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Two Friends Patio Restaurant/Karaoke
January 3, 2008

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512 Front Street
Key West, Florida 33040
Just off Duval
(305) 296-3124
email: info@twofriendskeywest.com

Cafe Sole
December 28, 2007

After years of study, cooking and refining his skills in France, John Correa returned to the states, met his wife Judy and opened this unpretentious, intimate little restaurant in Key West. In a very short order, Café Solé captured the hearts and palates of locals and visitors lucky enough to discover this culinary gem off the beaten path. By combining his French mastery of sauces with fresh locally caught seafood, John has created a menu unlike any on the island, where every dish is bursting with indescribable flavors. Mutton snapper in pesto and champagne, yellowtail in a beurre blanc of lobster or a rare hog snapper with red pepper zabaglione top a list of nightly specials. As for the classics, the Duck a  L’Orange, Rack of Lamb with herb de Province and Lobster Bouillaise are as authentic as you will find this side of Paris. Chef Correa combines the best of both of his worlds, European and Caribbean to win the People’s Choice and Best Entree awards at a recent Master Chefs Classic. With his creative cuisine, a knowledgeable wait staff and a “joie de vivre” ambiance, Café Solé is a must visit for Key West!

New Years in Key West
December 26, 2007

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Once again the Key West New Year’s Eve celebration will be shown live on CNN.

No doubt about it…Key West love’s to party. And what’s a better excuse than New Year’s Eve?

Three different gathering spots offer their own unique version of the time honored tradition of lowering something special as the clock winds away the last seconds of the year.

Your choices are:

  1. to see a big conch shell lowered from atop Sloppy Joe’s Bar…a crowded and boistrous affair
  2. to see a Pirate Wench lowered from the mast of a schooner in the Historic Seaport
  3. or, (CNN’s favorite) to see Sushi, a local drag queen celeb, lowered from a Duval Street balcony, riding a huge high-heeled shoe.

Whatever your choice, we at Key West Travel Guide want to wish everyone a New Year filled with joy, coconuts, a nice tan, good health, laughter, and wonderment.

Oh…and peace on Earth (come on World…make believe you just booked a vacation to Key West)

Key West New Years!!!
December 10, 2007

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Kick off the shoes, take off the tie and lose yourself in Margaritaville.

Key West is a step back into time, in fact, into no time. It’s a place of slow pace, of changing attitudes, of free-flowing spirits and free spirited individuals.

The southernmost city in the United States, closer to Havana than Miami (90 miles to 150), Key West is a tiny spec of land, three miles wide by five miles long that was the home to Hemmingway, the beginnings of Buffett and the destination of weekend revelers from South Florida, Europeans on holiday and anyone else looking for a place in the sun or just to escape the grind of the everyday world.

Don’t be surprised if a planned three-day vacation turns into a mad scramble to catch the Last Flight Out. Or even lasts a lifetime. It’s called “Keys Disease” and it has stricken many a traveler to these parts.

For a full PubClub.com tour of what makes Key West so contagious, hop aboard the PARTY BUS by clicking on the navigation bar at the end of each page. Or, go directly to the action on our section pages:

• Settle into the laid-back mood of Key West in PreParty.
• Kick back then kick into high gear with The Bartender.
• Hear the best bands, enjoy the world’s best sunset, hang out with locals or follow the crowd in PubClubbing.
• Scuba diving, seaplane rides or just plain hangin’ are listed in PostParty.
• Learn all about conch fritters in PubGrub.
• Meet the colorful Characters of Key West.
• Enjoy the journey: take a guided tour through the Florida Keys.

Louie’s Backyard
December 9, 2007

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Key West in the early 1900’s was a wealthy, rowdy town — where men lived close to the sea, where wrecking and sponging were major industries, and a brave man with a fast boat could easily make a fortune salvaging goods from ships wrecked by the whims of wind and wave.
Captain James Randall Adams was one such wrecker. Having made his fortune, he ordered the construction of a gracious Classic Revival Home on Waddell Street — the building that is now known as Louie’s Backyard. Captain Adams was fond of boasting that everything in his home, with it’s unusual two-story side porch and Doric columns was salvaged merchandise. The house stayed in the Adams family for years. It then changed owners several times before it was bought by Frances and Louie Signorelli, who opened the first Louie’s Backyard — a restaurant that seated twelve, had one lone waiter, and operated out of a cigar box.

The restaurant, growing quickly, soon became famous for it’s fine food and relaxed oceanfront ambiance — and for Ten Speed , the legendary mutt that sauntered up to the outdoor bar most afternoons for his customary cocktail of Kahlua and cream! Frequented by the likes of Jimmy Buffett and Tom McGuane , Louie’s Backyard received award after award for it’s superb cuisine.

Construction and renovation of the new Louie’s Backyard began in January, 1983 and it opened on December 27, 1983. The present owners, Phil Tenney and Pat Tenney, carry on the established tradition of dining excellence. The building has been lovingly renovated and enlarged, with special attention paid to maintaining it’s historical integrity. In fact, in June of 1984, Louie’s Backyard earned a place in the National Register of Historic Places . Open dining and cocktail decks leading down to the ocean let the diner at Louie’s experience the warm, heady atmosphere of Key West at it’s very best. It is this insistence on quality in service, as well as food, and an extensive wine list that has won so many friends for the new Louie’s Backyard.

Lunch regulars have told us “the Conch Fritters are the best in Key West. Dinner regulars praise the Conch Chowder and many fish dishes we serve.

Upstairs at Louie’s is a private dining room for groups of 20 to 40. This room is enclosed on two sides by french doors opening onto a balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. A theatre kitchen flanked by white columns and private bar complete this scene. This private dining room and theatre kitchen feature the same bill of fare as the main dining room.

Key West New Years!!!
December 6, 2007

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Once again the Key West New Year’s Eve celebration will be shown live on CNN.

No doubt about it…Key West love’s to party. And what’s a better excuse than New Year’s Eve?

Three different gathering spots offer their own unique version of the time honored tradition of lowering something special as the clock winds away the last seconds of the year.

Your choices are:

  1. to see a big conch shell lowered from atop Sloppy Joe’s Bar…a crowded and boistrous affair
  2. to see a Pirate Wench lowered from the mast of a schooner in the Historic Seaport
  3. or, (CNN’s favorite) to see Sushi, a local drag queen celeb, lowered from a Duval Street balcony, riding a huge high-heeled shoe.

Whatever your choice, we at Key West Travel Guide want to wish everyone a New Year filled with joy, coconuts, a nice tan, good health, laughter, and wonderment.

Oh…and peace on Earth (come on World…make believe you just booked a vacation to Key West)

Hard Rock and Square One restuarants in Key West
November 30, 2007

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Est. September 27, 1996

If the Hard Rock Cafe Key West were open in the early 1900’s, you would doubtlessly have found Ernest Hemingway seated on the beautiful patio overlooking Duval Street. Quite possibly The Old Man and the Sea would have included a scene with the “Old Man” downing Floribbean favorites and ice-cold margaritas before embarking on his fishing excursion. Maybe his books would have contained scenes of bullfighters lounging around the bar, gazing at their favorite rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia before enjoying a Caribbean Bar-B-Q Sunset Sail aboard the Liberty Clipper (from November-May on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday). Indeed, we can only imagine how the southernmost cafe in the continental United States would have duly changed literary history! Stationed in the heart of downtown Key West, legend has it that this old three-story Victorian style house is still haunted by the ghost of its original owner, Robert Curry, who meanders along the corridors of this unique cafe. We can’t help thinking that if only he’d access our PX system, he could just relax! He’d be guaranteed a seat in our large second floor main room with a full bar and balcony as well as two smaller rooms. The Hard Rock Cafe Key West is your key to the Keys.

Interested in planning your next event at Hard Rock Cafe Key West? Visit our Parties & Special Events section or download our booking information packet now.

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From the moment owner Michael Stewart greets you at Square One, you’ll feel like the evening’s special guest. The ambiance at Square One suggests a comfortable party thrown by a gracious host, who has shined the silver, starched the cloths and arranged flowers in your honor. The lighting is low and flattering. The staff is alert to every detail and request. Live piano music trills like a sigh of relief, but playful tunes interspersed with romantic crooning keep the mood light.

Guests, including many locals and regulars, feel at ease in their blend of “island elegance,” whether it’s silk, cotton, or a fun, tropical shirt. Some carry this spirit all the way, sipping pina coladas, rum runners or one of Patrick’s award-winning “Monkey nuts,” while others enjoy single malt Scotch, or a selection from our wine list.

Great Restaurants in Key West
November 20, 2007

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A & B Lobster House
700 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040
305-294-5880
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631 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-4403

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Crabby Dick Restaurant
712 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-7229

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Opera Italian Restaurant
430 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040
Phone (305) 295-2705
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Hard Rock
313 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 293-0230

Places to see in Key West
November 14, 2007

Virtual Tour Video of Key West,Florida
November 12, 2007