Is it still Monday? Here's your evening Sift...
A- Click on over to Wide Lawns and Narrow Minds and give her your Nasty Assed Recipe.
Readers, it's almost Thanksgiving. You know what that means around here. Nasty Assed Recipes. All week long I'll be tracking down the worst offenders and I want you to contribute as well. The rule is that any Nasty Assed Recipes you share must be real things that your family or you or someone you know really makes and eats. You may also give links to blogs that have nasty assed recipes on them. Tell us about them in the comments section.B- Mambi Watch posts the Nine Ways to Improve U.S.-Cuba Relations as set out by the Brookings Institute.
C- Foodtastic visits a barbeque place on South Beach and comes away impressed...and surprised.
This is definitely not typical South Beach fare, but it is delicious, flavorful, stick-to-your-ribs barbecue at a very reasonable price (uh, Shorty’s who??). I would definitely give this place a thumbs-up and am looking forward to eating there again.D- MiamiNights has the 411 on Ultra tickets.
E- Miami Beach 411 takes a look at the Dexter TV series including its "Miami accuracy."
One nice piece of authenticity, however, is the lack of Spanish subtitles. For instance, when some of the Hispanic police are talking to each other, or to witnesses, or to anyone else, and they are speaking Spanish, the audience doesn’t get an instant translation. This, I think, does do a nice job of capturing life in Dade County. I mean, some of these conversations go on for 2 or 3 minutes and your average English speaker has absolutely no idea what’s going on and feels left out of the plotline. That three minutes is pretty much every day for your average non-Spanish-speaking Miamian.F-SFLTV has the news that WTVJ anchor Tony Segreto is retiring.
G- Buried deep in a post about the latest tropical happenings, Hurricane Harbor tells us about the Miami Strip.
In Miami this time of year we do the Miami Strip. We leave the house bundled up, the sun comes out.. we take our layers off. Enjoy the noonday warmth, walk around like we are living in the tropics and then late in the day when the sun goes down early we bundle back up again.H- Check out the customized Smart Carts that you might see running around town next week at All Purpose Dark.
I- MenuPages Blog: South Florida informs us that there are seven restaurants in the new Fontainebleau Hotel.
The Fontainebleau Hotel has re-opened in all of its renovated glory with seven restaurants for your dining pleasure. Only five — Gotham Steak, Scarpetta, Vida, Solo and Fresh — are currently open; the first two officially open tonight, while the other three have been serving customers since Friday. La Cote, a French Mediterranean restaurant, is due December 20, and Hakkasan, with an upscale Chinese theme, won't be open until the new year.J- More down and outs over at The Street.