Category Archives: Current Events

Goombay’s Coming!

Those were the words of Kermit “Shine” Forbes. It really didn’t matter what time of the year it was. Shine would walk up and down Petronia Street in Bamaha Village and in his manliest of all men’s voices, would say “Goombay’s Coming!” The Goombay Festival marks the beginning of Fantasy Fest, the island city’s 10-day […]

Lobster Fest Returns!

If you were to ask someone to tell you their favorite season of the year, your most common responses would be summer, winter, spring or fall. Being the Southernmost island in the continental United States, some people say Key West doesn’t have seasons like everywhere else. You know they are right, we don’t. Instead we […]

Cow Key Channel Bridge Run

The Florida Keys are connected to the mainland by bridges, 42 all together. The longest bridge is located in the middle keys and measures 7 miles long, so naturally it’s called the 7 mile bridge. Every spring 1500 runners flock to Marathon, FL and line up at 7:00 am to participate in the Seven Mile Bridge Run. […]

Chicken & Waffles with Chef Norman Van Aken at the Green Parrot

Sharing the Love is Chef Norman Van Aken & Tony Lazarus, honoring Key West born jazz legend Theodore “Fats” Navarro Jr. at the Green Parrot (p.2013). Southernmost Blend was on hand for rimming Bloody Mary’s  while Chef Van Aken prepared his fried chicken and waffles featured in his book “My Key West Kitchen” for the […]

Key West Seafood Festival

The 9th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival was held on Saturday & Sunday, January 18th & 19th at Bayview Park. The weather was beautiful and no one could of have asked for a better weekend for the annual event celebrating what we do best, enjoying great seafood. The annual festival is put on by the […]

SOBE Wine & Food Festival

When a good friend calls and asks if you would like to sous for him for an event at the SOBE Wine & Food Festival, you say YES, and worry about figuring out exactly how later. That’s what happened when celebrity chef/friend Craig Adcock of Belly Up BBQ and Jude’s Rum Cakes called and invited […]

Key West Food & Wine Fest

The Restaurant Store hosts the Seafood Shakedown as one of the must attend events during the Key West Food & Wine Festival. The Seafood Shakedown is an annual event where contestants are provided 10 lbs. of Key West Pinks to prepare and compete for the title and to be crowned Seafood King. This year we […]