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#News: Craft beer in the Upper Keys? Yes, please!

#News: Craft beer in the Upper Keys? Yes, please!

Florida Keys Brewing Company, opening in late 2014 or perhaps early 2015, is set to become the Florida Keys’ only production brewery. The Islamorada business is the brain child of husband-and-wife team Craig and Cheryl McBay. Cheryl, a true blue conch, and Craig who has lived in the Keys for the last few years, are […]

#DrinkUp: The Cafe

#DrinkUp: The Cafe

When the Florida sun feels unbearable, slide into The Café on Southard Street in Key West for one of Fu’s signature, non-alcoholic fruit cocktails. Every day the establishment prepares fresh fruit juices to create refreshing libations like the popular watermelon, cucumber and lime cooler. A fizzy concoction of sweet, cool and tart, the luminescent green […]

#Festival: Got Key Lime?

#Festival: Got Key Lime?

The inaugural Key Lime Festival kicks off on Thursday, July 3 and there are plenty of ways to participate in this Key West event. Registration is open for bakers coveting the best pie title, judges are needed for the Key Lime martini and margarita contest, speed eaters must reserve a spot for the pie eatin’ […]

#PeoplesChoiceAwards: The Bubba’s 2014 (who’s your pick?)

#PeoplesChoiceAwards: The Bubba’s 2014 (who’s your pick?)

As the Key West People’s Choice Awards, The Bubba’s 2014, has reached its deadline for submissions, community members have had a few favorite categories. Of course The Best Key Lime Pie and Best in Drag are tight competitions and many people in town have different opinions on the location of the Best Sunset. But from […]

#FloridaKeys: Top 9 waterfront restaurants (because 10 seemed too ambitious)

#FloridaKeys: Top 9 waterfront restaurants (because 10 seemed too ambitious)

Upper Keys  Marker 88 – Bayside: Home to one of the few natural beaches in the Keys, Marker 88 (located at you guess it! MM …) has been satisfying their guests, including President Bush Sr., since 1967. No matter what season, the clientele is on average 50/50 locals and tourists, and 88 has a very […]

#Summertime: Time for the locals to rejoice!

#Summertime: Time for the locals to rejoice!

By Alex Press Locals love the months during the summertime because beaches and streets are not crowded with tourists looking at maps, the water is clear and warm and restaurants and bars cater to the people who live here. Numerous bars and places to eat in town participate in providing specials. The Weekly staff named […]

#Staycation: Top 9 Hotels from Key Largo to Key West

Nothing says “staycation” like abandoned the routine of home, without the cost of traveling too far. On the following pages find a list of three resorts from each geographical area of the Keys. They range from the big, luxury type resorts — with many amenities for day trippers — to small and mom-and-pop places that […]

#LetYourLightShine: Take a night tour on a light-up paddleboard

#LetYourLightShine: Take a night tour on a light-up paddleboard

By Jen Friel Between the nurse sharks, tarpon, lobster, snapper, crabs, and kamikaze minnows – I can honestly say that I have a new favorite activity here in the Keys. Whether you are a novice, or expert paddle boarder, the team at Aquaholics at Postcard Inntake you on a two-hour night tour that is heart […]

#Attractions: Have a house guest & need something to do? Like SPF, we’ve got you covered

From top to bottom (Key Largo to Key West), these are some of the best attractions in the Keys. They are a place to get out of the sun and do something different. Theater of the Sea MM 84.5 Whether you’re there to see a show or interact with animals, the Theater of the Sea […]

#Events: Here ye, here ye … here is a social calendar you don’t want to miss

July 4th – Fireworks Shows There are four major fireworks shows in the Keys. The Upper Keys show, off Blackwater Sound, is set to start at 10 p.m., and the best seating can be found at Sundowners, Senior Frijoles restaurants, Carribbean Club, and the Marriot Key Largo Bay resort. The show in Marathon is staged […]