Episode 10: “Where Bananas Grow”


Episode #10: “Where Bananas Grow”
Initial Airing January 13, 2011

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Key West celebrates the Food and Wine Festival that features a wide selection of various wines and the exotic cuisine from the best chefs in Key West. Howard shares a “Tropical Tip” about growing bananas in the tropics. The Florida Keys are the only tropical city in the continental United States!

Next, Howard’s friend Durf shows him how to create Solar Pyrography Art. In “What’s on the Grill” with Chef Alice Weingarten, Howard learns how to make a grilled and glazed pineapple to serve with ice cream.

Flare Mixologist Tim Schwarz shows us all how to make a tropical Pina Colada while Jungle Greg’s Cockatoo samples fruit juice at the end of the bar.

Closing the episode Howard talks about his Kentucky childhood fantasy and the origins of his song “Where Bananas Grow”, which he and the Mile Marker 24 Band perform “Where Bananas Grow”. The beautiful children seen singing the chorus are Howard’s two grandchildren and Steel Drum player Toko Irie’s 5 children.




  1. I have been there a few times. I miss it. I hope to go back soon, if not, then for Fantasy Fest. I love the show because it’s the next best thing to being there. Seeing the water and the happy people. I love it! I would love to live there. But I would have to move half my family with me. I don’t mind but they are not as addicted. But……”Some Day I Will”
    I aint dead yet.

    Carla Fritz on January 14th, 2011
  2. Last year was our first year in Key West. It is BEAUTIFUL. We plan to visit Key West every year now!!!!! Great show and Great people. Awesome show

    Tim Tome on January 15th, 2011
  3. good show, really shows off the uniqueness of the wonderful florida keys.

    joseph fischer on January 16th, 2011
  4. I love Howard and Key West time. I wish the show was available on Comcast up here near Phila,Pa. You really need to get this show on travel channel. I would love to be able to watch the show on my big screen instead of my computer. Cant wait to come down there in Dec thanks to Key West Time I will be camping at Bahia Honda state park And with any luck i will get to see Howard and mm24 play while down there!

    chuck zeek on January 17th, 2011
  5. When I came home from work, all stressed out, I watched Howard and his smile and music makes me relax. I am enjoying seeing and learning about things that are going on in Key West. I am planning on making more trips now, so that I can visit some of these other places. So much to do, and never enough time. I love the stories that Howard’s music tells. Phins Up. Carolyn

    Carolyn in Palm Bay, FL on January 19th, 2011
  6. As a friend of Howard and Craig, it’s so cool to see what they have done with their vision. Howard’s infectious optimism paired with Craig’s masterful videography is a recipe for greatness. I’m so proud to call the keys my home and ‘Key West Time’ is a great way to share our wonderful environs with the world. Rock on, boys!

    rob o'neal on January 21st, 2011
  7. Howie has changed my wife and I into Key West wannabees

    Nelson Kelly on January 22nd, 2011
  8. Where exactly in eastern Kentucky did Howard come from?

    Meredith on January 22nd, 2011
  9. Howie was the magnet that had us go see him perform when we are staying at Sugarloaf Keys KOA. He’s a great entertainer and a very down to earth person to speak with. A fun time for sure.

    Claudie on January 25th, 2011
  10. I have to decied either the Florida Keys or Aruba! My hearts in one place but my house is in another…….serious decision to make! When I watch this I’m so pulled to the Keys but business sense tells me Aruba…Love Howie and the music…..oh my

    Linda on March 19th, 2011

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