Just taking it easy this lazy Sunday, but I have a full mid-afternoon Sift for whoever is interested. Enjoy.
A- Coconut Grove Grapevine shares some images from last night's tree vigil in the Grove.
A lot of incredible people came out last night for the Tree Vigil, in honor of the trees that were massacred by the County this week, with the City's help. At dusk last night, folks started showing up at S. Bayshore Drive and 27th Avenue.B- Fight photos at Nikon Miami.
C- Fort Lauderdale's Market 17 was the latest host for Food for Thought's Cobaya dining experience and it was made unique, in part, for a serving of kangaroo.
I admired both Chef Ramos' ambition and his execution. We encourage chefs to think creatively and unconventionally when they do Cobaya dinners, and this menu was fully in that spirit. There was thought behind each dish, as well as great flavors on the plate. Market 17's regular menu may not be as globe-spanning as our meal was, but even working closer to home, this kind of thoughtfulness and care surely result in good things.D- Cooking classes at Williams Sonoma on South Beach look like fun based upon this latest post from Miami Beach 411.
The Wednesday night class has a fee of $25 and includes a 2 hour session complete with a cooking demonstration, generous samples of the featured dishes, a sit down meal at the end of the class and printed recipes to take home. Sunday morning classes are a fun complimentary demonstration to learn the art of cooking. Each class is dedicated to a specific topic, from the best way to work with specific ingredients to creative ideas for seasonal meals.E- Station wagons are cool, says Bark Bark Woof Woof.
Growing up in the 1950's and '60's in the suburbs, my family had wagons, including one just like the 1963 Ford Country Squire above. They were standard equipment in the 'burbs, along with the country club, the madras golf pants, the charge account at Brooks Brothers, boarding school, and the martini shaker. Not to get all pop-psych on it, but maybe that's why I still hold on to my station wagon; it's my link to my childhood and fuzzy retouched memories of simpler and happier times, even though they were not that simple, and happiness is always relative.F- Shorter Eye on Miami...
Healthy Miami-Dade employees are a drain on county taxpayers.G- People are still buying multi-million dollar homes on Miami Beach as Miamism shows us with their piece on the 3 most expensive homes sold there last month.
June’s Miami Beach sales keep showing an improvement in the housing market with 8 of the 23 sales being above $1 million and 7 of those sales being distressed. We keep seeing sales above the $3 million mark which also means mega luxury Miami Beach homes are moving!H- Nice shot of a Lambo on Ocean Drive is up at Ipanemic's place.