Another big day in the South Florida blogosphere so we have lots of items for you. This is my Friday this week so expect...well, who knows what to expect in the coming days. Enjoy your Sift...
A- Random Pixels introduces us to a little Overtown history and gentleman named Clyde Killens.
B- Babalu turns on Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez...hard...because she disagrees with the official babalu position on Honduras.
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These guys will slam one of the brighter and courageous patriots in Cuba because of a simple difference of opinion. Babalu notes that Yoani also committed the mortal sin of siding with President Obama on a couple issues. Un-believable!
C- More Blog About Buildings And Food takes us back to the "early Miami blogging scene" of 2005 and revisits Miamity.
Back in 2005, Miamity was one of the first wave of Miami omniblogs. It was written by University of Miami student Kyle Munzenrieder (this was in the days before every college student had a blog or three), and had a kind of laid-back nonchalant snark that you’d still miss if you’d read it.D- Miamism profiles Miami's IOS.
What a great building! I’m a sucker for austere white, contemporary buildings against the blue Miami skyline. Ios on the Bay is one of those buildings that doesn’t need to be ostentatious, it’s simplicity speaks for itself and pricing is out of this world. This building is located in Miami’s Upper East Side directly on Biscayne Bay with panoramic water views. The floor plans are simple, the finishes are excellent and did I mention the prices are out of this world (with one bedroom units starting in the low $200,000’s).E- You can tell from this photo what Miamism Pix was doing today.
F- The Burger Beast announces the rules for "The Burgies."
The categories will be:G- NBCMiami.com is getting panned in an opinion poll over at SFLTV.
Best Hot Dog
Best Cuban Sandwich
and last but not least:
Best Burger - Reader's Choice
H- Eye on Miami nails a great discussion on what it took to defeat Lowe's attempt to move the UDB and why commissioners continue to support such measures.
Lowe's never "needed" a store outside the Urban Development Boundary in Miami-Dade. Lowe's was, however, tapped by corporate interests to take its turn at the front of the line: the latest icebreaker seeking its passage into new territory for production housing, strip malls, and unfettered commercial development closer and closer to the edge of the Everglades. All the public hearings with rent-a-crowds, incoherent as to the reasons for their presence, all the non-sequitors by Pepe Diaz and Joe Martinez (yes, Charter Schools outside the UDB!), and the snide insider jokes (Dorrin Rolle, Audrey Edmunson, Natacha Seijas, Pepe Diaz, Joe Martinez), all the slumbering of Javier Souto sinking like a piece of water-logged wood behind the dais: it is the great unwritten history of a dysfunctional, wasteful government that is neither by the people or for the people.I- Who knew that you could get 6 free taxi rides in South Florida if you're a shared ride commuter, bicyclist or ride the bus at least 3 days a week? Now you do thanks to The South Florida Traveler.
J- Worst Pizza tries out PizzaVolante in the Design District.
What stands out most to me about this pizza, is that I was able to taste every ingredient. You might find that odd, but think about the last time you went to a pizza place, took a bite of the slice, and were able to separate each ingredient as you swirl them around your mouth. Most of the time you bite and swallow, and say Yay or Nay. With this bite, I was able to taste the crisp tasty and perfectly baked crust, the sweet fresh sauce and the incredibly fresh cheese. Each one separate. Just go try the pizza if you think I am crazy.K- After an extended trip, Discourse arrives at MIA and doesn't feel Miami Nice.
We are back in Miami. The return journey was notable for its length, and especially for the ineptitude of baggage handling at MIA on our flight from Chicago. I’m used to the idea that you never get a bag off a plane in less than 29 minutes — the airport boast 95% of flights get their first bag within 30 minutes — but 50 minutes? For a domestic flight? On a weekday evening?