Archive for the ‘seafood’ 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

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!

Irish Kevin’s Bar and Restaurant
November 3, 2007


211 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 292-1262
Since day one, tourists and locals alike have been coming here day after day, and night after night, to party and enjoy the laid back, fun atmosphere

Hyatt Key West Resort
November 3, 2007

key_hyat-exter-1.jpgLocated Within Two Blocks Of Duval Street And Mallory Square, The Hyatt Key West Resort & Marina Offers A Stellar Location Amid The Revelry Of Key West, Fla. Famous Bars, Restaurants, Shops And Museums Are Within Two Blocks, While Key West International Airport Is Four Miles From The Property.

Pirates in Paradise Festival
November 2, 2007

topbar.jpghomepics02.jpghomepirates01.jpghomeshow02.jpgphotogallery-pirate1.jpgaddressblock.gif SET YER COURSE FOR 2007!

Pirates in Paradise Festival invades Key West from November 29 through December 2!

4 Days of Pure Piratical Escapades Celebrating Key West’s Rich & Colorful Maritime Heritage

Raise Yer Flag, Grab Yer Mate and Join Us in Celebrating the Golden Age of Sail
& Seafaring Adventure!

Avast, me Hearties! It’s time to chart yer course for the Isle of Bones…Cayo Hueso as Key West and the Conch Republic welcome the 8th Annual Pirates in Paradise Festival. Pack up yer cutlass, don yer garb, grab yer mate and join us for a weekend of mischief and merrymaking that features a host of swashbuckling events for buccaneers and wenches of all ages!

Top-name quality entertainment and historic re-enactors, improvisational actors, and combative stunt men from around the country (including Cascabel, whose portrait by Don Maitz is the artwork for this year’s Festival program cover) are set to invade the island and join Key West’s own pirate crew, the Bone Island Buccaneers for four days of pure piratical escapades. As you stroll the streets of Old Town’s colorful seaport taverns and pirate pubs such as Pat Croce’s Rum Barrell at Pirate Soul or visit Fort Zachary Taylor’s Pirate Fest and Village Market, don’t be surprised if you run into the likes of Anne Bonny, Bawdy Be, Braze, Cascabel, Sir Henry Morgan, The Pyrates of the Coast and other nefarious Brethren of the Coast.

We have plenty of fun-filled piratical activities lined up…so mark your calendars for Nov. 29 through Dec. 2 and plan to set sail for Key West and the 2007 Pirates in Paradise Festival!

— Julie McEnroe, The Event Network and Festival Volunteer


 wedding.jpg what can be more magical  than  pledging your eternal love standing before the captain of a majestic sailing vessel.

Upon completion of your vows the captain blows the sacred Conch horn announcing your marriage to the world and all the heavens.

We specialize in custom & theme wedding charters and our staff is most willing to assist with any or all of your wedding plans. 

Experience the romance & adventure of the High Seas as we take you and your guests on an intimate tour of charming Key West Harbor.

We Can Help You Plan A Most Magical Wedding Day!

• Licensed Notary Publics • Live Music • Professional Photography • Videography • Catering • Floral Assignments • Ships Wedding Certificate • Wine, Beer, Champagne and Soft drinks

For more info, call Julie @ (305) 296-9694 ~ E-mail