Archive for the ‘restaurant’ Category

Key West New Years!!!
December 10, 2007


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 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


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.

Great Restaurants in Key West
November 20, 2007


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


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


Opera Italian Restaurant
430 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040
Phone (305) 295-2705

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

Captain Tony”s
November 11, 2007


Capt. Tony’s building was used as the first morgue on the island. The coroner buried his daughter under the floor in what is now the pool room. She is still there! The tree growing inside thebar was the official Key West “Hanging Tree”….. 75 peoplewere hanged from that tree.The tombstone at it’s basedoes not mark a real graveCapt. Tony’s is reported to be haunted. Legend has it, that one of the executed, a woman accused of killing her husbandand child, can be seen frequenting thebar, wearing the same nightgownin which she was hanged.

Blond Giraffe Key Lime Pie Factory
November 9, 2007


blondegiraffelogo.gifNow with two locations:
629 Duval Street and 1209 Truman Ave
Key West, Fl 33040
Phone: (305) 293-6667

two_inside_photos.jpgBEST KEY LIME PIE
“Florida Monthly”
Best of Florida Awards 2006

Florida Month presented the Blond Giraffe the award for “Best Key Lime Pie” in Florida.

Key West Casino Cruises
November 5, 2007


Vegas West
237 Front Street
Key West, Florida 33040
Vegas West Casino Cruises offers you an affordable and fun experience. Slots , Blackjack, Dice, Roulette & Poker and more. Enjoy the free buffet, or order from the outdoor grill. We also have a full service bar offering a wide variety of liquors and domestic and imported beer.

Fat Tuesday
November 4, 2007


305 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-9373
Home of friendly bartenders, jello shots, ice-cold beers, and their famous frozen drinks.

Picked up from Bourbon Street in New Orleans, and dropped smack dab into the middle of “Party Central” on the famous Duval Street, Fat Tuesday is the perfect place to go for fun in or out of the Key West sun. Open every day from 10am ’til late, Fat Tuesday has been serving great drinks and great times in a colorful, upbeat atmosphere since 1990. Our specialties are of course our Fat Tuesday Frozen Daiquiris – authentic New Orleans style drinks that let the good times roll. WARNING! We can’t guarantee that you won’t become a victim of “Brain Freeze” but we’ll do our best to give you advice on how to avoid it!

RumRunners Entertainment Complex
November 3, 2007


Key West, FL 33040
The RumRunners Entertainment complex is 4 GREAT CLUBS under 1 ROOF in the heart of Key West’s Entertainment District. Each Club has a different personality…a different look and a different sound. Experience them all. And ENJOY!