Straws in the Keys

Plastic Straws in the Keys: Stop Sucking

Sorry plastic straws, you’re just too decadent and it’s time to say ’bye Felicia. This really isn’t a shock: the world is waking up and realizing our...
Food truck

City of Marathon revisits food truck law

For less than 400 words, ordinance 104.62 causes a lot of headache for the City of Marathon, its residents and business owners. The law governing food trucks has...
Stouts and aquarium reopening

Marathon: Aquarium, Stouts to re-open

Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters will reopen to the public on Saturday, Dec. 16. With almost all the Hurricane Irma damages repaired, the only thing lacking is excited...
New owners at Food For Thought

New Owners at Food for Thought

BUY FIVE “After the Storm” — a booklet designed to help kids cope with the trauma of a hurricane. Free. Souper Soup Mix — Just add water...
Florida Keys Coffee

A Sip of Sublime

Bobby Wallace considered himself somewhat a coffee buff because of his daily routine of grinding and brewing. Then he got into the business of great coffee. An engineering...

A road map to summer dining in Key West

Guide to local specials Eddie Cochran felt our pain back in 1958 when he sang the immortal “Sometimes I wonder what I'm a-gonna do, But there ain't no...

George Nowak, The Barefoot Man

Straight from the Beach Any guy with the nickname “Foot” has got to have a sense of humor. George Nowak — musician and singer/songwriter, a.k.a. “Barefoot Man” —...

February is “Know Your Fisherman” month

Who caught it?   Fresh yellowtail or frozen tilapia? Key West Pink or farm raised shrimp from China? It can be easier, and cheaper, for restaurants to bait and...

M.E.A.T. goes worldwide

Local eatery will compete in World Food Championships George Patti and Tom Smith are cocky. And for good reason. Their burgers — an 80/20 blend of brisket and ground chuck...

HOW MANY CAN YOU EAT?

Contest features fritters, the Bahamian fruit of the sea With his hands clasped behind his back, three minutes was all the time Casey Arnold needed to throw 20...