Go Heat. Here's your evening Sift.
A- Jeff Eats finds that one can find some good chow at a few select gas stations in South Florida.
Let me make this one short and to the point…Panna Cafe Express is a “homerun”…The joint has a menu loaded with breakfast stuff, salads, wraps, subs, burgers, baked goods, empanadas, cachitos. A recent “outing” had me trying…1/2 lb cheeseburger/french fries/beverage ($8.49), tuna salad wrap ($6.59), beef empanada (2-$1.49), turkey sub ($8.49)…now, I may be going out on a limb here, but the burger was as good as the ones I get at Five Guys. The wrap and sub were delicious–same goes for those beef empanadas.B- Check out the procession of cyclists that The Miami Bike Scene got on video at Friday's Critical Mass.
The beautiful thing here…tank of gas, upscale car wash, great food.
Close to 500 cyclists came out to the Miami Critical Mass ride this past Friday evening making it the largest group thus far since its inception in 2007.C- The new Marlins stadium has a bunch of space for bikes, according to Transit Miami, but how will they get there?
Personally, I rode from Brickell to the stadium site this weekend via NW South River Drive and NW 4th street. It is mostly a pleasant ride of less than 20 minutes through leafy residential areas of Little Havana. Of course, there are a few perilous intersections with little consideration given to pedestrians or cyclists along the route. But overall, a designated bike route seems entirely feasible on a variety of roadways to link the densest areas of Miami with the stadium. I can even envision a Marlins ambassador leading a group ride from Downtown/Brickell during day games. What a perfect way for the Marlins to promote the LEED certification of the new ballpark as well as provide a fun and hassle-free way for their local fans to get to the game!D- Eater Miami has the details on Coral Gables Restaurant Week.
E- Beached Miami says you should have been there for the Bonnie “Prince” Billy and The Cairo Gang performance at Radio-Active Records last night. Videos back them up.
Taking down cans of Modelo Especial throughout his set, the Kentuckian shared the stage with helluva guitarist Emmett Kelly (aka The Cairo Gang) and singer Angel Olsen, whose deeply wronged voice and 1000-yard stare infused the informal, unmiked performance with an intensity that eludes description.F- Coconut Grove Grapevine considers the possibility that food trucks are losing their popularity in the Grove.
Some of the Sony and Crispin-Porter people tell me that they stopped going to the trucks that show up weekly, also because of price. It seems that local restaurants are catching on and offering more food for less money.G- After reading the latest at The Reid Report, you have to wonder how many more times Governor Rick Scott will intentionally and maliciously violate the Constitutional rights of Floridians.