www.FloridaWeekly.com INSIDEWEEK OF AUG. 30-SEPTEMBER 5, 2018Vol. 3, No. 22 FREE MusicShip a Dani Hoy! A14 CuisineBringing the Big Easy to Key West. 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 Dennis Kearney. A6 Celebrating being made here in Key WestBetween the beaches, bars and barelyclad bodies bouncing around town, Key West can sometimes feel a little artificial. Sure, the sand is real and the palms are homegrown, but the whole rogue escapist what happens in Key West stays in Key West mentality can cause us to neglect the elements of our kooky culture that dwell in the alleys and crannies off Duval Street. Our diverse, vibrant island community is home to artists and artisans of all kinds: painters, potters, jewelers, musicians, gastronomes and everything in between. Local businesses are a critical component of what makes Key West so special. And (thankfully, for us artsy folk) new businesses spring up seemingly every other day, thanks to the enduring spirit of quirky artistic innovation that pervades the island (they dont call us Key Weird for nothing). Farm-to-table dining is all the rage these COURTESY PHOTOPapas Pilar, one of Key Wests newer rum distilleries inspired by Papa Hemingway himself. N MANY WAYS, LIFE IN KEY WEST is like one of those idyllic Corona ads. Frosty drinks, crystal clear water and the sound of palm fronds rustling in the breeze are never more than a few footsteps away. What the ads dont tell you, however, is that Key West at the beginning of September is borderline unbearably hot. The gentle breeze isnt enough to cool your sweaty brow, the ocean is so warm it feels like natures bathtub and it often seems like all the water (or beer) in the world couldnt possibly quench your thirst. And just when you think you couldnt possibly be any more parched, a woman with thick pigtails Key WestSEE BREWFEST, A10 BY LAURA RICHARDSONFlorida Weekly Correspondent BY LAURA RICHARDSONFlorida Weekly Correspondent IINSIDE: Your complete day-by-day, hour-byhour breakdown of BrewFest. A10 SEE MADE, A12 Go ahead have just one drink
A2 WEEK OF AUG. 30-SEPT. 5, 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. 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! C RA 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 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.
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A4 WEEK OF AUG. 30-SEPT. 5, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST MAP IT OUT Getting around Key West1. Southernmost Point The corner of South and Whitehead streets 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. 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. 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 r etreats from 19 46 to 1952.6. The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum 907 Whitehead St. 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. 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. 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 AUG. 30-SEPT. 5, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST Got Download?The iPad AppIts FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. 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 BARTENDER OF THE WEEKDennis Kearney: Pouring the perfect pint BY JENNIFER WHITEFlorida Weekly CorrespondentDennis Kearney tells me hes shy, but the fact that he had just talked his way into getting behind the bar where we are doing our interview so he can show me how to pour a proper pint of Guinness with a perfect stenciled shamrock says otherwise. The bar, which will remain unnamed so as not to cause anyone any trouble, is not the bar where he works. See, you turn the glass like this so that there are no bubbles, he teaches the bartender on duty. In Ireland, if you dont like the way the bartender pours it, you dont drink the pint. Irish born and bred, Dennis works at world-famous Sloppy Joes on Duval Stewwr and has been bartending there for 2 years. The fact that Im working at a bar thats not an Irish bar means I might be able to take off St. Paddys day, he says hopefully. Dennis was just 11 years old when he started serving beers at his Uncles bar in Athlone, Ireland. (If youve ever been across the pond and have never been served by someone who hasnt hit puberty yet then you havent quite experienced the definition of a real locals bar. In Ireland and across the UK, its normal to see kids whose feet cant touch the floor having an afternoon drink with their parents.) So, with that in mind, by the time Dennis was of age to drink in America he was being featured in local newspapers for his Guinness shamrock artistry and smooth bartending ways. After gaining this fame in the Irish of hospitality business he decided he needed to get away from the rain, rain and more rain and moved to the states in 1993, landing first in Boston and then zigzagging his way down the coast from the Bronx in New York City, to summers in Cape Cod, to New Orleans and, finally, to Key West. Key Westers who have visited the Big Easy will more than likely already know of the bar where Dennis worked while he lived in New Orleans. Like Sloppys, Erin Rose is an institution in its own right, famous for the authentic poboys and frozen Irish coffee. Dennis describes his nine months in the French Quarter as an amazing experience except for the citys well-deserved reputation for crime and violence. You had to have a bartending license, a gaming license and a gun license, he says. It cost $500 to bartend there. Lets talk about Bogarts, I say as he drinks the pint of Guinness he poured at the bar that is not where he works. Bogarts is another institution where he once worked. Once a grimy hole-in-the-wall hideaway for service industry folk and vampire vagabonds, Bogarts has since changed hands and undergone a facelift along with a name change that transformed the whole space from dark and mysterious to bright and cheery. It was pretty much a hot mess with beautiful people, Dennis answers, adding, Bogarts back in the day was powertending. On busy days you had to make drinks for three servers plus the whole bar by yourself. I wouldnt get home until 7 or 8 in the morning. These days, he says about his job at Sloppy Joes, work is much more relaxed and chill. Given his early start, when it comes to bartending Dennis has done it all. Round up all the places hes worked in this town and the list includes the BottleCap, Cowboy Bills, the late Cowboy Bills Reloaded, of course Bogarts and now Sloppy Joes. Its life changing going from one bar to the next, he says. I went from old school Rob Roys and Old Fashioneds to dive bars ... I never thought Id work downtown, but now I no longer work late nights, the people are great, the management and staff are great, theres no drama and its just a well-oiled machine. Sloppy Joes, which titles itself as a Key West tradition. has just finished celebrating its 84th anniversary since opening on Dec. 5, of 1933 the day after prohibition was repealed. Its a must-see destination on the island for its history, live music, comforting ground beef sandwiches and tropical libations. Dennis works a full-time schedule between Joes Tap Room, which is a Sloppys sports and craft beer bar adjacent to the main dining room, and also at the satellite bar. His hours are constantly changing, but he does manage to have one shit at the satellite bar on Thursdays from 8 p.m. to close and on in the tap room for football on Sundays from noon to 8 p.m. When hes not mixing and serving drinks, he says he can be found sitting on the other side of the bar enjoying a drink or two himself, or spending time with the rest of the Irish community in Key West. Or, after experiencing a guilt trip from family, going back home to Ireland for a visit. There are no long walks on the beach or any of that, he jokes about returning to his homeland when he needs a real vay-cay. When he does go back to the Emerald Isle he enjoys playing tourist. He admits to visiting the Guinness factory for the first time during his most recent visit I wonder if he showed them how to carve a shamrock into the foam, or if he refused to take a sip. JENNIFER WHITE / FLORIDA WEEKLYDennis Kearney behind the bar at Sloppy Joes. The fact that Im working at a bar thats not an Irish bar means I might be able to take off St. Paddys day.
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A8 WEEK OF AUG. 30-SEPT. 5, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTSSPECIAL EVENTSJerrod Isaman and Friends LiveAug. 30, 10 p.m. Mary Ellens 420 Appelrouth Lane www.maryellensbar.comHappy Hours with Kristen McNamaraWednesdays and Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Sidebar at Aqua 504 Angela St. www.sidebarkeywest.comAqua Idol for Fantasy Fest King and QueenSept. 4, 6:30 p.m. Aqua Nightclub 711 Duval St. www.aquakeywest.comSummerish Fun Movie Series: Monty Python and the Holy GrailSept. 5, 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, 7:30-10 p.m. The Blue Room 1128 Simonton St. Tickets available at www.come dykeywest.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 Support local farmers and show some environmental love while learning about sustainable agricultural methods! Buy fresh locally grown produce, live plants, seedlings and seeds at the Local Farm Stand, Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m., Mellow Caf and Gastropub, 1605 North Roosevelt Blvd. 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 AUG. 30-SEPT. 5, 2018 A9 Check the website for ongoing filmsLGBTAqua Nightclub711 Duval St. 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, 8-10 p.m. Ronnie, Mondays through 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. 30, Sept. 1 and 4, 9 p.m. 3Sum, Aug. 30 and 31, Sept. 1-2, 8:30 p.m. Ronnie Lively, Sept. 3, 8:30 The Fabulous Spectrelles, Sept. 4-5, 8:30 p.m. Tea Dance, Sundays 4-6:30 p.m. www.Lateda.comAROUND KEY WESTLocal Farm StandWednesdays, 5-7 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 #KW0.00 Catch Jerod and whichever talented friends and musicians join him for Jerrod Isaman and Friends Live, Aug. 30, 10 p.m., Mary Ellens, 420 Appelrouth Lane www. maryellensbar.com Summerish Fun Movie Series: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Sept. Sept. 5, 7 p.m., The Key West 5, 7 p.m., The Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Theater, 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywest www.thekeywest theater.com theater.com Happ y Hours with Kristen McNamara, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 6:30 p.m., Sidebar at Aqua, 504 Angela St. www.sidebar keywest.com 8.309.59.49.5 Aqua Idol for Fantasy Fest King and Queen, Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m., Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval St. www.aquakeywest.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! $14
A10 WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPT. 5, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WESTwho is wearing a traditional German dirndl hands you a tall, foamy-headed golden pilsner and you think to yourself, Wait have I died and gone to hoppy Heaven? Does everyone get a drink ticket at the pearly gates?! No, friend, you havent ascended to the great beer hall in the sky and this is definitely not a dream; youve just happened to find yourself at Key West BrewFest, an alcoholic oasis among the palm trees and the heat waves coming off of the scorching pavement. Think of Brewfest as Key Wests interpretation of Oktoberfest in September (dont ask questions; we do what we want down here). As though its any surprise for a reputedly hard-drinking town, Key West BrewFest now in its ninth year has become a hugely successful event. What started as a small town gathering for beer enthusiasts has ballooned to a five-day, 30-plus event festival featuring more than 200 beers, thanks to a generous collaboration between the Southernmost Hotel Collection and the Key West Sunrise Rotary of the Conch Republic, with proceeds to benefit the Rotary Clubs many charitable efforts. Spread out across Labor Day weekend, this years Brewfest offers something to please even the most snobbish of beer consumers. There are intimate beer-paired cooking classes, raucous pool parties, sunset beer cruises, beerthemed fun runs, hangover brunches, late-night meet-ups and even a New Orleans marching band that will boogie you down to the Green Parrot after youve finished tasting every brew under the sun while relaxing on the white sand of South Beach, located at the southern end of Duval Street at the Southernmost Beach Resort. The festival has been painstakingly put together for all manner of consumers, from beer aficionados to casual consumers to total newcomers to the beer world. There will be ales, lagers, Weiss biers, stouts, microbrews, special brews, throwback brews and brews served in plastic buckets. Brews with no gluten, extra gluten and just the right amount of gluten. Brews with unpronounceable German names, classic favorites and limited-release drafts. Representatives from breweries across the nation will be happy to chat you up over a frosty draft. There will be tacos. There will be epic rounds of beer pong played in a sparkling hotel pool. Youre guaranteed to hear the word mouthfeel at least once per hour. And yes, there will be pigtails and dirndls. Heres the rundown of events: Thursday, Aug. 30 All day event: Poker Run: Stop by five participating bars and have a pint from the featured brewery to receive a poker card from each bar. Turn in your hand at the Sunset Pier by 8 p.m. on Friday. $200+ in prizes will be awarded to the winners. Participating bars/restaurants to receive a card are: Cork and Stogie, Old Town Tavern, Sinz Burrito, General Horseplay and Sunset Pier. 1-4 p.m.: Estrella Galicia Pool Party at The Marker Waterfront Resort featuring DJ Chaka, beer specials, tapas, a Jenga competition and giveaways. Located at 200 William St. 3 p.m.: Duck, dive and dodge your way to the winners circle in the first annual Key West BrewFest Dodgeball Tournament at 24 North Hotel, sponsored by Wynwood Brewing Co., Tampa Bay Brewing Co., Florida Keys Brewing Co. and Waterfront Brewing Co. Bring a team of five to compete in a bracketstyle tournament. The $20 entry fee per team benefits the Key West Sunset Rotary Club. Located at 3820 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 5:30-9 p.m.: Shipyard Brewery Tap Invasion at the Green Parrot Bar. Located at 601 Whitehead St. 6 p.m.: Opening Kick-off party at Waterfront Brewery. The Waterfront BREWFESTFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSAnne Walters and Jennifer Franke in traditional German garb. Brewfest is Key Wests interpretation of Oktoberfest.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPT. 5, 2018 A11Brewery will be releasing new brews at the event, in addition to their 13 beers on tap. Enjoy Key West specialty draft beers, great food and fun. Located at 201 William St. 6:30 p.m.: Blue Heaven beer dinner featuring Florida Keys Brewing Company. Reservations required. Located at 729 Thomas St. 7 p.m.: Dog Fish Head Beer Dinner at Bagatelle. Located at 115 Duval St. Tickets are $99 per person plus tax and gratuity. 7 p.m.: Barrel of Monks Beer Dinner at The Perry Hotel. Located at 7001 Shrimp Road, Stock Island. Tickets are $85 per person plus tax and gratuity. Friday, Aug. 31 All day event: Poker Run: Stop by five participating bars and have a pint from the featured brewery to receive a poker card. Turn in your hand at the Sunset Pier by 8 p.m. on Friday. $200plus in prizes will be awarded. Participating bars/restaurants to receive a card are: Cork and Stogie, Old Town Tavern, Sinz Burrito, General Horseplay and Sunset Pier. Noon to 3 p.m.: BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog) to the Lagunitas Tap Takeover at Island Dogs during the Island Dogs Pup Kraal. Continue the party at Shots and Giggles, then head over to Turtle Kraals. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the local FKSPCA. The Kraal kicks off at 505 Front St. 1-4 p.m.: Come party with the Islamorada Brewing Company Crew at Southernmost Beach Resorts Pineapple Pool. There will be an Islamorada B rewing Company tap takeover, DJ, games and giveaways all afternoon long. At 1319 Duval St. 1-4 p.m.: Keybilly Island Ale Pool Party at The Marker Waterfront Resort. Enjoy tunes from DJ Chaka, giveaways from Keybilly Island Ale and drink specials all afternoon. At 200 William St. 2-6 p.m.: Florida Tap Takeover with special release beers released every half hour at the Waterfront Brewery, 201 William St. 2:30-5 p.m.: Bring your team of four to the second annual Paddle Battle at Mellow Ventures Caf. Compete alongside your favorite breweries in this relay-style race. Located at 1605 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 4:20-9 p.m.: Link up with the Pup Kraal-ers for Lagunitas Acoustic Sunset at the top of Turtle Kraals. Watch the famous Key West sunset from one of the premiere spots on the island. There will be plenty of cold beer, live music and, of course, the world-famous turtle races. At 231 Margaret St. 4-7 p.m.: Funky Buddha and Ballast Point Brewery Pool Party at the Wicker Guesthouse. At 913 Duval St. 5-8 p.m.: Cigar City Brewing and Rodriquez Cigar Pairing at the Rodriquez Lounge at the Gates Hotel. At 3824 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 5-8 p.m.: South Beach Brew Company Pool Party at The Marker Waterfront Resort. Giveaways, a DJ and drink specials all evening long. At 200 William St. 7 p.m.: Kona Beer Beach Party at the Southernmost Beach Caf overlooking the Atlantic Ocean featuring four food stations paired with Kona Beer, including one rare brew coming all the way from Hawaii. Tickets $60, plus tax and gratuity. At 1405 Duval Street. 7 p.m.: Florida Whales at The Porch. Check out some of the rare and hard-to-find beers from some of your favorite breweries in Florida and beyond. At 429 Caroline St. 8 p.m.: Lagunitas Pint Night at the Green Parrot Bar. Buy a pint and keep the mason jar. At 601 Whitehead St. 9 p.m.: Lets get poppin with Lagunitas and Corn & Co. Craft Popcorn as they pair some of Lagunitas most special beers with Corn & Co. specialty popcorn at General Horseplay. Try one or get a flight and try them all! All the way from Jupiter (Florida, that is), The Helmsmen will play Island Indie tunes on the patio. At 423 Caroline St.Saturday, Sept. 1 8:30 a.m.: The Magic Hat BrewFest Hot Trot kicks off your Saturday nice and early. Jog from The Southernmost Beach Caf to The Porch, drink a beer and run back. 7:30 a.m. bib pick-up and registration. 3-5 p.m.: VIP admission at the Key West BrewFest Signature Tasting Festival on South Beach. Tickets for $75 must be purchased in advance and are limited, so act fast. At 1405 Duval St. 5-8 p.m.: The Signature Tasting Festival on South Beach. Tickets are $40 in advance; $50 day of or at the door. At 1405 Duval Street. 8 p.m.: The Second Line March led by New Orleans band Water Seed, sponsored by New Belgium Brewery, leaves South Beach at end of the Signature Tasting Festival. Put your dancing shoes on to march your way from the festival at South Beach to the Green Parrot Bar via Duval Street. Keep the night alive with the live brass band leading you to the next party! 8 p.m.: Enjoy Water Seed on stage at the Green Parrot Bar for the after party. At 601 Whitehead St. 8 p.m.: Key West BrewFests annual after party at The Porch and General Horseplay. At 423 and 429 Caroline St.Sunday, Sept. 2 9 a.m. until the party ends: Hangover Brunch and Pool Party at The Perry Hotel. Call 305-294-3939 to reserve your table for brunch at Matts, then head over to the Perrys waterfront pool for live music, pool floats, beer games and more. Pool party is open to brunchers and non-brunchers alike. At 7001 Shrimp Rd., Stock Island. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: First Class brunch at First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery with beer specials to pair. At 301 Whitehead St. Noon to 7 p.m.: Lagunitas Pool Party at the Southernmost Beach Resort Pineapple Pool. Cool off and ease into the evening at the Pineapple Pool as the sun sets on Key West BrewFest 2018. Enjoy cold beers, live music and fresh eats. There will be a VIP area available as well, with proceeds benefiting the Key West Reef Relief Foundation. At 1405 Duval St. 1-4 p.m.: Kona Pool Party at The Marker Waterfront Resort, featuring tunes by DJ Jimmy and a pig roast. $20 buys you a plate full of pig roast and a draft Kona beer. At 200 William Street. 1-4 p.m.: Funky Buddha Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at the Salty Lime in the Hilton Garden Inn. At 3850 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 5-8 p.m.: Islamorada Beer Co. Tap Takeover at Rum Row at The Gates Hotel. At 3824 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 7 p.m.: Funky Buddha Beer Dinner at the Southernmost Beach Caf. Tickets are $60 plus tax and gratuity per person. At 1405 Duval St.Monday, Sept. 5 7 p.m.: Bingo at the Green Parrot. Located at 601 Whitehead Street. 7 p.m.: Funky Buddha Dinner at Roostica. At 5620 MacDonald Ave., Stock Island. To book tickets to any of the above events, visit www.keywestbrewfest. com/tickets.
A12 WEEK OF AUG. 30-SEPT. 5, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST days, and while theres an obvious way to partake in Key West hello, hogfish charter-to-table dinner youd be missing out if you thought the only way to pile your plate with local delicacies was by sampling whatever seafood was freshest on the docks this morning. First, when putting your cocktail order in, specify youd like your rum from Papas Pilar, one of Key Wests newer rum distilleries inspired by Papa Hemingway himself. Named for Ernest Hemingways favorite muse, his sailboat the Pilar, Papas Pilars motto is Never a Spectator a tribute to the adventuring lifestyle of one of Americas greatest novelists and (possibly) one of the worlds greatest adventurers, if only on the page. Papas Pilar rums are solera blended, a unique process that blends spirits of mixed ages in such a way that the average age of the spirit gradually increases as the process continues over a number of years. In the case of Papas Pilars rums, the blonde is solera aged in bourbon barrels whereas the dark is aged in a mixture of bourbon barrels and port wine casks. This timeintensive process lends each rum a very distinctive taste citrus and vanilla for the blonde and cinnamon and coffee for the dark and an exceptionally smooth texture. Though this author will never turn down a Dark and Stormy on a hot day, Papas Pilars rums are equally delicious served over ice and savored sip by sip. Those hankering for a taste should make their way to the distillerys home at 201 Simonton St. for rum tastings and hourly guided tours of the factorys stills. And if rum isnt your thing (gasp!), the Papas Pilar distillery is full of incredible Hemingway-related memorabilia and history so you can get an education while your companions get tipsy. Win/win! Equally delicious but with decidedly less of a hangover, Denise Chelekis Lick Your Lips Spinach Artichoke Dip is the islands latest savory snack of choice. After noticing that customers dining at Camilles (the restaurant she owned with her husband until recently) couldnt get enough of the scrumptious spinach artichoke dip on their appetizer menu, Denise decided to bring the creamy treat to the masses. At the moment, you can find the delectable dip in a number of locations in Key West, including at local grocery chain Faustos, fried chicken purveyor Dions Quik Mart and Uppys Quick Mart. Denises dip is strictly locals only, so we recommend you get your fill here in Key West while you can snag a container or ten (and maybe stash a few with an ice pack in your luggage for a little taste of Key West when you get back home). If youve saved room for dessert, Key West offers one of the more unique options available: sushi. No, were not suggesting you follow up a plate of spinach artichoke dip with fish roe and seaweed (though we pass no judgment on those who think that sounds delicious). Were huge fans of Key Wests own Cupcake Sushi, which is precisely what it sounds like: mouthwatering, colorful sushi rolls made of cake and frosting, authentically served with chopsticks. Local chef Lori Shubert, who invented Cupcake Sushi after trying to perfect mini-cupcakes for her clients, is fully cognizant of how much diners enjoy the theatrical aspects of watching ones sushi be handmade in front of them. MADEFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOCupcake Sushi makes delicious mini-cupcakes. 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 Ocean Wellness Spa & Salon Wellness Spa & Salon Call (305)320-0500 for reservations or online at OceanSpaKeyWest.com 829 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040 Ample parking o of Olivia St FL Lic#30205Be-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!MASSAGE NATURAL BODY TREATMENTS NATURAL SKINCARE FULL SERVICE AVEDA SALON NATURAL NAILS ACUPUNCTURE
FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUG. 30-SEPT. 5, 2018 A13 As such, she makes each roll by hand behind her rolling sushi cart. Cupcake Sushi is available at its storefront at 7009 Shrimp Rd. on Stock Island, as well as at farmers markets and private events (occasionally youll find a roll packaged to go at both Faustos locations and at Eaton St. Seafood, but they tend to fly off the shelves as soon as theyre stocked). With flavors like Caramel Peanut, Chocolate Almond, Red Velvet and even Maple Crunchy Bacon, its a far cry from your traditional spicy tuna roll though we wouldnt say no to one of each. If youve spent any time in Key West, you know our island is extremely walkable, with many historic points of interest located near enough one another to warrant a full day of strolling the streets. That kind of pavement pounding can be murder on the feet, not to mention your footwear. Tradition says that when a pair of shoes is extremely comfortable, theyre usually not very attractive (see: Crocs, Uggs and those white off-brand sneakers your grandfather wears). But if its handcrafted quality youre after, be prepared to wait weeks, sometimes months, to receive your goods. And if, miraculously, a pair manages to be attractive, comfortable, made by hand and they dont take a month to arrive, they will invariably cost a fortune. The only exception weve found? Key Wests local sandal shop: the eponymously named Kinos, whose origin story reads like a Lifetime movie. After he and his family were able to escape Cuba in 1965, Roberto Kino Lopez arrived in Key West with the dream of opening his own leather sandal factory. His old-world style, handmade sandals quickly gained in popularity thanks to their legendary comfort, affordability, and quality materials. Today, the Kino family manufactures more than 20 different styles of sandals, as well as purses, wallets and various other leather goods. Each is handmade in the familys open-air factory at Old Towns Kinos Plaza, corner of Green and Fitzpatrick streets. Shoppers waiting to snag a few pairs can watch the artisans assembling sandals by hand right in front of them. The whole experience conjures the feeling that one has stepped backward in time, with architecture reminiscent of Old Havana, the scent of leather and rubber heavy on the breeze and prices so low you wont have to choose between your top three choices; buy them all, as well as a couple pairs for folks back home. Kinos doesnt ship or allow other stores to its their merchandise. Shoes are only offered at the factory, so you can feel good knowing youve purchased something truly unique to the island. So buckle on a pair, head out into the sun and start exploring. Who knows? You might wind up being inspired to start your own Key West business. COURTESY PHOTODenise Chelekis Lick Your Lips spinach artichoke dipCOURTESY PHOTOCupcake SushiCOURTESY PHOTOKino sandals. Cuba!PLAN YOUR TIP OAY!305-923-4033 Dont Mis the Oportuniy! Cal Us Toay!Find us onlie at AIRKEYWEST.comOur 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. i i i f f i i li l h i h h l C C b b ff O SCHEDULbt DAY-TRIPS TO HAVnNA EVbRY MONDAY nND FRItAY! Cull Day ps to Havana
A14 WEEK OF AUG. 30-SEPT. 5, 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 MUSIC SCENEShip a Dani Hoy! BY BUCKY MONTGOMERYFlorida Weekly CorrespondentIts hard to believe Dani Hoy has only been on the island for four years and nine months, yet shes already etched out a notable spot among the islands most prolific trop rock entertainers, on and off Duval Street, with a little bit of country rock style. Hailing originally from Baltimore, Md., Dani spent half her life in southeastern Pennsylv ania. She started guitar lessons at age 12. She moved to Key West from York, Penn., in 2013. She had visited before, back in 2010, and fell in love with the island and the lifestyle. I saw the opportunity to be creative, she says about making the move to her new home. But Ill always be an Orioles fan, shes quick to add. The trop rock bug had already bit tenher up north. I began writing there, she says. I started traveling and promoting myself, mostly at Parrothead events, trying to find an audience. I heard all these guys on an internet radio station singing about escapism and realized I wasnt hearing many songs by women. Thinking she could probably figure out how to do this, she wrote her first sone, Tropical Man, with that in mind. Still in Pennsylv ania, she did open mics and played small restaurants around her home and in 2012 released her first CD. Appropriately entitled Tropigal, it was a harbinger of things to soon come. From her bio: Carrying out her motto Better late than never Dani started her musical career around the age of 40 and has established herself as a serious songwriter and an engaging vocalist. Her ability to connect warmly with audiences, as well as her adventurous yet vulnerable songwriting style, has garnered her many fans over the last few years. She counts among her songwriting inspirations Lucinda Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bruce Cockburn and, of course, Jimmy Buffett. If it werent for Jimmy Buffett, I wouldnt be here, she says. It was around this time she met her Key West partner, Chris Rehm, at one of Howard Livingstons Meet Me in the Keys events. They became Facebook friends in June 2009 and moved here together in 2013. They share two adopted rescue whippets from Baton Rouge, Cajun and Tooloulou, and they play together in their band with the whippetinspired name, The Shanty Hounds. Dani says Chris believes all music created in Key West should be called Conch Rock because we live in the Conch Republic, on a big rock. Chris is also part owner of the Cork and Stogie bar on upper Duval Street. After a previous life dedicated to graphic design (she has a bahelors degree in commercial art and was a graphic designer for 16 years), Dani feels fortunate to be playing music fulltime now. My first job in Key West was doing graphic design at the Key West Citizen, she says, adding the Shanty Hounds band logo is her work. Playing in Key West is inspiring as a songwriter. Just looking out at the street, theres always a party going on. Both Dani and Chris have songs on the celebrated Best of Key West, Volume One CD, the sultry and Sade-ish Some Like It Hot and the trop-rock My Little Island Town, respectively, along with songs from 16 other popular Key West singers and songwriters. The CD is available at Key West retail outlets including Smokin Tuna Saloon, Conch Republic Seafood Company and Key West Island Books on Fleming Street. Its also on iTunes and at CDBaby.com for digital download and hard copies. Her cherished EP, At the End of a Long Road, an homage to the Mile 0 sign on Whitehead Street, was recorded via Skype in Abingdon, Md., with help from Orca Sound Studio producer Kevin Johnston and features Nashville studio musicians Jerry Roe on drums, Dave Roe on bass and Kenny Vaughn on guitars. In total she has three CDs: Tropigal, Songs of Love and the Ocean and At the End of a Long Road. Explore them at your leisure at DaniHoy.com or any major internet music provider. Dani has the best female voice on the island, Chris says. Sure, Im biased, he adds, but its not just me. Shes also the reigning Best Female Vocalist from Beachfront Radio (based in Maryland), and were always told The Shanty Hounds have great charisma and energy. People are always complimenting her on her beautiful voice. It never gets old. Dani plays solo on Mondays at the Salty Angler. Hear her with Chris as The Shanty Hounds on Tuesdays at Ricks Entertainment Complex from noon to 4 p.m., on Thursdays at Grunts from 8-11 p.m. and Fridays and Sundays at Willie Ts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They also play the occasional gig at Conch Republic Seafood Company, Two Friends and up the keys at Boondocks and Mangrove Mamas. Given the choice, I like playing off Duval, she says. Its a more intimate atmosphere where I can connect with the audience.
A16 WEEK OF AUG. 30-SEPT. 5, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST 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. 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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-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-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-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 & Grill 4-6 p.m. daily Half off all food and premium drinks Matts Stock Island Kitchen & Bar 6-8 p.m. 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-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-Saturday Lunch Specials and $7 well drinks My New Joint 4:30-6:30 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 St. 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. 4-6:30 p.m. daily 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 Yellowfin Bar and GrillOceans Edge Resort and Marina 5950 Peninsular Ave. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Appetizer specials $1 off beer and wine, $2 off specialty cocktails, $6 well drinks www.oceansedgekeywest.com/ hotel/yellowfin-bar-and-grill KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE J a dspe i ci i i i i i i i i i i i i a h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h 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FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUG. 30-SEPT. 5, 2018 A17 KEY WEST CUISINEBringing the Big Easy to Key West BY JENNIFER WHITEFlorida Weekly CorrespondentIf you step into the walk-in refrigerator at Blossoms Cajun Kitchen at the quiet end of Old Town you would be hard pressed to find any store-bought non-perishable ingredients or readymade sauces and seasonings. Instead almost everything will have been crafted just hours ago and labeled accordingly in its own reusable container. Whenever painstakingly possible, all that is made at Blossoms is carefully curated from scratch whether it be the muffuletta bread or the andouille sausage. That makes sitting outside on the patio, along the edge of a charming residential neighborhood while enjoying an authentic gumbo feel as though you have suddenly been transported to the humble yesteryears of the French Quarter before it was crowded. Except it is here, 1,000 miles away and located at 408 White St. with none of the pretense and with all of the charm. When you make it from scratch, you tend to run out of stuff sometimes because you only made enough for that day, Blossoms owner Shannan De La Rosa admits. Its happened to us a few times. Once we ran out of almost everything and had to close early. For those seeking a change but not wanting to give up their identities, Key West can be the welcoming hug that youve been looking for. For Louisiana natives Shannan and her husband Jos, it was the sun they first came looking for. After Hurricane Katrina led them to the freezing winters of upstate New York for seven too long, cold years, they decided to go as far south as they could legally go. It took them only four hours to fall in love with the island that reminded them a little bit of where they came from. The couple moved down exactly 365 days later, having found the paradise they were looking for. But paradise was missing one thing: the food they were accustomed to eating. Key West and New Orleans have a lot of similarities. Both are a little quirky. Thanks to their Bourbon Street and our Duval Street, both have developed a reputation as laid back and easy-going drinking towns, where walking around with a beverage in your hand is not only tolerated but perfectly normal. Yet even with all the boxes that each place simultaneously ticks off, one of the obvious differences between the Conch Republic and the Big Easy is the cuisine. With its blend of French, Spanish, West African, Amerindian, Haitian, German and Italian influences it is hard to compete with the assertiveness of this uniquely particular fusion that is the backbone of New Orleans. And although Key West lacks no shortage of world-class restaurants, most would argue that nothing comes close to not only the history, but the flavor of Creole and Cajun cooking. This is so much in Key West like New Orleans except there is way less crime here and you can swim in the ocean, Shannon says. And the food is different, I cant help but add. With that said it seems only natural that they would pool their years of experience in the hospitality industry with the knowledge of the dishes they grew up eating, buy the small caf known as Blossoms and turn it into their own little culinary destination. What was once a sandwich shop with a shady history is now a mom-and-pop restaurant with all the fixins and its worth mentioning that they have recently renovated. Gone are the bags of animal feed that used to be piled high in the corner. Brand new floors, a fresh coat of paint, up-cycled tiffany lamps and intimate tables have all been added. Everyone used to reference it as a hole in the wall or a dive, Shannan explains. Now they say its like eating at home with your family. Shannan and Jos have created a family of loyal patrons. Locals and tourists alike come back again and again for comfort dishes like the crawfish touffe, the jambalaya and the bayou trio, a mix of alligator, crawfish and shrimp over rice in a rich, creamy sauce. Shannan tells me takes more than six hours to make the sauce. And she wont share the recipe. Its orgasmic! she exclaims. Our food is authentic and savory and keeps you coming back for more. Im very proud to say that weve gotten awards from Yelp because we are the only fivestar restaurant in town with over 100 reviews. Even with 132 reviews weve managed to keep the five stars. They also come back for the laughs. We joke around as much as we can. If they dish it out, then I dish it right back, Shannan smiles. The two make a dedicated team by respectfully honoring both their heritage and their customers. If Shannan isnt managing the front of the house and Jos isnt in the kitchen then thats because they are not open. Although Blossoms does not offer alcoholic beverages for sale, it is BYOB certified so make sure that you bring a six pack with you to go along with your traditional fried shrimp poboy. An ice cold one will help wash down the little bit of heat from the homemade remoulade. They also offer catering for large events or will pack up quarts of their delicious stews for you to take home and pass around the table family-style with your friends. One thing is for certain though, that if you choose to visit their newly renovated dining room then it will be like you are hanging out with Shannan and Jos in a place that is a little like New Orleans, but without a doubt unmistakably Key West. Bon apptit! Blossoms Cajun Kitchen 408 White Street 305-294-9496
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CNTAfr US! from Fery Teminal, Airpt FRE SHUTLIts namesake never saw it, but Audubon House still worth a look BY MAXINE LOPEZ-KEOUGHFlorida Weekly Correspondent Its midway through the tour of Key Wests stunningly pretty Audubon House and Tropical Gardens that the truth comes out: John James Audubon famed naturalist painter, whose lifelike paintings of bird portraits line the walls of the museum never actually lived in the Audubon House. But dont let this spoiler keep you from visiting; indeed, a visit to the Audubon House offers so much beauty, charm and historical interest, youll be left feeling only that it was Audubons loss that he was never able to inhabit such a magical place. Amassing a fortune from treasure gathered from the ruins of shipwrecks might seem like a job description for a storybook pirate, but in 19th-century Key West, it was a lucrative and respectable way to make a living. The busy passage between the Eastern Seaboard and the Gulf Coast was a dangerous place for ships to sail, and each year saw many boats wrecked on offshore reefs during the frequent storms that pummeled the area. Finders keepers might not mean much today, but for those in the wrecking industry of Key West, it was law. When a ship ran aground, the first man to reach the boat became the wreck master, who after saving the crew and passengers, if possible directed the salvaging of the ship and its cargo. Back on land, the recovered haul was auctioned off, with the wreck master taking the largest cut of the profits. It was a dangerous, highly competitive and regulated industry, the spoils of which helped solidify Key West as the richest city in the country by the mid-1800s. For Capt. John Huling Geiger, a maritime pilot whose shipwrecking success had made him one of the richest men in the Florida Keys, such wealth demanded a home of appropriate grandeur. In 1846, after the rest of the ilsand was mostly flattened in a hurricane, Capt. Geiger chose a prominent lot on which to build his familys new home a lavish American Classic Revival mansion of tropical wood at the intersection of Green and Whitehead streets, with an unobstructed view of the ocean (and any new potential shipwrecks). It was a grand, busy estate encompassing 6 acres, home to Capt. Geiger, his wife, his children, and a number of slaves who, in addition to domestic chores, were made to assist in the wrecking business that fueled Geigers wealth. For over a century, Capt. Geigers home remained in the familys possession, until Capt. Geigers great-grandson, Capt. William Bradford Smith, took up residence. Smith, a Key West Harbor pilot, lived in hermit-like seclusion without indoor plumbing, electricity or cooking facilities, and by the time of his death in 1956, the house had fallen into ruin. Slated for demolition, it was saved in 1958 by Mitchell and Frances Wolfson, who were compelled to purchase the property after hearing it was destined to become a gas station. The Wolfsons had heard the same folklore that speculated James Audubon might have conceived many of his bird portraits during a visit to the gardens of Dr. Benjamin Strobel, whose home was located on the property where the Geiger family mansion would later be constructed. The Wolfsons began a two-year process of painstaking renovation, the first historical renovation of its kind in Key West, at the end of which marked the rechristening of the Geiger home as the Audubon House Museum. They filled the house with antiques, including many items from the Geiger family, as well as numerous original hand-colored lithographs by Audubon. Today, Key West is known for having one of the most colorful and well-protected historical districts in the United States, with the highest density of historic frame buildings in the nation. Yet few who visit know that it was the Wolfsons renovation of the Audubon House that began this now-priceless movement to protect and preserve the islands oldest architecture. To this day, the property is cared for through the Mitchell Wolfson Trust, and remains a reputable dealer of original Audubon work. The three-story home is filled with precious antiquities and, of course, with Audubons work, as well as information about the artists life and career. An acre of lush tropical gardens surrounds the home, featuring hundreds of orchids, a koi pond and a replica of the propertys original 1850s outdoor kitchen building. Visitors are encouraged to wind their way through the quiet brick pathways, taking note of the rare tropical plants (carefully labeled for those without extensive botanical knowledge) and view the medicinal and herb garden, a staple of 19th-century upscale homes. Though the museum and its grounds are located in the bustling downtown district, once inside the protective foliage of the grounds, the sights and sounds of the outside world are muffled. Visitors are transported back in time to an island without tour buses or T-shirt shops, where fame and fortune awaited any man brave enough to watch the sea for a wrecked ship, and beat his fellow wreckers to the prize. The Audubon House>> Location: 205 Whitehead St. >> Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. >> Tickets: The museum offers discounted museum tickets to locals. >> Contact: For more information, call 305 294-2116 or visit www.audubonhouse.com.COURTESY PHOTO 305.295.1300 532 Margaret Street, Key West, FL 33040 Open Daily 5:30pmMENU & RESERVATIONS MICHAELSKEYWEST.COM 305 295 1300 532 Margaret S S treet K e y West, FL 3 3 30 40 Op en Dai ly 5: 3 0 0p m Lobster Feast Fridays
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A20 WEEK OF AUG. 30-SEPT. 5, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST NOTTOMISS ATTRACTIONSAudubon House & Tropical Gardens205 Whitehead St. 305-2942116 or 877-294-2470 www.audubonhouse.com Original lithographs of John James Audubons drawings are on display at this former home of shipwreck salvager Capt. John Geiger.CityView Trolley Tours of Key West 1045 Whitehead St. 305-294-0644 www.cityviewtrolleys.com These open-air trolleys offer hop-onand-off tours that incorporate narration of the history of Key West. Conch Tour Train303 Front St. 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.Custom House281 Front St. 305-295-6616 www.kwahs.org The Custom House was originally home to Key Wests customs office, postal service and district courts. The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum907 Whitehead St. 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. Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center35 E. Quay Road 305-292-0311 or 305-809-4750 www.Floridakeys.noaa.gov/eco_discovery.html Sponsored and operated in part by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and NOA. Fort East Martello Museum3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-296-3913 www.kwahs.com This Civil War fort was built in the late 1800s and is now home to a sculpture garden and museum with a collection of relics from the Civil War. Ghost Tours and Ghost Hunts301 Whitehead and 1102 Duval Street 305-395-1435 www.hauntedkeywest.comDiscover the haunted history of one of the most haunted cities in the United States. Harry S. Truman Little White House 111 Front St. 305-294-9911 www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com This historic building famously served as the winter White House for President Harry S. Truman in 1946. Key West AIDS MemorialFoot of White Street and Atlantic Boulevard www.keywestaids.org At the entrance to the White Street pier, the Key West AIDS Memorial commemorates Florida Keys-friendly people who died from AIDS-related causes. Key West Aquarium1 Whitehead St., at Mallory Square, 800-544-5927 www.keywestaquarium.com The aquarium is home to alligators, jellyfish, sharks and many other marine animals. Guided tours and feeding presentations are available.The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory1316 Duval St. 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. Key West City Cemetery Bordered by Angela, Frances, Olivia streets and Windsor Lane 305-292-6718 friendsofthekeywestcemetery.comStop at the sextons office near the entrance at Passover Lane and Windsor Lane for a map containing a free walking tour from the Historic Florida Keys Foundation. Key West Historical Memorial Sculpture Garden401 Wall St. (at Mallory Square) 305-294-4142 www.keywestsculpturegarden.org This original sculpture garden, at the site of the original shoreline in Mallory Square, features 36 bronze busts of the most influential men and women from Key Wests past. Key West Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters Museum938 Whitehead St. 305-294-0012 www.kwahs.com The lighthouse opened in 1848, was decommissioned by the Coast Guard in 1969, and now stands as a museum dedicated to Key Wests maritime heritage. Key West Shipwreck Museum1 Whitehead St. 305-292-8990 www.keywestshipwreck.com At the Shipwreck Museum, you can walk up the 65-foot lookout tower for a 365-degree view of Key West and its harbor. Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywesttheater.com The Key West Theater is a newly renovated performing arts center that The historic Key West Lighthouse and Museum located on Whitehead Street. Visit us online www.KeyWest.FloridaWeekly.comwww.facebook.com/KeyWestFloridaWeeklyTHERES A LOT TO LIKE
FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPT. 5, 2018 A21 presents original plays, musicals, films and concerts. Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden5210 College Road, Stock Island 305-296-1504 www.keywestbotanicalgarden.org This natural conservation habitat is home to many endangered flora and fauna as well as two of the last remaining freshwater ponds in the Keys. Key West Wildlife Center1801 White St. 305-292-1008 The Key West Wildlife Center is in the 8-acre Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park and includes a nature walk with a freshwater pond and two aviaries. Mallory Square Sunset Celebration 1 Whitehead St. 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. Mel Fisher Maritime Museum200 Greene St. 305-294-2633 www.melfisher.org Exhibits include treasures from the Spanish galleons of 1622 discovered by Mel Fisher and his crew. Mile Marker 0 Sign490 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, Me. Stop here to commemorate your visit. Old Town Trolley Tours of Key West 1 Whitehead St. 305-296-6688 or 888-910-8687 www.historictours.com/keywest Historic Tours has been running sightseeing trolleys in Key West for more than 25 years. Red Barn Theatre319 Duval St. 305-296-9911 www.redbarntheatre.com The Red Barn Theatre has been producing plays and musicals in Key West for more than 35 years.Ripleys Believe It or Not!108 Duval St. 305-293-9939 www.ripleys.com/keywest Ripleys contains more than 550 odd, bizarre and unusual exhibits housed in a historical building. San Carlos Institute 516 Duval St. 305-294-3887 www.instituteosancarlos.org This historic landmark serves as a Cuban museum, library, art gallery and theater. The Southernmost PointThe Southernmost Point Corner of Whitehead and South streets This colorful anchored concrete buoy was erected in 1983 to commemorate Key West as the southernmost point of the continental United States. The Studios of Key West533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458 www.tskw.org The studios of Key West is a local nonprofit dedicated to nurturing artists and the artistic process. Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit513 Truman Ave. 305-842-1666 www.twkw.org Learn about Tennessee Williams literary accomplishments and life in Key West.Tennessee Williams Theatre 5901 College Road, Stock Island 305-296-1520 or 305 295-7676 (tickets) www.tennesseewilliamstheatre.com The Tennessee Williams Theatre presents national tours, concerts and local and national cabarets.The Tropic Cinema416 Eaton St. 877-761-FILM (3456) www.tropiccinema.com The Tropic Cinema is a nonprofit movie theater that shows independent films and documentaries in addition to hosting a wide variety of community cultural events. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and National Historic Landmark0 Southard St. 305-292-5072 www.uscgcingham.org With more than 50 years of service around the world, the USCGC Ingham offers a portrait of Coast Guard history from 1936 to 1988. It is the only Coast Guard cutter afloat today to receive two Presidential Unit Citations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy. Waterfront Playhouse310 Wall St. 305-294-5015 www.waterfrontplayhouse.org The nonprofit Waterfront Playhouse produces plays and musicals in its 150seat theater, located right next to Mallory Square. West Martello Tower1100 Atlantic Blvd. 305-294-3210 www.keywestgardenclub.com The West Martello Tower is a former Civil War-era fortification that is now home to the Key West Garden Club and the Joe Allen Garden Center. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and National Historic Landmark. NOTTOMISS ATTRACTIONS
A22 WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPT. 5, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST Wild Bill Charters: Wild Bill Charters: Slowed a bit, but still good fish around. Slowed a bit, but still good fish around. Capt. Artie Duplessis 1801 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West 305-744-7957 www.wildbillkeywest.com Key West Flats Fishing: Key West Flats Fishing: Summer fun in the flats! Summer fun in the flats! Capt. Eric Ryan 5130 U.S. 1, Key West 248-921-5558 http://flatsfishingthekeys.com/ Gulfstream Fishing Key West: Gulfstream Fishing Key West: Everybody gets a fish. Everybody gets a fish. Gulfstream Fishing Key West 1801 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West 305-296-8494 www.gulfstreamkeywest.com Fishbusterz Retail Seafood Market: Fishbusterz Retail Seafood Market: Red grouper $22.50 pound at the market Red grouper $22.50 pound at the market and on your grill this weekend. and on your grill this weekend. 6406 Maloney Ave., Key West 305-294-6456 www.keywestseafooddepot.com Cowboy-Cowgirl Fishing Charters Cowboy-Cowgirl Fishing Charters: Nice tripletail caught on the Cowboy. Nice tripletail caught on the Cowboy. Capt. Mark Baumgarten 305-294-5888 email@example.com https://keywestfishing-charters.com Key West Florida Fishing: Key West Florida Fishing: Do you want to catch some grouper this Do you want to catch some grouper this weekend? weekend? Capt. Mike Weinhoffer 305-395-3474 www.keywestfloridafishing.com CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK 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!
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A24 WEEK OF AUG. 30-SEPT. 5, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST 606 GREENE STREET KEY WEST, FLORIDA, USA 305.294.1669 | FAX 305.294.7747 email@example.com www.galleryongreene.comPETER VEY The Catch The works of American photographer Walker Evans are on display at Custom House Museum SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYA selection of prints captured by Walker Evans, an American photographer recognized for pioneering a documentary style of photography during the Great Depression on behalf of the Farm Security Administration, is currently on exhibit in the foyer at the Custom House Museum. Weeks in Cuba: Walker Evans & Ernest Hemingway features 12 of Evans 46 images taken while on assignment in Cuba and reveals a visual account of Havana in 1933.Considered one of the greatest photographers of his time, Evans straightforward precision in his approach to portraiture and documentary redefined the genre. A literary thinker, most of his images were shot for books, magazines, articles and essays. Some of the prints in the Custom House exhibit were included in the book The Crime of Cuba, published in several magazines, and featured in other gallery exhibitions. They form part of the larger collection of 46 on loan by Key West local Benjamin Din Bruce, whose family were longtime friends of the Hemingways.Evans, who was on assignment in Cuba for The Crime of Cuba, an expose of the corrupt regime of President Gerardo Machado, feared the images could be confiscated by Machado operatives. Evans entrusted the 46 images to Hemingway, who was also in Cuba gathering material for his novel To Have and Have Not. The two had met purely by coincidence, spending many afternoons and evenings together, forming an ephemeral friendship. Hemingway even loaned Evans money to extend his stay in Cuba when his assignment money ran out. The images capture a range of micro and macro information and reveal the context of Havanas 1933 culture, doing with images what a writer might do in words. Beggars, children, caf patrons, fruit cart vendors the images relay Cubas people, its ethnic diversity, its shops, professions, the look and feel of its street and urban life, says Society Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. Life for Cubans in the 1930s was tumultuous, she says. Their political system was in the midst of an upheaval, but for visitors it was an entirely different experience. Havana was a flourishing and fashionable city which attracted many literary and musical greats, along with some of Europes most distinguished luminaries and personalities. The dichotomy of the poor residents alongside the well-heeled visitors shaped both Evans and Hemingways experience in Cuba in 1933. Though Hemingway and Evans never corresponded or met again, those weeks in Havana had a lasting effect on each of them. Over the years, both commented on their friendship and time together. Weeks in Cuba: Walker Evans & Ernest Hemingway is on display in the Custom House Museum foyer until Oct. 10.
The Key West Art & Historical Societys four museums free for locals the first Sunday of each month SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYRound up friends and family or fly solo on the first Sunday of each month and check out the arts, history and culture of your hometown for free. Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates locals the first Sunday of every month with free admission to all four museums under its stewardship: The Custom House Museum, Key West Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters, Fort East Martello Museum, and the Tennessee Williams Museum. Theyre listed by TripAdvisor as four of the 10 best museums in Key West. Hours at all four are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily except for Christmas. Heres just a sampling of what is happening now at all four museums: Custom House Museum, 281 Front St., is the iconic four-story architectural crown jewel of Key West and one of the finest examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in the U.S.: Islands, Imagination and Instance: Florida Keys Folk Art, Bryan Gallery, on exhibit through Sunday, Jan. 6 Discover how folk artists Stanley Papio, Makiki, Mario Sanchez, Jack Baron, Papito Suarez and others celebrated and expressed their cultural identity through community aesthetics. View the paintings, sculptures and works on paper that reveal how the flora and fauna (islands), the originality (imagination) and atmosphere (instance) of the Florida Keys have shaped them artistically. Powering Paradise: 75th Anniversary of Keys Energy, Bumpus Gallery, on exhibit through Nov. 26 Explore the history and operations of Keys Energy Service, the public power company utility for the Lower Florida Keys that provides electricity from Key West to the Seven-Mile Bridge. Weeks in Cuba: Walker Evans & Ernest Hemingway on exhibit in the Custom House Museum foyer through Oct. 10 Features 12 images taken by Evans, considered one of the greatest photographers of his time, while on assignment in Cuba in 1933. Ongoing: Guy Harveys The Old Man and The Sea sketches Featuring 59 original pen-and-ink drawings inspired by Hemingways The Old Man and The Sea, created by internationally acclaimed artist and conservationist Guy Harvey, completed when he was a teenager. Ongoing: Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flaglers Overseas Railway, second floor Celebrating an important part of Florida Keys history and the incredible engineering feat that joined mainland Florida to Key West. Outstanding elements include a railroad car that transports visitors back to the early 1900s, an oversized map of the Florida Keys, home video shot from the railroad in the 1920s and related objects and ephemera from The Societys permanent collection. Supported by the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust, Thomas Kenan, the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, and Lamont Harris. Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 South Roosevelt Blvd., was constructed to provide protection for Key West against the possibility of an enemy sea assault and today is one of the finest preserved examples of Martello style military architecture in the United States: Stanley Papio Junkyard Rebel, permanent exhibit Namesake of the annual Key West Art & Historical Society Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, Stanley Papio saw art where others saw junk. For more than three decades, the rebellious welder-turnedmetal-artist transformed the trash in his Key Largo yard into extraordinary works of art, many of them comical and caustic commentary on neighbors and naysayers. Today more than 100 sculptural objects and three-dimensional constructions are housed at the Fort. Ghosts of East Martello, permanent exhibit Pay your respects to Robert, the worlds most famous haunted doll, whose mesmerizing and eerie history began just after the turn of the 20th century when he was created by the Steiff Company and given to young Gene Otto, son of a prominent Key West doctor. Delve into the bizarre but true lore of Carl Tanzler, self-proclaimed Count von Cosel, and his passion for the beautiful, but unfortunately deceased, Elena Milagro Hoyos Mesa, with whom he lived until 1940, when he was arrested for grave robbery and possession of a dead body. Key West Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters, 938 Whitehead St., is one of the most visited historic locations in Key West: Explore the Lighthouse Keepers Quarters, now a museum restored to an early 1900s appearance with historic furnishings, photos and original artifacts depicting the life and times of generations of lighthouse keepers and their families. Climb the 88-step, circular, iron stairway of the 170-year-old lighthouse, owned by Monroe County and operated by Key West Art & Historical Society. Once a beacon for the island with its Fresnel lens that shined 11 nautical miles out to sea, the 48-foot tower also served to guide those on land. Ernest Hemingway, who once lived across the street from the structure, was known to use it as a North Star of sorts to find his way home after nights of heavy imbibing. Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Ave., pays tribute to one of the greatest 20th century American playwrights: A destination for Tennessee Williams enthusiasts and scholars, the museum showcases highlights from his life and work while living in Key West from 1949 until his death in 1983. The collection of historic, archival materials keeps alive the importance of Williams legacy and offers the largest collection of his memorabilia and literary artifacts available to the public. Displays include artist Jane Rohrschneiders model of the playwrights home at 1431 Duncan St., first edition plays and books, images from the late local photographer Don Pinder and original steps from the film adaptation of Williams play The Rose Tattoo, which was filmed entirely in Key West. FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 30-SEPT. 5, 2018 A25 COURTESY PHOTOThe Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Ave., one of four museums stewarded by Key West Art & Historical Society where locals can enjoy free admission on the first Sunday of each month, showcases highlights from the playwrights life and work while living in Key West from 1941 until his death in 1983. The Custom House The Fort East Martello Museum The Key West Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters.
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