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Cinco De Mayo Key West Style!

Head over to Key West and celebrate Cinco De Mayo! If ever there was a classic Cinco de Mayo celebration location outside of Mexico, it would have to be Key West. What other city is unofficially dubbed Margaritaville? Not long ago we dedicated one of our blogs to best margaritas in town. Today let me introduce you to top Mexican fare. Old Town Mexican Café.  Location: 609 Duval Street. “It’s a style of Mexican food that’s layered, sophisticated in flavor, and completely original, and it’s just coming into its own in the US,” explains the acclaimed chef-owner of Old Town

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Monthly Favorites – Things to do in May in Key West

Monthly Favorites for May May is the fifth month of the year. Five is so important to us because each of us represent the five senses which include, sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Without them the world would be blind, tasteless, and defunct! Key West may not be a location for pilgrimage to rediscover your senses in a traditional way but you may be surprised to take a new look at yourself and things around you upon your first visit to our amazing island. In this month’s post we invite you to events and places we hope will make

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Pocket Parks of Key West

There are many wonderful places in Key West where you can easily spend a day picnicking or laying on the beach. We talked about popular public parks such as Fort Zachary Taylor, Bahia Honda or Dry Toprtugas on multiple occasions. And in today’s blog we want to introduce you to small neighborhood parks that are tucked into out of the way places, even us locals know about them. But it does not mean they are less important to the city’s diverse cultural landscape of the community that surrounds them. The website for the city of Key West lists about ten small neighborhood

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Easter weekend in Key West !

When the shops are full of Easter eggs you know it will soon be Easter. But Easter isn’t just about chocolate eggs. We celebrate certain traditions for religious reasons, for memorial reasons, and just for the fact what we are celebrating is a tradition, and we wish to keep it that way. But some of the traditions that date back thousands of years have been altered from their original meaning. Easter is a perfect example of one of the traditions that has been altered to better suit our modern times. Today we have celebrations during Easter that include such things

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Monthly Favorites for April

Wherever you are right now, chances are the weather is better here in the Florida Keys. That’s true even on a summer day. Soon we enter April, the month when we will see dramatic changes not only in bird migration to the Florida Keys and the American Caribbean but tourists flocking to the island chain to enjoy its perfect weather and welcoming culture.  In this month blog we selected a few events for you that share one thing – love for the outdoors!  Key West Fishing Tournament, Saturday April 4 – November 30, 2015 Saturday, April 4th marks first day

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Our Weekly Favorites – St. Patrick’s Day!

One of the most anticipated Spring Holidays in Key West, St. Patrick’s Day, is around the corner. If you happened to be in Key West, you have noticed by now that more and more revelers are sporting appropriate green outfits and shamrock shaped accessories.  In celebration of one of the year’s most bawdy holidays we are dedicating this blog post to everything Irish, Shamrock and Beer! And more beer! McConnells Irish Pub in Key West Florida is one of the most unique places one can go. They offer local seafood delicacies, traditional Irish fare, drinks as simple as an ice

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

One of the most anticipated Spring Holidays in Key West, St. Patrick’s Day, is around the corner. If you happened to be in Key West, you have noticed by now that more and more revelers are sporting appropriate green outfits and shamrock shaped accessories.  In celebration of one of the year’s most bawdy holidays we are dedicating this blog post to everything Irish, Shamrock and Beer! And more beer! McConnells Irish Pub in Key West Florida is one of the most unique places one can go. They offer local seafood delicacies, traditional Irish fare, drinks as simple as an ice

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March 2015 in Key West

Hopefully at this point you have already figured out that Spring Break 2015 is here. The island is filled with young restless energy and businesses ones again catering to the cheerful youth wanting a vacation out of ordinary! Key West being America’s only Caribbean island, people of all ages are attracted to its exotic, warm and eclectic lifestyle. In today’s blog entry we want to talk about the events that may take you off the beaten path and at the same time to shine a light into our cultural roots that make our island stand out! First Friday Upper Duval

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Our weekly favorites – First weekend of March 2015!

Monthly Artisan Market will open on March 1st. The Key West Artisan Market is a vibrant, open air bazaar filled with artists, authors, chef-made cuisine, craftspeople, performers, fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, flowers, craft beer & wine from residents representing the diversity, creativity, ingenuity of locally made products of the Keys & Key West. Held the first Sunday of the month, during season (thru May) outdoors at the Restaurant Store, 1111 Eaton Street. Free family pet friendly event. Contact Number 573-619-2200 Happy Birthday, Tennessee Williams! Tennessee Williams is known as one of the greatest 20th century American playwrights. His works

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February Monthly Favorites

Tropic Cinema Celebrates the 87thAnnual Academy Awards with a Screening and glitz & glamour of Hollywood! Hey movie buffs, ever been to the Oscars?  You don’t’ have to fly all the way to Los Angeles to enjoy the festivities. Key West’s own Tropic Cinema is again bringing the Oscars to you – Live!  There are two ways to enjoy the Oscars at the Tropic Gala: A limited number of VIP tickets ($100 members/$125 non-members) are available.  In addition, a champagne reception beginning at 6 PM, VIP attendees receive complementary food, seating in the spacious Carper Theater and a swag gift

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