Hope you're having a great Sunday. I spent the morning watching a movie (more on that in a minute) and am just getting the day rolling. Here's your mid-afternoon Sift.
A- In a rare restaurant review, Eye on Miami heads to Kitchenetta in Fort Lauderdale after reading the favorable reviews on Worst Pizza and is disappointed.
I got there at 5:15 and they didn't open till 5:30. I stood around and waited. Obviously the place was empty. We went inside but it smelled of bug spray so we decided to sit outside. Maria, the bitchy hostess, steered us to a table for two with no tablecloth on the aluminum tabletop. All the other tables had tablecloths. We didn't want to sit there.B- Coconut Grove Grapevine feels like maps or "MASH signs" are needed in the Grove to assist lost tourists.
We need maps in the Grove that show tourists where the things are that they are looking for. Almost daily, people come out of the parking garage at the Mayfair complex, looking for the entrance to the Mayfair Hotel. Only they end up walking away from it, toward Mary Street. I'm sure there are many frustrated visitors simply because we don't have proper maps around the Grove.C- Redland Rambles explains what Gleaning Day is at Bee Heaven Farms [Hint: it's sorta like a vegetable treasure hunt].
While it's true that the Grove is only a few blocks long, it seems that most tourists need to be lead to their destinations even within those few blocks.
It was a sunny, hot Sunday morning, and people were already out in the vegetable beds looking for things to pick by the time I arrived. CSA members who had done this before came prepared. They were wearing hats and sunblock, and carried bags and containers for their loot. It’s best to pick first and hang out later before everything is gone and it gets too hot. Pretty much everything was up for grabs (unless it was roped off with pink ribbon). Heirloom tomatoes were the most popular and were the first to go.D- Nikon Miami is the first blogger to post a couple images of Urban Weekend on South Beach.
E- Sweetwater continues to be a backwater town in a Third World county (my words, not his), according to Random Pixels.