I do so much like getting Mondays out of the way and moving on to Tuesdays. You all had a lot to say today so therefore you get an extra long evening Sift. Enjoy.
A- Swampstyle posts from an art show in Russia.
Boots on the ground, pedestrians beware. When is Moscow, the motoring public rules the street. Yet it warms my illegal butt to see that locals can park for Free just about anywhere in this busy city. In other words, sidewalks are fair game. It appears the one rule is do not obstruct traffic. On the downside, car congestion slows traffic down to the speed of cold molasses.B- The Heat Lightning shares a video of the absurdly long line to get into the Borscht Film Festival. The only thing that would make it more fun for the people standing in it is crazy heat and humi...oh, nevermind.
C- The Green Parrot posts a few images from this weekend's performance by the Spam Allstars.
D- Eye on Miami sniffs out who is giving to Miami-Dade Republicans. Some comments, too.
E- Some things never change in South Florida, as Random Pixels demonstrates in his latest installment of The Way We Were.
F- So I'm guessing that Nikon Miami's latest post contains some photos of Jimmy Buffett concert goers.
G- There's a social media-related death in the news and Obalesque provides his commentary. And there are comments.
Still, it’s highly disturbing, and yet another reminder how easy it is to get fatally distracted, whether it’s Facebook, texting or yapping on the phone while driving, or watching high school girls’ softball games wearing nothing but a long trench coat. High tech or low life, you’re taking a chance.H- South Florida Lawyers finds himself an interesting case that he needs some help researching.
I- The venerable Chef Allen's has closed its doors in Aventura, according to Eater Miami.
J- Savoring South Beach explains why Planet Sushi is for the adventurous sushi lover.
But tradition isn't what you would expect from this neon white restaurant with loud music along club-heavy Washington Ave. It cries out that you will have an interesting, trendy experience, and it doesn't fail to deliver. Will you be wowed by flavor perfection, no, but will you get to try some interesting combinations that don't break the bank, absolutely. I have never had anything bad at Planet Sushi but I have also never felt like my world was rocked.K- The Delano has Boy Writes Miami swooning.
The crowd is generally favorable. You’ll find whatever you’re looking for. Are you into young, attractive professionals? Check. Are you into escort-like Barbies? Check. How about divorcée cougars with a room already at the hotel? Check-mate. Inside the lobby you’ve got a bar, loud music, and the somewhat younger crowd. Outside you’ve got a bar, pool, and a more laid back atmosphere.L- Everything you wanted to know about the Riverwalk Trust’s Burger Battle 2011 but were afraid to ask....at the Burger Beast.
M- Shorter Coconut Grove Grapevine...
The food trucks are good for the Grove in part because they bring respectable people like lawyers and doctors into Coconut Grove.