Friday, April 6, 2012

Key West Friendly Awards

One of the reasons I love the Key West and keep coming back so frequently is the friendliness of the people here and of the Key West locals.
Key West friendly award

My Key West Friendly Awards 2012 are to recognise those folks that have given me truly fantastic service and amazing friendliness on my recent week long vacation in Key West.

Sorry but I can't remember lots of names - apologies.

Here are my awards this year.

The Key West art center on Front Street. There was a lady in there that was very friendly and helpful. She was the partner of shipwright artisan after Thomas Avery who also was great. 

Evolution. The clothes shop on Duval Street. Very bubbly and talkative and friendly service from the guy who was in there.

All the staff at Alexander's guesthouse on Fleming Street.

Jason the barman at La Ti Da plus all the other staff and bartenders there.

Ron the owner at Harpoon Harrys on Caroline Street for being incredibly bubbly and taking time out during his busiest time to talk all at 9 AM

Harpoon Harry's restaurant in Key West 
Nance Frank the owner of Gallery on Green on Green Street.
Nance Frank in her gallery, Gallery on Greene.
David Guest and team at Sarabeth's restaurant
David Guest at his usual position at the front of Sarabeth's.
The guy who was drinking a massive can of red bull at Peppers of Key West and who gave us a chilly sauce tasting session and who poised for me in a gas mask!

The lady server at Antonia's restaurant who very kindly recognised me from previous visits and was very genuinely welcoming.

The most all the residents of old town Key West who in most cases always say hello good morning when you pass them walking and often stop to have a quick chat.

And this lady who stopped to let her Labrador say hello to us when we were sipping a martini in Virgilio's.

Non-friendly awards
I've gone into a lot of shops, restaurants and bars this visit which don't get an award!  In fact, they were really miserable!  Some of those who were unfriendly were the business owners themselves!  I'm not going to name names but come on guys, it's March - yes it's busy, but you're making loads of money/tips!

Relevant links:

My Key West directory of this site.

Antonia's Restaurant review

Sarabeth's restaurant review

Harpoon Harry's restaurant review