Articles for August, 2011

You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

Published by Miss Prissy on August 29th, 2011 - in Out & About
Ah, the comings and goings in Key West.  Sometimes you need a scorecard to keep up with it all.  Many of you locals probably already know this so I may even be late with the information.  For those who don’t know, it is with sadness that Priss reports the closing of Ilona’s Garden Cafe at 416 Applerouth Lane.

Hurricane Irene Local Fundraisers

Published by Miss Prissy on August 27th, 2011 - in Out & About
While normally Prissy enjoys the “eat, drink, and be merry” concept…she also is a firm believer in charity.  I believe we all have an obligation to pay it forward for the good of the planet (whether it be land, animal, or human).  In addition, the “paying” part needn’t be in currency…paying can be in needed items or grunt work for a cause…it all matters.

Prissy’s Weekend Picks: August 25

Published by Miss Prissy on August 25th, 2011 - in Out & About
Happy Thursday, everyone!  It’s that time of week again where I provide my “weekend picks”.  It’s also that time of year…it’s the time of year local folks throw their hats into the proverbial “ring” in order to compete for King and Queen of this year’s Fantasy Fest. 

 

Folks, this is no small undertaking.  Would I do it?  Absofrigginlutely NOT!  I have a significant other, a job, a social life, dogs, and a blog…I haven’t the time to run for Queen of Fantasy Fest.  I’ll just donate…

Fort East Martello Museum & Gardens

Published by Miss Prissy on August 24th, 2011 - in Out & About
So CaptBonez and I had just bid a tearful farewell to the dog we were fostering for Florida Poodle Rescue.  We took Dexter to Island City Flying Service where we met the pilot who volunteered his plane and service to take poochie to Florida Poodle Rescue in Tampa.  Dexter was on his way to starting the next chapter in his doggie life and we needed to occupy our minds with something else. 

 

As I mentioned in my Rusty Anchor review (http://prissyinparadise.com/2011/08/rusty-anchor/), this past weekend was “Free Museum Weekend”.  Since we were already in the area, we stopped at East Martello.  Despite Greg’s 21 years here, he had never toured.

 

According to the website, the fort was “designed after the nearly impregnable coastal Martello watchtowers in Italy”.  Ironically, the fort never saw military action but has become a home for Keys’ memorabilia.

 

Can you even imagine what life must have been like in the early 20th century?  How fascinating!  The artists, the true bohemians…the whack-a-doos, all there.  That’s the thing about Key West…it doesn’t hide it’s crazy people, they put them out there for the whole world to see!

 

Rusty Anchor

Published by Miss Prissy on August 22nd, 2011 - in Restaurant Reviews
This past Saturday was the first day of “Key West Museum Weekend” and while Bonez and I didn’t take total advantage of the many museums, we did go to East Martello Tower (more on that within the next day or so).   After East Martello, we decided to have lunch prior to touring the Key West Tropical and Botanical Gardens. 

 

So what did we feel like eating?  Silly question for me, if I can get a piece of fresh fish or something ethnic, I’m usually happy.  We were already in New Town and going to Stock Island, so it didn’t make sense to go to Old Town.  Besides, I really didn’t feel like dealing with Duval Street crowds.

 

We decided upon Rusty Anchor at 5510 5th Avenue on Stock Island…or as my co-worker calls it “an old Conch place”.  It actually is more of a locals’ place since so many tourists never leave Duval Street.  Funny thing is, until Saturday, Bonez and I only ate here when his father was in town.  It’s one of “Daddy Bonez’s” favorite places.

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