The Key Wester | A Key West Blog

Come and get away from it all - visit Key West, Florida. Whether you are a Key Wester for the day, a week or life. Island Genn's Key West blog guides you to the best parts of our Southernmost Island city. A collection of island tips on accommodations, restaurants, lifestyle, events and activities.

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2016 Lobster Mini-Season

Sportsman Season, a.k.a. Lobster Mini-season, takes place on the last Wednesday and Thursday in July.  This annual two day event, during which properly licensed snorkeler and/or diver are allowed to take up to six legal sized lobsters per day in … [Read More...]

El Meson de Pepe’s: Review

Since 1985, the family run El Meson de Pepe's has been serving Cuban food to residents and visitors of Key West. The restaurant has been at its present location in Mallory Square since 1997. This building is as much a museum as it is a restaurant … [Read More...]

Fly Fishing: The Double Haul Casting Technique

Being married to a fly fishing guide, I hear a lot of fishing talk. And one thing that comes up a lot is casting technique and what it takes to be successful at saltwater fly fishing. Fly fishing in salt water is very different than fresh water fly … [Read More...]

The Waterfront Brewery: Review

The Waterfront Brewery opened last fall in the building that had been the longtime home of the Waterfront Market. Currently, you can go there to enjoy food, spirits, and an ever-changing beer menu as well as games and a view. And soon the rooftop … [Read More...]

Key West Restaurants

El Meson de Pepe’s: Review

Since 1985, the family run El Meson de Pepe's has been serving Cuban food to residents and visitors … [Read More...]

The Waterfront Brewery: Review

The Waterfront Brewery opened last fall in the building that had been the longtime home of the … [Read More...]

A&B Lobster House: Review

A&B Lobster House (short for Alonzo and Berlin) has been a fine dining staple in Key West since … [Read More...]

Keyviche Review

My husband and I joined some friends for dinner at Keyviche this past weekend, and we were all … [Read More...]

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Key West History

Conch Republic

You may have heard Key West referred to as the Conch Republic. That is because in 1982, Key West … [Read More...]

Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum

At one time in the 1800's, more than one hundred ships per day sailed by Key West with at least one … [Read More...]

East Martello Fort & Museum

I have lived in the Keys since the 1990's, and in all if this time I had never been inside the East … [Read More...]

Key West Resident Profiles: Ernest Hemingway

Today would have been Ernest Hemingway's 115th birthday, and Key West always has a week long … [Read More...]

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