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Bumby’s Passion

Bumby’s Passion

Lounge pays homage to Hemingway’s words The expressive prose of Ernest Hemingway’s “A Moveable Feast” informed General Manager Megan Hylton’s vision of Bumby’s. With few words, Hemingway builds the image of eating fresh chilled oysters and drinking wine in vivid detail. And with a little more research, the name choice seemed a no-brainer. Islamorada’s Hemingway-inspired […]

Celebrating the Holidays in Style

Celebrating the Holidays in Style

By Leah Maki Tis the season for cookie baking, tree decorating, and Christmas caroling. It’s also the season for party planning, menu prepping, and celebrating. There is no better time of year for getting together with friends and family while counting your many blessings. To help you get into the holiday spirit, I’ve prepared a […]

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 […]

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