FOOD & DRINK
KEYS HOLIDAY EVENTS TO SPARKLE WITH LIGHTS AND SUBTROPICAL WARMTH
From Key Largo to Key West, the 2023 holiday season features lighted boat parades, frivolity, waterfront celebrations and other island festivities. Nov. 28-Dec. 2: Zonta’s Festival of Trees. Marathon. The Zonta Club of Marathon offers a free-admission display of decorated trees at its 13th annual Festival of Trees at Marathon Garden Club, 5270 Overseas Highway. View and bid to purchase the decorated trees from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 3:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Kids can enjoy cookies with Santa and the Grinch Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Raffle tickets can be purchased for a chance to win a favorite tree, with a drawing for all trees set for 8 p.m. Dec. 2. Visit zontaclubofmarathon.com or call 305-289-1221.
Savor the East: Top 3 Asian Fusion Restaurants in Key West
In this article, we're exploring three remarkable Asian Fusion restaurants in Key West. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
A Private Island In The Florida Keys Hits The Market For $2.5 Million
If you’ve ever dreamed of living on your own private island, there’s one in the Florida Keys that has hit the market for $2.5 million. Even though I live in paradise here in Fort Myers, sometimes I dream of what it would be like to have my own private island. I went out over the weekend to do some shopping and it didn’t last long because there were way too many people. So a private island, while there wouldn’t be stores to shop at, would definitely have a lot less going on. But seriously, picture waking up each morning to the sun rising over the water. Taking a stroll on a beach where the only footprints left are your own. Where your morning commute involves jumping on a boat, a paddleboard or a kayak and your only neighbors are dolphins and manatees. I feel like private island life is a life for me.
Rodents around a dough mixer. Dirty equipment. Miami, Palm Beach restaurant filth
What to know about the inspections and penalties.
HOLIDAYS MAGAZINE: A TRULY FANTASTIC HOLIDAY SEASON IN 4 STEPS
As we all know by now, the holiday season steamrolls in earlier and earlier. Retailers are always anxious to get into our wallets, so why even bother with Halloween? We kid you not—we saw Christmas trees displayed in Home Depot just after Labor Day. With two wars in the...
These key west, FL based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around key west..
LUCKY CHARMS: HOME DECOR WITH A TOUCH OF ‘MAGIC’
A lot of us in the Florida Keys feel lucky simply by living here. We may respond to a query of “How’s it going?” with “Great — another day in paradise.”. But hey, we can always stack the odds in our favor, right? For this reason, many people bring in special decor — from statues to specific paint colors to bowls of fruit — into their home to attract positive vibes. Yes, some may call BS on this practice. But we propose that our island chain is full of boaters who are so superstitious they ban bananas from boats — and never rename a vessel without an elaborate ceremony.
Discover the Flavors of Key West: Top 5 Modern American Cuisines to Try
In this article, we explore five standout examples of modern American cuisine in Key West. Have you had the chance to sample any of these culinary delights? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
This Hidden Gem in Stock Island, FL: Hogfish Bar & Grill's Unique Seafood Delights
Visitors to Stock Island, Florida's Hogfish Bar & Grill love the fresh seafood they serve and the unique way they prepare meals. Even though it's a little off the beaten path, this Key West restaurant is a hidden gem that serves a wide range of famous dishes to suit all tastes.
Injured sea turtle now on the road to recovery after Coast Guard rescue
FLORIDA KEYS, Fla. (CBS12) — An injured sea turtle is receiving treatment after it was rescued by Coast Guard crew members. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said on Sunday its Marathon boat crew rescued an injured loggerhead sea turtle in the vicinity of Niles Channel. Photos from the rescue...
Wicked Lick: Not Your Typical Ice Cream Shop
By Alexa V. Estevez KEY WEST, Fla. – Wicked Lick is not your typical one-stop...
Latitudes - Key West, FL: Where Culinary Excellence Meets Tropical Paradise
Latitudes is a restaurant in the middle of Key West, Florida, that offers a one-of-a-kind eating experience with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. Latitudes invites you to enjoy a variety of tasty treats as the warm breeze caresses your skin and the sun goes down over the horizon.
Check your fridge: Publix recalls pie due to allergen
Publix Super Markets has issued a recall for a pie from its bakery, which may contain an undeclared allergen. According to the Publix webpage, a voluntary recall has been issued for specific batches of private label Egg Custard Pie purchased in Publix stores in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties between Oct. 20, 2023, and Nov. 16, 2023, that may contain an undeclared coconut allergen.
Dirty Dining: 57 pass, 27 fail health inspections in Monroe County
November saw 57 eateries throughout Monroe County pass their initial health inspections, while 27 failed. No restaurants were shut down, according to data from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Only one, Karmichael’s Catering in Marathon, passed with zero violations. Marathon’s Island Fish Company led with the most violations, 23, including four high priorities for operating with an expired Division of Hotels and Restaurants license and time and...
3 Special Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants in Key West, Florida
Embark on a culinary escapade through the quirky corners of Key West, Florida, where culinary treasures lurk in unsuspecting nooks. This article unveils three delightful Key West hole-in-the-wall restaurants that defy the ordinary, inviting you to trade white tablecloths for character-filled nooks and Michelin stars for flavors that pack a punch. In a town where roosters share sidewalks with tourists, these culinary hideouts promise an unforgettable journey for your taste buds. So, forget the fancy, embrace the funky, and discover why these offbeat gems are the true heart and soul of Key West’s dining scene.
WORD ON THE STREET: LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES OFFER NEIGHBORHOOD BOOK EXCHANGE
Little Free Libraries feel like an idea that’s been around forever. They have, in a sense — coffee shops, hospital waiting rooms and other public spaces have always had book exchanges. It just makes sense. Books are rarely consumed multiple times by the same person. And they can be pricey, especially for avid readers.
K9 CORAL GETS BALLISTIC VEST THANKS TO LOCAL VET
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office K9 Coral is safer in her new ballistic vest — a donation made by Key Largo veterinarian Dr. Robert Prosek. Prosek is a longtime supporter of the Sheriff’s Office as well as the owner of Florida Veterinary Cardiology. He previously provided a ballistic vest to K9 Mako.
A Publix mistake has led to a pie recall in the Keys, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach
What’s a minor error to some can be a life-threatening error to others.
A ‘THANKSLIVING’ MESSAGE FROM REEF THE FOX
Hi friends! Reef the fox here with your weekly “Reef’s Report.” First of all, Happy Thanksliving. Yep, you read that right. Today is all about celebrating the fact that my fox friends and I are alive, loved, happy and healthy. This is the time of year when...
CDI Team Visits Key West’s Hemingway Distillery
October saw the team from Connecticut Distributors, Inc. (CDI), visit Fred Minnick’s Club Marzipan in Key West, Florida. The renowned Hemingway Distillery in Key West marked a significant milestone by hosting a party celebrating its inaugural Hemingway Rye Whiskey barrel pick. Celebrity whiskey connoisseur and writer Fred Minnick, along with members of his whiskey club, made the selection. The event further solidified the distillery’s commitment to innovation and quality, as they continue to collaborate with industry experts and enthusiasts alike. Terry O’Connor, Fine Wine & Spirits Specialist, CDI, and his wife, Rhea, were among the guests celebrating the whiskey selection with the Hemingway Rye sales team. Hemingway Rye Whiskey Signature Edition is a 102-proof, 51% ABV blend of straight rye whiskeys finished in rum-seasoned Oloroso sherry casks. It is distributed in the state by CDI.