Food posts dominate this evening's Sift so if you haven't eaten yet, I warned you. Enjoy your evening Sift, readers. Grab a napkin.
A- Big Al's makes an authentic Philly cheese steak, according to Burgers by the Beach.
Meat was tender & juicy... Onions, perfectly chopped and grilled. And of course... The Wiz. You can't have a Philly without the Wiz.B- Food for Thought shows us what he did with his CSA share from Week 9.
C- Capri Pizza on Atlantic in Delray Beach is average, according to Worst Pizza.
Even though the Chicago Style Pizza at Capri Pizza is nothing more than a Sicilian slice cut differently, The sauce was great. The dough was tasty and airy, and this pizza in general has potential. Cheese was not so great.D- Nice post from Culture Designers that gives us an idea of what the DWTWN Food & Wine Festival was like this past weekend.
It was more packed than I had anticipated, but it was still fairly easy to get around and engage in the demonstrations that were being offered. I’d say my friends and I did a great job visiting most of the restaurant tents, and from burgers to seafood there was a wide variety to choose from. I particularly liked the spicy yellowfin tuna poke offered at The Oceanaire Seafood Room display!E- Also from past weekend, the Burger Beast has scenes from the Burger Battle Alley contest at JA Uncorked in Lauderdale [I think].
It was a great showing by all the combatants but in the end, Charm City Burger Company’s Haute Burger was chosen by Riverwalk Trust and myself as the best of the night.F- If you liked Transit Lounge, you'll like what replaced it, says Boy Writes Miami.
To me it doesn’t feel like Blackbird Ordinary is a completely new place, just a better version of Transit. I can’t do the whole “hittin’ on bitches” thing to reveal to gentlemen how whorish the crowd is anymore, but it’s Brickell; they’ll put out.G- Jeff Eats won't be going back to Brio Tuscan Grille.
Let’s talk food…”tried” fried calamari, meat lasagna, chicken milanese, penne alla vodka, strip steak, veal marsala. Take this for what it’s worth, this is CHAIN FOOD. Now, I don’t know what your favorite Italian joint is, but I’ll bet you a nickel that its food runs absolute circles around Brio’s stuff. I’ll even go one step further and say that your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th favorite Italian restaurants also run laps around Brio’s food.H- More furloughs for Miami Herald employees, as Random Pixels posts the internal memo.
In an email today to newsroom staffers announcing company-wide one-week furloughs for all full-time employees, Landsberg wrote, "The improving trends we've seen in our business results so far this year are real and encouraging, but we continue to experience year-over-year revenue losses."I- If you like melted cheese then you'll be happy with the latest All Purpose Dark post.
There's a new grilled cheese joint in town (actually, it's probably the only grilled cheese joint in town that's not a food truck) and it's name is, appropriately, MLT. It's on a clubby stretch of Washington which is perfect for the genre, considering plenty of tipsy nightlifers will find hangover-curing solace in their gut-busting menu of Philly Cheesesteaks, fried chicken on biscuits and namesake gooey sandwiches.J- The Local's chef tells Blind Tastes that he's moving on and opening frita shops in West Miami-Dade.
We chatted via text today and he let me know that he was leaving The Local, his gastropub concept in Coral Gables, and launching a new endeavor this summer... Frita Shop!K- Eye on Miami takes the recommendation of a commenter and decides to vote for Mitt Romney in the Republican primary.