I'm getting to this a little late this evening but it's worth the wait. Here's your evening Sift...
A- The Miami New Times is moving just up the street but, man, what a big change in their digs, according to Random Pixels who has the amazing photos.
B- Under the Sun continues to follow one man's story of his escape from Cuba during the Mariel boatlift.
Listen as Alfredo Malagon tells WLRN-Miami Herald News reporter Rick Stone the story of a harrowing inspection by Cuban authorities at a detainment camp before his family left the island.C- Eater Miami tells us about another couple restaurant openings today, one being Noodle Bar on Biscayne Boulevard.
The "hip, fast casual restaurant" will offer American and Asian inspired noodle dishes as well as "[Chef Michael] Bloise's take on street food."D- Redland Rambles interviews Katie Edwards, who is running for State Representative, District 119, which I gather is down around Homestead.
MW: Tell me about your job with Farm Bureau.E- The Heat Lightning manages to compose a short review of a local restaurant called Delicias de España.
KE: I’ve worked with Farm Bureau for about seven years now, and I reach out to politicians and like to get them down here so that they can fully appreciate the impact of their decisions. I want them to remember the nursery growers and farmers down in Homestead, and to think about those family farmers when they vote on a bill.
One thing very important to Farm Bureau and to me is helping educate policy makers so that there is an appreciation for agriculture, the state’s leading industry, and also for them to recognize that within their own county we’re the ones producing the food. So you have to look at it very holistically and reach out to the people outside of our borders.
If you like traditional tortillas, amazing pastries, and Spanish sausage you NEED to go.F- A certain Coral Gables commissioner needs to spend less time worrying about leaf blowers, says Coral Gables Watch.
Imagine if the commissioner had used nearly as much energy in evaluating the impact on Coral Gables citizens of increased taxes, unfunded pensions and health plans, overpaid public security employees, defective lease management and a chaotic city organization. If he had directed the same passion to these everyday problems as he has to leaf blowers this city might make some progress that favors its taxpayers and not the quiet interest groups standing behind the commission.G- Sex and the Beach composes a very pleasant review of Pierre's restaurant in the Keys.
My new favorite and relaxing getaway is dinner at Pierre's, quite arguably the most romantic waterfront dining spot in all of South Florida. Pierre's certainly gets my vote as such and boy, I've been keeping tabs on waterfront dining for quite some time now.H- Tilefortlauderdale comes back to life and leaves Mary at a Tropical Smoothies Cafe in Lauderdale.
Miami couples take note: it's well worth the drive for an extraordinary experience. Go on a lazy Sunday, when traffic won't be so bad on the Florida turnpike.
She wanted so badly to hear that voice again, the one that fluttered in on golden wings and talked to her whenever she drew pictures, painted, played kazoo, cleaned, cooked or gardened. That little voice knew her inside and out and kept her work honest. It told her the little stories that helped her make sense of her life. Without that little voice, her life felt less shiny, less tolerable.I- There are haunted hikes out in the Everglades and The South Florida Watershed Journal tells us about one of them.
J- Wow. Rising Action Theatre is a bit touchy. The story is at South Florida Theater Review.
David Goldyn, artistic director of Rising Action Theatre, has informed South Florida Theater Review contributor Mary Damiano that the company will no longer provide her with press passes due to her critical review on this site of Rising Action’s show, Fit to be Tied.K- Taking Over Miami says Chic Berry is the healthy alternative to Cold Stone Creamery.
Everything here is good and better yet, it all tastes real. I have gone to another frozen yogurt shop in Doral, got a couple of samples, and was disappointed with the synthetic flavor.
Last night I stopped by, got my cup, and filled it with Cake Batter, Strawberry, Peanut Butter, and NY Cheesecake. What a mix! But, wait for it. I went over to the self-serve toppings area and filled it with fresh cut strawberries and mini Gummi Bears. I was tempted to reach over to the Syrups (Condensed Milk, Strawberry, Nutella, Caramel, Chocolate, etc…) but sometimes you need to have a little self-control.