I know Thanksgiving vacation is over but something in the blogosphere was a little off today. Not as much commenting, traffic a bit down. However, Art Basel posting has picked up considerably, as you might have noticed. And with that, here's your CyberMonday evening Sift...
A- Holy Crap makes bread. Delicious pictures.
B- A lot of people wore sunglasses during the Herald Hunt, if you have to go by this picture at A Grand Illusion. I wonder how much money they donated to get that picture with Barry.
C- PhinPhantic does a great "morning after analysis of yesterday's Dolphin loss.
As Brian said, the Dolphins got a bit of a reprieve last night when the Steelers lost, but I still don’t like the prospect of having to win the next five straight to have a good shot. The schedule down the stretch looked promising a month ago but now it looks like Miami is in for a dogfight the rest of the way, starting with New England next week. This game was supposed to be an NBC game but it got flexed out of the time-slot in favor of a better match up. From here on out, every single game is a must-win. Miami probably had a one-game margin for error, that’s gone now. They’re not dead in the water, but Miami’s playoff hopes are fading fast.D- Miami, bro says the Borscht Film Festival was a celebration of Miami.
There were so many little things about this event that just radiated love for Miami. Although most of us grow up wishing we were somewhere else, we are still truly dedicated to this sometimes lame, mostly strange, very non-traditional American city. Our humor and perspective is so unique. Miamians are easily amused; we love to laugh. Each film made a nod to our hometown in a way we, the audience, could appreciate, and Miami, bro loved it.E- Shorter Transit Miami...
The latest meeting of the Miami Beach Bikeways Committee was disappointing.F- The Chowfather likes Satoro Restaurant in downtown Hollywood but is hoping that it doesn't turn into a "cheesy lounge trap."
Satoro Restaurant and Lounge recently opened on the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Dixie Highway in downtown Hollywood. As I watched the process unfold over the past few months I was concerned that this would be another wanna be late night party spot that just happened to serve food like other spots around town. However, my skepticism started to diminish when I heard that they hired the former chef from Jackson's Steakhouse on Las Olas, Alexander Dziurzynski. Maybe they were actually taking the food thing seriously..G- Oh no. Britto water at MIA from AshAndBurn.
H- South Florida Beer Blog taste tests something called Lazy Magnolia's Southern Pecan.
Though the beer does have the sweet nutty taste of a pecan pie it doesn't overload you with sticky sweetness. It has a nice dark brown color that goes very well with the whole theme of the beer. The smell of nutty maltyness just made me want to put this to my lips. The tastes were the perfect blend, a bit of sweetness with a very slight bitterness you would expect from a pecan.I- Sweat Records is awarded a $150K Knights Foundation grant.
The funding comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge – a five-year, $40 million initiative to bring South Florida together through the arts.J- South Florida Lawyers is up for some kind of law blog award. Make sure you show him your support, he's one of the good guys. Or so I've heard.
Needless to say we are beyond excited, overwhelmed, and grateful. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support the community has given us and we can’t thank all of you enough.