Whatever you're doing tonight, stay safe...and make sure you read the evening Sift...
A- Bark Bark Woof Woof reminisces about the mostly high points of 2008.
As the hours tick down to midnight -- when I'll probably be asleep -- I can't help but look back over the year and think about what a wild ride it's been, both in good ways and bad, and realize what blessings and good things I have to appreciate.B- Miami Bike Scene does it again with a great video of bicycle hijinks in Fort Lauderdale last night.
C- Smashed Frog questions if the Adam Walsh murder is really solved.
That being said, If I were a journalist with my question antennae up on the "solved" Adam Walsh case, I'd review any and all information regarding house guest James Campbell, who resided at the Walsh home when the six-year-old disappeared.D- Eat It, Miami visits Piola on Alton Road...twice.
Well, wise guys, now I have. Twice in a week, in fact. It's great. You get seated immediately by friendly wait staff and the pizzas come out about 3 minutes after you order them. Capricciosa is one of my favorite pizzas, and Piola's is fantastic.E- Anyone who has been reading Hidden City for any length of time knows where they can find Hidden City tomorrow morning.
F- Are the South Florida New Times papers purposely not reporting on their own financial problems, asks Random Pixels?
But one story they've shied away from is the one that's happening in their own backyard.G- Stuck In Hialeah is now Dolce Miami.
It's a story that both the Miami and Broward editions of New Times have avoided. Even Broward New Times press watchdog Bob Norman has been uncharacteristically silent.
As far as I can tell neither paper has printed one word about the deep financial doo-doo that New Times' parent company Village Voice Media finds itself mired in.
H- Swampstyle gets the award for the best title post of the day....maybe the week...wait, maybe the year.
Castro incontrovertibleI-Let's just say that Jeff Eats isn't a big fan of Boston Market.
Do you know what garbage is?…Well if you don’t, eat-in/take-out food from this joint and you will. A recent outing had me trying the chicken, turkey, meatloaf, sirlion…and macaroni & cheese-vegetable stuffing-green beans-mashed potatoes-corn bread sides. Bad?…let’s just say, that the chicken was “beyond belief” fatty and salty… the turkey was stringy and dry…the meatloaf and sirlion had absolutely no taste…the sides were passable, except the corn bread was one step away having the consistency of a hockey-puck.J- Southern District of Florida Blog shares a great photo of Miami with his New Year's wishes.