Posting continues to be slow in the SoFla blogosphere as we slosh our way through the Memorial Day Weekend. Here's your very light evening Sift.
A- The Grove is having a difficult time deciding how to handle the Pub Crawl that is planned in conjunction with the Bed Race activities, according to Coconut Grove Grapevine.
Now the Pajama Pub Crawl has been curtailed in a way because of a dress code.B- The Taste of Gables is next week and is free, according to The South Florida Traveler.
It didn't seem so bad to have a dress code when I was sitting there at the committee meeting, mostly it was a concern of the Alonzo Mourning Charities, who thought this is not the image they want to portray for their charities,
But then again, the Pub Crawl is on a Saturday night, involves liquor, bars and the whole scene that that conjures up. Is a flimsy nighty or two going to make the event any less child-proof or less dignified? It's a wild Pub Crawl. It's the Grove. Children should be home and in bed, not hanging out in the Grove on a Saturday night.
What will happen: Guests will walk the streets and be able to sample select tastings from the participating Restaurant Week restaurants. Both Bacardi and Perrier are sponsors so they will be sure to quench your thirst.C- Generation Miami has some thoughts on some recent developments in Cuba and how change might occur in the future.
Reading the recent articles about the video being circulated among the communist elite in Cuba which narrates the “treason” and fall from power of Felipe Perez Roque and Carlos Lage, I can’t help but wonder why isn’t there more talk about a different model, that of East Germany and Egon Krenz. An internal coup by the younger generation of regime leaders, by force of numbers, spurred on by the endlessly deteriorating internal conditions, popular discontent, inability of the older generation to change and perhaps more importantly, their own instincts of self-preservation. You could even make a not far-fetched parallel between West Germany and the Cuban Americans in exile -certainly in both cases the people eventually concluded that they had bonds stronger than the politics of hate- as the powerful and closely-related counterpart that stands ready to help the transition and to whom the coup orchestrators inevitably will have to turn to in the end..