Well, hopefully I'm going to get back to including the Cooler at SFDB starting tomorrow. It was kind of a slow Thursday in the SoFla blogosphere but here are the highlights as I saw them, packaged up in your evening Sift.
A- Miami Bike Scene posts an interesting video about the Brian Piccolo Velodrome in Broward County.
B- Eye on Miami is claiming that Walgreens is running out of hand sanitizer because of the swine flu scare.
Staff at my neighborhood Walgreens said they are out of waterless hand sanitizers because of the Swine Flu panic. They suggested to a woman that she buy alcohol swabs (they had two packages left).C- The Chowfather continues his "burger tour" and assesses the offerings at Michael's Genuine.
The burger was very good. Flavorful, juicy, cooked perfectly and served on a solid bun. I would probably pass on the white cheddar next time since it slightly overpowered the burger. (for my palate at least) In a nutshell, it's a very good burger and may crack my next top five but not as good as Red Light's.D- South Florida Theatre Scene has his regularly scheduled review for the week.
E- MenuPages Blog: South Florida sits down with Chef Douglas Rodriguez of Ola.
Where are you eating out in South Florida these days?F- Southern District of Florida Blog notes that the Liberty City Six case looks like it may be another mistrial.
Besides Michael's Genuine? I love that place. I’ve been to Sra Martinez, and all the new places at the Fontainebleau. I was at Prime Italian last week, and tonight I’m going to the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale for the grand opening. But my favorites are Michael's Genuine and Pacific Time. I like Fratelli Lyon. I think the Design District has my favorite restaurants in Miami.
G- Both Bark Bark Woof Woof and Reidblog offer opinion on President Obama's news conference last night. From the former...
My impression was that here's a man with a hell of a lot coming at him and he's handling it well, at least on the outside -- calm, cool, occasionally able to make a joke, and still able to manage a lot of detail. The guy is Wonk Personified but not too narrowly focused that he can't grasp the overall picture. He has a deft touch, and if he can make self-deprecating remarks and yet come across as completely in control, that says he's not in over his head. It's no wonder that the GOP is in full-tilt freak mode, throwing everything they can at him and blaming him for all their woes.