I took a little drive down to South Miami-Dade today and visited Robert Is Here, Knaus Berry Farm and The Keg South off of U.S. 1. The produce and citrus is still a little scarce at Robert but I got to try a mango shake [with no line] at Knaus [excellent] and carry home some cinnamon rolls. And then I spent some time with one of the Keg's burgers which was honestly not all that, in my opinion. The service is great but I don't get why the burger gets raves. Anyway, it was a great day not to be at work. Here's your evening Sift.
A- Publix is still struggling with discrimination against African-Americans, according to this post by Blogging Black Miami.
On Saturday, November 13, 2010, demonstrators protested outside of the Cutler Bay/Goulds Publix Supermarket on US 1 and Allapattah as the EEOC investigates another allegation of racial and gender discrimination. Currently, Publix has no female African-American store Managers in the state of Florida. Publix operates over 1,300 stores in five states and there is a disproportionate number of minorities in management.B- The Blue Piano opens tonight, reports Eater Miami
....Blue Piano will feature music, yes--good music orchestrated by Jorge Villamizar, lead singer of Colombian pop band Bacilos, wine--over 100, sakes, beers and a small plates menu curated by familiar Tweeter, blogger, and now creative director Aniece Meinold and featuring "rotating cheese and cured meat selection" and chilled appetizers...C- Miami on the Cheap says there's a farmer's market in Liberty City and it opens on Thursday.
D- Just another tale of a [disbarred] South Florida attorney getting in trouble again from South Florida Lawyers.
E- The Grove House is an integral part of Coconut Grove history and Coconut Grove Grapevine has its story.
The GroveHouse was started by James Merrick Smith, Otto Holbein and Lester Pancoast who were concerned about giving local artists an outlet for their work. GroveHouse became an incorporated non-profit marketplace for their work.F- A Mom, A Blog, And The Life In-Between misses her grandmother.
She was dead a good five months before I finally cried for her. The tears, and the heavy, painful sobs that burst out of me, came suddenly and unexpectedly late one night as I lay in bed. One minute I was thinking of her and how I’d felt nothing but numbness since my mother gave me the news; the next, I was bawling, remembering the woman I loved so very much, whom I feel so lost without.G- Sex and the Beach visits Key West and the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum.
The Mel Fisher Maritime Museum is a non-profit organization devoted to conservation of underwater archeological artifacts and public education. Mel Fisher's salvage company did donate many of the items on exhibit, but technically, it's a separate business entity. However, there's a Mel Fisher Treasure Store in the museum where you can buy beautiful coin pendants from the Atocha if you have a few thousand to spare. More affordable reproductions, made from the wreck's silver, are also available.H- REVMiami has lots of photos of local bands that showed up to play for someone's birthday party at Lauderdale's Monterey Club last Saturday night.
Last Saturday night the Monterey Club in Ft. Lauderdale hosted a 40th birthday party for Jessica Kross. Jessica is a lucky girl because some great bands came together to help her celebrate including: Between Enemies, To Be Hated, Flees, Bob Wayne & the Outlaw Carnies, The Shakers, and After the Fact.I- What $699K gets you in Miami Shores these days, at Miamism.
Everyone that walks into this home has a WOW moment. Everything is new, permitted and finished in 2008 from the new pool, new kitchen, new plumbing, new electrical, new air conditioning, new impact resistant windows and new roof (finished in 2007).J- The Zoetic Stage is hoping to wow the South Florida theater community with their first production, South Beach Babylon, according to South Florida Theater Review.
Among the highly anticipated evenings in local theater this season, few are in this league: a world premiere about South Beach to inaugurate a Miami theater company made up of some of the best talents in the region.K- If you're up in Jupiter, Burgers By The Beach recommends CG Burgers.
Friday not only marks the debut of Michael McKeever’s South Beach Babylon but the first full production from Zoetic Stage, a creation that aspires to be the local version of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Zoetic is betting heavily on the two-week run of a self-styled “wickedly funny and sexy” play about artistic integrity versus commercialism set during Art Basel (and actually performed during Art Basel at the Arsht Center).
Starting a new theater in the depths of a recession seems foolhardy on paper, but this is not your usual cast of dreamers. Their reputations and experience are the strongest assets on their books.
Carmine. Keep doing whatever your doing. These burgers are outrageous!