Good Saturday evening, readers. We've put together a decent Sift for you tonight. Don't forget to stop back by for a nice Turndown Service at 10.
A- Pythons and gators go at it at Eye on Miami.
B- Superbee shares his first experience at the Abbey since they completed their renovation.
I was a little cautious walking in and adjusting to the fact that the place looks exactly the same and completely different...but by the time I left... hammered... as usual.. I was content in the fact that the Abbey is back. And bigger than ever. While it now lacks the dark, dirty, time-stands-still intimacy it used to have, you no longer have to jostle for a beer or pounce on a table for seating.C- Tornado season has begun and Go Hydrology! compares it to hurricane season in the tropics.
Hurricane forecasting has become an exact science to the point that we usually have enough time to get out of their way. But tornadoes strike with such unfathomable ferocity and on such short notice that even if you do take shelter there seems to be no full proof guarantee that you will survive.D- The Green Parrot has a Nawlins-style band appearing through the weekend.
Anyone who is a fan of Treme will recognize Rogan as "The Real Davis" of the critically acclaimed series that effectively captures the post-Katrina New Orleans music scene. Longtime Parrot patrons may recognize him from his Green Parrot gigs a dozen or so years back when he exploded onto the Parrot stage with his band All That, the infamous and first-of-its-kind funk/rap/New Orleans band.E- A guest blogger visiting from the northern U.S. is fascinated by the red in the Redland, at Redland Rambles.
I am sure the examples of red are more numerous than I have experienced in only one season. I didn’t even hit on the tomatoes, of which the Cherokee has always caught my eye, not to mention they are one of the tastiest you’ll find. I’ve heard the nearly 150 varieties of mango are truly something to taste and see, and I have not spoke of the orchids. The one red I wish I captured was the rosy blush of a ripe mango, but I was too busy eating them to pause to take a photograph, and anyway, the interior is more delicious to the tongue than the exterior to the eye.