HISTORY OF KAT

Kat's Hat is named in honor of Kathryn Basiliko MacLeod, a true Key West character and one-of-a-kind contributor to our island's cultural community.

Kat was the founder and owner of The Appelrouth Grille at 416 Appelrouth Lane, which not only served some of the best comfort food in Key West, but was a haven and a stage for local artists and musicians of all stripes. 

Kat was active raising money for AIDS research when the disease was ravaging our community, and someone who could be counted on by friends, neighbors, and creative spirits in need of a helping hand. She had a fearless spirit and a ready smile, which we are proud to have as our inspiration for this organization.