The South Florida blogosphere is slowing down for the weekend but you know you can count on SFDB to keep you updated on what's being posted with the Sifts. I'll be here through the weekend, so make sure you check in regularly. Here's your surprisingly busy evening Sift...
A- Check out this description of the $8 cocktails you can get at the Mondrian on any given Friday night, at All Purpose Dark.
So it's Friday night and you want to get drinks? Somewhere pretty, scenic, sexy. Also, let's have those drinks be somewhat inexpensive for South Beach ($8 as opposed to $14) and made by a bartender who takes his spirit-mixing seriously. Throw in cheap valet ($8 as opposed to a whopping $24) and like-priced snacks and you've got the Mondrian's new Friday night deal.B- Miami Beach 411 has some comments on the reversal of a notorious South Florida killer's death sentence.
The Supreme Court essentially ruled that the testimony given by Dr. Lazaro Garcia during the penalty phase of the trial was inadmissible. You can read the opinion here, but even without the doctor’s testimony, is there any question that this guy brutally raped and murdered an innocent girl and tried to kill her equally-innocent boyfriend? Does his testimony change any of the facts of what Caraballo did? Unless there was some doubt that Caraballo hallucinated the whole thing and the doctor assured jurors he did not, how on earth are you throwing out this sentence?C- Random Pixels answers some mail that coincidentally comes in at the same time that the Fox News staff shows its a*s.
D- Jeff Eats goes all caps lock and claims that Sweetness Bake Shop & Cafe on Sunset Drive in Miami is da bomb.
OUTRAGEOULSY- delicious…cupcakes, cakes, confections, gelato—coffees & teas. Order/pickup at the counter.E- Baby Tropic of Mom walks on camera!
F- Dress up as a cow on July 9th and get fed for free at Chik-fil-A, Eater Miami informs us.
On Friday, July 9, all Chik-fil-A restaurants will celebrate its self-declared, annual Cow Appreciation Day by offering a free meal to anyone who visits one of their restaurants, wait for it, dressed as a cow. Yep, dress up as Elsie and you'll get an entree, side item and beverage.G- The Burger Beast finds it hard to get stoked about Hialeah's Doghouse.
While I wouldn't tell you to go out of your way to come here and eat, it makes for a great midnight snack if you're in the area.H- Another swampy opening over at Swampstyle.
I- Burn Notice builds a bank in the Grove and Coconut Grove Grapevine notices.
J- UVu Blog shares a video of the highlights of the Greene/Meek slugfest debate that went down earlier this week.
K- The Street posts 21 new Miami faces.