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Drink the Sky

Drink the Sky

Everdew water made in the Keys Catching water vapor straight from Florida Keys’ skies, Everdew water can’t get any more pure, or any more homegrown. Founders Maria Ershova and Duane Orridge, Big Pine Key residents for the past four years, came up with the idea brainstorming with business and engineering backgrounds. “There isn’t a lot […]

The Best of Marathon 2016 awards local businesses

The Best of Marathon 2016 awards local businesses

*= multiple award recipient  Best Place to People Watch *Sombrero Beach Best Place to take the Kids Aquarium Encounters Best Event Seafood Festival Best Park *Sombrero Beach Best Sunset *Sunset Grille Best Place to Have a Wedding Hawks Cay Best Neighborhood Behind the Airport Best Local Celebrity *John Bartus Best Non-Profit Organization/Foundation Habitat for Humanity […]

Garnish? Or a swizzle stick?

Garnish? Or a swizzle stick?

It’s both — local Caribe Beans are meant for cocktails  Mick Kilgos wears many hats: impressive drummer, tapas chef at Louie’s Backyard, spicy magic bean maker… While hanging out at the old Full Moon Saloon on Simonton Street, which closed around 1992, Mick and his bartender friend Dennis Walley used to chat beans; magic green […]

Staying Power: Half Shell’s bartenders have been there for decades

Staying Power: Half Shell’s bartenders have been there for decades

For a brief moment in the spring of 2000, Michelle and Joe’s eyes met in the office of Half Shell Raw Bar. The next day Joe was training Michelle behind the bar at the popular restaurant, and they worked really well together. “I knew there was possibly something good in our future,” Joe said. For […]

A modern-day pirates’ paradise – The Chart Room

A modern-day pirates’ paradise – The Chart Room

The Chart Room, located at Pier House Resort, is the quintessential bar where the booze-fueled history is so lengthy and interesting not one drunk storyteller could tell it all. The Chart Room Bar at Pier House Resort: An Immodest History The Chart Room Bar is like the cool kid you remember from high school. Whether […]

Libation: Leigh Ann’s Coffee House

Libation: Leigh Ann’s Coffee House

Emma Corran, left, Corbin Turko and Leigh Ann’s manager Tayla Torna show off a perfect coffee drink. Corbin Turko is still unpacking from her very recent move from Orlando to Marathon. “I’ve been wanting to move here for a year and half now,” she said learning the ropes at her first day at her new […]

Locals bring grape-based vodka to Keys

Locals bring grape-based vodka to Keys

CoorangBong and Bombora are smooth and sophisticated CoorangBong and Bombora vodkas are spirits made by distilling grapes grown in Australia — one of the globe’s best travel and vineyard destinations according to company owner Dave Freyder of Bay Point, at MM 15. “I fell in love with the Australia,” said Dave. “I wanted to do […]

Lazy Days

Lazy Days

Carrie Pitliangas is all about sparkly drinks and sparkly shades. —— In the midst of happy hour at Lazy Days, hiding behind homemade sparkly sunglasses, Carrie Pitliangas pours one of the most popular and one of her favorite drinks on the menu – the prickly pear mojito. “Lots of people don’t even know what kind […]

Bubbas People’s Choice Awards

Bubbas People’s Choice Awards

Recognizes best people, places in Key West Wow — 4, 796 people voted for the Bubba’s Key West People’s Choice Awards online this year proclaiming businesses and people the ‘best’ in their category. A crowd of about 250 people attended the July 25 event at The Studios of Key West. Ticket sales, a 50/50 raffle […]

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