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Welcome to Key West – Paradise USA As you enter the island of Key West, these words are the first thing you see in big bold letters on the famed ‘Welcome to Key West’ sign. Whether it be the incredible sunrises or sunsets (we get both here), the charming Conch houses hidden around every turn, the chickens running wild, the flat ocean for miles or the island feel, it’s really the people that make Key West what it is. If you have ever wondered what people do around here or wanted to know the story behind a restaurant, bar or local business, this is exactly why we started the Back Yards of Key West Podcast. We are going to take you behind the scenes, so we can bring you the stories behind what makes Key West so magical, and how they juggle business life with Island life. So sit back and relax and enjoy the chill vibes!

Welcome to Key West – Paradise USA As you enter the island of Key West, these words are the first thing you see in big bold letters on the famed ‘Welcome to Key West’ sign. Whether it be the incredible sunrises or sunsets (we get both here), the charming Conch houses hidden around every turn, the chickens running wild, the flat ocean for miles or the island feel, it’s really the people that make Key West what it is. If you have ever wondered what people do around here or wanted to know the story behind a restaurant, bar or local business, this is exactly why we started the Back Yards of Key West Podcast. We are going to take you behind the scenes, so we can bring you the stories behind what makes Key West so magical, and how they juggle business life with Island life. So sit back and relax and enjoy the chill vibes!
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Welcome to Key West – Paradise USA As you enter the island of Key West, these words are the first thing you see in big bold letters on the famed ‘Welcome to Key West’ sign. Whether it be the incredible sunrises or sunsets (we get both here), the charming Conch houses hidden around every turn, the chickens running wild, the flat ocean for miles or the island feel, it’s really the people that make Key West what it is. If you have ever wondered what people do around here or wanted to know the story behind a restaurant, bar or local business, this is exactly why we started the Back Yards of Key West Podcast. We are going to take you behind the scenes, so we can bring you the stories behind what makes Key West so magical, and how they juggle business life with Island life. So sit back and relax and enjoy the chill vibes!

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Episodes

Episode 9: Food Truck Talk with Taco Grilla

9/19/2019
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Have you ever seen the movie "Chef" and dreamed of selling it all, buying a food truck and hitting the open road? In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down, (right outside the food truck) with Amy Clarke-Van Schoor, one of the co-owners of the highly addicting, Taco Grilla. We talk about how they got started and what really goes into the "Food Truck" life. More on Taco Grilla Born from the idea that more food from his home island needed to be fresh and healthy, chef Riaan Van Schoor and...

Duration:00:25:40

Episode 8: Craftsmen, Concerts & Cool with Billy Kearins of Coast Projects

9/13/2019
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In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Billy Kearins of Coast Projects. We talk about his humble beginnings, his love of Folk music, and how his local Key West shirt company is setting up to make some giant waves. Also, be on the lookout for Billy's film, "Keasy Rider" which comes out on September 17th at Tropic Cinema for the 72 Hour Film Challenge. What is COAST? We get that question a lot. And the truth is, it’s hard to explain — not because it’s abstract — but more so because...

Duration:00:39:51

Episode 7: Key West Pottery Talk with Artist Adam Russell

9/6/2019
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In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Adam Russell, one half of the successful Key West Pottery, in his famed gallery on the doubly famed, Duval Street. The audio is a bit dodgy on this episode, but there were too many brain nuggets to not publish it. We talked about the artist journey and taking a leap of faith, moving cross country with nothing but a dream, and how his wife and co-artist Kelly Lever, got him started down the pottery rabbit hole. We also...

Duration:01:27:21

Episode 6: Tricia Coyne Talks Southern Eats with a Twist at Firefly Restaurant

8/30/2019
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In the episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Tricia Coyne, the owner of the modern chef-driven Firefly restaurant. We talk about Fireball shots, Great White sharks, her Bubba Award, and how she took her restaurant idea from a college dream into a successful Key West hotspot. More About Firefly Restaurant Firefly is a modern, chef-driven Southern restaurant. They focus on using the best ingredients and a mixture of traditional and modern techniques to create the best possible versions of...

Duration:00:59:19

Episode 5: How Keith St. Peter is keeping the bar scene cool with GlitchCraft

8/22/2019
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In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Keith St. Peter, the owner of Kojin Noodle Bar and once famed, "The Porch," on his new venture, GlitchCraft. We talk about why he and his partners are keeping the bar scene cool and scratching their itch by creating a place they love hanging out at themselves. It's all about the locals and the community at Glitch, which you can tell, is here to stay for a very long time. More on GlitchCraft by Keys Weekly Walking into Glitch feels like walking...

Duration:01:00:51

Episode 4: Love In Bloom with Kristy Geary

8/16/2019
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In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Kristy Geary, the owner of Love In Bloom flower shop. We talk about her days as a youngster at Sloppy Joes, how she took a leap of faith and jumped head first into a brand new business, and all her secret spots in Key West. MORE ABOUT LOVE IN BLOOM Love In Bloom Florist is a boutique flower shop that & has been locally owned and operated for over 10 years. Kristy Geary followed her dream of moving to Key West in 2001. Kristy is a graduate of the...

Duration:00:35:52

Episode 3: Hotel Talk with Carol Wightman of the Marquesa Hotel

8/8/2019
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In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Carol Wightman, one of the owners of the famed Marquesa Hotel to discuss, what it takes to run a successful hotel, some famed guests that have stayed at the hotel, and what the "hotel life" in Key West really looks like. Be on the listen for Carol's favorite places to dine (besides Cafe Marquesa), and some of her other local favorites. More on The Hotel Marquesa: The Key West Hotel Marquesa and Café Marquesa are the finest small Key West hotel...

Duration:00:56:46

Episode 2: Landscape Design Talk with Craig Reynolds

7/29/2019
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In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Craig Reynolds to discuss how he created a widely successful landscape architect business on our small 2x4 mile island. Craig's one of a kind hardscape and landscape design has set him up as HGTV’s Ultimate Outdoor Winner 2019. MORE ON CRAIG via HGTV's Interview Craig Reynolds has 22 years of professional Landscape Architecture experience. He began his education at Ohio State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree and continued on to...

Duration:00:43:18

Episode 1: Fantasy Fest & Event Planning with Nadene Grossman Or

7/18/2019
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In our first episode, Mark Baratto speaks with Nadene Grossman Orr who handles all of the planning for Fantasy Fest, the Annual Key West Songwriters Festival, and many more events through her company We've Got The Keys. We go deep into why she moved to Key West and what she loves about living and working here, and some of her favorite spots in town to eat drink and be merry. MORE ON NADENE Nadene arrived in Key West Florida in 1991 just after Graduation from SUNY Geneseo. Looking back on...

Duration:00:43:40