It was a fairly busy day in the SoFla blogosphere. A couple excellent restaurant reviews were written up so look for them in tonight's evening Sift.
A- FTL Today reviews H2O Cafe on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Here's a portion of what they had to say.
This past weekend I recently had the pleasure to eat at the H2O Café on Ft. Lauderdale Beach. The weather was PERFECT last night, so outside dining was a definite. The 'newer' restaurant is located next to the Beach Place Entertainment Complex in the newly renovated Las Olas Beach Club Condo towers. There is a bar and seating inside, but you can't beat the large patio dining area. The views of the beach are breathtaking and the view is free! The menu items are reasonably priced considering the location. Two soft drinks (free refills), Bread Basket, one appetizer and two entrées came to $49.66 without tip. The portions are large and the flavor is spot on. The wait staff is attentive as well.B- Artlurker shares a few of the Dorsch Gallery's upcoming January events.
C- Swampstyle takes a look at Overtown artist Purvis Young.
People whose opinion matters in the art world seem to love his work, his prolific nature. They have a romance with the swampy rawness, the earthy primitive, the works looks great on pristine white walls. Personally I thinks the work is totally depressing as a manifestation of the inscesent characteristic of Miami's institutionalized historical racism, the 'beat-to-a-pulp tragedy of Overtown. I am not a huge of his work, but a true humble admirer of his life and dedication, the spirit of creativity- Purvis knows that it can not be killed.D- Christmas travel pictures from Searching for Normalcy!
E- The Chowfather takes a critical look at The Meat Market on Lincoln Road. [Note to the Father: Blue on black is terribly tough on the eyes]
Wow! Very impressed with every aspect of the recently opened Meat Market on Lincoln Road. (SoBe) This could be my new favorite place on South Beach. They did a great job renovating/updating the old Pacific Time spot and it is very sharp looking. The have a nice bar area up front which made the wait for our table a non-issue. The model hostesses didn't hurt either...F- Tilefortlauderdale leaves Mysterious Mona at Mr. Fabulous on Federal Highway.
People are always saying that Mona is kinda quiet, and some jokingly call her Mysterious Mona. They like to use all those little worn-out phrases about still water running deep or giving her a penny for her thoughts or that one that goes "Cat got your tongue? which Mona never really did understand. How can a cat have your tongue?G- Vicequeenmaria relates a modern SoFla boy-meets-girl story. Here's a portion of it.
The funny thing is that Mona doesn’t feels like she’s being that quiet, because in her head it’s not quiet at all. It actually gets kinda loud in there and half the time, when people think she’s just being quiet, she just feels busy trying to keep things calm and orderly up there.
Since I arrived unfashionably early, I decided to order a drink. The bar was pretty empty but it turns out I had plopped my butt down in someone's place -- two men showed up about ten minutes after I arrived -- so I just scooted over to another stool. In any case, one of the men and I struck up conversation and he seemed decidely pleasant, although a little forward, asking me if I'd ever been married. He was visiting from out of town -- something he did often, apparently.H- Daily Cocaine does an excellent review of The Royal Bavarian Schnitzel Haus although he forgets to tell you where it's at [1085 NE 79th St.].
I happen to be lucky enough to live around the corner from The Royal Bavarian Schnitzel Haus, but it is the kind of place you must seek out, whatever the location. You are not going to leave the ‘Haus hungry, or thirsty, and you will remember your visit as warm and toasty, even if the weather outside is not ‘frightful!’ The special Christmas Eve menu included a “Portion of fresh crisp oven roasted Goose”, and we are lucky to get the last ‘portion’. It is a huge leg attached to a piece of breast (goose breasts don’t have an awful lot of meat), and it is the kind of thing that, even though it is as big as your forearm, you know that at some point you will have to pick it up and eat directly from the bone..