Is it only Tuesday? Sheesh. Not a very busy day in the SoFla blogosphere as I think things are starting to wind down for the holiday. Here's your Tuesday evening Sift...
A- Miamism uses some extra soft photos and shows us what $900 G's will get you in Miami Shores these days.
B- Sounds like someone got to Matt Meltzer over at Miami Beach 411 and told him to chill a little on the Miami critiques.
I’m not going to use this column to tell you what the realities of living here are, I’ve done that at great length on this site. What I’ll say is for you to enjoy those glorious Miami experiences when you can, because that’s what makes the rest of life here worth it. And if you do live here, get out to the beach and live like a tourist once in a while. It’ll make you forget all the reasons this city drives you nuts, and make you remember why you choose to call it home.C- It's a mixed bag over at South Florida Lawyers today. There's a note about the passing of impressionist Fred Travelena and a nod to the success story of a recently laid off female lawyer who has moved on and thrived outside the confines of a law firm.
D- Food For Thought gives his first impressions of Mercadito, a Mexican restaurant that's poised to open this winter in Midtown.
I'm not sure what to make of the fact that their 5-page menu only has 2 pages of actual foodstuffs, the rest being a pretty impressive list of tequilas, cocktails, wine & beer, other than that you may be carrying me out of there. The food items look to have the same contemporary, vaguely upscale, geographically unplaceable quality of, say, Rosa Mexicano, another Mexico-to-Miami-by-way-of-New-York mini-chain.E-Soul of Miami shares some information on something called Yelp! Eats Restaurant Week that's coming up later in July.
F- Mood Vane attended Can I Say at Cinema Paradiso in Lauderdale this weekend as has some photos.
The in-between song banter was quite precious and amusing, but how else do you react to an audience almost entirely composed of amused hecklers, asking, without expectation, for new songs, making flatulent noises and whispering faint “I love yous” to crack everyone up? I couldn’t wipe the stupid smile off of my face the whole time.G- The Cuban Triangle has some thoughts on the coup in Honduras.
What I don’t understand is how the Honduran military’s resolution of this situation – putting troops in the streets, seizing broadcast media, grabbing the President in his pajamas and putting him on a plane to Costa Rica – has earned so much applause on the right in the United States. Is a B-movie military coup the only tool or a legitimate tool to counter the advance of Chavez-style leftist politics in this hemisphere?H- Karma shows up on the doorstep of a Republican, says Bark Bark Woof Woof.