Traffic was a bear on the Turnpike this evening as U2 concert-goers converged on Joe Robbie [yeah, that's right, I'm done changing every year] for the big U2 concert. Heat, humidity and the threat of rain for an outdoor concert...jeez, I'm so sorry I couldn't make it. Here's your evening Sift.
A- Let's begin this Hump Day Sift with Beached Miami's interview of Jessi Hector, the "daughter" side of Father/Daughter Records.
You and your Dad must share a special bond over music. Talk a little about your relationship and how you guys shared music over the years?B- Eye on Miami discusses what the new Miami-Dade mayor needs to do while the Rick Scott voters at Babalu [via Twitter] compare those who voted for Gimenez to "children of alcoholics."
JH: Music has always been a huge part of my life and I have to thank both of my parents for that. They were young when they had me so they were still into listening to records and going to concerts when I was growing up in the late 70s, early 80s. A career in the music industry was all I ever wanted as soon as I was old enough to know what a career was. My parents had no qualms with dropping me off at concerts, helping me assemble my handmade zine, or buying me film to shoot live bands. They have always been super supportive!
After all the fervor and determination to remove Carlos Alvarez from office for his arrogance, political gaming, and disconnect from the people, the county voters inexplicably elected an arrogant, political gaming, and disconnected career politician in Carlos Gimenez. What's that old axiom that children of alcoholics tend to marry alcoholics?C-Sex and the Beach somehow manages to get Anthony Bruno, owner of Anthony's Coal-Fired Pizza, to hold a dressed up salami during her entire interview.
D- Lots of photos of Macy's food truck are up at Soul of Miami.
E- A new Brazilian place with lots of experience back in the Old Country is opening in North Miami, says Eater Miami.
Giraffas, a 30-year-old Brazilian based chain with over 350 restaurants, is opening its first stateside restaurant July 11. The menu is fast food casual and features burgers, steak sandwiches, shrimp, black beans and rice and salads.F- There is a new bar opening in Lauderdale's Riverfront complex, according to FTL Collective. Really.
The upcoming Tap & Cork is just south of Argie’s Grill, right across the street from The Brick. From its window dressing it promises to be a beer, wine, champange, and sake bomb bar. I could be wrong, but from my semi-professional drinking at Himmarshee bars that makes it the only place to get a sake bomb downtown.