There was a huge amount of blog postings to go through this evening so you'll have to excuse the tardiness of your evening Sift...
A- Coconut Grove Grapevine posts some Grove development plans that were sent in from a CGG reader which sparks a lot of interesting commentary.
B- Images showing some Virginia Key residents, from Nikon Miami.
C- Man or Maniac? comments on the swill NBCMiami is serving up these days.
D- Eye on Miami has some good news for those who want to hold the line.
The governor and cabinet's Final Order said Lowes Big Box Store was found out of compliance and they also limited the precedential adverse impact of the Brown Amendment.E- En Vivo Y En Directo discovers The South Florida Beer Blog. 305 noticed earlier in the week. Cool!
The County is ordered to rescind the Ordinance allowing the Lowe's store on the other side of the Urban Development Boundary within 60 days.
F- Speaking of the devil, SFBB tells us what last Thursday's Sunset Tavern beer tasting event was like.
One of the few complaints I heard about the event was that instead of the tasting going from lightest to darkest, it involved one distributor going through all of their beers and on to the next. Going from a Stone Imperial Russian Stout to Presidente Light was a bit of a step back in the tasting. Also, the glasses were washed after every couple of beers and it was leaving a soap residue on the glasses that you definitely picked up in the beers.G- Mango&Lime has a nice preview of Miami Spice, which starts this Saturday!
...[W]ith the seemingly growing popularity of prix fixe menu events at Miami restaurants, Miami Spice doesn’t seem as special as it once was. Still, I’m always up for making at least one Miami Spice excursion.H-Two great examples of the way some conservatives think, from Incertus and Bark Bark Woof Woof.
I- Blind Mind announces that his hurricane pool has diminished greatly and takes the opportunity to tell us what he thinks of hurricane forecasters.
And once again I am reminded that I shouldve gone to school to become a weatherman and hurricane predictor. It remains the only job in existence where you can eff up year after year and still retain a job. Im convinced that meteorology classes consist of nothing but funneling beers and taking bong hits and then throwing darts at a board that has sections for different weather conditions based on the season.J- Another Collabo Show report, this time from Daily Cocaine. Don't bother with the videos unless you mute first.
K- The Burger Beast is getting noticed.
L- Brickell Life checks out Fort Lauderdale life and visits Primanti Bros. on Oakland Park Boulevard.
Holy burger-rama. It’s like being caught in some kind of burgatory. A place half way between burger heaven and hell where the slightest shift can throw you in either direction. Everything is jammed into this sucker except for the napkin and my drink. It’s a well done patty covered in melted provolone and topped with a mountain of fresh-cut fries, a tangy vinegar-based coleslaw, couple slices of tomato and all sandwiched between to huge thick-cut slices of crazy soft Italian bread. You have to attack this thing with a full frontal assault. It’s an arms out to the side for balance, two-handed mama-jama kind of sandwich that will leave you in a food inducing coma afterwards asking yourself what did you just do.M- Worst Pizza shares some photos from last night's Pizza Tweetup in Boca Raton.
Last night we had an impromptu mini PizzaTweetup event at Nino’s of Boca. Although we were only supposed to have 20 people max show up for the event, we actually ended up with 34.N- Justice Building Blog highlights the improper actions of a Hollywood police officer and makes the jump that this is the way all cops are in Broward. I'm wondering when we can expect JBB to start using just as wide a paintbrush on his fellow Broward barristers?
O- Your South Florida Moment of the Day: monkeys at the Fort Lauderdale Airport Park 'n Ride, according to FTL Today.
While taking the suitcases out of the car...I heard Jeff yell "What's that?!?!?" and pointed to an animal in the middle of the lot. I'm thinking it was your normal neighborhood animal like a raccoon...a squirrel or maybe even a dog. WRONG! Monkeys! A whole family! At first it was alarming...as they started walking in our direction. Were they going to throw poo and steal our luggage? Were they going to bite us? Do they carry rabies? All they did was walk past us and didn't even give us a second look. The van driver said that they have a whole family with some baby monkeys too..