In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Shots and Giggles owners Steve Kibbe and Hannia Rivera. We talk about how they got into the bar business and why they decided to open this local favorite.

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Shots and Giggles is located on the corner of Ann and Greene Street next door to Tattoos & Scars Saloon.  A local’s favorite known for its intimate setting.  S&G features over 60 craft beers, fine wine and premium liquors.

S&G will be celebrating its 9th anniversary this Thanksgiving of 2021.

Owners Steve Kibbe and Hannia Rivera have been a part of Key West for over 25 years.   Steve arrived in Key West via Sacramento, California, however he is often seen around town in an Eagles jersey.    Hannia, a diehard Redskins fan, arrived in Key West via Annapolis, MD is often seen wearing  her “I hate Dallas” t-shirt around town.

As lifelong restauranteurs and bar managers, Steve and Hannia are fortunate to have realized their dream of owning this little piece of hidden paradise.  

Website: https://www.shotsngiggles.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shotsandgiggleskw/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shotsngiggleskw/

201 Ann Street
Key West, Fl 33040 
T  /  305-414-8272

In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Singer, songwriter, and all-around cool guy, Arlis Albritton.

We talked about his journey and how he got started in music (hint, it was the mailroom), navigating the Nashville writing scene, and how he is expanding his talent into the festival arena, with the St. Augustine Songwriters Festival:  http://staugustinesongwritersfestival.com

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Arlis started writing full time, getting numerous cuts on acts like Julie Roberts, Keith Anderson, Jeff Bates, Halfway To Hazard and John Michael Montgomery to name a few. More recently Luke Bryan cut “Too Damn Young” on Luke’s triple-platinum album Tailgates and Tanlines. Arlis also had the honor of co-producing his song “Good Morning Sunrise” on Jamey Johnson’s Grammy and ACM nominated album. Arlis saw some chart success with “Won’t Be Lonely Long” by Josh Thompson, reaching number 25 on the Billboard charts. Arlis’s songs have been placed in Nissan commercials as well as the television show “The Voice”

Websitehttp://arlisalbritton.com

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New Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1psqQliDkawXBWBTnoB6wi

In this episode of the Podcast, Mark Baratto sits down with artists Helen and Ben Harrison, to talk about their gallery on White Street, but in a surprise turn of events, ended up talking about their life at sea. I think the below quote sums it up – enjoy!

“In the 1970s my husband, Ben, and I spent four years building a thirty-eight foot sailboat in Costa Rica, a massive project for two gringos in a foreign country. Starting with a bare hull, we designed and constructed this giant sculptural object of functional art using self-taught traditional wood techniques that set the stage for my present work. While traveling and living aboard, which we did for 11 years, I began my transition from boatwork to sculpture.”

Read About Their Journey In Sailing Down The Mountain: A Costa Rican Adventure

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Located in the southernmost city in the continental United States, Harrison Gallery has become a local institution, earning a reputation as a destination for some of the best fine art in the area.

A privately owned and operated art studio and show space, the gallery was opened by Helen and Ben Harrison in 1986.

Harrison Gallery represents a select group of artists from whose work, along with that of the Harrison’s, make the gallery a truly personal and unique artistic experience that should not be missed.

Website: http://www.harrison-gallery.com

Instagram: http://www.harrison-gallery.com/instagram

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harrisongallery

Ben Harrison’s music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2Hy8T1RUaoSDiLKqElGFV4?si=b0ZIGZSIQGi4b24_qEgylg

In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Head Mermaid, Kristi Ann to talk about how she got the idea for the festival, and how she applied her savvy retail skills into her creation.

Save the date: July 1st – 5th 2021

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The Key West Mermaid Festival is founded by a Key West native mermaid. She, along with her crew and pod, invite you to step back in time to an island called Cayo Hueso (Bone Cay), where the Gulf meets the Atlantic, and the captains, seafarers, and fishermen would tell their stories of the sweet sirens’ songs.

This fin-tastic five-day event will unite the Key West locals and tourists, our neighboring Keys, visiting mermaid communities, and mermaid enthusiasts from around the world, on our magical little island. Family friendly, with fun for all, join us as we raise awareness for our beautiful oceans and educate all humans to swim safely in mermaid tails. #TheTakeOverIsReel we like to say, and we look forward to getting salty with all of the captains and mermaids who work hard to make Key West and the Florida Keys a better place for all who live the island life and our visitors.

Website: https://www.keywestmermaidfestival.com

Instagram: http://instagram.com/keywestmermaidfestival

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Key-West-Mermaid-Festival-393132694482477/

This episode is sponsored by Backyards of Key West art 🙂

https://backyards-of-key-west.myshopify.com

Limited Edition Giclee Prints On Canvas

In this episode, Mark Baratto interviews Kathy Stamper and Scott Schofield to talk about the Key West Express, which takes residents and visitors to and from Key West, Fort Meyers and the Marco Island area.

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Key West Express to Paradise – Chill Out, Relax, Enjoy, Explore

Our jet-powered catamarans deliver you to the Southernmost Point of the United States, a Vacation Spot of Poets, Pirates, Presidents & Partygoers.  Have your camera ready as you take in the famed arts and entertainment of Duval Street, world-renowned fishing, diving, and Mallory Square’s breathtaking daily Sunset Celebration! For more information about your cruising experience and what you need for your journey, please click below to view their Your Experience page.

Website: https://www.keywestexpress.net

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keywestexpress/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KeyWestExpress

Twitter: https://twitter.com/keywestexpress

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