Sandlapper ParrotHead Telegraph
Volume III, Number 7
October 2000
A Charter PHiP Club

Captain's Log

Greetings Sandlappers. It's that time of year again pholks. The annual Meeting of the Minds ParrotHead Convention is just around the corner and we are continuing our tradition of providing a comprehensive guide for you to take along with you to Key West. Inside you'll find schedules for seminars, phunctions, times and loca-tions of all parties, and, most importantly, where all the bands will be playing. Also inside you'll find a report on our 3rd Annual Endless Carnival Party, by far the best yet. The Caribbean Cowboys and Erik Smith performed phlawlessly and our silent auction beat previous records for money collected. You'll also find articles on the March of Dimes WalkAmerica Walkathon, our upcoming Christmas party for the Children's Attention Home, and our day at the races…that is, working concessions at Lowe's Motor Speedway. So kick up your talons, spread your wings and take in the periodical that's not phit phor lining the cat box.

El Capitano de Sandlappers

2000 Meeting of the Minds Schedule

Wednesday, November 1, 2000

Casa Marina Ballroom--WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!!

1-7 PM Casa Marina Pool Bar
Noon-3 PM Sunny Jim
3-6 PM Jimmy Maraventano and John Frinzi

Hosted by the Southernmost Parrot Head Club
Celebrate the Sunset Parrot Head Style
· Complimentary conch fritters,
· Juju and jerk chicken,callaloo,
· Great drink specials,
· Prizes and a spectacular raffle!
· Featuring Jimmy N and Koko Loco
For more info, contact Brenda at

8-Midnight Oak Beach Inn (formerly HOOTERS)
Jim Morris and The Big Bamboo Band

Thursday, November 2, 2000

Casa Marina Ballroom--WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!!

9 AM-10 PM MOTM 2000 Service Projects
· Wesley House DOLLAR Donations
· Toys for Tots--Monroe County Sheriff's Department
· Parrot Head Blood Drive with the CBC--DO NOT DONATE AFTER SEPTEMBER 7!!
9 AM-5 PM To help the Community Blood Center(CBC) staff the MOTM blood drive, we are going to take appointments for those wishing to schedule a donation time. Please send an email to giving your name and the time you would like to donate. Remember when donating, everyone is a volunteer and will be doing their best to make this as quick and easy as possible.
For more information about this years Service Projects please contact the MOTM 00 Service Co-Chairs:
Jeff Hoffman
Chris Hammond

10 AM, Location: Coral Reef Conference Room
For Primary and Secondary RCs ONLY
For more info contact:
Pixie Messina
PHIP Inc., Secretary, Director of Communications

10 AM-10 PM Registration Casa Marina Ballroom
10 AM-10 PM Raffle Tickets on Sale Casa Marina Ballroom
10 AM-10 PM Silent Auction Bidding OPEN Casa Marina Ballroom
10 AM-10 PM Live Auction Items on Display Casa Marina Ballroom
10 AM-10 PM Mini-Mart Open for BIDNESS Casa Marina Ballroom

Casa Marina Pool Bar
(Convention Credentials REQUIRED)
11 AM-2 PM John Frinzi
2-5 PM Tropical Soul
5-8 PM Calypso Nutz
8-11 PM Gene Mitchell

2:00 PM-5:00 PM
2 PM, Location: Coral Reef Conference Room
For more info contact:
Bill Page
PHIP Inc., Treasurer
3:30 PM, Location: Coral Reef Conference Room
For more info contact:
Elizabeth Teague
PHIP Inc., President
Noon-3:00 PM
Tim Dorsey will be signing copies of his novels Hammerhead Ranch Motel and Florida Roadkill at The Island Book Store's Mini Mart Table at the Casa Marina. Dorsey grew up in West Palm Beach and now lives in Tampa where he was a re-porter and editor for the Tampa Tribune for 12 years.

1:00 PM-7:00 PM
3rd Annual Buffett Listserv Party
Hosted by The Jersey Boyz at Rick's Upstairs on Duval Street.
Musical Guests In order of Appearance:
· St. Somewhere
· Jim Hoehn & Kevin Mulvenna with Special Guest: Howard Golub
· Jim Morris and The Big Bamboo Band
· Sunny James White
Contact Alex Leist with any questions at
908-782-2025 W
908-859-4872 H

4:00 PM
The Parrot Heads of Central Florida and Rum Runners/Key West would like to invite all of you "Pacing the Keys" at MOTM to make a withdrawal from your "Bank of Bad Habits" and join us at the official PHCF/MOTM Party Headquarters for our "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes" Party!!

· Live entertainment, 2 for 1 drinks, prizes

8 PM to Midnight
"Welcome to Paradise" Cuban BBQ
Sponsored by Hog's Breath Saloon
St. Somewhere
Good Food, Great Music, Most Excellent Party!!!

9:00 PM-11:30 PM
A Night At The Beach
Pier House Beach and Bar
One Duval Street
Scott Kirby and Friends

Friday, November 3, 2000

9 AM-12 PM Registration
Casa Marina Ballroom
Registration CLOSED from 12 PM-6 PM
6 PM-10 PM Registration REOPENS

9 AM-10 PM Raffle Tickets on Sale at the
Casa Marina Ballroom and at Street Parties

9 AM-12 PM Silent Auction Bidding OPEN Casa Marina Ballroom

6 PM-10 PM Bidding REOPENS

9 AM-12 PM Live Auction Items on
Display Casa Marina Ballroom

6 PM-10 PM Display REOPENS

10 AM-10 PM Mini-Mart Open for BIDNESS Casa Marina Ballroom/Patio

9 AM-10 PM MOTM 2000 Service Projects
· Wesley House DOLLAR Donations
· Toys for Tots--Monroe County Sheriff's Department
· Parrot Head Blood Drive with the CBC--DO NOT DONATE AFTER SEPTEMBER 7!!
9 AM-5 PM To help the Community Blood Center(CBC) staff the MOTM blood drive, we are going to take appointments for those wishing to schedule a donation time. Please send an email to giving your name and the time you would like to donate. Remember when donating, everyone is a volunteer and will be doing their best to make this as quick and easy as possible. For more information about this years Service Projects please contact the MOTM 00 Service Co-Chairs:
Jeff Hoffman
Chris Hammond

10 AM-Noon
(Convention Credentials REQUIRED)
Conch Republic Seafood Co.
631Greene Street
Music provided by Tropical Soul and Scott Bryan.

10 AM-11AM
Casa Marina Pool Bar
"Cocktails at Sunrise"
Sponsored by The Shoreline Parrot
Head Club. Featuring the sounds of Living Soul and the Pearl Divers

Casa Marina Pool Bar
(Convention Credentials REQUIRED)
11 AM-1 PM Jim Morris

1-6 PM Parrot Head/Margaritaville Street Party
· Tropical Soul with Scott Bryan on percussion
· Jonathan Birchfield and his band
· Mac McAnally
Outside Margaritaville Café, 500 Duval St.
Sponsored by Margaritaville
· This year Margaritaville will once again be sponsoring a contest for Meeting of the Mind attendees. The theme of the contest will be the "King or Queen of Somewhere Hot."
· This contest will be limited to the first 25 entrants who present themselves at 2:00 PM sharp at the La Concha Hotel on Duval St., on the 2nd level of the pool near the sundial.
· The preliminary judging will take place at the La Concha and you will be judged on costume, appearance, and attitude relating to the theme of the contest. Anything within the limits of "good taste" is allowed.
· The top five contestants will then enter the final judging which will take place at approximately 4:00PM during the Margaritaville Street Party.
· Final judging criteria to be based on the contestant's singing of "Margaritaville" limited to two (2) minutes per contestant.
Margaritaville will be awarding the first and second place winners with a very nice prize.
· If you have any questions, please contact the contest coordinator, Marc Schlessinger at

6-6:30 PM Conga Line to Block Party
Conch Republic Seafood Co. Parking Lot, 631 Greene Street

6-11 PM
Greene Street Block Party in the
Conch Republic Seafood Co. Park-
ing Lot, 631 Greene Street
· Jim Hoehn & Kevin Mulvenna with Special Guest:
· Howard Golub
· Key West, The Band

Midnight Madness Shopping At Margaritaville Store
500 Duval Street

Saturday, November 4, 2000

10-11 AM
PHiP, Inc. Annual General Meeting
Casa Marina Ballroom and Patio
(Convention Credentials REQUIRED)
· Welcome
· Treasurer's Report
· Old Business
· New Business

THE GOLDEN COCONUT AWARD--sponsored by Margaritaville
11 AM Silent Auction Winners Ann-ounced.
· Great autographed items
· Much More!!!

10 AM-10 PM Mini-Mart Open for BIDNESS Casa Marina Ballroom/Patio

10 AM-1 PM
Casa Marina Beach Bash Stage
(Convention Credentials REQUIRED)
Sunny Jim & Jim Morris (For a ONE TIME SHOW)

3 PM
Casa Marina Coral Reef Conference Room
Tim Dorsey will be reading from his latest novel, Hammerhead Ranch Motel and discussing his soon to be released third novel which climaxes at a Parrot Head Convention
Tim will sign copies of his two books at the Island Book Store Mini-Mart table from 4-5 PM

1-10:30 PM
Casa Marina Beach Stage
(Convention Credentials REQUIRED)
Pacing the Keys Beach Bash
· Jimmy Maraventano and Second Wind with Special Guest "Sunny Jim" on Pan
· Koko Loco with Special Guest TC Mitchell of the Coral Reefer Band
· A1A with Special Guest "Sunny Jim" White
· St. Somewhere

10:30 PM-Midnight Pacing the Keys Beach Bash All Star JAM!!!


Sunday November 5, 2000

11 AM-2 PM
Casa Marina Pool Bar
(Convention Credentials REQUIRED)
Jim Morris

3 PM
Blue Heaven
729 Thomas St.
Sunny Jim

8 PM-Midnight
Schooner Wharf
"No Plane on Sunday" Party
Jim Morris and The Big Bamboo Band

Time To Go Home Norman!!!!!!!!!!!

2000 MOTM Band Schedules

Wednesday, November 1st

Oak Beach Inn
Corner of Duval & Carolina Streets
Jim Morris & The Big Bamboo Band
8PM - Midnight

Casa Marina Pool Bar
1500 Reynolds Street
Sunny Jim White
Noon - 3PM
Jimmy Maraventano & John Frinzi
3PM - 6PM

Thursday, November 2nd

Casa Marina Pool Bar
1500 Reynolds Street
John Frinzi
11AM - 2PM
Tropical Soul
2PM - 5PM
Calypso Nutz
5PM - 8PM
Gene Mitchell
8PM - 11PM

Rick's Upstairs
208 Duval Street
3rd Annual Buffett ListServ Party
1PM - 7PM
St. Somewhere
Jim Hoehn
Kevin Mulvena
Howard Golub
Jim Morris & The Big Bamboo Band
"Sunny Jim" White

Hog's Breath Saloon
400 Front Street
St. Somewhere
8PM - Midnight

Pier House
1 Duval Street
Scott Kirby & Friends
9PM - 11:30PM

Friday, November 3rd

Casa Marina Pool Bar
1500 Reynolds Street
Jim Morris
11AM - 1PM

Margaritaville Street Party
500 Duval Street
Mac MacAnally
Tropical Soul with Scott Bryan
Jonathan Birchfield
1PM - 6PM

Saturday, November 4th

Casa Marina Beach Bash
1500 Reynolds Street
"Sunny Jim" White & Jim Morris Playing Together for the 1st Time
10AM - 1PM

Blue Heaven
729 Thomas Street
"Sunny Jim" White
3PM - ???

Schooner's Wharf
202 William Street
Jim Morris & the Big Bamboo Band
8PM - Midnight

Margaritaville Café - ALL WEEK
500 Duval Street
10 PM
Bill "The Sauce Boss" Wharton

Conch Republic Seafood Company
631 Greene Street
Living Soul with Greg "Fingers" Taylor
4:30PM - 8:30PM

Trails of Margaritaville
Call (305) 292-2040 to make your reservation, SPACE IS LIMITED
Visit Trails of Margaritaville for More INFO
Walking Tours of Key Local Haunts of Jimmy's
Tours depart daily at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Cost is $ 18 for adults and $ 10 for children 12 and younger.
1 hour and 45 minute tour of:
Clubs Jimmy used to play in
Shrimp Boat Sound
Jimmy's First House in Key West
Lots more sites, call today for your reservation!!!

Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden
A piece of Rain Forest in the middle of Key West
(305) 294-0015
One Free School Street
Across from Heron House
Open Daily from 10 am-5 pm

Sebago Catamarans
Call (800) 507-9955 or (305) 587-3804
328 Simonton Street
Sailing and Snorkeling Adventures
All Day Island "Ting"
Champagne Sunset Sail

Audubon House
(305) 294-2116
205 Whitehead Street
Admission: adults $7.50 Open Daily 9:30 am- 5 pm

Hemingway House
(305) 294-1136
907 Whitehead Street
Admission: adults $6.50 Open Daily 9 am- 5 pm

Dry Tortugas, National Park
70 miles west of Key West
Fort Jefferson National Monument

Discovery Glass Bottom Boats
(305) 293-0099
Key West Bight Marina
Admission: adults TBA
Three Trips Daily

Theatre des Seance
(305) 292-2040
Corner of Caroline and Duval
Come and Experience a HAUNTED HOUSE in the heart of Key West!!!

Liberty Schooner
(305) 292-0332
Hilton Resort and Marina
Day Sail 11:00 AM-1PM
Afternoon Sail 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Sunset Sail 5-7PM
Call to reserve your spot today!!!

Subtropic Dive Center
(800) 853-DIVE
(305) 296-9914
1605 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
9AM-1PM Wreck or Reef
2PM-6PM 2 Reefs
Night Dive
Snorkel 9AM-1PM, 2-6PM 2 locations
Snorkel Riders
Snorkel Children (under 13)
Call to reserve your spot today and bring your "C" Card!!!

Sea Planes of Key West
(800) 950-2359, Peter
Cessna Caravan--just like Jimmy's
Flights Daily to the Dry Tortugas

Sunny Days Catamarans
(305) 296-5556
Trips to the Dry Tortugas, Snorkeling, Sunset Sails
Docks at Greene and Elizabeth Streets.

Cap'n Ron's Florida Keys Guide

For those of you driving down to Key West, my good buddy Ron Smith has compiled a list of worthy sites to see on the way.

MM 110ish - The Border of The Conch Republic:
Skeeter's Last Chance Saloon just south of Florida City at the end of I-95. This is where it all starts, this is where we leave the mainland behind and do what only Americans can do. We drive 100 miles out into the Caribbean Ocean!

RULE # 1. Always, always enter the Keys via CARD SOUND ROAD and stop off at Alabama Jack's.
Right beside the Card Sound Bridge - It's a Key's tradition, and good mojo me!

Stop #1 ALABAMA JACK'S, Card Sound Road by the bridge.
Located smack in the middle of "The Backdoor to The Keys", in some legendary tarpon and bonefish waters, this is a real Caribbean honky tonk and a Key's tradition & legend. Great food & live music right on the water. Two thirds of the visitors arrive by boat. Pirates, Cowboys, & Outlaws welcome.

Upon leaving Alabama Jack's continue down Card Sound Road into Key Largo, observing this last rare patch of undeveloped mangrove tropics the way it used to be .

MM104 The Caribbean Club, Key Largo, this is the quintessential tropical bar. This is it!
Right on the water, killer sunset spot, open-air bar with flocks of wild parrots in the palm trees,
manatees, parrotfish and giant tarpon swimming right up beside your table.

MM104 Neptune's Hideaway Bungalos. A dive bum favorite for years, cheap & clean, cable & fridge.
Great stopover spot for divers & snorkelers going to Pennecamp Marine Park and so close to the Caribbean Club ya can swim over for a beer!

MM 105 The Crack'd Conch, new location, 451-0732, Open Noon-10pm
100 Kinds Of Beer!, Conch, Caribe, Cajun & Native Specialties like Alligator.

MM103.5 The Hideout, breakfast & lunch, on the water at the end of Transylvania Ave.

MM 102.5 John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park & Key Largo Marine Sanctuary
Best snorkeling & diving site in the Upper Keys. Don't miss it! It's a Top Three Thing To Do!
See really cool exotic tropical fish & coral reefs while they still exist.

MM 100*Bayside DENNY'S LATIN DINER & LIQUOR STORE 7am-10pm 451-3665
Best cafe con leche & tequila selection in the Keys! Great Cuban Breakfast Anytime and sweet plantains.

*SURVIVAL* There's also a great grocery store across the street for laying in provisions and essentials like water, limes, cocoa butter, Corona 12-pack, aloe vera gel, replacement salt shakers, mangos, cocktail sauce, Cortizone 10 Anti-Itch Creme, Advil, a flashlight & candles, beef jerky and band-aids.

MM 99.4*B Mrs. Mac's Kitchen, 451-3722 Homestyle Keys Cookin' & Key Lime Pie.
7am-9:30pm Closed Sunday.

MM 95 Harriet's, good breakfast joint, a locals spot.

MM 91 Ramshackles Bar, Parrotheads welcome.
Casual cool, velvet Elvis paintings, good food & tasty beverages.

A MUST SEE Stop! Free Admission. Great Photo/Video Spot!
See tropical birds: wild eagles, herons, egrets, flamingos and pelicans up close.
Great "Rainy day adventure!" Very Kid Friendy!

MM 91 Harry's Place, friendly & in-expensive. 6am Breakfasts, BAR open till 4am!!!

MM 90ish Tugboat's, ...on Seagate Blvd. oceanside. Casual, cheap, CASH ONLY. Just around the corner is The PILOT HOUSE. Marina Tiki Bar with great view of the water and frequent boat accidents.

MM 87*B, The LAGOON SALOON in Plantation Key Yacht Harbor. Great Sunset Beach Tiki Bar Hangout. Classic Tropical Dive! Blues on weekends, burgers, shrimp, beer & boat rentals.

MM 86.5 ERIC's FLOATING RESTAURANT. Dinner 5-10pm $$$! Steaks, Shrimp and lots of stuffed animal heads on the walls. This is where the locals go to celebrate when they wanna feel upscale.

MM 85.5 HAWK"S CHANNEL BAR & GRILL, Hidden almost under the Snake Creek Bridge. Waterfront 11am-Midnight. 664-0020. Great Food, Drinks & Cold AC! The "Best Rainy Day View in the Keys". Great Manatee watching spot! See the Famous Mermaid Statue. This is a true locals joint! and a great one!
"First names only now pal, you're in the Keys." - "Gentleman" Wally Quinn

MM 84 The one, the only HOLIDAY ISLE RESORT where it's always Margaritaville 24-7! Everything you want, everything ya need, with room service! High on the "jet ski factor".

MM 83.5*B ZIGGIE'S CONCH, Dinner Only 5:30pm-10pm, Reservations 664-4590. Closed Thursday.
A Key's Landmark- 50's Ambience, Legendary Menu!

MM 82*B LOR-E-LEI Restaurant & Cabana Bar Islamorada, 664-4656. A great lil' cafe, bayside right on the water, a tropical sanctuary with irie vibes, Seafood, Steaks, Tasty Libations & Great Sunsets! Desdemona's Favorite!

MM 81.6 MANNY & ISA'S 664-5019 Closed Tuesday, Cuban Specials, Lunch & dinner. A real local's joint with great Key Lime Pie from a Key Lime orchard out back.

MM 81.5 Green Turtle Inn 664-9031 Closed Monday. A Key's Tradition since 1947. Excellent food, highly recommended!

MM 81.5 The Cheeca Lodge, 664-4651, If you've got the money honey, we've got the time!

MM 80.9 The beloved former FISHERMAN'S KETTLE is now called Uncle's Cafe, 664-4402

MM 80 WILLY'S BBQ of Islamorada! The Tiki Bar out back overlooking Alligator Reef Lighthouse is one of the best kept secrets in the Keys. Some tasty 'cue. 664-0855

MM 80 The Coral Grill, Islamorada, Pricey but good, great buffet.

MM 79.7*B PAPA JOE'S UPSTAIRS OUTDOOR TIKI BAR , A Cap'n Ron favorite! Over-looking both the ocean & bay, it has THE BEST View in The Keys! Great photo spot. Perfect for sunrises & sunsets plus great conch fritters! The channel by the dock is often visited by manatee. Bayside by the Tea Table Channel Bridge. 664-8109

MM 79.7*B Papa Joe's Marina home of some of the best fishing & guides in the Key's! Visit the famous "Great Wall Of Jigs" and get the Inside Tip On Key's Fishing! This marina was built just after the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 by legendary Key's fishing guide Everett Fowler, and the surrounding area offers some of the hottest SilverKing angling water in the Key's!

MM 78 WOODY'S, Islamorada, a bar that couldn't exist anywhere else. Beer, Food, Music, AC. Open till 4am! 664-4335. Legendary Key's band Big Dick & The Extenders play weekends.

MM 77.5*B THE HUNGRY TARPON CAFE Lower Matacumbre Key, 305-664-0535. "Five Star gourmet on paper plates!" Open 6:30am - Great Fisherman's Breakfast! Durango Eggs, Huervos Rancheros, Blackened Shrimp Caesar, and perhaps "THE" Best CONCH CHOWDER in the Key's! They use only conch imported from the Turk Islands instead of Bahama conch. Turk Island conch is bright pink and very sweet. Out back at the dock behind the cafe is one of the true natual wonders of the Florida Keys.

MM 77.5*B ROBBIE"S BOAT RENTAL'S - Come Feed The Live Pet Tarpon! Recently voted by the Miami Herald as one of the top three best things about South Florida! Come see & feed the schools of Giant SilverKing Tarpon that hang out under Robbie's Dock! For $2 you can get a bucket of bait fish & can literally feed these monster tarpon by hand. Careful though, they got teeth! Great video & photo spot! Cap'n Ron says DON'T MISS IT! Here are some Robbie's Coupons for some free stuff! Robbie's is also a great place to rent a skiff which is really the best way to see the Key's, and is a great spot to launch a visit & nature tour of nearby Lignum Vitae Island and Indian Key. This is also a great area for fishing and snorkeling or just cruising over to the dock at Papa Joe's Tiki Bar and Marina. Be care-ful around the shallow "flats" areas though, pole it only & don't cut across the sea grass beds! The penal-ties for running over sea grass beds are extremely harsh.

MM 73 ANNE EATON BEACH PARK, Near Channel #2 Tire Swing. Beach, crab stalking, lizard watching and a seaside nature trail. Stop a chill a spell.

MM 58.5 Grassy Key Dairy Bar, Best Food for miles! 305-743-3816. Breakfast, Lunch, Diner.

MM 58 Rainbow Bent Resort 1-800-929-1805 Complimentary Motorboat with every room!

MM 57.5 SEASHELL BEACH RESORT , Grassy Key, Oceanside, free dingy with every room. Row out to the coral reef that just off the dock here. Bungalow 8 here is a great stay over spot.

MM 59 Dolphin Research Center , Grassy Key. Former home of the original Flipper.

MM 53 Don Pedro's Cuban Cantina only Cuban in Marathon 305-743-5247

MM 50.5 HERBIE'S. Best Conch Fritters! Casual Old-Time Cool. A real Conch Joint. This is it, this is what ya came for! 11am-10pm, Closed Sundays. Inexpensive, the real deal!

MM 50 THE CRACKED CONCH, Fresh Conch any way you want it! A Keys Landmark. Conch Burgers, Conch Fritters, Jerked Conch Steaks, Conch Salad, Conch Du Jour! casual, inexpensive and always good!

MM 48.5 Sunset Cafe at Buccaneer Resort. Good Sunset.

MM 48 Castillo's Cuban, Marathon, Breakfast Hangout.

MM 48 Castaway Shimp, down 15th St. Evenings 5pm-10pm. Beer & Shrimp. Very Casual.

MM 48 SHUCKER'S BAR & GRILL, Marathon, great sunset spot on the water. Cold Corona & Stone Crab Claws, Best Grouper Sandwich in Marathon!

MM 47.6 Bacchus Tiki Bar, down 11th St. north of 7 Mile Bridge. Good food & sunsets and you can walk a portion of the original 7 Mile Bridge. One of Marathon's better views.

MM 47.5*B PORKY'S BAYSIDE BBQ & TIKI BAR, 289-2065. Home of the FREE NIGHTLY SUNSET PARTY CRUISE! Leaves everynight 1/2 hour prior to sunset! Lasts aprox. 1 Hour. Great Sunset Photos & Cold beer! Great food & live music by Rocketman back at the bar! Another Cap'n Ron Top Ten. See the Parrotfish under the dock.

MM 47 Old 7 Mile Grille, Open-air local joint, Closed Wed & Thur.

MM 31 CEDAR INN, a great cafe & pub, locals, live music Thur-Sat.

MM 31 The NO NAME PUB North Watson Blvd, Big Pine Key. Best Pizza in the Keys! A great hangout with mega cold AC. DRIVE REALLY SLOW!, NEIGHBORHOOD SPEED TRAP!!!! Turn @ light on Big Pine Key, take left fork for 1.5 miles, then turn right onto N.Watson for another 1.5 miles, it's on the left just before the bridge to No Name Key on the back side of Big Pine Key. It's also where the endangered Tiny Key Deer live. Be Careful!. Really! Stupid tourista idiots hit & kill dozens of Tiny Key Deer every year and fines & penalties are severe! Slow down & mellow out! Here's some more Key Deer stuff you should know: Key Deer and People .

MM 31.3 Island Reef Cuban Grill, New owner, homemade cuban & spanish specials. Closed Sunday

MM 31 The Island Reef, casual, 6am-9:30pm, Closed Tuesdays.

MM 30.2 Montego Bay, Big Pine Key 305-872-3009 Island Fare & Big Boat Drinks.

MM 30 BIG PINE COFFEE SHOP, open 6am-9pm.MM 27ish Looe Key Reef Resorts, close to DIVE shops that go out to Looe Key Reef for the most primo diving/snorkeling in the lower Keys, WAY better than ANY diving in Key West!

MM 27.5 Boondock's, Ramrod Key 305-872-0020

MM 24.5 MONTE'S Restaurant & Seafood Market, casual, great Fried Grouper Sandwich and the best Fish Dip in the Keys! ( Gator Dave swears by Monte's legendary Fish Dip! )

MM 22 BAHIA HONDA PARK. The Best Beach in the Lower Keys! Boat Rentals & Snorkel Trips to Looe Key Dive Park. Great place to hang, swim, BBQ grill some goodies outdoors.

MM 21.5 The Old Road Cafe, Cudjoe Key - 745-2528, Blueplate Specials, casual.

MM 20 MANGROVE MAMA'S, oh yes, now this, this is really what ya came for! Let the rum, shrimp, & Coppertone flow baby! You are in the fabulous Florida Keys!

MM 10 BOBALU'S SOUTHERN CAFE, Big Coppitt Key 305-296-1664


Go directly to DUVAL STREET ! Slowly cruise west towards Mallory Pier, just follow the sun stupid! Note Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Sloppy Joe's, the legendary BULL & WHISTLE pub, and the real deal CAPT. TONY'S SALOON ( the original Sloppy Joe's ).

Stop off at the ERNEST HEMINGWAY HOUSE and see the famous SIX-TOED CATS of Key West!
Nautical legend has it six-toed cats were good luck on a ship, and all of Key West's present six-toes are
said to be descended from the original Polydactyl furkats that Hemingway brought down from New England. Ol' Papa often said he preferred them to most people he knew. Have dinner at BLUE HEAVEN, or THE HALF SHELL RAW BAR! Or maybe PEPE'S, The ISLE OF BONES, or The PIER HOUSE. Sunset @ Mallory Pier. Margaritas, Boat drinks, Rum Tundra Blowouts! Then, after ya got all the tourista crap outta yer system and ya wanna really get down and do "The Key West Boogie" the way the locals do, take it to the END OF THE LINE! THE LAST BAR ON EARTH! THE SOUTHERNMOST DIVE IN THE USA!!!! 90 MILES NORTH OF CUBA! I'm talkin' about the one & only, the myth, the legend,
... The Green Parrot Bar on Whitehead Street just off Duval. Click here and tell 'em Cap'n Ron sent ya and they'll have a Free Beer waiting for ya when ya get there! This is one of the real last of the old school Key West Boogie Palaces. The Green Parrot… a sunny place for shady people! End of Hwy 1.

Buffett Finishes Tour With A Flourish
by Chad Pata, Honolulu Advertiser

The Hawaiian people finally got what they were looking for out of a concert last night as Jimmy Buffett played a three-hour set to a sold-out crowd at Blaisdell Arena. While act after act closes its tour in Hawaii with a lackluster show that seems to be afterthoughts to a vacation in our Islands, Buffett took it as an opportunity to let it all hang out. Fans, bedecked in parrot hats and tossing beach balls throughout the show, were the drunken version of the Grateful Dead's Deadheads, singing along with every song. The phenomenon of Buffett - how a man with one list-topping song has lasted 32 years in the business - is solely explained in his live act. Accompanied by a 13-piece band, featuring three drummers (bongo, traditional and steel), his sound is unique: part country, part calypso, part salsa but all Buffett. The blue-collar balladeer, he lived out the working man's dreams with island rhythm songs like Changes in Latitude and Boat Drinks, and had feet stomping to the country twangings of Who's the Blonde Stranger. Despite his success (currently racking in an estimated $50 million a year through all his ventures), he remains as humble as his Mississippi roots. "I want to thank all of you," he told the crowd at one point. "Because of you, I've been able to keep my summer job for 32 years." Though his hair has left him, his stage presence is still boyish at 53. Dressed in red board shorts and a canary yellow T-shirt, he hopped around the stage extolling the crowd to drink up and promising excuse slips at the door for their failure to show up for work tomorrow. Some other highlights from the show (which included two encores) were a rousing version of Crosby, Stills and Nash's Southern Cross and - for the first time ever - Buffett's saloon favorite Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw played on an ukulele. A full eight years had lapsed since his last visit to the Islands and he promised his faithful to return in 2002. Next time, he said, he wants to play inside the Diamond Head Crater. Buffett gave his fans an escape from banal lives, and maybe his phenomenon - the reason the public loves him so - can be summed up by one of his classic lyrics from Changes in Latitude………….."If we couldn't laugh, we'd all go insane." Buffett provided that laugh last night, and a show people are sure to talk about for years to come.

Honolulu Set List

1) Great Heart
2) Fruitcakes
3) Knees of My Heart
4) Changes in Latitudes
5) Son of a Son of a Sailor
6) First Look
7) Chanson Pour Les Petits Enfants
8) Holiday
9) Come Monday
10) Who's the Blond Stranger?
11) Boat Drinks
12) Southern Cross
13) One Particular Harbour
14) That's What Living is to Me
15) Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season
16) A Pirate Looks at Forty
17) Looking Back (Mac MacAnally)
18) Island
19) Why Don't We Get Drunk
20) Cheeseburger in Paradise
21) Gypsies in the Palace
22) James Bond theme -> Fins
23) Margaritaville
24) We Are the People
25) Volcano
26) Brown Eyed Girl
27) Lovely Cruise

Endless Carnival A Success

Our 3rd Annual Endless Carnival Party is firmly planted in the rear view mirror and, by all accounts, a great time was had by all. Our silent auction and raffle helped us raise over $1,200.00 for our charities and we were treated to some damn phine live music from Erik Smith and the Caribbean Cowboys. The autographed, concert-used harmonica from Fingers Taylor was the big ticket item in the auction going for $145.00 and we sold just under 200 raffle tickets at $2.00 each. The grand prizes in the raffle were a gold "Beach House on the Moon" pendant donated by the Western NC PHC and a worm-shaped bottle of 100% Blue Agave tequila from the Casta Distillery in Mexico. Proceeds from the auction and raffle will help the Tropics Exotic Bird Refuge of Kannapolis with their travel expenses to Key West for this year's Meeting of the Minds while the balance will help us fund our party for the kids of the Children's Attention Home of Rock Hill. Thanks to all who helped keep things organized during the party. You know who you are and we appreciate the help.

Lowes Motor Speedway Results

Our first gig as vendors at Lowes Motor Speedway is behind us and, considering we had to brave the first cold snap of the fall, we managed to get through the day with considerably less manpower than we thought we would need to make it work. With 9 caution flags flying throughout the day, there were plenty of opportunities to keep us busy. Unfortunately, that previously mentioned cold snap didn't make too many race fans want to buy beer or soft drinks which just happened to be the big ticket items on the menu. We did sell over 1,100 coffees and hot chocolates though. Our phinal sales tally on the day was just over $6,200.00 and, with our stake being 12% of sales, we brought in over $750.00 for the club. Not a bad day's work if I say so myself. And those foot long hot dogs…well, I promised a certain member I wouldn't mention her infatuation with them, so you'll just have to figure that one out on your own.

March of Dimes WalkAmerica

Saturday, September 23rd was the day we gathered in Chester to hand out water and hard candy to the participants of the 2000 March of Dimes WalkAmerica Walkathon. Our relief station was set up in front of the Luther-in Church on York Street and, as quick as the first walker passed by, it seemed the rest of the 180+ walkers had passed us as well. The whole event doesn't take much time, but we managed to present all walkers with a lei att-ached with our club's information. This has been a successful promotion for us in the past, garnering new members for us each of the past two years. Thanks to all who showed up to help out. Look for the pictures on the web site soon.

Children's Attention Home Party

Our Christmas Party for the Children's Atten-tion Home is all set. Once again, the Mt.Holly Fish Camp off of Hwy. 901 in Rock Hill has a-greed to host the event for us. They'll be cook-ing burgers and hot dogs for everyone and all club members are invited to share in bringing a smile to the faces of the kids at the Home. The date is Saturday, December 2nd and we'll start around 11AM. We still need someone to volunteer to be Santa Claus. I did it last year and had a blast seeing those wide eyes gazing up at me. I'll do it again if no other member volunteers, but I thought I'd give someone else a chance to share those same feelings I had last year. Let me know soon if you'd like to do it. Mark & Kelly Sebastian are in charge of purchasing gifts for the kids this year. If you'd like to help them out, send Kelly an e-mail at and let her know, or call Mark after 3PM daily at 324-0559

Our Own Christmas Party

Details are not set yet, but the date is the same as the party for the kids, December 2nd in the evening. We'll be making an announcement soon.

X-mas in MargaRaleighville

I just received the details for this year's X-mas in MargaRaleighville Party. This is one of the biggest PH parties in the country every year, and definitely worthy of consideration…

Friday, December 8th
Weekend Kickoff Party, 7 PM Until…
East Village Grill & Bar
Food & Drink Specials

Saturday, December 9th
Xmas in MaragaRaleighville 2000
6 PM 11 PM
Cary Tavern
Open Bar & Build Your Own Cheeseburger Bar

Entertainment by Captain Cook & The Coconutz

This party is a Toys For Tots Benefit so Please bring a new unwrapped gift for a child in need.

Bus Transportation for Saturday night will be available to & from the host hotel as an option this year with an additional fee in registration.

You must be registered in advance to attend this private party. Registration $50, bus transport option additional $10.

Brownstone Hotel (Host hotel)
1707 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC 27605
(919) 828-0811 or (800) 237-0772
Group code: Parrot Heads
Rates: $79+ tax per night
Breakfast buffet included with room reservation.
Hotel shuttle service is available to & from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) Please make arrangements directly with the hotel when making reservations.

Party check-in to pick up your badges will be at the Brownstone on Friday, Dec. 8th from 4-6 PM or on Sat., Dec. 9th from 3-5 PM

You must be age 21 or over to attend the Xmas in MargaRaleighville parties.

Party details and registration forms can be accessed at:


· Jackson Quigley's Book JimmyDOTcom is almost ready for shipment. Check his web site for information on ordering

· Louie Signorelli, the Louie of Louie's Backyard (Key West) fame, passed away recently at his home in the mountains of NC. The bar, opened in 1971, was located on Waddell Ave. next to the house Jimmy Buffett lived in when he wrote Tryin' To Reason With Hurricane Season.

· The 1st Annual Peter Mayer Fan Club Convention will be held November 18th & 19th in Baltimore, MD. For more info log on to

· The duplex where Jimmy Buffett lived in Austin, TX is for sale. For a mere $290,000 you can have the villa where Jimmy sup-posedly wrote Margaritaville.

· Buffett will perform another solo acoustic show to benefit the Peconic Montessori School on Saturday, November 4th at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY. Tickets are $250 and $500. What a deal!

· Living Soul & the Pearl Divers have a new CD out with Fingers Taylor accompanying them on harp. The CD can be purchased at This is an inter-active CD that has an interview with Fingers where he explains his decision to leave the Coral Reefer Band.

· Jimmy is currently working on a new CD tentatively titled Stranger Than Fishin' and a new book of short stories entitled South 'Til The Butter Melts.

· has a new look…go check it out

Calendar of Phlockings

October 10th SPHC Monthly Meeting at Curley's Restaurant, Rock Hill, 7PM
November 2nd -5th 2000 Meeting of the Minds, Key West
November 14th SPHC Monthly Meeting at The Summit Restaurant, Chester, 7PM
December 2nd SPHC Christmas Party for the Children's Attention Home at the Mt. Holly Fish Camp in Rock Hill, 11AM
December 2nd SPHC's Christmas Bash, Details TBA
December 8th & 9th X-mas in MargaRaleighville, go to For Details on the Event.

Who Are We???

The Sandlapper ParrotHead Club is a non-profit organization whose members enjoy the tropical spirit of the music of Jimmy Buffett. We also conduct community service pro-jects and raise money for various environmental, local and national charities. We are one of 145 charter members of the national organization known as Parrot Heads in Paradise, Incorporated (PHiP). Our mission is to have PHun and leave the world in a little better shape than we found it. To learn more about the phine pheathered phriends of the Sandlapper PHC, please visit our web site at or call our toll free information hotline at 1-877-BUFFETT.