Episode 9: ” Living on Key West Time”


Episode #9: “Living on Key West Time”
Initial Airing December 30, 2010

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Howard talks with Capt. Ricky Tomer, a 4th generation Key West Shrimper on the docks of Stock Island.
Howard visits the Hogfish Bar & Grill where owner Bobby Mongelli shows him how to put together a Shrimp Boil with Key West Pinks and Florida Lobster. Learn how easy it is to prepare for your next BBQ. Next, Howard saddles up to the Hogfish Bar, where mixologist Patty Wacker mixes up a Mai Tai fit for a Pirate.
It has transforming results on Howard.
In Pirate mode, Howard visits a fun Key West event, Pirates in Paradise, as they enthusiastically re-enact battles in full costume complete with Cannons and Muskets.
Next, up is Key West’s largest annual event, Fantasy Fest, which draws close to 70,000 people to this island town. Howard is a judge at the Headdress Ball contest and chats with emcee Bruce Moore. Then Howard takes in the premier costume competition, Pretenders in Paradise event filled with dazzling costume constructions, some of which can later be seen to frolic down the street in the light hearted Masquerade March.
Closing the episode and the 10 day festival, Howard as Parade Grand Marshal and the Mile Marker 24 band perform “Living On Key West Time”, traveling down Duval Street on a Float in the Fantasy Fest Parade.

Note: Joe, the editor, had to work hard to edit out all the “mostly naked” painted people!



  1. once again you have outdone yourself. keep up the great productions. i too will be living on key west time soon.

    skip taylor on December 30th, 2010
  2. I have loved every Episode of Key West Time and #9 is no exception! Now I know where my Key West Pinks come from and will appreciate them even more with each bite! Howie you are just fantastic at everything you do, from showcasing the Hogfish Restaurant with Bobby and Pattycake, the Pirates in Paradise and the Fantasy Fest gala. I had a huge smile on my face watching this from start to finish. Loved hearing you sing “Key West Time” during the finale, was the perfect song for this Episode! Congratulations to everyone who works so hard to put this show together, it’s really fantastic!

    Glenda Sneed on December 31st, 2010
  3. Very good show tonight! good material well woven together.
    Moved right along and was very entertaining!
    The editor must be mad by now! He is doing a very good job with all of the material he has to pick from.
    It would drive anyone nuts!
    pete kouris
    DGA (Ret)

    pete on December 31st, 2010
  4. Love this site. Just discovered it and it is now my favorite site. The show is great, can’t wait to get back down south. I visit Key West at least once each year. This site helps me deal with KW Withdrawl. I hope it lasts for a long time.

    Chris, Seminole, FL on January 2nd, 2011
  5. Key West is my favorite place on earth. When I woke up this morning at home, it was 13 degrees without the wind chill. This warmed me up by about 60 degrees. This will hold me over until I can return. Thanks.

    Terry on January 2nd, 2011
  6. I love the show and I always watch it. I’m always in the keys. The Florida keys is my favorite place to be.

    Elsa Bueno on January 5th, 2011
  7. Leaving Key West tonight after 10 beautiful days! Heard your ad on the radio (station that has bizbuzz) and listened on the web. Definitely the best I have ever seen about Key West. I especially enjoyed the segment on Hogfish Rest. I went for the first time and tried hogfish. Excellent! Maybe I can go before my flight and try the boiled pink shrimp. I will keep watching, for sure!

    Kathi Reifeiss on January 5th, 2011
  8. We love the show, never miss an episode. Been to key West 5 or 6 times but learn of new places to check out each time we watch. Keep the shows comin. Howie is the best!

    Mark Harmon on January 5th, 2011
  9. Awesome site. Heard you Biz-Baz this morning here in Ohio. You mentioned this site. It killed me. Can’t wait to get back to Big Pine!!!! Hope to see you soon at picnic island. Thanks again Howard

    Randy Williams on January 5th, 2011
  10. Happy New Year Guy’s. Iwas just wondering if the show was not aired this week because of the new year. Also did not see it on your web site. Looking forward to the next one. Love the show. All the best ,Jim

    Capt. Jim on January 7th, 2011
  11. Key West Time Epiosde 10 was preempted by a network special so episode 9 will be held over for another week. Episode 10 will air on DirecTV at 9 PM on January 13th and also be launched here on KeyWestTime.com at the same time!
    Craig Hollenback
    co-executive producer, “Key West Time starring Howard Livingston”

    craig on January 7th, 2011
  12. bring me another mai-tai ! 😉

    cindy on January 8th, 2011
  13. I dont know what I would do without the tv program. It warms up our day here in st louis where it isnt a perfect ten everyday or every night isnt a saturday night! We need our south florida fix and fast!
    Hope to see more programs until we head south!

    Gene on January 10th, 2011
  14. This is GREAT! I heard about this when Howie was on BizBaz with Leigha last week and I called in to say hello from here at mm1720 in Southernmost coastal Maine. Can’t wait to get back ‘home’ again sometime in April – to see Conch Republic Independance Days.


    Ken Galle on January 10th, 2011
  15. My directv hasn’t had any of the shows I love to watch on R&R especialy my all time fav KEY WEST TIMES!! I’m going crazy as it’s cold and snowy here and I can’t watch the warmth of Key West! Please come back soon!

    Laura Bailey on January 11th, 2011
  16. Hi Laura,
    So sorry that R&R is off the air today…they are having satellite troubles due to the excessively nasty weather. Our new show episode 10 will be on this Thursday at 9 PM we are assured.
    We on the other hand are experiencing 73 degree weather here in Key West. PS it’s muggy.
    Please visit http://www.KeyWestTime.com for our latest shows along with our local temp. The only ice is in our drinks!

    Thanks for watching KWT and your feedback! See you in the Keys!

    Craig Hollenback
    co-executive producer

    craig on January 11th, 2011
  17. I am from central Mchigan, I have been to the FLA Keys several times. ABSOLUTELY love the show!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today our low temp was -11 degrees F and day time high 12 degrees F. Lookin foward to visiting again in late March for a full week then off to the Caribbean for 2 weeks. I love FLA, thats all I think about this time of year. I wish Iwas there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    R Diener on January 23rd, 2011
  18. Howard is one of our great ambassadors for the Keys! He’s always been on my favorite’s list. Just wish I had the time to catch a few of his benefits, it’s on my bucket list!

    Betty Schreiber on October 8th, 2011
  19. Love it, Keep it up!!!

    Allen Williams on May 25th, 2012

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