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THANKSGIVINGTinKEYWEST INSIDEWEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018Vol. 3, No. 34 FREE Florida WritersHavana/Key West conference encourages discussion but meets disaster. A6 DecorHand-painted nutcrackers on auction at Studios of Key West. A7 Top PicksTop things to do in town this week. A9 Real EstateAffordable Old Town condominium at 1014 Varela St., #2. A18 BY LAURA RICHARDSONFlorida Weekly Correspondent BY LAURA RICHARDSONFlorida Weekly Correspondent Whether youre in the real world or in our isolated Cayo Hueso bubble, Sundays are sacred. Nothing wards off the Monday scaries like a decadent brunch, a nap and maybe an early dinner or a matinee at the Tropic Cinema. Not so if youre one of the hundreds of artists and artisans who live in Key West. Beginning in November, for our creative community Sunday mornings are for the Artisan Market a smorgasbord of delicious eats, handmade crafts and local music. We sense youre feeling skeptical. Listen, we know its Sunday and we know its early and we know you went out last night and probably drank a little more than you intended to and ended up at Bobbys Monkey Bar at 2 a.m., singing sappy love songs and making new best friends youll never remember. But we promise, the Artisan Market is worth getting out of bed for you can grab a mimosa or bloody Mary from Great Events, snack on Chicktatoes to soak up the remnants of last nights debauchery and walk off your hangover while you browse dozens of booths full of handmade goods (plus rum cake totally counts as hair of the dog, right?). And, if nothing else, the smell of Tennessee Steves ribs will snap you out of whatever booze-induced coma youve fallen into. So, grab a glass of water and some Advil and get yourself together, you wont be disappointed. The original Artisan Market was the result of a collaboration between creative genius Sean Krikorian, event planning maven Jill Snodgrass and Restaurant Store owner Richard Tallmadge. The Artisan Market was born in 2013, when Richard, Jill and Sean were simultaneously looking for a venue through which to channel their respective creative energies. Richard wanted to do an event for ART! Key West over Thanksgiving weekend and Jill was looking for a venue Key West Artisan Market a seasonal treatSEE MARKET, A13 SEE TURKEY, A10 COURTESY PHOTO Live music accompanies the Artisan Market. O THIS HUMBLE FLORIDA WEEKly Key West Edition writer, December holidays be damned Thanksgiving is the real most wonderful time of the year. When else are you allowed nay, encouraged to gorge yourself on a weeks worth of food, walk around with your pants shamelessly unbuttoned (or, if youre a seasoned vet like I am, you eschew pants altogether and go with an outfit with a lot more stretch), and yell at the television while impossibly athletic dudes tackle one another for three hours BY LAURA RI C HARDS O N F l ori d a Wee kly Correspon d en t S E E TUR K O THIS HUMBLE F LORID A ly Ke y West E d ition Decem b er h o l i d a y s b e Thanks g ivin g is t m os t w o nd e r f ul tim e y ear. W h en e l se are y ou a llo nay, encoura g ed to g or g e on a weeks worth of food, wal k wit h y our pants s h ame l ess ly toned ( or, if y oure a seaso n l i k e I am, you esc h ew pants a er and g o with an out f it wi t more stretch ) and y ell at th e sion w h i l e impossi bly at hl eti c ta c kl e o n e an o th e r fo r thr ee


A2 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 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 Emma CamposPaul Heinrich Scott SleeperCirculation ManagerMichael Gagliardimgagliardi@floridaweekly.comSales and Marketing AssistantTiffany NagleOperations ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLC100 Grinnell Street Key West, FL 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; 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. 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; 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; Being that Key West is home to the southernmost point of the continental United States, its fitting that the island is home to a Southern-inspired restaurant. Fireflys plantation-style look and its menu 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.; 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, 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; 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; 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. EVERY THURSDAY & FRIDAY COMEDY KEY WEST Join usKey Wests ONLY weekly stand up comedy show at the southernmost comedy venue in the US with the BEST stand up comics from all over the world, from rising stars to household names. Tom Dustin and Spencer James will peorm with local Key West comedians at the Downward Dog Comedy Showcase at THE BOTTLECAPS BLUE ROOM 1128 SIMONTON STREETA former fat kid turned ugly duckling, Spencer James has a charming likability with a hint of a Midwest accent that endears him to every type of audience. Date night, fellas night, ladies night, lonely night, drunken night, and yes even bachelorette parties (sure), theres something for everyone. Come See TUES November 21stNovember 22ndFRINovember 23rdThis Week... FR I TOM DUSTINTom Dustin enjoys partly true stories with sad endings. He was born the middle child of a drunken used car salesman and a blind little person. It was as a toddler that Tom made the decision to talk to people for money. Onstage, his unmatched likeability allows him to push comedy to its limit without fear. Offstage, hes a mean, self-hating manic-depressive who unsuccessfully tries to be a good person up to two days per week. TICKETS$15 C FOR MORE INFO VISIT WWW.COMEDYKEYWEST.COMSPENCER JAMESNovember 29th & November 30th Visit us at for full schedule! Open: 10:00am:00am506 Southard Street | Key West | 305-204-4991 SOUTHERNMOST NOTRE DAME BAR EMERALD SOCIETYSaturday 11/24/18 at 8:00pm NOTRE DAME AT USC TROJANSAll Day Street Tailgate Party! S S S O O O U U U T S orfullschedule! LIVE MUSIC! IRISH BREWS! CHRIS TOLER LIVE!COME HEAR CHRIS EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT! 9PM TO WHENEVER! V V i it t

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A4 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST MAP IT OUT Getting around Key West1. Southernmost Point The corner of South and Whitehead streets The city of Key West erected this 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 The iconic train has been winding its way through the streets of Key West since 1958. 3. Sloppy Joes 201 Duval St. 305-294-5717 A Key West tradition since 1933, this bars famous patrons include Ernest Hemmingway and rum runner Habana Joe. 4. Mallory Square Sunset Celebration 1 Whitehead St. 786-565-7448 This nightly festival begins at 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. 305-294-1136 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 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 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 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.Friendsofthekeywestcemetery. comStop by the sextons office near the entrance at Passover and Windsor lanes and pick up a map that includes 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 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 NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST FLORIDA WRITERSHavana/Key West conference encourages discussion but meets disaster Death on the Menu by Lucy Burdette. Crooked Lane Books. 304 pages. Hardcover, $26.99.This is the eighth installment of Lucy Burdettes Key West Food Critic mystery series featuring the loveable Hayley Snow. This time out, its under the imprint of a new publisher. When a major three-day event is planned to find common ground between the cities of Havana and Key West, Hayleys mother gets the catering contract. The venue is the Harry Truman Little White House. As the conference approaches, conflicting political agendas seem likely to undermine this opportunity for fostering goodwill. They are also undermining the aspirations of the man who manages the Little White House facility. Hayley and Miss Gloria (Hayleys 80-plus-year-old landlady and friend) are pressed into service to help with the catering chores. Meanwhile, Hayley is being pushed by her employers at Key Zest magazine to meet several deadlines. Members of a Cuban-American family get caught in the tangle of crosspurposes, and there is a scandal over the disappearance of a rare piece of Hemingway memorabilia the Cuban visitors had loaned to the event. Who stole the piece from its display case? And why? How and why was Gabriel, a member of that Cuban-American family and assisting the event, murdered? Well, of course, Hayley cant help pushing herself into the investigation even when her boyfriend, police Det. Nathan Bransford, warns her about going too far. As with previous titles in this series, Hayleys investigations give the author the opportunity to provide colorful and flavorful tours all around Key West. Ms. Burdette brings this unique town fully to life, in both its physical and cultural dimensions. The inside look at the Truman Little White House is delightfully engaging, as is the portrait of the Hemingway home and all the adjacent neighborhoods. Hayleys connection with the conference catering, as well as her need to generate three restaurant reviews for Key Zest, take readers into a series of food establishments. The focus for the conference menu and for Hayleys column are Cuban specialties, and these vivid scenes will make readers mouths water. Suspense tightens when a relative of the murdered Gabriel is at first missing and then found seriously injured. It gets even tighter when Det. Bransford allows Hayley to play a dangerous role in the investigation as part of his plan to draw out the perpetrator. Like other cozy mystery titles, Death on the Menu blends serious matters with light-hearted tension relief. In this case, the humor stems from Hayleys exuberant personality and her dogged determination to pursue answers as well as justice. She is at once caring and silly, capable and overwhelmed. She overloads herself by saying yes to way too many requests. Sometimes even she knows that she is overextended and exhausted, but she doesnt frown for long. More importantly, she can laugh at herself. Miss Gloria is also a comic character, an older woman who doesnt take her limitations seriously and becomes a kind of role model for active senior living. Hayleys time living on Glorias houseboat is time well spent for both of them and for Ms. Burdettes rea ders. The complications of Hayleys love life and of her relationship with her mother are powerful ingredients in the authors cozy mystery recipe. The blend of ingredients provides just the right mixture of thoughtfulness, action and escape. Speaking of ingredients and recipes, the book includes 15 pages of recipes that focus on the Cuban palate. About the authorClinical psychologist Lucy Burdette has published 15 mysteries, including the latest in the Key West food critic mysteries. Her books and stories have been shortlisted for Agatha, Anthony and Macavity awards. Shes a member of Mystery Writers of America and a past president of Sisters in Crime. She lives in Madison, Conn., and Key West. Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. BURDETTE m or y s al ed to a s h e d d e y y e yan d be comesa fo C au p L u h a 15 in c la t We m y boo h a v list e An t Ma c Sh e M ys Am e p res in Cr in M a n d K Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner1405 Duval Street, Key West // #somolife FL WEEKLY Food and Beverage Dinner Only20% off


FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 A7 Hand-painted nutcrackers on auction at Studios of Key West BY LAURA RICHARDSONFlorida Weekly CorrespondentNo matter how you feel about Christmas decorations on display in big-box stores before Thanksgiving, tis the season for snowflakes and sugar plum fairies. Fortunately, we Keys-dwellers still get to experience the warmth of the season (both the feelings and the climate) while skipping the finger-numbing snow shoveling thanks to Joyce Stahls biennial production of The Nutcracker, a colorful tribute to the original ballet with a tropical twist. To mount a production the caliber of Nutcracker Key West takes money lots and lots of money. Every iteration of the b allet requires a tremendous fundraising effort and this year that effort was rendered even more onerous because the show needs an entirely new set for Act II. To raise the additional $25,000, Ms. Stahl will be auctioning off 14 conchified nutcrackers, each one painted and embellished by a local artist. Sculptor Tom Joris cast the plaster conch nutcrackers from the original mold of the nutcracker used in Nutcracker Key West. Joyce then contacted local artists to contribute their talents, including Adam Russell, Marky Pierson, Pam Hobbs, Robert Sharpe, Andy Thurber, Fran Decker and Tony Gregory. These nutcrackers are unlike any others in existence, Joyce says. There are no conch nutcrackers anywhere else in the world. And each one is so different and so amazing each one really reflects the character of the artist who painted it. We even have one that was modeled after (famous drag queen) Inga! The nutcrackers will be on display at The Studios of Key West (533 Eaton St.) until Nov. 29. Of the 14 nutcrackers, two have already been snatched up by excited, generous donors. To win one of the remaining 12 works of art, patrons can purchase raffle tickets for $25 or $30, depending on the desired nutcracker. One hundred raffle tickets will be sold for each nutcracker and there is no limit on how many tickets a donor can purchase. To purchase a raffle ticket, call Linda Shagena at 305-240-9452 between 3 and 5 p.m. Once the 100 tickets allotted for each nutcracker have been sold, that nutcracker will be pulled from the auction and the winning ticket will be drawn. Any nutcracker that does not reach its raffle quota before Nov. 29 will be displayed at the Nutcracker Key West boutique table in the lobby of the Tennessee Williams Theater during the shows run. wa s m o d e l e d a f t e r ca n t $ o n u h u ti c f or e r l i m ti ck pu r c a r a Lin d at b etw e O n ce oy ce c a l u t e i n g ky b s dy e r y s s e t s al nut c r a so ld t will be au c ti on This is how we roll in KEY WEST! 3424 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040305-293-ww.keystjep.cmAre you ready for a Key West Jeep Adventure? Now, all you have to do is choose which Jeep you want. Weve got a wide selection of Jeeps to choose from. Whether you want a 2-door or 4-door, soft top, hard top or no top at all, weve got the perfect Jeep to suit your style and needs. Scroll through the photos of our Jeep eet and pick the one you want. We also have minivans and basic cars available! ADVENTUR PACKbGES: Beach Padtlenoard Adventur Custom Are You Ready for a Key Wst Jep Adventur? CNTAfr US! from Fery Teminal, Airpt FRE SHUTL NEW USED RARE 305-294-2904 KEY WEST ISLAND BOOKS513 Fleming Street, Key HAPPY THANKSGIVING! AS A SMALL LOCAL BUSINESS, WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT.We will be closed Thanksgiving Day but will be back open Friday. Store wide savings on Small Businesses Saturday! NEWUSEDRA R E


A8 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTSSPECIAL EVENTSA Handmade Holiday MarketLocal Artists Nov. 24, noon Mallory Square 400 Wall St.NFL SundayNov. 25, noon Mary Ellens Bar 420 Appelrouth LaneCity of Key WestTree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 26, 6 p.m. Bayview Park 1320 Truman Ave.Samantha FishNov. 27, 8 p.m. The Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywesttheater.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, 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 Thursday, 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. 305-395-2210HomegrownPhotographs by Michael Marrero Ongoing Gallery on Greene 606 Greene St. www.galleryongreene.comCINEMATropic Cinema416 Eaton St. Check the website for ongoing filmsLGBTAqua Nightclub711 Duval St. Aqua Idol for Fantasy Fest King and Queen Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Drag shows Nightly, 7 and 9 p.m. Karaoke Monday through Thursday, 11 p.m. DE LA GALLERY / COURTESY PHOTOPhotographer/artist Jorge de la Torriente and master framer Jeffrey Rodriguez specialize in large format coastal, seaside and landscape fine art photography at De La Gallery. Stop by and see the ongoing exhibition at 419 Duval St., 305-395-2210. Pictured above: Beach Confetti.


FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 A9 Bobbys Monkey Bar900 Simonton St. Karaoke, nightly, 9:30 p.m. Bobbys Monkey Bar on FacebookBourbon St. Pub724 Duval St. Just Jeff (Moss), Thursdays-Sunday, 8-10 p.m. Bria, Monday-Wednesday, 8-10 p.m. The Men of Bourbon nightly Bourbon Bar801 Duval St. Drag Shows, Nightly, 9 and 11 p.m. Happy Hour Drag, 5 p.m. Saturday Drag Karaoke, 4 p.m. Sunday Messy Mondays with Mulysa, 1 a.m. Monday Fierce and Fabulous/Dragalicious, 1 a.m. Wednesday www.801bourbon.comSidebar at Aqua 504 Angela St. Kristen McNamara, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. www.sidebarkeywest.comLa Te Da1125 Duval St. Christopher Peterson, Nov. 22 and 24, 9 p.m. Randy Roberts, Nov. 23 and 27, 9 p.m. 3Sum, Nov. 22, 23, 24 and 25, 8:30 p.m. Ronnie Lively, Nov. 26, 8:30 p.m. The Fabulous Spectrelles, Nov. 27 and 28, 8:30 p.m. Tea Dance, Sundays 4 to 6:30 p.m. www.Lateda.comAROUND KEY WESTLocal Farm StandWednesday, 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.comFree Nutrition SessionsTuesdays through November, 5-6 p.m. Monroe County LibraryKey West 700 Fleming St. KEY WEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS #KW11.24 Samantha Fish Samantha Fish is is a talented blues singer a talented blues singer and guitarist. Catch her and guitarist. Catch her performance performance Nov. 27, Nov. 27, 8 p.m., The Key West 8 p.m., The Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Theater, 512 Eaton St. www.thekeywest www.thekeywest Meet and buy gifts from talented, Key West Meet and buy gifts from talented, Key West artists at artists at A Handmade Holiday Market A Handmade Holiday Market Nov. Nov. 24, noon, Mallory Square, 400 Wall St. 24, noon, Mallory Square, 400 Wall St. Kick off the holiday Kick off the holiday season. Come out for the season. Come out for the City of Key West Tree City of Key West Tree Lighting Ceremony, Lighting Ceremony, Nov. Nov. 26, 6 p.m., Bayview Park, 26, 6 p.m., Bayview Park, 1320 Truman Ave. 1320 Truman Ave.11.2611.2711.25 NFL Sunday, NFL Sunday, Nov. 25, noon, Nov. 25, noon, Mary Ellens Bar, Mary Ellens Bar, 420 Appelrouth 420 Appelrouth Lane Lane


A10 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST (go, Cowboys!), all in homage to some apocryphally idyllic breaking of bread in the historical equivalent of the most uncomfortable family dinner of all time? Though there will be no crispness in the air and no leaves or snowflakes falling, we here in Key West will be giving thanks the only ways we know how: with good food, copious drink and an outdoor activity or two for good measure (after all, were mostly thankful that we dont have to wear itchy turtlenecks and clunky boots to Thanksgiving dinner). And because Florida Weekly is also thankful for you, our loyal readers, were going to let you in on our favorite turkey day activities just promise us youll still love us after you emerge from your delicious, delicious food coma. If youve escaped to Key West for Thanksgiving to get away from an interminable family dinner during which your Nonna Rosa wont stop asking you for the millionth time when youre going to stop wearing tutus and finally settle down and have kids, youre in some serious gastronomic luck. Key Wests infamous motto is One Human Family and we dont suspend that mentality during the holidays. No matter when you visit our island home, youre family while youre here (the Olive Garden was really onto something with that slogan). To ensure you feel as warm and fuzzy as you should during Thanksgiving, many restaurants around town will be serving dinner on Thursday night. Your dads dry-as-sandpaper turkey and that awful canned cranberry sauce will be a distant memory after youve experienced the overwhelming number of options for a gourmet Thanksgiving meal. And you dont even have to do the dishes! Now that sounds like a holiday miracle to me. Though almost all Key West restaurants will be open and serving their typical menus, a substantial number of them are also preparing special Thanksgiving menus (some traditional, some less so): Little Pearl (632 Olivia St.), Dantes (955 Caroline St.), Azur (425 Grinnell St.), Antonias (615 Duval St.), Bagatelle (115 Duval St.), Boat House (700 Front St.), A&B Lobster House (700 Front St.), Hard Rock Caf (313 Duval St.), Caf Sol (1029 Southard St.), Commodore (700 Front St.), Duffys (1007 Simonton St.), Grand Caf (314 Duval St.), Hot Tin Roof (0 Duval St.), Bliss Key West (411 Petronia St.), Viva Saloon (903 Duval St.), The Saint Hotel (417 Eaton St.), La Trattoria (524 Duval St. and 3593 S. Roosevelt Blvd.), Martins (917 Duval St. did somebody say turkey schnitzel?!), One Duval at the Pier House Resort (1 Duval St.), Prime Steakhouse (951 Caroline St.), Rooftop Caf (308 Front St.), Caf Marquesa (600 Fleming St.), Conch Republic Seafood Company (631 Greene St.), Croissants de France (816 Duval St.), First Flight Island Restaurant & Brewery (301 Whitehead St.), Shanna Key (1900 Flagler Ave.), La Te Da (1125 Duval St.), SHOR at the Hyatt Resort (601 Front St.), Spencers by the Sea (1435 Simonton St.), Sun at the Casa Marina Resort (1500 Reynolds St.), Nine One Five (915 Duval St.), Terrace Roma (300 Front St.), Pepes (806 Caroline St.), Bistro 245 at Margaritaville Resort (245 Front St.), Matts Stock Island Kitchen & Bar at The Perry Hotel (7001 Shrimp Rd., Stock Island) and Tavern n Town at the Marriott Beachside (3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd.). A full list of restaurants open on Thursday can be found at www.thekeywester. com/2018/11/key-west-thanksgiving-2018. These restaurants will get booked up fast, however, so make sure you call ahead and snag a reservation as soon as you make the difficult decision of where to eat (analysis paralysis is real, people especially when it comes to a meal as crucial as Thanksgiving dinner). And honestly, you cant go wrong with a single one of the options above. From squab and Alaskan halibut at Little Pearl to hickory smoked turkey breast at Matts Stock Island Kitchen & Bar, youre guaranteed to be well fed and waddling away from the dinner table. On a budget but still want to chow down like its your last meal on Earth? (To be fair, if you hit more than one of the above restaurant suggestions, you might be sleeping off the tryptophan for at least a week, but theres no such thing as a turkey-induced coma right?) Chef Patrick Rooney (Paddy to his friends) at locals favorite Mary Ellens Bar (420 Appelrouth TURKEYFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOA sampling of the feast available at Firefly.


FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 A11 Ln.) has got your back. For the ridiculously low price of $10, Mary Ellens will be serving a perfectly cooked and carved turkey, brown gravy, sausage herb stuffing, mashed potatoes and roasted seasonal vegetables. As if the meal wasnt enough, Mary Ellens bar is fully stocked (hello, Moscow mules on tap!) and the bar will be showing all of the Thanksgiving Day football games starting with the Bears v. Lions at 12:30 p.m. If this is a dream, please dont wake me food, booze and sports all day?! I think I may have died and gone to my own little gl uttonous version of the Great Beyond. If the thought of leaving the house (or the hotel room, as the case may be) and braving the holiday crowds gives you hives, the fabulous folks over at Great Events Catering have exactly what youre looking for. Order ahead and youll enjoy rotisserie-style carved turkey, gravy, green bean casserole, cornbread roasted apple sage stuffing and herb monkey bread, all from the comfort of whatever soft surface you care to rest your tush upon. And the best part? This gourmet turkey dinner feeds four and will only cost you $120. Now that is something to be thankful for. Im sure there are some of you out there who are having a hard time reconciling the fact that you wont be preparing a ten-course meal this Thanksgiving. Bobby and Art at Bobbys Monkey Bar (900 Simonton St.) understand that, for many, cooking is an expression of love (for better or for worse we all have that one family member who insists on bringing her flavorless green bean casserole year after bland, uneaten year) and so, every year, Bobbys plays host to an eclectic Thanksgiving potluck. Regulars sign up to bring dishes way in advance (as much to stake their claim to their favorites as to avoid redundancies) and the night always ends as every night ends at Bobbys in a beautiful, drunken, karaoke lovefest. And for something completely different than what youd usually get at home, Bourbon St. Pub (724 Duval St.) will be hosting its Annual Turkey TurnAbout Show & Thanksgiving Buffet beginning at 5 p.m. During this one-of-a-kind event, you can nosh on turkey and all the fixins while your favorite bartenders and Bourbon St. Pub staff perform in drag. The show begins at 10 p.m. and all tips from the buffet and the performances go to the Sister Season Fund, a favorite local charity (you cant spell Thanksgiving without giving, after all). If youre reading this after Nov. 22nd and fear youve missed your opportunity to indulge in the traditional Thanksgiving cornucopia, dont fret. Pepes (806 Caroline St.) serves Thanksgiving dinner every Thursday of the year. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and (naturally) cocktails with fresh-squeezed juice. What goes better with turkey and stuffing than a Greyhound with grapefruit juice fresh from the press? Pepes, we are so very thankful for you. Chances are, if youre in Key West, the weather is beautiful and you may be looking to explore our beautiful aquatic surroundings. If you want to work a little for all the calories youll inevitably be consuming, Fury Watersports is offering its usual Ultimate Adventure Thanksgiving-style a six-hour catamaran sail that includes snorkeling the only living coral reef in North America, parasailing, jet skiing, an inflatable water park, and Thanksgiving breakfast and lunch. The trip runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and costs a mere $154.95 for adults and $109.95 for children a total bargain when you consider youre spending six hours cavorting in the middle of the ocean and enjoying an entire Thanksgiving meal at sea. When was the last time you ate turkey and sweet potato casserole on a catamaran? And youre not truly living until you can say you got to see Key West from above with a belly full of stuffing. Book online at key-west/thanksgiving. Sunset Watersports appreciates that some of you want to get out on the water but dont have any inclination to be up or active that early in the morning (or active at all, really). From 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 22, it will be offering a Thanksgiving Sunset Dinner Cruise. For $69 per person and $39 for children, you get a traditional turkey buffet and unlimited mixed drinks, draft beer, wine and champagne plus live music and an unobstructed view of the breathtaking Key West sunset. To reserve, call Sunset Watersports at 305-296-2554 or visit key-west-special-thanksgiving.html. If (for some inhuman, unnatural reason) you have the energy and the desire to do anything over Thanksgiving weekend after youve spent two days stuffing yourself fuller than you stuffed your poor turkey, Hogs Breath Saloon will have its 25th annual Hog Trot at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. Starting at Hogs Breath, the course tours down Whitehead Street to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, which means you pass the Green Parrot twice. The Parrot doesnt open until 10 a.m., but if you walk really slow, I bet you can stretch that 5K into a two-hour excursion that involves a pit stop for a root beer barrel at Key Wests most famous watering hole. If youre running for the actual health benefits (for which we salute you), a 5K is the perfect excuse to spend your day face deep in mimosas, drunk eating the remainder of your Thanksgiving leftovers. And since the race ends at Hogs Breath, you can have your first beer of the day (for free!) the minute you cross the finish line. You know, the more I think about it, the better this race sounds if you agree, you can register online at https://www. To wax serious for a rare moment, we residents of the Florida Keys are a self-selecting bunch of people who, for the most part, moved down to the end of the road because we appreciate the simple things in life and recognize that it takes very little more than good food, good weather and good company to be happy. Choosing to spend your holidays with us is an indication that you value those same things and we are truly thankful that you are here supporting our local economy and contributing to the good vibes we strive to cultivate. Welcome to our One (Weird) Human Family. We promise not to get (too) drunk at Thanksgiving dinner or spend the meal asking you repeatedly when youre going to get a real job. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from Florida Weekly Key West. COURTESY PHOTOMary Ellens Pub will have a special Thanksgiving menu. 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CRAZY LADYHONEY BLONDE ALEThis blonde ale brewed with local honey is good as it gets. A nice clean ale with a subtle honey-like sweetness that lingers just long enough. Very drinkable and smooth. A perfect beer from Key West, brewed at The Waterfront Brewery. H O Th Th Th Th Th T Th Th Th Th Th Th h Th Th T Th i i i i i ni ni ni ni i ni n i i i i n i i i i ce ce ce ce ce c c c ce c ce ju ju ju u u u u u ju u u u u u st st st st t s st s t t t fr fr fr fr fr r r f r r om om om o om om m m Key West HAPPY HOUR GUIDE brought to you by: Brewed in KeyWest, A A A A s s s in Drank in theKeys! A12 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST KEY WEST HAPPY HOUR GUIDE Alonzos700 Front St. 4-6:30 p.m. Half-price appetizers Aqua711 Duval St. 2-6 p.m. $5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beers www.aquakeywest.comBagatelle115 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price drinks $5 appetizers www.Bagatellekeywest.comBlackfin 918 Duval St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $7 menu www.blackfinbistro.comBlue Macaw Island Eats and Bar804 Whitehead St. Every day with live music 4-7 p.m. $3 well drinks, domestic beers and house wines www.Bluemacawkeywest.comBoathouse Bar and Grill400 Greene St., #408 4-6 p.m. Half-price well drinks and beers www.Boathousebarandgrill.comBobbys Monkey BarNoon-8 p.m. $3 well drinks $2.50 domestic beers $3 imports $2 Pringles and $2 Slim JimsBottleCap Lounge1128 Simonton St. 4-7 p.m. Discounted beers, wines & well drinks Conch 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 Geiger Key Marina5 Geiger Road 4-6 p.m. Drink specials and special happy hour menu Green Parrot Bar601 Whitehead St. 4-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4-5:30 p.m. Friday Discounts on selected drinks and beers www.Greenparrot.comThe Grand314 Duval St. 5-6 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 Hard Rock Caf313 Duval St. 5-7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to closing Half-price appetizers and drinks www.hardrockcafe/keywest Hogfish Bar and Grill6810 Front Street 4-6 p.m. Drink specials and special happy hour menu Island 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 Restaurant221 Duval St. 4-7 p.m. Half-off appetizers, $3 well drinks, draft beer and house wine www.Keywest.lucysretired surfers.comMartins917 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price drinks and tapas Mary Ellens Bar420 Appelrouth Lane 3-6 p.m. 2-for-1 wells and drafts, $5 Jameson, $5 Titos Mellow 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 $6 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 Sand Bar Sports Grill511 Greene St.Check the website for daily www.Sand Bar Sports Grill Key West on FacebookSantiagos Bodega207 Petronia St. 3-6 p.m. Half-price drinks $5 tapas Sidebar 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.comSmokin Tuna Saloon4 Charles St. 4-6 p.m. Daily drink specials and 2-4-1 premium well drinks Southernmost Beach Caf1405 Duval St. Sunday-Thursday $5 small bites bar men, $5 draft beer, house wine, well drinks and house margaritas. www.Southernmost Square Grouper Bar and Grill and My New Joint Upstairs. 22658 Overseas Highway, Cudjoe Key Square Grouper 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 Sunset 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 Tattoos and Scars512 Greene St. Stella on draft $4 all day www.Tattoos Tiki 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 Viva Saloon903 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. $3 well drinks, $1 off all beer and house wine, $5 appetizers The Waterfront Brewery201 William St. 4-6:30 p.m. daily All Waterfront Brewery beer and wines by the glass half off. Willie 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 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 hotel/yellowfin-bar-and-grill S a Replenish. Rejuvenate. Revive. ivsinthekeys.com531 Whitehead Street Key West, FL 33040 305-395-8245


FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 A13 to bring a little Midwest farmers market to Key West, so we decided that a small vendor fair would be a way to showcase local artists and be a great end cap to that event, Sean recounts. The artisans loved it and wanted more, so we decided to try to host a market every month that season and only accept participants that live and create arts, crafts and culinary items in the Keys. Five years later, the Artisan Market is a well-respected and heavily attended celebration of what the Keys have to offer and its philosophy reflects the inclusive ethos of our diverse community. The Key West Artisan Market is a vibrant venue organized to facilitate the exchange of unique merchandise and creativity by concentrating on whats local and fresh, Sean says. The Market has exceeded what we set out to accomplish: its a fun, family-friendly event for locals. The growing size and scope of the Artisan Market are an unambiguous seal of public approval for Sean and Jill. And this year, the Artisan Market is bigger and better than ever. After four years in the parking lot of the Restaurant Store, forced to turn away vendors hungry for the very limited space, it was clear that the Market was due for an upgrade. So earlier this month, the Artisan Market made its debut at Higgs Beach (100 Atlantic Blvd.), between the dog park and the playground (dogs and kids allowed!). And due to the overwhelming demand for more markets, the Artisan Market will now take place every other Sunday (rather than the third Sunday of each month). The biggest perk of our new space is all the free parking, Jill says. There are over 400 spaces in and around the park. At the first Market of the season, several people told me they had stopped coming because parking was such a hassle and now they plan to attend every remaining show. Secondly, we have more room for vendors and performers. At The Restaurant Store we were limited to about 60 vendor spaces, we had a tiny stage area for musicians and we were only able to set up a few tables and chairs for guests to hang out. At Higgs Beach, we have room for more than 100 vendors which means instead of having 40 or 50 artists on the waitlist each show, well be able to find a spot for everyone who wants to be involved. We also have room for bands and an area for folks to sit and enjoy the music. We encourage folks to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the shows. Thirdly, the green space creates a very inviting vibe. Finally, its more dog and kid friendly with the dog park adjacent to the vendor area on one side and the childrens playground on the other! Sean and Jills playfulness and whimsy permeate the spirit of the Artisan Market and the local community has embraced their mission wholeheartedly. We are truly humbled by the overwhelming support the community has shown in embracing the event, Sean says. The Market continues to evolve each year to respond to the needs and opinions of the public. The community is what makes the market special. Its a venue for local artists and craftspeople to sell their creative inspirations and a great meeting place for residents and winter locals to see friends and hang out. Were allowing more not-for-profit organizations to have space. We also team up with the city to promote the Preserve Island Life initiative and the Green and Sustainability movement and we encourage our guests to BYOB (bring your own bags). There truly is something for everyone at the Artisan Market, whether youre looking for art or jewelry, dog treats or lunch. In addition to featuring local merchants, each Artisan Market has a distinctive theme that highlights something special about the culture and products of the Florida Keys. Upcoming themes include this weekends beer-centric Lets Get Hoppy and the Art of the Art edition, which will feature art cars from the Keys. There will also be a Holiday Shop Local market on Dec. 16 (a blessing for those of us who are extremely last-minute holiday shoppers). Jill anticipates the holiday market to be a huge hit. Our amazing vendors offer a little bit of everything and guests are sure to find the perfect gifts for everyone on their list. Come enjoy the market, the vendors, the music, great food, fun drinks and hey, being right across from Higgs Beach, the views pretty spectacular, too. The Artisan Market is held every other week on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This season, the dates are Nov. 18, Dec. 2, Dec. 16, Dec. 30, Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 10, March 24 and April 7. Guests are encouraged to go green and ride bikes, take the bus or hop on the trolley which conveniently stops at the Casa Marina. But if you need to drive (to haul away all your artisanal goodies), parking is ample. And please BYOB (bring your own bags). If youre a local artisan and want to apply for a booth on a future date, the easiest way to apply is online forms/qtrd9t80dyg7l6/. And for those of you reading this bleary-eyed and fuzzyheaded on Sunday morning, put on some pants and take a leisurely bike ride to the beach (and pick me up an order of those addictive Chicktatoes while youre at it Ill owe you one). MARKETFrom page 1 KEY WESTS BEST ECO-EX PERIENCEOur owners are passionate about Key West and its unique sub-tropical eco-system. At Key West Eco Tours Inc, we promote conservation efforts and conduct our tours in accordance with the highest environmental standards. Come join us and experience the natural wonders of Key West and the Florida Keys.Key West Eco Tours Inc. is locally owned and operated business in Key West. 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A14 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Conch TrainRambling along the streets and through the history of Key West since 1958On a blustery, partly cloudy Sunday afternoon The Conch Tour Train, Key Wests oldtime sightseeing tour, pulled out of the station on Front Street and rambled and jangled along the sometimes bumpy roads of Key Wests historic district. A ticket for the train, actually a car outfitted like a train with passenger cars in tow, is about $30 (plus tip); not cheap, but the most thorough look at the second oldest city in Florida. Key West was incorporated in 1829. The tour goes on for a generous 90 minutes, the time it takes to watch a movie, including a 10-minute stop for a bathroom break. The movie in this case is the history and landmarks of Key West as told in gently rambling vignettes in the wry and quietly compelling voice of our driver and tour guide, Dallas. Each train driver follows a script, and each puts his or her own spin on the stories, fleshing out their favorites. Dallas real name is Larry Clearman, and he is in fact from Dallas, a 66-year-old retired firefighter with an appreciation for history. To see where youre going, look where youve been, he said. Its a guidebook to the future. We looked to the left, and to the right, as Dallas peeled back layers of Key West past. Its a pleasingly kitschy and low-key trip, a great way to let lunch settle and take a break from the bustle of Duval Street. Later you might be inspired to point out quirky morsels of local history wherever you go with your friends, something they may or may not find amusing. Did you know that there are no squirrels in Key West? Or that its so far from mainstream America? Onehundred and thirty-four miles to the nearest Wal-Mart. You see the town in a new multitude of colors that reach beyond the rainbow flags of prominent gay culture into origin stories about the scorned wife of a cigar baron who now haunts the town, cockfighting (where Key Wests roughly 3,000 free-wandering chickens came from), and the rather gruesome details about the towns original name, meaning Bone Island. Youll get a look at attractions both well-known, such as Ernest Hemingways house, and more obscure, such as the T rev-Mor Hotel on 314 Simonton where he lived when he first came to town. A small placard on the side of the Trev-Mor reads myst eriously: On this spot in 1897 nothing happened. The train rolls on through the streets, making a wide loop around town. Theres a story behind everything: the cemetery with its funny epitaphs (At least I know where hes sleeping tonight, chiseled onto one philanderers gravestone by order of his wife); homes made by shipbuilders; the sponge industry; a banyan tree so big it has its own mailbox; the Naval yard; how Key West once seceded from the rest of the United States and then demanded foreign aid; one of its most famous nude bars; and an escaped slave who founded a church here. And a lot more. Thats right, folks, Dallas said over the intercom as we rambled along. Its a true story. Everything I tell you is true. Before stopping for a break, Dallas advised us to watch our step getting out of the passenger cars. If you fall off the train Im required by my boss to take a picture of you and put it on Facebook. And he advised us not to harm the chickens while were here. If you harm the chickens, you run afoul of the law, Dallas said. More information: (888) 916-TOUR. ULTIMATE SOUVENIR!theFor appointment 305-295-2556712A Duval Street, Key West www.conchink.comTATTOOS & PIERCINGS #1 IN THE FLORIDA KEYS-Miami New Times 4/2017 305-396-7450 #


FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 A15 CAUGHT IN KEY WEST THIS WEEK Wild Bill Charters: Wild Bill Charters: Some nice fish and nicer family from Rhode Some nice fish and nicer family from Rhode island. island. Capt. Artie Duplessis 1801 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West 305-744-7957 Key West Florida Fishing: Key West Florida Fishing: Still some nice dolphin out there. Still some nice dolphin out there. Capt. Mike Weinhoffer 1801 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West 305-395-3474 Gulfstream Fishing Key West: Gulfstream Fishing Key West: Teach a man to fish and hell end up on your Teach a man to fish and hell end up on your boat every day. boat every day. Gulfstream Fishing Key West 1801 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West 305-296-8494 Cowboy Cowgirl Sportfishing Charters: Cowboy Cowgirl Sportfishing Charters: Big mahi caught on the Cowboy today. Big mahi caught on the Cowboy today. Capt. Mark Baumgarten 1801 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West Private and shared charters 305-294-5888 Fishbusterz Retail Seafood Market: Fishbusterz Retail Seafood Market: Guess whos coming for dinner this Guess whos coming for dinner this Thanksgiving? We have delicious fresh Thanksgiving? We have delicious fresh local black grouper at the market for local black grouper at the market for $23.99 per pound. $23.99 per pound. Fishbusterz Retail Seafood Market 6406 Maloney Ave., Key West 305-294-6456 Capt. Eric Ryan: Capt. Eric Ryan: I guess its winter time fishing? I guess its winter time fishing? Hurricane Hole Marina, 5130 US Hwy 1 (2.48 mi) Key West, Florida 33040 248-921-5558 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 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 6810 Front St., Stock Island, FL 305-296-4999 5620 Macdonald Ave, Key West,FL e r R o a d i g e d K e y W e s t F L World famous!


A16 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLY KEY WEST SALT Gallery showcases photography, sculptures by Martha Hubbard and Karen Luknis SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYFor the month of November, SALT Gallery presents A-MUSED, a new collection of stunning photography and unique mixed media sculptures by local artists Martha Hubbard and Karen Luknis. While celebrated for her culinary expertise and service to fine dining establishments that include 915, Louies Backyard and now her chef-led cooking instruction at Isle Cook Key West, Martha turned to photography a handful of years ago after experiencing a major life change forgoing alcohol which left her with a ton of free time, she says. Her work has since been exhibited with much fanfare in prominent galleries throughout the island, including Harrison Gallery, The Studios of Key West, SALT and SoDu. Marthas photographs clearly capture the color, light, texture and details that make Key Wests land and skyscapes so memorable. From the sweeping lines of the White Street Pier to the edgy clouds of a foreboding storm to the graceful arc of palm fronds and the playful shadows they cast on the sand below, her photographys design elements not only capture the islands authenticity but also create a graphic hallelujah thats a feast for the eyes and the perfect postcard to send home. As beautiful as her photographs may be, Martha also endeavors to present her work in an artisanal fashion. With all the photographers in this world I find it necessary to present my images uniquely, she explains. My focus is on enjoying the technology available to present my images like paintings or the feel of a painting. I enjoy the pursuit of exploring fun techniques and technology to create something more than an image. The apps available I have found help convey more depth to my images and some are just purely fun! I say why not? Karen is a self-taught artist who has lived in Key West since 1990. In 2014, she was the first place winner in mixed media at From a Womans Hand, a juried showing at the Frangipani Gallery in Key West. Karen was also the recipient of an artist grant from The Ann McKee Artist Foundation in 2015. After the success of her Ann McKee show at The Studios of Key West, the Customs House Museum in Key West added one of Karens pieces to its permanent collection a great honor for an artist living and working in Key West. Karens mixed media sculptures are made with vintage tin games, industrial KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDE 606 GREENE STREET KEY WEST, FLORIDA, USA 305.294.1669 | FAX 305.294.7747 Peter VeyJourney to ParadiseOpening February 16th, 2019 Ballast Memories", 60 x 48, Oil on Canvas


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22-28, 2018 A17 KEY WEST GALLERY GUIDEwooden molds, doll heads and parts from the s and s, wooden cheese boxes, mirrors, and various metal and wood objects. I like the look and feel of vintage objects, she describes. They are rugged and show wear and tear from being in existence for so long. Their imperfections reveal an inner beauty that cannot be contrived or duplicated the look only comes from being real. They have, like myself, stood the test of time. The series Ive worked on this year reflects my reactions to school shootings, environmental issues and sexual politics, Karen continues. Ive found some humor as well and incorporated mythology and psychedelics into the mix. Im often surprised by the ideas that come to me when I approach my objects and materials with an open mind and just have fun arranging things until I see where its going. SALT Gallery features an eclectic collection of local art, local sea salts, jewelry, pottery, wine and Florida Keys honey. Gallery owners Maria Sharpe and Laura Richardson feature a new artist each month at SALT. Marthas and Karens work will remain on display until Nov. 30. Martha Hubbard and Karen Luknis A-MUSED Through November SALT Gallery 830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088 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) AMSTERDAMS


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