Debbie and I are pictured here with our old time French friends Yolande and Sylvie at La Creperie in Bahama Village in our hometown of Key West. With much of America frozen solid, it is the perfect time for us all here to pitch you on a sub-tropical get away to our southern-most city. Key West is a small island about 150 miles southwest of Miami and just 90 miles from Cuba. When Debbie and I are in town, you will find us on many days with Yolande and Sylvie here across the street from Blue Heaven. When you get to town, you want to make La Creperie and Blue Heaven your first two landing spots. You’ll be right in the center of Old Town and will smile at your acuity for choosing Key West rather than some distant foreign outpost.
If you are coming as a couple or with good friends, consider the Marqusea Hotel or the Gardens Hotel. If instead you are arriving with the fam, you will be well taken care of at the Casa Marina resort. The top end restaurants in town, where cost is no matter, are the Café Marquesa and Louie’s Backyard. Book the Marquesa for dinner and Louie’s for both lunch and dinner. Debbie and I are also often at 915 and Antonia’s on Duval Street, Michaels in Old Town, and Seven Fish tucked away on a quaint Old Town side street. Calling ahead to reserve is a must. After too much revelry the night before, pick up a Green Drink or healthful breakfast, lunch or snack at Help Yourself on Fleming.
To hang out with the locals, where little has changed since Hunter S. Thompson was in town decades ago, head to Pepe’s, The Half Shell Raw Bar, and Schooner Wharf, all tightly packed in on the waterfront. For wine, the best in Key West is Vinos on Duval, owned by our long-time friends Clayton and Val. To this day, Clayton holds weight class power lifting records in his home country of New Zealand.
You’re in for a great sub-tropical getaway.
Dick and Debbie
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