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The Whole Truth & Nothing But The Truth

Bob Kerstein’s book, “Key West on the Edge: Inventing the Conch Republic (Florida History and Culture)” has finally been released. Bob started writing it about ten years ago and it was originally going to be about the politics of Key West. One thing led to the next and BAM! Ten years have blown by and now it is a book and not just about our political scene. Mark Howell did a review this past Sunday […]

Some more of Heaven

A little insider info – Bonnie & Clyde Restaurant (their site is a work in progress). These guys are great. I’ve been saying for years, “all Key West needs is some Creole food and the island will be perfect.” Well we have it now and I can’t say enough about the food, the service and the ambiance. Not to mention a full liquor license. The only drawback is that they are located in new town. […]

Another one bites the dust

Yep, the Blond Giraffe is leaving our lovely island. They said biz was down over 10% and they are closing all five locations on the island. Yikes! Five locations? The island is 4.5 by 1.5 miles. Not a great business plan, you think? Have no fear, we still have Kermits and he makes a hell of pie. Not to mention the chocolate covered pie on a stick. Kermit is on the corners of Green and […]

A little bit of Heaven

Just a block from the Eden House, Old Town Bakery is rapidly becoming one of my favorite Key West lunch spots. I am trying to stay away from the desserts and that is tough there. This is a photo of a lunch a couple of days past. Turkey sandwich on fresh baked dark rye bread, pickle soup (don’t scoff) and a Mexican Coke (bottled in Mexico using cane sugar). A heavenly combination of flavors. The […]

Great Summer Fares!!!!

Elizabeth is back in the saddle and this means time for another blog. She just ran across this great deal on flights from Washington, DC to key West round trip. $218 for the flight and with Elizabeth’s special for September how can you go wrong…don’t answer that. Check it out and hope to see you by the pool this summer. Still no oil and counting. Mike

Kicking Back

There have been lots of inquiries ’bout the hammocks and swings lately – probably a spring thing.  The fine folks at the Hammock Company are offering our guests a 20% discount on all their great stuff.  Check them out and when you find what you need/want type in this secret code EDEN20 for your discount.  Just like the old days when the prize in a box of Cracker Jacks was real. Oh yea, don’t get […]

We feel your pain

Did anyone check the Farmer’s Almanac?  This poop is for the birds.  I know, here I am whining and you guys are up to your chins in show.  I just feel so bad for our guests – we don’t have any heat. We have bumped the pool up to 89 degrees and the spa to 101 but the guests can only drink so much hot chocolate and booze.  It is starting to feel like The […]

Konkin’ In

Next time you are on the computer doing nothing, and have tired of listening to my juke box, check out the newest radio station in Key West – Konk AM. This will remind you of the uniqueness of the island. Talk radio with a plethora of characters.