Sit back and get comfortable because there's a lot of territory to cover in tonight's evening Sift. Here we go.
A- South Florida Food and Wine has the South Florida semifinalists for the 2012 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards.
B- Carlos Miller films a security checkpoint at MIA without incident.
I also explained that I was doing it for the sole purpose of seeing if they know their own policy. He said he did and I didn't have any problems after that, even though a few TSA screeners glared at me.C- Eye on Miami's post today is one of the reasons I have lost almost total interest in local politics.
D- Arterpillar shares a slideshow from the opening of the Love Thy Neighbor exhibit this weekend at 1310 Gallery in Lauderdale.
The exhibition, which featured works by 22 artists, was Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts' first residents-only show in about two years. It was a warm, relaxed atmosphere and a few of the artists opened up their living spaces/studios for people to come in and have a look around.E- The Miami Bike Scene has some thoughts from Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez on the recent death of South Florida cyclist Aaron Cohen on the Rickenbacker Causeway.
F- Coconut Grove Grapevine shares some images from in side The Goose, a new Grove bar that is ""slinky and cool."
The former Starbucks location is quite large and there's plenty of bar one one wall and seating along the opposite wall. There is a small stage with live bands performing Thursday and Friday nights and Monday is open mic night.G- There's at least one Republican politician out there who is afraid of the Girl Scouts...at Bark Bark Woof Woof.
H- Random Pixels shows us just how big jaywalking was in Miami Beach in the 1970's.
I- Leave it to Burger Beast to find beer-infused hot dogs in South Florida.
The life of a hot dog at House of Dog is not the norm. The cylindrical meats are injected with beer (Pabst Blue Ribbon) and then boiled in a beer bath.J- South Florida Lawyers and many of its commenters apparently don't feel that the saying "where there's smoke, there's fire" applies to judges.
K- Annush believes it's time to end Affirmative Action.
In this day and age, I feel that affirmative action should die. If perhaps there was a time when it was necessary to have quotas to ensure that everyone would have an equal opportunity, I don’t think that is the case any more. As a minority I find it disgraceful that there are people who still think that we [minorities] can’t be held to the same standard, and it saddens me that some don’t feel we wouldn’t measure up if we were.L- Meet local artist Alexander Mijares at Culture Designers.
How would you describe the local art scene here in Miami?M- Discourse apparently feels somewhat slighted by the Obama Administration's ticket policy for the President's upcoming visit to UM.
Alex: Inspiring, each person adds to the scene and it has become an amazing area to meet new people, artists and have experiences. I feel an artist always takes a little bit from others to help when creating something new and original, so this melting pot of art and artists has become a very big influence amongst many.
N- Salty Eggs brings us up to date on what it takes to get an abortion these days.
Aside from implying women might not understand that pregnant = undeveloped baby inside (thanks, Texas education), this law is a thinly veiled attempt to shame them into not exercising legal rights over their own bodies. Really, it’s a few pathetic steps away from forcing women to name their embryos and making physicians coo lovingly at zygote slides. The law also works unabashedly to delay abortions (a 24-hour wait seriously seems like government-sanctioned emotional torture) and make them slightly more difficult (by requiring two appointments for a procedure that, clinics point out, only requires one).