The Best Business Owner in Key West Goes to...

Photo via Jenn Stefanacci Portier, Facebook.

Jenn Stefanacci Portier moved to Key West 14 years ago with one suitcase for a six month vacation.

She never left. She’s worked at various bar and restaurant jobs throughout her career and has been working in the hospitality industry since she was 15 years old. 

“You can change someone’s whole day with a good drink and good service. That’s what we do at 22&Co,” she said. “Who doesn’t love glitter and tutus?! We bring joy to those that walk in our doors and give them an experience like none other.”   

22&Co opened up in 2018 as a four seat pop up outside of a strip club.  

“You actually had to walk through the strip club to get to the bathroom!,” she said. “We were open for one year and then moved to the Aquaplex and went from strippers to drag queens! We are proud to be part of the Aquaplex including Aqua, Sidebar, Back Bar and Aqua Belle – you can get everything you need in one spot!” 

Runner-up: Dennis Beaver 


Best Restaurant 
Santiago's Bodega

Best Kept Secret (Food)
Red Shoe Island Bistro

Best Kept Secret (Non-Food)
Tropic Cinema

Best Activity for Tourists
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

Best Pizza
Clemente's Trolley

Best Burger 
Mary Ellen's Bar & Restaurant

Best Bartender 
Neil L. @ Orchid Bar 

Best Activist

Best Bar/Club
Orchid Bar

Best Nonprofit
Queer Keys Inc

Best Drag Performer
Puddin' Tain

Best Key Lime Pie
Kermit's Key Lime Shop


Here Are the Winners of Your Choice Awards 2023


Phone: 954-514-7095
Hours: Monday - Friday 9AM - 2PM


2520 N. Dixie Highway,
Wilton Manors, FL 33305



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