I just got done adding even more stuff to the Weekend Widget in the right sidebar so take a look. In the meantime, here's your Night Before Friday Evening Sift...
A- Miami Beach 411 takes a close look at the unconventional Cuban sandwich made by Sarussi Café and Restaurant.
Although our Cuban sandwiches don’t come with salami, we do have our own Italian variation of the Cuban sandwich in Miami.B- I love the look of Vivir el Presente's home.
It comes with mozzarella cheese instead of Swiss. And instead of being cooked in la plancha, it is baked in a pizza oven on a homemade ciabatta-like loaf.
And instead of mustard, a savory tomato-based sauce – a famous secret sauce - is spread on the inside once its done baking. And it’s all topped off with a garlicky butter brushed on top of the bread.
You can indulge in this delicacy at Sarussi Café and Restaurant, which has been serving this variation of the Cuban sandwich since the early 1960s.
It was really nice to be home again. And to see my kids' faces exploring this world, this exotic world to them. They're used to palm trees and beaches and hot, steamy air. They're used to geckos and iguanas and ibis. A different kind of beauty. Let their lives always be full of such beauty and family, near and far.C- Mario Diaz-Balart is very vulnerable, according to Generation Miami.
D- The snark was [pun alert!] flying today at Eye on Miami when it came to opining on the proposed horse racing at MIA.
I am against slots at Miami International Airport. But I am for the idea of cart horse racing on the swales between landing and taxiing strips. You could have a mile long track, straight, no turns except at the end where the horse and cart could share the edge of the taxiing routes back to the starting line. There is plenty of room. The races would be broadcast to passengers at waiting gates instead of Wolf Blitzer, CNN, thank you very much. You could have betting going on at baggage claim and the gate waiting area with seats equipped with credit card slide machines and touch screens.E- South Florida Beer Blog says mark your calendars for Monday because the Abbey is serving Maharaja on tap.
On Monday at 9:00PM The Abbey on South Beach will once again be hosting another special event tasting of Avery's Maharaja on the handpump. Maharaja is Avery's Double/Imperial IPA. It is one of the highest rated Double/Imperial IPAs around.F- South Florida Theatre Scene has their usual wrap up for the week.
G- I wouldn't be surprised in the least if City of Miami employees read Coconut Grove Grapevine and take bets on just how torqued they can get him.
Two police offers were a few feet away, just kibitzing with someone, no emergency, no on duty stuff, just park and visit with the neighbors!H- All Purpose Dark takes up the opulent Azul on a dinner offer.
Favorite dish of the night was the porcini-crusted lamb loin. A petite portion but immensely flavorful, the meat was cooked to just medium and almost velvety in texture. The miso-quince paste lent a delicious dimension to the dish, deftly balancing the nuttiness of the miso with the caramel sweetness of the fruit. A ridiculously elegant dipping sauce.I- Especially for those who have a real difficult time recognizing it, Incertus shows us racism.