Backyards of Key West Podcast with Mark Baratto

Backyards of Key West Podcast with Mark Baratto

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13: How Artist Anna Sweet is Making Waves in the Art Community
Oct 18 • 83 min
In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with artist, gallery and studio owner, Anna Sweet. We talk about how she went from photographer to artist and hit pay dirt, her humble upbringing (1 of 9 kids), and how her competitive nature keeps her humble, yet…
12: Key West Bed & Breakfast Talk With Rich Pesce
Oct 11 • 43 min
In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Rich Pesce to talk about how he started his construction management business in Lower Manhattan months before September 11th, and how he became a real estate investor in three Key West Bed & Breakfast Inns: The…
11: The Smokin’ Tuna’s Menu Gets a Five Star Overhaul With Celebrity Chef B
Oct 4 • 50 min
In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with famed Chef Bill Hunt, the new head chef at the even more famous Smokin’ Tuna Saloon. We talk about big changes happening at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon when it comes to their menu and how his Boston work ethic…
10: How The Perry Hotel Key West, Went From Idea, To Boutique Hotel Juggernaut
Sep 26 • 41 min
In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Jenny Lorenz, the Director of Marketing at The Perry Hotel Key West. We go over why the Hotel chose Stock Island to call itself home, all of the expansion plans happening November 2019, and the truth about…
9: Food Truck Talk with Taco Grilla
Sep 19 • 25 min
Have you ever seen the movie “Chef” and dreamed of selling it all, buying a food truck and hitting the open road? In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down, (right outside the food truck) with Amy Clarke-Van Schoor, one of the co-owners of the highly…
8: Craftsmen, Concerts & Cool with Billy Kearins of Coast Projects
Sep 13 • 39 min
In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Billy Kearins of Coast Projects. We talk about his humble beginnings, his love of Folk music, and how his local Key West shirt company is setting up to make some giant waves. Also, be on the lookout for Billy’s…
7: Key West Pottery Talk with Artist Adam Russell
Sep 6 • 87 min
In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Adam Russell, one half of the successful Key West Pottery, in his famed gallery on the doubly famed, Duval Street. We talked about the artist journey and taking a leap of faith, moving cross country with…
6: Tricia Coyne Talks Southern Eats with a Twist at Firefly Restaurant
Aug 30 • 59 min
In the episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Tricia Coyne, the owner of the modern chef-driven Firefly restaurant. We talk about Fireball shots, Great White sharks, her Bubba Award, and how she took her restaurant idea from a college dream into a…
5: How Keith St. Peter is keeping the bar scene cool with GlitchCraft
Aug 22 • 60 min
In this episode Mark Baratto sits down with Keith St. Peter, the owner of The House of Wu and the once famed, “The Porch,” on his new venture, GlitchCraft. We talk about why he and his partners are keeping the bar scene cool and scratching their itch by…
4: Love In Bloom with Kristy Geary
Aug 16 • 35 min
In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Kristy Geary, the owner of Love In Bloom flower shop. We talk about her days as a youngster at Sloppy Joes, how she took a leap of faith and jumped head first into a brand new business, and all her secret spots…
3: Hotel Talk with Carol Wightman of the Marquesa Hotel
Aug 8 • 56 min
In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Carol Wightman, one of the owners of the famed Marquesa Hotel to discuss, what it takes to run a successful hotel, some famed guests that have stayed at the hotel, and what the “hotel life” in Key West really…
2: Landscape Design Talk with Craig Reynolds
Jul 29 • 43 min
In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with Craig Reynolds to discuss how he created a widely successful landscape architect business on our small 2x4 mile island. Craig’s one of a kind hardscape and landscape design has set him up as HGTV’s Ultimate…
1: Fantasy Fest & Event Planning with Nadene Grossman Or
Jul 18 • 43 min
In our first episode, Mark Baratto speaks with Nadene Grossman Orr who handles all of the planning for Fantasy Fest, the Annual Key West Songwriters Festival, and many more events through her company We’ve Got The Keys. We go deep into why she moved to…