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5 Best Places for Breakfast on Fort Myers Beach

Jul 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Scott Schofield posted in Restaurants, Fort Myers Beach, Casual, Breakfast, American Cuisine

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Our Best Picks for that Most Important Meal of the Day! !

Breakfast is a treat most ordinarily many do not have time to savor in our busy day to day lives.  As you awake with a cup of coffee in hand and a leisurely walk along the sand at the waters edge of  Fort Myers Beach, which yummy option best starts your day is a tough decision. 

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Everything You Need To Know About the Key Lime Festival

May 31, 2017 4:28:52 PM / by Kathy Stamper posted in Activities, Walking Distance, Restaurants, Casual, Old-Town

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Key Limes best known for being the “key” (pun intended) element in world famous key lime pie are celebrated each year at festivals throughout Florida and Key West's is one of the best!

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Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina

May 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Scott Schofield posted in Luxury, Waterfront, Walking Distance, Restaurants, Casual, Key West Hotels, Pool, Resort, Bar & Grill, Upscale Casual

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Parrotheads of the world unite, it’s time to go Back to the Island!! The Westin Resort and Marina Key West has become the Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina. This 170+ room resort is the epitome of Key West and now with Jimmy Buffett lending his name to it, only backs up that claim.

This AAA Four Diamond waterfront resort is just steps from Mallory Square, home of the nightly Sunset Celebration. Hundreds come out every night to watch the sun slowly set into to the emerald waters off Key West. Street vendors and performers also gather to hawk their wares and put on a show that only Key West could pull together (you might even see Spiderman or Darth Vader). The resort is also just a block from the famous Duval Street. Lined with some of the best restaurants, waterholes, shopping and art galleries that you’ll find anywhere. The marina is also home to one of three cruise ports on the island, welcoming people from around the world.

For the gourmet in all of us, the resort is home to three fantastic restaurants. Bistro 245 is a casual, indoor dining experience, with gorgeous views of Key West’s One Particular Harbor. Castaways is the classic pool side bar, for all you Beautiful Swimmers, which features a minimalists, no nonsense menu. From appetizers, salads to burgers and other sandwiches, not to mention a cocktails to die for. Lastly, is the Sunset Deck. As the name proclaims, you will have a panoramic view of the harbor and of the Key West sunsets, as you’re sipping on that fresh Boat Drink.

If you want to try something a bit different and get some of that Island Fever, then hop on the island ferry that will take you to Sunset Key, just across the harbor. This private island has all the amenities that you could desire.

So, on your next escape, grab your Brown Eyed Girl or Lost Boy, not forgetting your shaker of salt, while making another Trip Around the Sun and head to the namesake, Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina.

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Sloppy Joe's - A Key West Tradition

May 8, 2017 1:52:57 PM / by Kathy Stamper posted in Walking Distance, Restaurants, Casual, Old-Town, Bar & Grill, American Cuisine

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Sloppy Joes, originally located at 428 Greene Street relocated to their new location at 201 Duval Street 80 years ago, on May 5th, 1937!
The famous watering hole of Ernest Hemingway is a Key West tradition steeped in history. On May 5th, 1937 owner Joe Russell was told his rent would increase from $3.00 a week to $4.00 so he, along with bar patrons simply walked around the corner, drinks in hand and moved the furniture. The bar never closed for a moment!

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Top 3 Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Key West

Jan 24, 2017 3:56:08 PM / by Kathy Stamper posted in Luxury, Water Activities, Waterfront, Restaurants, Casual, Old-Town, Formal, Lunch, Upscale Casual, Holiday

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Make your Valentine feel as special as he or she is! Make memories in Key West by starting aboard the Key West Express. Visitors are drawn to the southern charm and Caribbean influences of this laid-back island city, only 4 miles long by 1.5 miles wide. During the day or at night, the island is alive with sidewalk cafes, world-class restaurants, fishing, watersports, shopping, performing arts, musical entertainment and galleries before the island gathers each evening at Mallory Square for the world renown sunset celebration.
  •  Enjoy a romantic lunch on the seaside deck at Louie’s Backyard
  •  Sail off into the sunset aboard a cruise with Fury Water Adventures
  •  Complete your perfect Valentine’s Day at Better than Sex before retiring to one of Key West’s romantic B&B’s

Louie’s Backyard

Now this is one back yard that anyone would love to have. Enjoy mouth watering Caribbean American food as you relax on the fabulous multi-level deck above the sandy beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Whether for lunch, dinner or cocktails at sunset, to toast your Valentine, Louie’s is a culinary experience which has become a Key West tradition.

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Key West Food and Wine Fest

Oct 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Scott Schofield posted in Mexican, Activities, Restaurants, Casual, Tours, Italian, Seafood, Steaks

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January 25-29 2017

The annual Key West Food and Wine Festival has been recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the top 5 food and wine events that you must attend in 2017.  This series of wine and food themed venues showcases a diverse range of wines and inventive cuisine, hosted by their passionate creators at iconic island locations.

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WineDine Key West

Aug 16, 2016 5:17:34 PM / by Scott Schofield posted in Luxury, Mexican, Restaurants, Casual, Old-Town, Formal, Tours, Bar & Grill, Italian, Lunch, American Cuisine, Steaks

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Not sure what you want for lunch, dinner or in-between?  WineDine Key West is a month long event between September 16th and October 16, 2016 celebrating fine dining at an affordable price. Legendary Key West restaurants offer up three-course prix-fixe menus specially priced for you to experience what makes this islands food so special.  Want to know who's making what, when and where? Give a look at who will be serving up their culinary delights and when! 

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