Over the hump and on the downside into the weekend, readers, and you know what that means: the SFDB Weekend Widget is operational in the right sidebar. As always, we'll keep updating it through the weekend. Enjoy your evening Sift.
A- After some prodding, Gun Free Zone analyzes a recent shooting in Miami-Dade County during which a husband exercising his 2nd Amendment rights shot his wife after mistaking her for an intruder.
It is very probable that hubby’s sudden face to face with the wife was surprising and scary enough to provoke a basic reaction and the booger hook activated the bang stick.B- Blogging Black Miami tells us all about the West Perrine MLK Parade.
Mr. Ed Hanna and the parade organizers should be proud. There were not as many spectators as usual but it was a nice, ethnically diverse crowd, representative of Dr. King’s fight for the civil rights of mankind. I’m always curious if the folks who attend or participate in the parade really understand why we celebrate with a national holiday.C- Artlurker describes another kind of "CSA" that launched today.
For one price of $450, CSA members (but not necessarily members of LegalArt it seems) will each receive one work from each of the nine featured Miami artists: Jenny Brillhart, Kerry McLaney, Julie Friel, Gustavo Roman, Jason Hedges, Valeria Yamamoto, James Herring, Michelle Weinberg and Kathleen Hudspeth. Once a month for three months beginning February, three of the nine artists will congregate at a pre-disclosed location where CSA members can collect their works and meet the artists included in that month’s share.D- Photos from Art Deco Weekend are up at Miami Beach 411.
E- A new pop-up restaurant is getting ready to open and Eater Miami has the details.
Wasting neither time nor his winnings, Chopped winner Giorgio Rapicavoli, along with pal and biz partner Alex Cassanova, is opening a pop-up restaurant called Eating House, scheduled to start dinner service early February through August inside Cafe Ponce, an existing breakfast and lunch joint in Coral Gables. Eating House will only be open from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday following the departure of Cafe Ponce's lunch crowd and staff when Rapacavoli and his crew will, explains a publicist, "turn the diner-style restaurant into a fun and funky, sort-of underground spot to grab delicious dinner and creative drinks."F- Eat It, Miami's feel good [and somewhat hard to follow] review of Miami Beach's Hogzilla takes a turn for the worse when they get the bill.
$2 for "rocks?" $2 FOR ROCKS???G- Thoughts from Discourse on today's SOPA protest.
Any bourbon drinker will tell you that cheap bourbon is for mixing at college football games, good bourbon is excellent over ice and Pappy Van Winkle only touches the glass and your tongue. The words "Woodford on the rocks, please" come out of my mouth multiple times on any given weekend. Never have I had a bar or restaurant add a charge for ice. Notice they did it again on the Patron shots that my buddies visiting from DC had for dessert. Yes, they drink tequila for dessert.
Much as I sympathize with the motives, I have never much liked campaigns that try to take the oppressor’s symbols (pink triangles, yellow stars, what have you) and turn them around into pride symbols. The origins stick.
Similarly, I get the idea of fighting censorship with quiet. See what censorship will get you? But I still don’t like it. So I’ve run a compromise, with an overlay on this site that you can click through.