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HOGFISH FILETS AND GRILLS RIGHT OFF THE BOAT

It’s fresh as can be at relaxed waterside eatery… There’s a good chance most people haven’t happened upon the Hogfish Bar and Grill for their latest lunch or dinner excursion, as downtown Stock Island isn’t the first place you think of when it comes to dining out. But if you want some of the freshest…

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FLORIDA TRAVEL + LIFE

Back on the fishing track, I find Billy Niles, a third-generation Keys fisherman, and Douglas Gregory, a marine scientist, at the Hogfish Bar & Grill, munching on conch fritters. DOWNLOAD ARTICLE

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HOGFISH BAR AND GRILL: ONE-STOP PARADISE

According to Charles Kuralt, the late CBS correspondent who roamed the U.S.A. in search of Americana, the Schooner Wharf Bar was the center of the universe. But of late that center has shifted a few kilometers to Stock Island, to the Hogfish Bar and Grill. DOWNLOAD ARTICLE

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WHERE THE LOCALS HANG: HOGFISH BAR & GRILL

Like a conch hidden in its shell from the flood-tides of tourists traveling to the southern most tip of the United States, located in Key West, Florida, is a haven for vagabond soles with a fixation on relaxation. An establishment where culinary color is not just found in the fine flavors served on platters, but…

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BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.

On Stock Island, Key West’s less rowdy neighbor, this low-key spot, tucked between a trailer park and the shrimp docks, is known for its pinks–Key West shrimp, distinguished by a pink dot in

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KICKING BACK IN KEY WEST

Our fave: hogfish, caught only with a spear and served grilled at its namesake Hogfish Bar and Grill (6810 Front Street, Stock Island, 305/293-4041 or hogfishbar.com) on Stock Island, a short drive away. DOWNLOAD ARTICLE

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THE WASHINGTON POST

Sitting at the full-service bar by the pool table, you’ll feel the whish of servers racing to the waterside tables and tiki hut booths while customer chatter marks time to the boom, boom, boom of the jukebox and bandstand. DOWNLOAD ARTICLE

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CATCHING THE HISTORY OF KEY WEST

At the Eaton Street Seafood Market in the historic district of Key West, Fla., a long glass case displayed a who’s who of the city’s seafood scene: plump piles of pinks (the local shrimp) snuggled next to a yellowtail snapper, a mound of stone crab claws and fresh slabs of grouper. I’d come to eat…

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36 HOURS IN KEY WEST, FLA.

The real Key West? It’s not even on Key West proper anymore, but just over the Cow Key Channel Bridge, on the even tinier Stock Island. Follow Front Street past a row of old trailers, and you’ll stumble upon a little miracle: the Hogfish Bar and Grill (6810 Front Street, 305-293-4041; www.hogfishbar.com), a big, clamoring…

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HISTORY

Artists and yachts are not the things that came to my mind when I think of Stock Island. I didn’t know that the CIA’s Bay of Pigs operation was based out of Safe Harbor Marina, or that the ferry to Cuba departed from a dock nearby, or that the Stock Island Yacht Club is 20-plus-members…

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