www.FloridaWeekly.com INSIDEWEEK OF AUGUST 23-29, 2018Vol. 3, No. 21 FREE MusicGoing green with Emily Springsteen. A12 CuisineLupitas serves up Mexican tradition. A17 Top PicksHappy hours with Kristen McNamara and other great things to do on the island this week. A9 Bartender of the WeekGet to know Angie Romo. A6 SEE BLAST, A10 BY LAURA RICHARDSONFlorida Weekly Correspondent HEN IT COMES TO WALLET friendliness, Key West doesnt always rank on the affordable end of the spectrum. Between all of the brand spanking new luxury hotels and our love for high-end craft cocktails and HAVE AHERE WITHOUT BREAKING BANK THE WFlorida Weekly sweeps press awards: Named best weekly newspaper in stateSEE AWARDS, A14 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________The Florida Press Association has named Florida Weekly the best weekly newspaper in the state after the newspaper racked up 25 journalism awards at the 2018 Florida Media Conference in Orlando. Florida Weekly also recently earned five awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Awards in Miami, which included all daily newspapers in the state. In addition to the top FPA award for weekly newspapers with circulation above 15,000, Florida Weekly writers, designers and editors won 12 first place, five second place and seven third place awards. The team of Vandy Major, Scott Sleeper, Jan Norris, Nanci Theoret, Evan Williams, Roger Williams, Eric Raddatz, Scott Simmons and Betty Wells won the prestigious Claudia Ross Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting for a 20-page special report on Floridas water issues. It is the fourth time that the newspaper has won this award. Evan Williams won six first place awards along with three second place and one third place awards. Its very gratifying to be singled out by your peers for outstanding work, said Florida Weekly cofounder and Executive Editor Jeffrey Cull. And this team works tirelessly week after week to create the type of newspaper that connects with our COURTESY PHOTOFlorida Weeklys awards from the 2018 Florida Press Association.
A2 WEEK OF AUGUST 23-29, 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.comSales and Marketing AssistantTiffany NagleOperations 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. 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 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. 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 5-7 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 any culinary experience on the island. The shrimp and grits, fried chicken and bacon-wrapped 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 bestsellers to rare titles. Often open late, its an inviting place to browse the crowded stacks. La Rubia Fine Hats, 510 Fleming St. 305-296-6059; www.larubiakeywest.com. This is the Florida Keys only importer of authentic Panama hats. The owners developed the 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 men and women in a wide array of colors and weaves. Theres also 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 this excellent spot for fresh local catch and innovative cuisine with a tropical twist. Its new and its hot. Reservations are required. Nancy Forresters Secret Garden, 518 Elizabeth St. 305-294-0015; www.nancyforrester.com. 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. She invites the public to meet them, take pictures, hold them and listen as she educates the community about her fine feathered friends. COURTESY PHOTOThe Mellow Caf and Gastro Pub is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 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! CRA F 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
www.THEWATERFRONTBREWERY.com 305-440-2270 201 WILLIAM STREET KEY WEST, FL #WATERFRONTBREWS E RFR O N T CRAZY LADYHONEY BLONDEThis 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. ISLAND LIFEAMERICAN LAGERStandard American Lagers are the regular strength versions of the light American lagers. The style guidelines for this beer are almost identical as those for the light versions. LAZY WAY IPAAMERICAN IPAA medium-bodied, lightly toasted IPA with a malt character and a balanced bitterness. The piney hop notes carry through to the avor. Finishes crisp and fairly dry. BREWERY TOURS BOOK ONLINE AT WWW.THEWATERFRONTBREWERY.COM AWARD WINNING BEER Join us for a pool party featuring Waterfront Brewerys Island Life, Crazy Lady and Lazy Way on tap all day long! Special beer pricing, giveaways and a DJ rockin' the day away! Come refresh with us and get ready for Key West BrewFest by trying Key West brewed beers!Pool Party!THE MARKER RESORT 200 WILLIAM ST, KEY WEST AUGUST 25TH 2PMPM
A4 WEEK OF AUGUST 23-29, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 an 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.comThe Little White House adds a presidential luster to the Conch Republic. Originally built for Naval officers 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 fr om 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 40-50 six-toed cats, all descendants of Hemingways cat, Snowball. 7. The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory 1316 Duval St., Key West 305-296-2988 or 800-839-4647 www.keywestb utterfly.com More than 50 butterfly species from around the world and 20 exotic bird species coexist in this climate-controlled, glass-enclosed habitat that includes waterfalls, flowering plants and trees. 8. Mel Fisher Maritime Museum 200 Greene St., Key West 305-294-2633 www.melfisher.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 and continues 2,369 miles north up the East Coast before ending in Fort Kent, Me. 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 St. 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 airline-style seating. Theres a full-service galley, full-service bar and flat-screen TVs with satellite television. 11. Audubon House and Garden 205 Whitehead St. 305-294-2116 www.Audubonhouse.comOriginal lithographs by John James Audubon are on display in this former home of shipwreck salvager Capt. John Geiger.12. Key West City Cemetery Bordered by Angela, Frances and Olivia streets and Windsor Lane 305-292-6718www.Friendsofthekeywestcemetary. comStop by the sextons office 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 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, the 54-acre park has nature trails, bike paths, picnic tables and grills and Historic Fort Zachary Taylor. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Key West Shipping Channel.
A6 WEEK OF AUGUST 23-29, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST BARTENDER OF THE WEEKAngie Romo: Shes found her niche BY JENNIFER WHITEFlorida Weekly CorrespondentThe Salty Oyster Dockside Bar and Grill is located at the Perry Hotel next to the picturesque marina on Shrimp Road on Stock Island. If you sit at the bar with bartender Angie Romo she may be inclined to tell you about her travels around the United States, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean if you ask her nicely. She has trekked up the highest mountain in North Africa and hiked through the fjords of Norway. Angie might seem shy at first, but you will soon find that she reveals herself to be very charismatic, extremely friendly and full of interesting stories that will keep you wanting to know more about this otherwise reserved personality of hers. So, let me start off by giving you a hint or two about Angie Romo. She and her husband Brian successfully sailed a catamaran for approximately nine adventurous months around Central America and the Caribbean even though neither one of them knew much about navigating the ocean when they started. They island hopped the Bahamas, went down rivers in Guatemala, and escaped the rough seas when storms were threatening their path by hanging out in Belize for a little while. As for the United States and Canada, the couple just recently completed a ten-month road trip that took them the East Coast to the West Coast to the North and back down to South where they have finally returned to their home in the Florida Keys. Luckily when the two arrived from almost a yearlong rendezvous they found their house to be unscathed by the recent hurricane and were able to resume normal island life without even missing a beat. However, Angie now has a whole bunch of new memories to talk about and perhaps even make you a little envious. Having wildlife as close to us as we were and having bears and moose at arms length was amazing. There were bears everywhere! It was like we were driving through one giant animal park. We made it all the way to Yellowstone before Irma hit and thats when we decided it was time to come home and make sure everything was OK, Angie tells me. When she first came to the island the Minnesota native found work at the late Crabby Bills, followed by Conch Republic Seafood Company and then at Sunset Pier of Ocean Key Resort where she stayed for 13 years before joining the team at Salty Oyster. The open air boutique hotel bar welcomes both overnight guests and daily visitors who simply want to catch a breeze, enjoy an ice-cold craft beer or have a casual bite to eat in an idyllic setting that offers a glimpse into what the Keys may have been like years ago when bohemians like Humphrey Bogart and Ernest Hemingway first discovered it. Im kind of spoiled, she admits when describing her outdoor office. I really do like working in a really pretty place and even though it is a gorgeous property, it hasnt given up its Stock Island casual vibe. In other words, it is still Stock Island, but in a very pretty spot. The Perry Hotel is a fairly new addition to Key Wests rapidly expanding sister island and is home to both Matts Stock Island Kitchen and Bar, a chef driven seafood restaurant, and the more laid-back Salty Oyster on the opposite end of the pool. Angie herself is a resident of Stock Island and is proud of the working mans island where she has watched neighbors kids go from babies to high school students and where she has been the host of many community gatherings including an annual Spam cook-off and a Shark Week Jaws viewing party. With a new mix of world class hotels and gourmet food trucks, Stock Island is slowly becoming the cool place to be. For the moment, though, it still retains authenticity. If there is one thing that Angie wants you to know about her little oasis far away from the bustle of Duval Street it is that the food is delicious and even more tempting when the entire menu is half off during happy hour from 4-6 p.m. every day and which also includes all draft beer, wine by the glass and almost all liquor. Try the blackened mahi sandwich with orange slice, red onion and lemon aioli or the citrus lime dusted chicken wings with habanero dipping sauce. Even though its a short menu, everything is made from scratch, she says. Take the burger, for example: It has bacon and cheese mixed into the actual ground meat for extra flavor. Everything here gets a little bit of a twist. You can usually find Angie bartending on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from open to close, which at the moment is from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. She seems to have found her niche at a place where, like her, everyone has been incredibly friendly and the commute isnt bad either.
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A8 WEEK OF AUGUST 23-29, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTSSPECIAL EVENTSSummer Smackdown Artistic ChallengeAug. 23 and 24, 8 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywesttheater.comHappy Hours with Kristen McNamaraWednesdays and Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Sidebar at Aqua 504 Angela St. www.sidebarkeywest.comAnimal Farm Open HouseAug. 26, 1 p.m. Monroe County Sheriffs Animal Farm 5501 College RoadSummerish Fun Movie Series: Up in SmokeAug. 29, 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 by Jorge de la TorrienteOngoing De La Gallery 419 Duval St. www.delagallery.com 305-395-2210HomegrownPhotographs by Michael Marrero Ongoing Gallery on Greene 606 Greene St. www.galleryongreene.comCINEMATropic Cinema416 Eaton St. 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-Thursday, 11 p.m. www.Aquakeywest.comBobbys Monkey Bar900 Simonton St. Karaoke, Nightly, 9:30 p.m. Bobbys Monkey Bar on Facebook FOR THE FULL LINEUP VISIT: WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 11.07 OTTMAR LIEBERT 11.15 THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER 09.30 LOUIE ANDERSON 10.14 WHOS BAD THE ULTIMATE MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERIENCE 01.20 RUMOURS A FLEETWOOD MAC TRIBUTE 01.24 CRAIG ROBINSON & THE NASTY DELICIOUS 02.18 JUSTIN HAYWARD 01.22 HOT TUNA 02.02 BEGINNINGS A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF CHICAGO 02.11 ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN THE MUSIC OF ABBA 11.16 LIVINGSTON TAYLOR 11.28 KINGSTON TRIO LEGACY TOUR 12.07 PAULA POUNDSTONE 12.16 JOHN WATERS 01.10 THE WAILERS 01.11 GARY PUCKETT
FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 23-29, 2018 A9 Bourbon St. Pub724 Duval St. Just Jeff (Moss), Thursdays-Sundays, 8-10 p.m. Ronnie, Mondays-Wednesdays, 3-8 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.comSidebar at Aqua 504 Angela St. Kristen McNamara, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. www.sidebarkeywest.comLa Te Da1125 Duval St. Christopher Peterson, Aug. 25 and 28, 9 p.m. Randy Roberts, Aug. 23, 9 p.m. 3Sum, Aug. 23-26, 8:30 p.m. Ronnie Lively, Aug. 27, 8:30 The Fabulous Spectrelles, Aug. 28-29, 8:30 p.m. Tea Dance, Sundays, 4-6:30 p.m. www.Lateda.comAROUND 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 #KW Summer Smackdown Artistic Challenge Artists have seven days to create original art based on the theme of island time. Aug. 23 and 24, 8 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywest theater.com 8-23-24 8-29 8-26 Happy Hours with Kristen McNamara Wednesdays and Saturdays, 6:30 p.m., Sidebar at Aqua 504 Angela St. www.sidebar keywest.com Animal Farm Open House Aug. 26, 1 p.m., Monroe County Sheriffs Animal Farm, 5501 College Road. Dont forget: Its free, but donations are always appreciated! Summerish Fun Movie Series: Up in Smoke Enjoy the1978 American stoner comedy all over again. Aug. 29, 7 p.m., The Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywest theater.com 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!
A10 WEEK OF AUGUST 23-29, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WESTexcellent meals, it can be all too easy to blow your vacation budget before your island getaway even gets off the ground. And sure, you can totally come to Key West and stay at a five-star resort for $500 a night but whats the point in dishing out all that dough if the only thing youll be doing in your room is rinsing off your sandy beach bod and sleeping the sleep of the blissfully inebriated? If you do a little digging, there are myriad budget-friendly options here, so dont write off Key West as an unaffordable vacation destination just yet. And now that were deep into summer, thinner crowds mean some of the islands best restaurants and bars are offering enticing price cuts on drinks and dishes so tempting you wouldnt even mind paying full price. In the spirit of pinching pennies, weve compiled a series of options for visitors looking to experience some of the best our island has to offer without breaking the bank. So, put the hammer down, step away from little Dougies piggy bank, and read on for our recommendations for how to get the most out of your time here for as little green as possible. Start your day off like a local with breakfast at Sandys Cafe, a Laundromatslash-24/7 Cuban/Mexican food stall. (We know that combo sounds weird, but trust us. And no, youre not seeing double. There are technically two Sandys, both on White Street. Its a long story replete with the provincial intrigue of local politics, but feel free to do some taste testing for yourself.) Sandys is a great place to get your morning jolt of caffeine on the cheap: order one of the deliciously addictive Bucci (essentially a shot of espresso done the Cuban way, served piping hot and tooth-achingly sweet). Pair it with a toasty-warm pan Cubano slathered with cream cheese and guava spread, and maybe a ham croquette with stuffed potatoes. The grand total? A whopping $4.87 before taxes. Dont worry about the sugar high youll burn it off by renting a bike up the street at Island Bicycles, which lends out beach cruisers via a shopfront Bob Marley would certainly have frequented if he were in need of wheels. Don your helmet (the helmet, locks and lights are included in the daily $10 rate) and continue southeast down White Street toward the ocean, where youll intersect with the Key West AIDS memorial at the entrance to the White Street Pier, a 1,000-foot cement walkway straight out into the ocean with spectacular views. Enjoy the scene, chat up a local fisherman and then double back onto White Street and head northwest to reach West Martello Tower. This historic military fortress, built circa 1863, was declared a National Historic Site in the mid-1970s and is now run by the Key West Garden Club, which uses the picturesque grounds as its headquarters. Its free to enter the lushly landscaped space that boasts ample views of the Atlantic thanks to its position perched above Higgs Beach. Lose yourself in the ruins of the property, take a moment to savor the view in the gazebo perched atop its highest point and luxuriate in the (free) sea air. Now that youve secured your mode of transportation and had your first taste of Key Wests historic architecture, explore the rest of the islands best-kept properties by way of the Pelican Path, a free, selfguided tour of the 51 most historic buildings in Key West. Its the brainchild of the Old Island Restoration Foundation, whose tireless efforts to preserve the architectural heritage of Key West have resulted in the protection of 188 buildings, ranging from tiny cigar makers cottages to spectacular gingerbread-laden Victorian mansions. The Pelican Path map can be downloaded for free off the internet, or you can pick up a copy at the Key West Chamber of Commerce on Greene St. Take your time biking lazily from spot to spot, but be sure to step inside the Oldest House when you get to it. Not only is it free to enter, the property boasts a fabulously shady garden out back, perfect for resting your tired limbs after a few hours of sightseeing. Once youve worked up an appetite for lunch, there are a few spots we wholeheartedly recommend. Head over to El Siboney for authentic Cuban food at unbeatable prices $7.95 buys you the best Cuban Mix outside of Havana. Or swing by Sinz Burritos, where the hippest looking staff south of Brooklyn will happily serve you an overstuffed burrito or a trio of drool-worthy yet surprisingly healthful tacos for under $15. If neither of those sound right, make your way to Kojin Noodle Bar, a blink-and-youll-miss-it locals favorite on Southard Street off Duval Street, where a half portion (roughly the size of a large mixing bowl) of buttery-soft beef tenderloin Pho will set you back a measly $9. Vegetarians can sub in tofu or go wild over the Miso Hot Pot, priced at a competitive $8.50. Midday hunger satiated, grab your kids (or just your inner child) and head on over to the splash park at the newly unveiled Truman Waterfront Park. After youve soaked yourself to the bone, take a short ride up the road to Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park; bonus points if youre on a bicycle rented from any of the transportation outfits on the island like Island Safari Rentals, Eaton Bikes, Island Bicycles or We Cycle which cuts your entry fee down to $2.50. The park is home to one massive, Civil War-era military fort, and to Key Wests most beautiful beach. There are plenty of shady picnic tables, walking trails, and snorkel-friendly coral heads if youve remembered to bring your gear. If not, the Chickee Hut on site will rent you a mask & snorkel for $15 (the huts also an excellent place for a cheap snack, with pizzas, hot dogs and ice cream all priced under $6). The park is open until sunset, but youll want to head back to town in time to take advantage of the many tempting happy hours happening island-wide. Of particular note is the Conch Republic Seafood Companys 2-for-1 beer, wine and premium well drinks offer, all served harbor-side with a fantastic view of Key Wests historic seaport. Or take advantage of the smaller summer crowds at the hugely popular Little Pearl, whose normally reasonable menu gets downright BLASTFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOFrom 3-6 p.m. at Santiagos Bodega, tuck into $5 tapas and sip half-price drinks.COURTESY PHOTOThe octopus at Little Pearl is a favorite of locals.COURTESY PHOTOFort Zachary Taylor State Park has one of the best beaches in Key West.COURTESY PHOTORoll the dice to determine the price of your drink at General Horseplay.
FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 23-29, 2018 A11 ULTIMATE SOUVENIR!theFor appointment 305-295-2556712A Duval Street, Key West www.conchink.comTATTOOS & PIERCINGS Cultural Day ps to Havana Cuba!PLAN YOUR TIP OAY!305-923-4033Our mission is to facilitate the experience that only Cuba can offer through its culture, history, natural beauty, and people. We are proud to offer full-service travel arrangements to individuals, groups, families, educators, students, professionals, and organizations under the General License categories issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Dont Mis the Oportuniy! Ou r mi i ss ss io io n is is t t o o fa fa ci ci li li ta ta te te t t h he he e e xp x er r i ie nc nc e e h th th at at o o nl l nl y C Cu Cu ba b ba c c a an o ff er SCHEDUL DAY-TRIPS TO HAVNA EVRY MONDAY ND FRIAY! Calb Us Totay!Find us online at AIRKEYWEST.comcheap thanks to the $5 happy hour nibbles served from 5-6 p.m. seven days a week. We hear the mussels pair quite nicely with a crisp glass of ros. General Horseplay, a new locals favorite on Caroline Street half a block off Duval Street, offers Key Wests closest thing to a casino at its happy hour (from 3-6 p.m. you roll the dice to determine the price of your drink. Roll a one or two and pay just $1 or $2, while a three gets you half off, and a four, five or six just encourages you to try again (such is the nature of gambling). After a delicious drink or two (may the die-rolling odds be ever in your favor), you might need a nosh. We suggest ambling down to Santiagos Bodega, where you can score a handful of its delicious tapas for a mere $5 plus, half-priced drinks from 3-6 p.m. At that price, might as well make that glass of sangria a whole pitcher; we wont judge. If youre craving something a little more posh, head uptown. While its upscale dining room (with prices to match) makes it one of Key Wests most popular special occasion restaurants, if you can find a way to get seated by 6:30 p.m. at the normally pricey Tavern n Town, youll enjoy your fancy-pants meal for just $19.95 per entre so go ahead, order the steak. Tucked away at the corner of Fleming and Grinnell streets, a tiny garden with fabulous food beckons: Azur, whose Mediterranean-themed menu laden with fresh fish boasts a whopping 50 percet off all food through Sept. 1 when you dine between 5:30-7 p.m. Enjoy dining to the sound of a trickling waterfall as you order plate after plate of walnut-stuffed eggplant, branzino with rosemary, housemade gnocchi and the restaurants famed charred octopus with zaatar spice. Assuming you ate early, theres still time to make it over to the Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square, where street performers and colorful-sky-worshippers jostle for the best view of Key Wests most famous, free nightly show. Its worth experiencing once, but if youre sick of the crowds (or feeling bullied into tipping a lithe twentyfive-year-old for his acrobatic skills) enjoy the same view with approximately 99 percent fewer people by watching from the Truman Waterfront. Just head straight through the Truman Annex toward the USCGC Ingham, one of only two preserved Treasury class U.S. Coast Guard Cutters, which now operates as a museum (and which, incidentally, offers its own happy hour on Friday and Saturday evenings, where $10 buys you entrance to the ship and your first drink). Park your bike, grab a spot on the pier and settle in for a spectacular show, weather permitting. If hurricane season has rained all over your evening sunset plans, fear not: in a SEE BLAST, A14 COURTESY PHOTOThe USGCC Ingham, where $10 gets entrance to the museum and your first drink.COURTESY PHOTOSandys Cafe food is inexpensive.
A12 WEEK OF AUGUST 23-29, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST MUSIC SCENEGoing Green with Emily Springsteen BY BUCKY MONTGOMERYFlorida Weekly CorrespondentAnd before you ask about the last name, no. No relation. When Emily talks about her music, you get the feeling its not the driver, but the vehicle. I fell into playing music. I didnt intentionally choose it as a career, she said. I use it because I feel a social responsibility. I have a sensitivity to environmental and sustainable living issues. With a work background in ecological preservation and a degree in interdisciplinary humanities from Michigan State, Emily was inspired by respect for social consciousness and Mother Earth, which originally set her up for a career outreach case management. I worked in horticulture. My two most influential jobs were three years growing native plants, and I helped start up the saltwater program at BaySail, a nonprofit Appledore tall ship company based in Bay City, Mich. She was hired in 2010 to come down to Fort Myers with the company and she worked there for a couple of years. During this time, she got her first taste of the Florida Keys. I visited Key West a couple of times. I loved the bougainvillea, the palm trees and the funky nature of the place. She was instrumental in gathering an anti-Monsanto protest in Key West on May 19 of this year, coinciding with World March Against Monsanto 2018. According to the World March Against Monsanto Key West Facebook page, the purpose of this annual global demonstration is, to peacefully protest Monsanto corporation, genetically modified organisms (GMO foods and life forms), Monsantos right to patent genetically modified DNA and Monsantos chemical invasion of our food supply and planet. Emily grew up in a musical family. We sang in the car and around the house, she said. Mom was in the community choir, and dad taught me the guitar. She studied music throughout grade school, was self-taught on acoustic guitar and received group and private vocal training as an adult. From Billie Holiday to Bobbie Gentry, Emily embraced folk, rock, jazz, reggae, American roots and more. My influences were cross-genre. Anything I could get my hands on ... world, folk, big band, oldies stations, classic rock, Dylan, The Beatles, the Grateful Dead ... And yet, when she arrived in Key West, music wasnt a priority. She kept her hands in the dirt and her eye on the sea, working for the first year at Land Creations Landscaping. She also had a job at Sebago and later as a case worker for the Early Learning Coalition. Then, a year after she first arrived, she began playing music. I lived at Oceanside and was always playing with friends, like I used to do back home. My first gig was at Hogfish Bar. She has now been performing steadily as a solo vocalist in the Lower Florida Keys since 2013, with a long list of accolades. Emily has played at many festivals and events such as the Florida Keys Ocean Festival, Wharfstock at Schooner Wharf, Grateful Summer at Boondocks, and the Key West Musicians Festival at Smokin Tuna, to name a few. Highlights of this past year include participating in an Earth Day Jam with That Hippie Band Its music from the Woodstock era, she said at the Key West Theater and performing at the artisan market for the Ocean Awareness Edition. Emily has a stockade of music piled in her set list, with a lean toward the hippie and socially conscious singer/songwriters: Grateful Dead, Bob Marley, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Woody Guthrie and Neil Young. But theres also Led Zeppelin, Sublime, Alison Krauss, Doris Day, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Blondie and Aretha Franklin thrown in for diversity, and thats just the tip of the iceberg. When shes not onstage, Emily enjoys kayaking. Im concerned about the direction of my art and purpose. To be inspired by, and to protect, the environment and humanitarian issues. To listen and respect each other. Its not surprising that in 2008, while still in college, Emily studied in Mexico to learn Spanish because she was considering a career as a migrant worker advocate. As far as her plans for the future? Im staunchly pro-sustainable energy conversion, and oppose big oil. Im now motivated to work to prevent fracking in my hometown in Michigan, as well as the crusty old oil pipelines in the Great Lakes. Ill also be continuing the annual march against genetically modified foods she says. What does Emily enjoy most about living and working in Key West? The sunshine. The ocean. The horticultural splendor and interesting people. You can check out Emily, her music, and her message every Tuesday and Thursday at the Lighthouse Grill/Faro Blanco in Marathon from 6 to 9 p.m. She also holds regular appearances at Blue Waters Courtyard Marriott also in Marathon, Sugarloaf Lodge Tiki Bar and Pinchers here in Key West. You can find her full schedule on her website, www. emilyspringsteen.com. 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
A14 WEEK OF AUGUST 23-29, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST 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 BUILDINGworld where a couple of movie tickets and a small popcorn can cost as much as a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, the independent, volunteer-run Tropic Cinema remains refreshingly affordable, with general admission tickets priced at $12. Consistently rated as one of the best cinemas in Florida, the Tropic offers a mix of independent and major release flicks, plus a concession stand that will knock your socks off (though if youre wearing socks in Key West, you should probably reexamine your lifestyle). Key lime pie, craft beer, popcorn topped with actual butter, brie and crackers, artisanal candies heck, theyll even sell you an entire bottle of wine and let you bring it into the theater with you. The screens are smaller than your average megaplex, but thats part of the charm. Finally, if youre wondering where youre going to lay your head at the end of such an exhaustingly affordable day, you might want to take advantage of the Eden Houses ongoing special of deluxe rooms for as low as $100 through Oct. 11. At this prime downtown location with tropical oasis-style amenities (think floating in a pool surrounded by palm trees, hammocks and waterfalls), youll sleep like a rock, dreaming about all the ways to spend the cash you saved. After all, whats the fun in being frugal if you dont get to reap the rewards occasionally? BLASTFrom page 11 COURTESY PHOTOEnjoy 2-for-1 drinks specials and a fantastic view of Key Wests historic seaport at the Conch Republic Seafood Company.COURTESY PHOTOBurn off the calories consumed by getting yourself around on a bicycle. 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 PURCHASE
FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 23-29, 2018 A15 more than 220,000 weekly readers. In addition to the individual awards, the editors and staff won for best special section, Big Trouble, and community service for maintaining the only continuous news feed for the residents of Key West in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Florida Weekly is locally owned and publishes newspapers in Greater Fort Myers, Greater Naples, Bonita Springs, Charlotte County, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Key West and Babcock Ranch with a combined circulation of more than 90,000. The firms ninth newspaper, Venice Florida Weekly, begins publishing next month. The Florida Press Associations Weekly Newspaper Contest is open to monthly, semi-monthly, weekly, semiweekly and tri-weekly newspaper members. A complete list of Florida Weekly award winners:Florida Press Association: First Place (Circulation over 15,000) Investigative Reporting: Big Trouble, Vandy Major, Scott Sleeper, Jan Norris, Nanci Theoret, Evan Williams, Roger Williams, Eric Raddatz, Scott Simmons and Betty Wells Multimedia Storytelling: Shell of a good time, Nanci Theoret and Vandy Major General News Story: Stopping human trafficking, Evan Williams Outdoor and Recreation: Horsing around, Roger Williams Special issues, section or supplement: Big Trouble, Florida Weekly staff Community Service: Hurricane Irma, Florida Weekly staff Community History: Harlem, Florida, Evan Williams Feature Story: Profile: At home with Arlo, Scott Simmons Best Reader-generated Photograph: Hurricane Irma, Doug Kollmer Health, Medical and Science Reporting: Dimensions unending: 3D, Evan Williams Feature Story: Nonprofile: What happens in an Uber car (.. does not stay in an Uber car), Jan Norris State and Local Tax Reporting: Footing the bill, Evan WilliamsSecond place State and Local Tax Reporting: Movies move on, Eric Raddatz Business Reporting: Entering Floridas spirit world, Evan Williams Local Government Reporting: 017 Legislative session, Evan Williams In-depth Reporting: Opioid death, Evan Williams Serious Column: Roger WilliamsThird place Informational Graphic: Big Trouble, Scott Sleeper Agricultural and Environmental Reporting: Misunderstood. Mistreated. Maligned. Muscovy, Evan Williams Arts, Entertainment and Review Reporting: Nancy Stetson Health, Medical and Science Reporting: Saving the imperiled sawfish, Nanette Crist In-depth Reporting: Shooter, Bob Massey General Excellence: Florida Weekly staff Feature Story: Non-profile: The state of women, Robin DeMattia. AWARDSFrom page 1 FLORIDASCURRENTPOPULATIONSITSAROUNDMILLION FLORIDASPROJECTEDPOPULATIONBYISMILLION ASPECIALREPORT GROWTH Behind the WheelBMW M760i xDrive the boss has arrived. A19 NetworkingFall Craft Beer Six Course Dinner at the Edison restaurant. A27 ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A22 PETS A24 BUSINESS A26 INVESTING A28 REAL ESTATE B1 ARTS C1 CALENDAR C6-11 PUZZLES C14 SOCIETY C28, 30 C UISINE C31 PRSR T STD U.S. POSTAGE PAI D FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store.www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF NOVEMBER 15-21, 2017V ol. XI, No. 32 FREE Playing GodMiguel Cintron lands the holiest and most irreverent role of all. C1 Physician DirectoryPull this out and keep it: The only complete regional guide to physicians in the tri-county area. INSERT 7 7 TH A NN U A L A y y y Physician Directory c y y y y ysician Direc c PhiiDit o r P h y c t o r y 8 Southw est Flo ri da 8 018 18 2018 8 1 1 2018 8 2018 8 2 2 0 1 8 In the wake of Hurricane Irma, many Southwest Floridians are asking questions about its potential effect on the real estat e market. Will people stop coming here? Are we in for another crash like 2008? Is it worthwhile to sell or purchase a home right now? Randy Thibaut hopes to put your fears at ease. Mr. Thibaut, CEO of Land Solutions, a full-service real estate company specializing in the economics of land purchase and development, unveiled his thoughts about the local real estate market Nov. 7 at the 7th annual Market Trends event at Miromar Design Center in Estero. The night is a benefit for the Lee Building Industry Association and Collier Business Industry Association, which provides members with education and industry resources throughout the construction industry in their respective counties. Mr. Thibaut and Land Solutions have pored over e v ery real estate statistic imaginable to come up with a multitude SEE PICTURE, A14 ROBBIE SPENCER / FLORIDA WEEKLYSeveral hundred people attended Market T rends 2017 at Miromar Design Center in Estero on Nov. 7.Market Trends paints cautiously optimistic real estate picture INSIDE pull out section B Y ROBBIE SPENCERrspencer@ oridaweekly.com Stephanie DavisLessons learned during a quick trip to Key West to recharge. C2 A Grande reopeningNaples Grande set to reopen following Irma damage. A26 ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 HEALTHY LIVING A20 PETS A23 BUSINE SS A26 INVESTING A27 REAL ESTATE B1 ARTS C1 CALENDAR C6-9 PUZZLES C14 W INE COLUMN C30 CUI SINE C31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store.www.Flor idaWeekly.comWEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2017Vol. XI, No. 35 FREE NetworkingSanta arrives at the Bell Tower Shops. A30 On Seraphic FireVanderbilt Presbyterian C hurch is a heavenly venue for music thats out of this world. C1 Millions of v ictims of human trafficking globally Floridas state rank f or trafficking. Number to call if you suspect trafficking, or 911 if you see so meone in imme diate danger. >> Stories from victims; steps being taken to combat the crime. A9 INSIDE BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com Criminals are targeting Criminals are targeting and recruiting vulnerable and recruiting vulnerable kids across SWFL kids across SWFL ATARIINA ROSENBLATT ATARIINA ROSENBLATT was recruited was recruited by a ring of by a ring of human trafhuman traffickers in fickers in South Florida to be S outh Florida to be sold for sex when sold for sex w hen she was 13. she was 13. Like many victims Like many victims of this crime, Ms. of this crime, M s. Rosenblatt recalled Rosenblatt recalled being a vulnerable youth being a vulnerable y outh with low self-esteem stemwith low self-esteem stemming from a troubled home ming from a troubled home life with an abusive father. life with an abusive father. Her experiences being sexuHer experiences being sexually trafficked also left her ally trafficked also left her with long-term emotional with long-term emotional scars that becoming an author scars that becoming an author and advocate have helped her and advocate have helped her overcome. overcome. The weeks bet w een Thanksgiving and Jan. 2 are a strange twilight period that, you could argue, resembles a movie. The public suspends disbelief for a month-long holiday haze filled with alternately hectic schedules and lazy in-between times with family and friends mixed with deep-seeded childhood nostalgia and traditions that give everything a heightened sense of m eaning, expectation and emotion. Maybe this is part of the reason for the many coming of-age stories, including excellent movies such as 1980s Ordinary People and this years Lady Bird, that are set during this period. It has built-in drama, an easy to follow time-frame, and also capitalizes on the still extremely lucrative holiday film-going crowd. The era of the big-screen, 90-minute to three-hour feature film now seems to be in Going to the movies is still a holiday tradition BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE TRAFFICKING, A8 Human traffickers select Human traffickers select their victims purposely ... They dont just pick anybody. their victims purposely ... They dont just pick anybody. Michael Dolce, Michael Dolce, attorney who represents victims of sexual violence attorney who represents victims of sexual violenceBYTHENUMBERS COURTESY PHOTOPlenty are enjo ying movies at Regal Belltower S tadium 20 this holiday season. SEE MOVIES, A14 INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. www.FloridaWeekly.com Uncork the powerHeres all you need to know about the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. INSIDE Guide to the artsIf you are looking for arts and entertainment this year, we have you covered. D1 More than MozartAmadeus issues resonate with modern audiences. C1 Creating nest eggsStartups are making it easier for small companies to offer 401(k) plans. A33 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8-14, 2017Vol. X, No. 44 FREEWhere can you smell the delicious aroma of freshly fried funnel cakes mixed with the, uh, pungent odor of livestock poop? It can only happen at the fair. The 93rd Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair will offer knuckle-gripping amusement rides on the midway, more than 1,300 entries in the 4-H livestock show and auction, all kinds of entertainment and foods fried to freakish perfection. The fair is set for the Lee Civic Center Its all happening at the 93rd Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair E RODE THE TRAIN THEY CALL The City of New Orleans to legend. But the road to Arlo Guthries place cuts through scrub and farmland, past an ashram, a Publix and on past an abandoned Eckerd Drug Store, deep in the heart of Roseland. Turn right onto Indian River Drive, and youre there. Mr. Guthries neighborhood is decided-SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@ oridaweekly.com home At with Arlo We sit down with the folksinger,SEE ARLO, A10 SEE FAIR, A20 LL LL L HArlo Guthrie relaxes on the lanai of his home near Sebastian on Floridas east coast. The singers Alices Restaurant album was released in 1967.COURTESY PHOTOS We sit d o wn with t h e f olksin g g g e r , who winters in a Florida drinking g village with a fishing problem. COURTESY PHOTOThe midway will be rocking Feb. 23 through March 5 at the Lee County Civic Center on Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers. P1 P1 A Celeb ration of Generous Giving at the 2017 Southwe st Flor ida Wi ne & Food F est at th e 20 17 S OUTH WEST FLOR IDA WINE & F O OD FEST C HAMPION S FO R CHILDREN S HE AL TH C ARE IN SI DE : I INT ROD UC ING FUND-A-CAU SE FOR M ENTAL AND BEH AV IO RAL HEAL TH A WEEK END OF FESTIV E P HILANTHROP Y Title Sponsor season 2017 guide FORT MYERS ARTS STAFF PHOTOFlorida Weekly won awards for stories on growth, human trafficking and Arlo Guthrie. NEW USED RARE 305-294-2904 KEY WEST ISLAND BOOKS513 Fleming Street, Key Westwww.KWIslandBooks.com NEWUSEDRA R E JUST RELEASED! Local writer JOHN CUNNINGHAMS7th book in Buck Reilly Adventures titled Silver GoodbyeImagine learning that someone you loved, the person who had been your role model and rock, had a past life so deep and dark that it obliterated your entire relationship. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 23-29, 2018 A17 KEY WEST CUISINELupitas serves up Mexican tradition BY JENNIFER WHITEFlorida Weekly CorrespondentThe low ceilings at Lupitas remind me of a traditional style cantina, but thats where my amateur comparison ends. When I think of the cantinas Ive stepped into somewhere down a side street in the remote highlands of Central America I think of dark, rough around the edges places where people went to disappear. But thats not at all how it is here. At Lupitas, from the moment that you walk in you are immediately hit with a bright burst of color and the jolly polka twang of Mexican songs playing in the background. If you have ever had a chance to stop at the South Carolina highway pit stop South of the Border and felt like you were in a completely different world, thats what Lupitas feels like to me except without any of the kitsch and all of the genuine. The fact that this place is not more talked about than the average mention is a mystery to me. Its almost as if every time I bring it up with someone they say, Oh yes, I think I know what youre talking about. But when I walk in, the place is busy, buzzing even, and theres always someone I know. Yet rarely do I see a social media check-in that they are eating deliciousness. At first glance the street-side facade appears a little nonchalant, as though they want to tell you its not whats on the outside that counts. For those who chase all things off the beaten path, its exactly what you want. The decor is Latin rustic, the vibe is low key, the food is homemade, the owners are mom and pop. My dad is from Guatemala and my mother is from Northern Mexico, daughter and manager Julie Olague tells me. We are a family business all the way through. Everyone in my family works here. My husband, my aunt, my cousin Lupitas opened in November of 2012 a year or so after Julies parents moved to Key West from Port Charlotte where the business was first established. Lupitas on the mainland started with just four tables and soon expanded by popular demand to a much bigger space that was an actual restaurant and not just a room. My mom says that this is how she cooks in her house. We try to put out the most authentic food we can, Julie says. We make everything we can from scratch. The sauces are made from scratch, the tamales are made from scratch, the tortillas are made daily, the salsa is made daily, the beans are made daily, the rice is made daily. Its all very, very fresh. Some would say that Americas Mexican heritage restaurants can be judged by the way they make their tacos. Julies eyes light up when she starts describing the tongue and tripe tacos and how she likes her tripe cooked well done until it is hot and crispy it tastes like pork hinds. Another dish that she details with pride is the menudo, a traditional stew of honeycomb tripe and salted cow foot flavored with dried chile, onions, bay leaves and garlic and left to simmer for over four hours. For those less adventurous eaters Julie recommends the fajitas and specifically the fajitas de la casa with steak, chicken and shrimp and served with sour cream, guacamole, salsa and homemade tortillas. Which brings me back to the tacos, because you cant have a good taco or fajita without starting with the base of a good tortilla. I imagine that making tortillas is similar to what making rice is to a sushi chef. It can be that serious. Its a learned rhythm that takes years to develop as much as it is the about the ingredients. Theres no secret. You just need the touch Julie shares. My mom says its all in the hand. I nod in agreement. There is no greater food than the food made with love. I came here this past Valentines Day and had the whole fried fish and it was absolutely delicious, I say. That moment was my best Valentines Day meal ever. Julie laughs in agreement. Yes, a lot of people come here for the mojarra doradita. The crispy fried snapper is served simply with pico de gallo and a side of rice, beans and those homemade tortillas we just talked about. Another customer favorite, the BIG burritos as they are so called on the menu, are stuffed with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onions with a side of guacamole and sour cream. Everything might sound matter of fact, but it is how they spice and prepare the food that makes the difference. For example, the mole sauce is blend of both of her parents ethnicities and so it is something rather personal to them. In southern Guatemala they make it more sweet, and in the northern part of Mexico they try not to make it too sweet, Julie explains. So ours is a bit of both. Its a good balance. Lupitas is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. serving lunch-sized portions until 3 p.m. and full-sized dinner all day. They offer specials like 25 tacos for $50 and two Coronas for $6. Tuesdays also means $1 tacos. We try to put the best service that we can, Julie promises. We are here to satisfy our customers and are always happy to see everyone come in. Lupitas Mexican Restaurant 1500 Bertha St. 305-295-2616 Dine-in or take-out (delivery in Key West only)
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