In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Alison Costello, the general manager at Old Town Manor in Key West.

We talk everything B&B, how they handled shutting down during the pandemic, and their sister property, Rose Lane Villas.

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Old Town Manor is ideally located steps from Duval Street in the heart of Old Town Key West. Along with a perfect Key West location, the top-rated bed and breakfast offers lovely pet-friendly lodging, historic gardens, and a delicious daily breakfast.

Located in the heart of Old Town Key West, the Manor features modern amenities as well as beautiful historic gardens. Just a half block from famous Duval Street, Old Town Manor is within walking distance to all of your favorite Key West attractions, including Mallory Square, the Hemingway House and much more. We provide a delicious complimentary breakfast in our gardens each morning, including Belgian waffles, smoked salmon, and locally baked bagels and pastries. We are proud to be top-rated on TripAdvisor.


In today’s podcast, Mark Baratto sits down with general manager of Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant Key West, Ray La Placa.

We talk about the laidback surfer vibe, the new food menu, Ray’s journey in the restaurant world, and Lucy’s infamous scorpion tequila shot.

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Lucy’s causal surfer-themed bar & restaurant serves up signature coastal bites in hearty portions to meet your appetite for flavor. Our menu features chef-crafted daily specials and longtime Lucy’s favorites using locally-sourced ingredients fresh from the Keys. Margaritas, frozen drinks, and killer specialty cocktails and shots (ask about the Shark Attack and Scorpion Shot!), overflow from three full-service bars. Soak in those good Key West vibes from our patios, walkup bar, or a cool spot on our 2nd floor gallery overlooking Duval St. No reservations required – just follow the fun to Lucy’s! We are also dog-friendly!

Outdoor seating is available, reservations are accepted but not required! Please call (305) 922-2616


221 Duval St.
Key West, FL 33040