It was a great Sunday for blogging in the South Florida blogosphere. It's rare that I have a full Sunday evening Sift...but here it is. Enjoy.
A- Soul of Miami shares some images from Friday's Viernes Culturales event in Little Havana.
B- Justice Building Blog makes me laugh.
Newt Gingrich is a vampire. He is the un dead. He cannot be killed without a wooden stake though his heart (or a few more steaks from the Palm- Newt's getting portly) and getting beat in Florida, which is a probability come Tuesday, will not do it.C- The Florida Grand Opera's "Rigolleto" sounds like a grand production, according to South Florida Classical Review.
Florida Grand Opera’s production, which opened Saturday at the Arsht Center in Miami, offered everything one could want in a production of this work — brilliant performances in starring roles, stirring orchestral playing, assured stage direction and opulent sets — all coming together for a powerful evening of opera.D- Beached Miami has a great set of photos from this weekend's Critical Mass and some commentary.
The motorists were honking and yelling, too many cyclists — mostly stragglers — were taunting the drivers (“We own the road!” “Wait your turn!”), and one guy got out of his car and into the face of a corker. This kind of thing will happen when 1,200 riders take over the road, but heckling motorists is childish. Critical Mass is a statement ride, but that statement should not be: “We’re a bunch of assholes.” If a driver gets feisty, there are ways to handle it. You can ignore it or try to calm him down. But don’t tempt him to run you over — you might get someone else hit.E- The Chowfather seems to have enjoyed himself at Blue Collar.
Blue Collar recently opened in the old American Noodle spot on Biscayne Blvd. in the Upper East Side of Miami. It is owned and operated by Chef Allen veteran Daniel Serfer.F- The Burger Beast reports that Sweetness Bake Shop has added donuts to their sweet offerings and I think I gained 10 pounds just looking at the photos.
It was love at first site for me after seeing the menu posted on their website. The Big Ragout Sandwich had my name written all over it. The Shrimp and Grits, Pork and Beans and Chanukah Latkes also turned me on.
Sweetness Bake Shop & Cafe who also run the Sugar Rush Truck have added doughnuts to its arsenal of sweet creations. The doughnuts will also be available on the truck occasionally as they were this past Friday at Tamiami Park. It seems as if they are testing out different flavors daily since there was a Lucky Charms doughnut when I was there that I hadn’t seen on their Facebook page.G- The mojito review makes a comeback at Miamism when they visit Cafe Prima Pasta and find a "crazy good" perfect mojito.