Get comfortable and take a look at what the SoFla blogosphere is talking about in today's mid-afternoon Sift...
A- Carlos Miller claims that the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office is attempting to take advantage of his pro se status while appealing his criminal conviction.
But I’ve also learned that they should have notified me before filing the motion to dismiss in an attempt to clear up any misunderstandings.B- Despite a slow start, Blind Mind says that the Meat Market on Lincoln Road delivered again for him last weekend.
My excuse is that I’m pro se. I didn’t know any better. The extent of my law training were the countless hours I spent in the University of Law library preparing my appeal.
What’s their excuse?
That they are just trying to take advantage of a pro se appellant?
Well that much is obvious.
For our mains, we opted for the only cut of beef Ive had at my half-dozen or so visits to Meat Market, the Japanese A5 Kobe Filet. At $95, its a pretty good deal and when you're paying that much for a steak you might as well add some seared foie gras to it, right? Yes, you should and we did.C- Some Cranky Guy got a photo of the Shuttle streaking skyward last night from the roof of his house.
D- Holy Crap has discovered that Hialeah isn't exactly known on the web for its restaurants.
Urban Spoon is my go to application and site for finding decent places to eat nearby. Nothing rated. Yelp, CitySearch, and Zagat all failed me too. There is absolutely nothing near Hialeah to eat that isn’t some form of fast food. What’s up Hialeah? Where are your the good places to eat?E- The Tiny JEWELBox branches out.
Well, it's official--I've gotten my first paid writing gig. I'm so excited to share this with you. It was only last New Year's Eve that I performed and self examination, as well as a lot of reflection, and decided that what I really wanted to do with my life was write. The very next day, I started this blog. Now, mere months later, I have become the Miami Fashion and Style Examiner for Examiner.com.F- Miamism's Mojito Madness returns to Miami and rates the mojito at Pacific Time which, unfortunately, disappoints.
Examiner.com is website that focuses on local news, written by local writers. While it's certainly not the Washington Post, I'm glad they bought me on board.
G- Big changes are going on in A Mom, a Blog and the Life In-Between's life.
I'm no longer gainfully employed. Yup, I lost my job. I'm neither surprised nor devastated, as this is one of those cases where a crappy thing has many blessings within it. However, the fact is that my job paid the bills, and now, I have no money, but the bills remain.H- Genius of Despair, or GoD, is back from vacation and is posting again at Eye on Miami!
I- Homestead is Home informs us that their city is the latest in South Florida to start using cameras to ticket red light runners.
Drivers in Homestead have had 90 days to heed traffic signals and stop at red lights or receive only a warning. As of August 28, the warning period ends with 2,753 warnings given. The Homestead Police Department will begin issuing citations to red-light runners with a fine of $125. As with the warnings, violators will be sent citations via first-class mail.J- Leave it to local government to screw up something as easy as some simple advertising, as this Transit Miami post demonstrates.
The City’s red-light safety program uses photo enforcement cameras at the intersection of US 1/ N Homestead Blvd and Campbell Drive /SW 312 Street.
K- Want to know what new restaurants are getting ready to open in South Florida? Head over to The South Florida Traveler.
If I hear of another burger place opening up, I think I’m going to scream. Well, maybe not, but it sure is refreshing to hear of a new, value-priced restaurant that opens up and doesn’t focus on burgers. Here’s one I’m dying to check out. Cheesme is all you grilled cheese lovers dream come true. It features 16 types of cheese (Munster, Roquefort, Manchego), 12 different breads (Texas Toast, Brioche, Fruit & Nut), a large of selection of meats, veggies, fruits and spreads and five different types of fries. Finish your meal off with homemade donuts, beignets or even a Donut Ice Cream Sundae. This is the perfect place to end you night, as they are open until 5:00 am. Cheesme is located at 1200 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach.L- Bark Bark Woof Woof and Blast Off! remember. Do you?