Seems like a longer than normal Tuesday to me. On a side note, it's intriguing to me to watch a certain segment of our population actually root for their healthcare to be taken away from them. Hopefully, at some point in the future, they'll reject our monetary system, too. Enjoy your evening Sift, readers.
A- Eater Miami gives us an update on the reinvention of Chow Down Grill.
B- Was a Miami Beach cop drinking a beer in a patrol car while a civilian buddy drove? "Sources" are telling Random Pixels that is the case...allegedly.
According to the source, the officer, Michael Veski, and the postal inspector had some sort of an exchange. But, the source adds, the postal inspector is alleging that Veski was not the one driving the police vehicle. The source tells me that a friend of the officer - who is not a cop - was behind the wheel.C- The Art of Wednesday at Arterpillar.
D- Transit Miami does not endorse a proposal that turns more of South Florida roadways into tollways.
It’s time for MDX to wake up and realize that mass transit is the future of our region – not highways. If it doesn’t evolve, it might find that there are a great many people, myself included, who don’t see a reason for it to exist anymore. We want transit – not tolls.E- Jeff Eats goes back to Between the Bun in Boynton Beach and compares their fries to Nathan's.
The burger and steak were made on a gas grill–which gives the food a delicious “backyard” bbq taste…the fries were hand cut…they look and taste exaclty like the Nathan’s fries- that I grew-up on in- as a kid in Brooklyn in the 1950s.F- Under the Sun interviews Andres Ponce of local Latin electronica band Elastic Bond.
What makes your band more unique than the rest of the Miami bands? Well, that’s a tough question since every individual and band is somewhat unique and there are many great bands in this city. I think what makes us unique is the ability to mix many different styles and grooves with Sofy’s soulful, bilingual vocals. We are pushing forward musically by mixing retro and modern sounds in ways that we feel have not been done before.G- Roy Black shares his opening to his defense of John Goodman, which he eventually lost.
I thought a good way to involve the jury in the opening was to let them see, feel and hear the accident for themselves. At least that was my idea going in. Unfortunately the judge sustained objections to that and I had to edit on the fly. The judge was very restrictive in his rulings and it made it much more difficult to be an effective advocate. I found myself self-limiting what I said during the trial in order to circumvent objections and avoid annoying sidebar conferences which interrupted the flow of the arguments.H- Get your South Florida Easter dining plans together at South Florida Food and Wine.
I- Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza is turning into an empire, according to the latest from Worst Pizza.
So what does a successful multi-location operation like Anthony’s do to keep going? Why they get a $25 million dollar cash infusion from some huge and well known investors like GE Capital and Quilvest Group Investment to keep expanding. That’s what. The companies just announced this new investment with $17 million being a term loan to expand operations and $8 million as a revolving credit facility to stock and open those new restaurants. Currently, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza has thirty two locations and is obviously planning on adding many more.J- Eye on Miami says that North Miami's government is rotten.
K- Miami Beach 411 has a fresh new look...and their RSS feed is apparently working again!