fla-keys.com. COURTESY PHOTOThe Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is a popular Key West attraction.Hemingway Days events include lectures, cocktail parties, tours, races, readings, a marlin fishing tournament and the Papa Look-alike Contest held at Sloppy Joes. Ocean Wellness Spa & Salon Be-YOU-tiful(inside & out!)The certied professional therapists at Ocean Wellness Spa & Salon provide the service, guidance & support to enhance all that gorgeousness that is YOU!AVEDA HAIR SALON MASSAGE ACUPUNCTURE NATURAL BODY TREATMENTS WAXING NATURAL NAILS NATURAL SKINCARE Call (305)320-0500 or book online at www.OceanSpaKeyWest.com. 829 Simonton St. Key West, with parking around back FL Lic#30205
CRAZY LADYHONEY BLONDE ALEThis blonde ale brewed with local honey is good as it gets. A nice clean ale with a subtle honey-like sweetness that lingers just long enough. Very drinkable and smooth. A perfect beer from Key West, brewed at The Waterfront Brewery. H O Th Th Th Th Th Th Th Th Th Th T Th Th Th T i i i i i i i i ni ni ni i ni i ni n i i i n i i i i ce ce ce ce ce c c c ce c ce ju ju ju u u u u u ju u u u u u st st st st t s st s t t t fr fr fr fr r fr r f r r om om om o om om m m Key West HAPPY HOUR GUIDE brought to you by: Brewed in KeyWest, in Drank in theKeys! A12 WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST Alonzos700 Front St. 4-6:30 p.m. Half-price appetizers www.alonzoysterbar.comAqua711 Duval St. 2-6 p.m. $5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beers www.aquakeywest.comBagatelle115 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price drinks $5 appetizers www.Bagatellekeywest.comBlackfin 918 Duval St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $7 menu www.blackfinbistro.comBlue Macaw Island Eats and Bar804 Whitehead St. Every day with live music 4-7 p.m. $3 well drinks, domestic beers and house wines www.Bluemacawkeywest.comBoathouse Bar and Grill400 Greene St., #408 4-6 p.m. Half-price well drinks and beers www.Boathousebarandgrill.comBobbys Monkey BarNoon-8 p.m. $3 well drinks $2.50 domestic beers $3 imports $2 Pringles and $2 Slim JimsConch Republic Seafood631 Greene St. 4-7 p.m. 2-for-1 drink specials www.Conchrepublicseafood.comDantes951 Caroline St. Monday through Friday 4-8 p.m. Half off domestic beers and well drinks $3.50 Jagermeister and Fireball $4 Jameson www.Danteskeywest.comGeiger Key Marina5 Geiger Road 4-6 p.m. Drink specials and special happy hour menu www.Geigerkeymarina.comGreen Parrot Bar601 Whitehead St. 4-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday 4-5:30 p.m. Fridays Discounts on selected drinks and beers www.Greenparrot.comThe Grand314 Duval St. 5-7:30 p.m. Half price wine, cocktails and beer Half price appetizers www.grandcafekeywest.comHalf Shell Raw Bar231 Margaret St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. 2-for-1 drink specials Special happy hour food menu www.Halfshellrawbar.comHard Rock Caf313 Duval St. 5-7 and 10 to closing Half-price appetizers and drinks www.hardrockcafe/keywestHogfish Bar and Grill6810 Front Street 4-6 p.m. Drink specials and special happy hour menu www.Hogfishbar.comIsland Dogs Bar505 Front St. 4-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Half-price well drinks, bottled beer and wine by the glass Half-price oysters, special $5.95 menu www.Islanddogsbar.comLucys Retired Surfer Bar and Restaurant320 Grinnell Street 4-7 p.m. Half-off appetizers, $3 well drinks, draft beer and house wine www.Keywest.lucysretired surfers.comMartins917 Duval 4-6 p.m. Half-price drinks and tapas www.Martinskeywest.comMary Ellens Bar420 Appelrouth Lane 3-6 p.m. 2-for-1 wells and drafts, $5 Jameson, $5 Titos www.maryellensbar.comMellow Ventures Caf and Gastropub1605 North Roosevelt Blvd. 5-7 p.m. Half-off starters 2-for-1 draft beer, wine, sangria and mimosas www.mellowventureskeywest.comOld Town Mexican Caf609 Duval St. 4 -7 p.m. Half-price appetizers Half-price beer, wine and well drinksPepes806 Caroline St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price raw and baked oysters $5 fresh-squeezed Margaritas Discounted well drinks, beer and wine www.Pepeskeywest.comThe Perry Hotel7001 Shrimp Road Stock Island Salty Oyster Dockside Bar and Grill 4-6 Daily Half off all food and premium drinks Matts Stock Island Kitchen and Bar 6-8 Daily $3 drafts, $6 cocktails and wine, $2 oysters, $5 appetizers and crudo www.perrykeywest.comPinchers Crab Shack712 Duval St. 3-6 p.m. Oysters, clams, shrimp, wings 99 cents each www.Pinchersusa.comThe Roost508 Fleming St. 3-6 p.m. $10 Stoli Elite MartinisRoostica Pizzeria5620 MacDonald Ave. 4-6 p.m. Drink specials and special happy hour menu www.Roostica.comSand Bar Sports Grill511 Greene St. Check the website for daily specials Sandbarkeywest.com www.Sand Bar Sports Grill Key West on FacebookSantiagos Bodega207 Petronia St. 3-6 p.m. Half-price drinks $5 tapas www.Santiagosbodega.comSidebar at Aqua504 Angela St. 4-8 p.m. $5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beers 9 p.m.-close, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, drink specials www.sidebarkeywest.comSouthernmost Beach Caf1405 Duval St. Sunday through Thursday $5 small bites bar men, $5 draft beer, house wine, well drinks and house margaritas www.Southernmost beachcafe.comSquare Grouper Bar and Grill and My New Joint Upstairs.22658 Overseas Highway, Cudjoe Key Square Grouper 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday Lunch Specials and $7 well drinks My New Joint 4:20-6:30 p.m. 25 percent off bottled and canned beers $1 off draft beer and wine by the glass $6 cocktail specials daily Happy hour menu and late-night menu Check the websites for details www.Squaregroupbarandgrill.com www.Mynewjoint420lounge.comSunset Tiki Bar at the Galleon Resort617 Front St. 10 a.m.-noon (except Sundays) 2-for-1 Bloody Marys 4-7 p.m. daily 2-for-1 Margaritas or well drinks www.Galleonresort.comTattoos and Scars512 Greene St. Stella on draft $4 all day www.Tattoos andscarssaloon.comTiki House430 Greene St. 4-6 p.m. 2-for-1 wells, drafts and Zombies www.tikihousekw.comTurtle Kraals231 Margaret St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Half off bottled beers, well drinks and house wines Special happy hour menu www.Turtlekraals.comTwo Friends Patio Restaurant512 Front St. 4-6 p.m. Early bird dinner specials www.Twofriendskw.comVinos on Duval810 Duval 4-7 p.m. $5 Sangria Sundays $5 mimosas www.Vinosonduval.comViva Saloon903 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. $3 well drinks, $1 off all beer and house wine, $5 appetizers www.Vivakeywest.comThe Waterfront Brewery201 William St. Daily 4 to 6:30 p.m. All Waterfront Brewery Beer and wines by the glass half off. www.thewaterfrontbrewery.comWillie Ts Restaurant and Bar525 Duval St. 4-7 p.m. Daily drink specials www.Williets.comWine-O at La Concha Hotel430 Duval St. Daily Buy one, get one free on selected glasses of wine www.Laconchakeywest.com KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE s rina com hhT ywe st r.com d t h m Blvd rdailys bodega.c jK all d d d d d ay awbar.co s in g Replenish. 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BARTENDER OF THE WEEKGretchen Richmond: Daughter of a sailor BY BUCKY MONTGOMERYOutside of the military, the term military brat is sometimes misunderstood by civilians since the word brat itself is often a pejorative term. Research has shown that most current and former military brats like the description and embrace it as a term of endearment and respect, as it connotes a sense of worldliness and pride in the experience of a mobile upbringing. Gretchen (Voigt) Richmond was born in Misawa-shi, Aomori, Japan, to a Navy dad. Since that time, she has made her home in various locales around the globe, including Hawaii, Scotland, Maryland, Tampa and San Diego, before settling in Key West 15 years ago, where her father eventually retired from the service. She started off in retail management at a shoe store before getting into the hospitality industry. She worked at Jack Flats on Duval Street for seven years, but you may now find her tending bar at the picturesque Southernmost Beach Cafe, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Key Wests closest drinking and dining spot to Cuba. Key West is the home I never had, Gretchen says. I like seeing the same mail lady, getting my breakfast at Goldmans Deli, knowing the guy at the post office... Its my home town. Gretchen graduated from the local Florida Keys Community College with an associate of arts degree and is working toward a bachelors in business management with graduation anticipated in May 2019. When not working, she likes to spend time around the water with her husband Mark (13 years together, three years married), although she prefers pools and the beach rather than boating. I get sick, she says with a guilty smile. So much for being the daughter of a sailor! If you dont mind getting some sand between your toes, the Southernmost Beach Cafe is a favorite hangout for locals and tourists alike. You can take in your favorite sporting events at the nearby poolside Pineapple Bar, feel the ocean breeze while listening to Key Wests best entertainers live at the Shores Bar, or grab a tropical drink at the convenient Sand Bar, and just relax on the private oceanfront pier. Guests relax along the sandy beach or float in the shallow shores, watching the sunset, drinks in hand. The Cafe offers a full-menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a wide array of soups, salads and fresh appetizers. For dinner fare, if you dont opt for their filet mignon or chicken dishes, you might try the plantain crusted hogfish, drunken scallops, a double cut pork chop or a Sobe Wagyu burger. Set right at the end of Duval Street, you wont find a better spot for your event than the Southernmost Beach Cafe, whether its a business event or a beach wedding ceremony complete with rehearsal dinner, beach vows and an elegant poolside reception for 150-200 guests, right on the beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. You can also bring your event off the beach and into the air-conditioning, with black-out blinds, adjustable lights, and a 60-inch Sony LED flat-screen TV for business presentations. In a couple months during Labor Day weekend weve got Brewfest again, Gretchen points out of the festival that has become more and more popular every year, For all the beer lovers. It gives beer lovers a chance to taste over 150 beers in one weekend. You can catch Gretchen behind the bar Friday through Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and going to school on her days off. My schedule is all over the place. Just like my childhood! FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2018 A13 Curry Mansion InnA Historic Bed & Breakfast with a daily cocktail party and a nightly happy hour. Located half a block from Duval Street with renowned restaurants, legendary bars, live music, theater and shopping.Self-Guided Tours Daily 8:30AM to 5:00PM (Adults: $5.00 donation, Children under 12 are free. House tours available for non guests28 Unique Rooms To Choose FromAll Inclusive Price With Room & Breakfast (305) 294-5349www.currymansion.com AMSTERDAMS Or check out our other 8 SWFL LOCATIONS!VISIT US IN EY WEST! 712 Duval 305.440.2179 REE PARKING behind the restaurant for patrons! 10%OFF YOUR ENTIRE BILL! NEW USED RARE 305-294-2904 KEY WEST ISLAND BOOKS513 Fleming Street, Key Westwww.KWIslandBooks.com NEWUSEDRA R E CELEBRATE HEMINGWAY DAYS!Celebrate Hemingway Days by bringing home unique and rare nds!e GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA was rst published in seven monthly installments for Scribners Magazine in 1935. WE HAVE THE COMPLETE SET!
A14 WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST to try their luck at fishing our reefs, flats, wrecks and deep water. Mini-season aside, summer in the Keys means theres never a bad spot to set down your anchor (or, if youre partial to skin diving and spearfishing, to jump into the water) and bring up something tasty for dinner. Whether youre set on deep dropping for queen snapper or choose to hit the wrecks for some light tackle grouper hunting, its the perfect time for amateurs and angling pros alike to try their luck in the famously fertile waters surrounding our island. We reached out to some of the Keys best charter companies to find out what you should be trying to catch this summer and the best way to do it. In the dozen years that Capt. Chris Mendola, owner of Far Out Charters, has been taking his clients out fishing, hes developed a niche for himself: Mendola is the person you call when you want to catch a swordfish. The notoriously difficult-to-land billfish is known for its magnificent appearance, its flaky white flesh and for being one of the best fights in the ocean that is, if you can get a hold of one in the first place. Theres a common misconception that the best way to catch one is by going out at night, says Mendola, that can deter some anglers who arent keen on skipping an evening at Sloppy Joes in favor of waiting in the dark while being tossed around by the choppy waters of the gulf. But far less important is the time of day one puts a line into the water than the depth a line is dropped up to 2,000 feet, to be specific. Its a tricky, technical kind of fishing, requiring heavy lead weights, particiular types of belly bait, special permits, tiny strobe lights and a precise method of drift catching which utilizes the natural current to avoid tangled lines. Youre not going to stumble upon this kind of fishing when youre casting a few lines off the White Street Pier. Mendola keeps his boat outfitted with top-of-the-line electric assist rigs, giving his customers the option to battle their prey manually towards the end of what can sometimes be a very, very long fight. But the work is, according to any sport fisherman worth his weight in tuna, well worth the fight. The bite of a swordfish is subtle, not drastic; it takes a trained eye to spot it, which is where going out with a qualified guide comes in handy. Since it can take a few hours, its a great fit for anglers who have been out on the water enough that the shock of pulling something anything off the reef has worn off, and who are looking for something more challenging. Its the same thirst for adventure Mendola possesses that also drew Capt. Justin Jennings Annarino to start his charter business, Keys Custom Fishing Charters, in 2016. Although he has his hands full with his Stock Island-based automotive business, Keys Custom Automotive, Annarino now spends many of his days focusing on the fun, casual side of living in the Florida Keys, mixing activities like snorkeling, eco tours, sand bar hopping and dolphin sighting into his fishing charters. For Keys Custom Fishing Charters, the summertime is a great time to explore the vastly different underwater worlds that surround Key West. Its the diversity of both species of fish and types of ecosystems that sets Keys fishing apart from the rest of the world, with access to shallow patch reefs, inshore channels, and deep water Atlantic fishing never more than a few miles away from one another. Though Key West is a notoriously expensive and difficult place to run a business, Annarinos team is small and tightknit, with a decidedly boutique approach compared to the cattle call-type charters that many tourists find themselves stuck on during their vacation. Keys Custom Fishing Charters doesnt have a booth on Duval manned by tawny teenagers hawking Jet-ski trips; its business is based on word-of-mouth referrals and repeat clients looking for a deeply personalized fishing experience. Much like Annarino, Capt. Mike Weinhofer takes an exceptionally individualized approach to charters on his shiny vessel, the Compass Rose. A lifelong fisherman with angling in his blood, Weinhofer moved to Key West in 1990 and has become one of the foremost experts in local light tackle fishing. Whether youre an experienced angler or a novice looking to impress your Instagram followers, he can customize a trip out to the myriad reefs and wrecks both offshore and inshore. And although Compass Rose Charters is named after the flagship craft, Weinhofer has five more boats for whatever FISHINGFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOFar Out Charters comes in from a good day of fishing.COURTESY PHOTOKey Custom Fishing Charters bringing in the catch of the day. EVERY THURSDAY & FRIDAY COMEDY KEY WEST Join usKey Wests ONLY weekly stand up comedy show at the southernmost comedy venue in the US with the BEST stand up comics from all over the world, from rising stars to household names. Mike Speenberg and Devin Siebold will peorm with local Key West comedians at the Downward Dog Comedy Showcase at THE BOTTLECAPS BLUE ROOM 1128 SIMONTON STREETMost women love tall, funny guys, and standing at 66 Devin Siebold doesnt disappoint. However, after working the past several years as a middle/high school teacher, just dont expect him to pick up the check on any date. His jokes center around his extensive past a playboy, educator, and his ability to balance the two without going to jail in the process. Come See THURSDAY July 19thFRIDAYJuly 20thThis Week... A Y MIKE SPEENBERGMike Speenberg has been a professional touring Stand up comedian for 20 years. Hes performed on 5 different continents, entertained everyone from Hall of Fame Athletes to US Diplomats, shared the stage with everyone from Robin Williams to Bill Burr, and been featured on everything from CNN to the AMERICAN FORCES RADIO NETWORK. TICKETS$15 C FOR MORE INFO VISIT WWW.COMEDYKEYWEST.COMDEVIN SIEBOLDJuly 26th & July 27th
WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2018 A15 KEY WESTS BEST ECO-EX PERIENCEOur owners are passionate about Key West and its unique sub-tropical eco-system. At Key West Eco Tours Inc, we promote conservation efforts and conduct our tours in accordance with the highest environmental standards. Come join us and experience the natural wonders of Key West and the Florida Keys.Key West Eco Tours Inc. is locally owned and operated business in Key West. Our ow n u ni q ue sub-t r Inc, we p romote co accordance with the hi gh and ex p erience the natural ow n Call Us Now at 305-294-7245 or Book Now at www.keywestecotours.com KAYAK & PADDLEBOARD JAVA CAT SNORKEL JAVA CAT SUNSET SAIL Go Explore type of fishing suits your fancy, from the serenity of the flats to high-intensity tarpon and everything in between. Looking for a trip that will make your heart race? On the Compass Roses Sunset Shark trips, youll have the opportunity to hook lemons, bulls, blacktips, hammerheads and more. Just make sure you keep your hands to yourself. If its a long day of sport fishing youre after, look no further than Wild Bill Sport Fishing. Capt. Art Duplessis has 23 years of experience fishing the waters of both the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico for just about every species of fish out there, including sailfish, marlin, king mackerel, grouper, tarpon, barracuda and wahoo in fact, one of Duplessiss mottos is, If it swims in more than four feet of water, well find it! A self-described fishing fanatic, he is relentless in his mission to ensure that his guests are comfortable, have fun and most importantly catch fish. Every excursion on the Wild Bill is completely customized to the groups fishing desires, so rest assured that your trip with Duplessis will deliver on all of your aquatic expectations. For those new to the sport, summertime is the ideal time to engage in reef and wreck fishing, as the rewards in both excitement and the diversity of catches can be impressive. Throw in a guided tour of the backcountry wilderness and youve got a recipe for a uniquely memorable day. And while the well-stocked flats around Key West offer practically guarantee success year-round, its during the summer when flats fishing reaches its explosive peak, with great opportunities for anglers of all levels to fight bonefish, permit and tarpon. For more experienced sport anglers, summer in the Keys is the best time to try for those famously fun-to-fight (and delicious) pelagic species such as mahi-mahi and wahoo. And if its a drawn-out battle youre after (and youve already snagged a swordfish or two), nows the time to get out onto the water and try your luck at hooking a blue marlin, whose tremendous strength offers an awesome fight for anyone lucky enough to snare one. No matter what types of activities you choose to engage in, summertime in the Keys typically means youre in for days of blisteringly hot sun, punctuated with the occasional afternoon thunderstorms that often knock out the power for a little while. It doesnt take much for the island to flood, but those particularly dedicated drinkers can rest assured that kayaking to the Green Parrot will put you right alongside a group of seasoned locals, for whom the phrase rain or shine takes on a very literal meaning. But, temperamental weather aside, theres really no better time to visit the Florida Keys with fewer crowds and more active ocean life, its the perfect time to spend a few days cooling your face with an ocean breeze or two. Load up on the SPF, pack twice as much water as you need (no, beer does not count as water no matter what your frat brothers say) and get some lines in the water dinner tastes infinitely better when its freshly caught and hardfought, anyway. COURTESY PHOTOHappy customers with their lobster catch.
A16 WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLY Steak Frites8 oz Ribeye, Hand Cut Fries, House Made Steak SauceShrimp & GritsNew Orleans BBQ, Key West Pinks, Cheesy GritsParmesan Encrusted SalonDijon CreamMediterranean ChickenTomato, Kalamata, Pepperoncini & Goat Cheese Salad, Kale & QuinoaSteak Nicoise SaladChilled New Potatoes, Green Beans, Hard Egg, Kalamata Olives, TomatoesSeafood PenneShrimp, Scallops, Local Fish, Roasted Tomato Cream Sauce 305.295.1300 532 Margaret Street, Key West, FL 33040 Open Daily 5:30pmMENU & RESERVATIONS MICHAELSKEYWEST.COM Summer of $18 This is how we roll in KEY WEST! 3424 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040305-293-ww.keystjep.cmAre you ready for a Key West Jeep Adventure? Now, all you have to do is choose which Jeep you want. Weve got a wide selection of Jeeps to choose from. Whether you want a 2-door or 4-door, soft top, hard top or no top at all, weve got the perfect Jeep to suit your style and needs. Scroll through the photos of our Jeep eet and pick the one you want. We also have minivans and basic cars available! ADVENTUR PACKbGES: Beach Padtlenoard Adventur Custom Are You Ready for a Key Wst Jep Adventur? CNTAfr US! from Fery Teminal, Airpt FRE SHUTL HAPPY HOUR 5PM TO 7PMHALF OFF APPETIZERS, BEER, WINE AND COCKTAILS!Speciality Martinis: Espresso Martini Key Lime Martini Lychee Martini 314 Duval Street Key West 305.292.4740 www.grandcafekeywest.comENJOY AN ECLECTIC FUSION OF TRADITIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CUISINE OVERLOOKING DUVAL STREET. RELAX ON OUR PORCH OR INSIDE OUR HISTORIC BUILDING MUSIC SCENED.J. Johnny 2 Shots wants to make you dance BY JENNIFER WHITEFlorida Weekly CorrespondentIf you walk into Bourbon Street Pub at 724 Duval Street on a Monday or Tuesday night long after the sun has gone down, you may find yourself hit with an impulsive urge to dance. Seasoned bartenders are working quickly to sling a frenzy of drinks while shirtless men harmlessly flirt with enamored patrons in the open doorway as the party spills out onto the sidewalk. All the while the entire room is being carefully controlled by John Lamere, known by his stage name as DJ Johnny 2 Shots as he mixes and spins an aggressive blend of disco, funk and house. I try to give the crowd what they want, but also what they havent heard before, Johnny explains. Music youre not going to hear anywhere else. Theres a good chance that you may have heard John Lameres name somewhere other than in the dance clubs given that his father is also a John Lamere and a guitarist in town. Its for this reason that little John Lamere officially adopted the nickname Johnny 2 Shots, a playful persona that was originally given to him back in his hometown of Long Island, N.Y., because he didnt drink as much as his friends. Two-beer Lamere just didnt sound as good, Johnny laughs. You could say that music runs in Johnnys blood. Along with his father, Johnnys grandfather was also a professional musician. He gave his grandson not only his first keyboard, but a piece of advice that Johnny has carried with him ever since. He told me that not only am I going to love it, but that nothing else will ever feel this good, he remembers. During his last year of college, Johnny came to the realization that he didnt like the direction his life was going and decided moving to Key West was the perfect remedy for clearing ones head and figuring things out. In a move that could easily be turned into an inspirational quote, Johnny found himself by letting go of his immediate commitments and allowing for things to fall into place. He has since made this tiny island his home and happily found his rhythm here. The digital virtuoso will tell you himself that he has come a long way since his big break at the late Rumor Lounge after serendipitously meeting one of the owners one random night at another bar, or his very first gig on a fire escape in Brooklyn that sent him scrambling to pack up his equipment when the cops showed up. These days Johnny plays in less risky establishments like Sidebar at Aqua Bar and Nightclub at 504 Angela Street, Club A at 218 Duval Street and along with his residency at Bourbon Street Pub, he was also able to continue his residency at 430 Greene Street after Rumor Lounge became Tiki House.
Ive learned a lot down here, he unabashedly admits. I was very green when I started. I learned a lot from the more experienced DJs about finding my own style and mixing. I used to be more scattered. Now Ive found what I like and the kind of nights I like to create. In a scene heavily dominated by singer-songwriters, Johnny has managed to create his own modest, yet loyal following of friends and fans who show up to support him on a weekly basis. They all too often stay all the way to the end of his sets at 4 a.m. The scene here is small, but people like me and the other DJs are dedicated to it, he says. Its a special community and Im going to do what I can to keep it. And although he takes his niche profession very seriously even producing his own tracks, one of which was featured at Coachella last year behind Johnnys emerging talent is someone who just likes to enjoy the simple pleasures of the very thing youll be doing if you end up walking into Bourbon Street Pub on a Monday or Tuesday night: dancing. People are the most true to themselves when they are dancing, he believes. I dance just as hard on stage as when Im on the dance floor. Its very therapeutic. Learn more about DJ Johnny 2 Shots by visiting his Facebook page @johnny2shots or at www.soundcloud.com/ johnny2shots. FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2018 A17
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FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2018 A19 An Old Florida Fish Camp... the way the Keys used to be. Bring your boat and catch to our restaurant! 5 Geiger Road Key West, FL 305-294-1230www.geigerkeymarina.com Voted one of the Best Seafood Dives in America!Well cook your catch!Step back in time and experience the way the Florida Keys used to befresh seafood, strong drinks, panoramic waterfront views, outdoor dining and plenty of local characters. THE REAL OLD KEY WEST...Located at the Historic Shrimp Docks 305-293-4041 www.hogfishbar.com 6810 Front St., Stock Island, FL 305-296-4999 5620 Macdonald Ave, Key West,FL www.roostica.com e r R o a d i g e d K e y W e s t F L World famous! CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK Wild Bill Charters: Wild Bill Charters: Hows the fishing, you ask? Hows the fishing, you ask? Capt. Artie Duplessis 1801 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West 305-744-7957 http://wildbillkeywest.com Key West Florida Fishing: Key West Florida Fishing: Fun dolphin fishing. Good job, Matt! Fun dolphin fishing. Good job, Matt! Capt. Mike Weinhoffer 305-395-3474 http://www.keywestfloridafishing.com Far Out Light Tackle Fishing: Far Out Light Tackle Fishing: Found Goldilocks yesterday! No match for Found Goldilocks yesterday! No match for the @hookerelectricreels. We had a full cart the @hookerelectricreels. We had a full cart of great table fair. Mahis, tilefish, rose fish, of great table fair. Mahis, tilefish, rose fish, snowy grouper and mutton snapper. snowy grouper and mutton snapper. Capt. Chris Mendola 6000 Peninsular Ave Key West, Florida 305-747-4632 www.faroutcharters.com Gulfstream Fishing Key West: Gulfstream Fishing Key West: What a beautiful day for these guys! Smiles What a beautiful day for these guys! Smiles everywhere well, almost. everywhere well, almost. Gulfstream Fishing Key West 1801 N Roosevelt Blvd., Key West 305-296-8494 www.gulfstreamkeywest.com Fishbusterz Retail Seafood Market: Fishbusterz Retail Seafood Market: Find fresh local black grouper for $21.99 a Find fresh local black grouper for $21.99 a pound at the market. pound at the market. 6406 Maloney Ave., Key West 305-294-6456 http://www.keywestseafooddepot.com Capt. Capt. Kyle Fortney Kyle Fortney: What a beautiful fish! What a beautiful fish! Capt. Kyle Fortney 305-928-0269 FishCaptEddie.com Located at Hogfish Bar and Grill
A20 WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDEFor a comprehensive guide and map to Key Wests finest art galleries, visit www.keysarts.com/artist_connections/ gallery_guide.pdf.SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK:The Gallery on Greene606 Greene St. Peter vey Ongoing www.galleryongreene.com 305-294-1669SALT Gallery830 Fleming St. Kreg Kelley Ongoing www.saltislandprovisions.com 305-517-6088Key West Art & Historical SocietyCustom House 281 Front St. Thats Outrageous The work of Captain Outrageous Ongoing www.kwahs.orgCOURTESY PHOTOThe works of Peter Vey are featured at Gallery on Greene. 606 GREENE STREET KEY WEST, FLORIDA, USA 305.294.1669 | FAX 305.294.7747 email@example.com www.galleryongreene.comSuzie DePooWWII VETERAN The Continual Elegance of Innocence Mario SanchezOnly Native Floridian in the Smithsonian Permanent Collection
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2018 A21 107 Fitzpatrick St, Key West, FL 33040305-294-5044Open today 8:30AM:30PM Kino Sandals offer over 17 different styles using natural leather uppers and natural rubber soles. They are all hand cut, assembled, and glued in our traditional sandal factory since 1966. KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDECOURTESY PHOTOSPeter Veys paintings are at Gallery on Greene.The Historic Armory Studios600 White St. Paintings by Michael J. Phillips Ongoing firstname.lastname@example.org 704-819-2487 Mixed media work by Sherry Sweet Tewell Ongoing www.Sherrysweettewell.com or Artbabe00@aol.com 859-533-1874
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