Welcome to Friday night, readers. I'm running out to get something to eat but want to let you know that I'm leaving you with plenty of Sift and Weekend Widget [in the right sidebar] to keep you occupied. Have fun.
A- Food for Thought [now with video!] previews the Harding Dinner Series that you gotta move fast for if you care to experience it.
The next course was one of the best things I've eaten this year. Jeremiah' s duck pastrami was cured in salt, sugar and pink salt for about five days, then thin shavings of the duck were plated on a long communal plank with brussels sprout "kraut" and a spiced pumpernickel streusel. It was just a perfect combination of flavors: the duck, meaty and fatty; the sprouts, bright, vegetal and tart; the streusel providing an earthy, spicy anchor for it all. Great stuff.B- Josh's Delicatessen & Appetizing is just a few weeks away from opening in Surfside, according to Eater Miami.
In addition to his award winning matzoh balls made with duck fat and ginger beer, Marcus promises a lot including smoked sable (black cod brined for three hours then hot smoked for four hours, topped with molasses and paprika); pickled mackerel; pastrami salmon; corned beef; Harding salami (a house-made combination of a savory Italian salami and classic kosher hard salami); and tongue.C- In case you haven't had enough of the story of Rakontur and their films of about South Florida, Salty Eggs satisfies the need.
“L.A. is the place where you go when you wanna be somebody. New York is the place you go when you are somebody. Miami’s the place you go when you wanna be somebody else. That defines so much of our culture here, and so many of the Gatsby-esque characters,” says Corben. “The city inspires us literally every day with its never-ending sordid and assorted cast of characters and stories past and present.”D- South Florida Food and Wine did a nice job documenting the Savor the Avenue dining event in Delray Beach last night.
The event was not just about food & wine but the entire outdoor experience with the highlight being the 1200+ foot dining table that stretched just about a quarter of a mile; each of the 18 participating restaurants decorated their tables personifying their restaurant, their staff and their chef.E- Redland Rambles has your CSA share for Week #17.
F- I'm getting the idea that Florida Keys Girl can be a tough customer at a restaurant after reading her review of Hakkasan.
We were running a little late for our reservation so we called and let them know that we are late, but would be there. We were told that was not a problem. Then we arrived to a thirty-plus minute wait. (Yes, I understand we were late, but we called and were essentially told that they would hold our table.) They did not hold our table. When I asked the hostess about it, she tried back pedaling and said that they do not hold tables. That would have been helpful information WHEN WE CALLED YOU. Not so helpful when we are sitting at the bar for over half an hour.G- South Florida Lawyers posts the latest "David Samson Of The Marlins Is An A-hole" story.
H- Was a Miami Beach police officer relieved of duty for racing along the beach with his siren and lights going? Random Pixels has the story.
And in another case that could prove to be a major headache for Martinez's new administration, I've learned that the chief was forced to relieve Officer Eric Dominguez of duty after a videotape surfaced that allegedly shows him speeding in his police cruiser along an area of the beach near Ocean Drive and 8th Street.I- South Beach Condo Blog breaks the news that Rosie O'Donnell has put her Miami Beach property on the market. Yeah. Me neither.
J- Obalesque has purchased his new car!
The new car is a RAV-4 Sport. This is our fourth RAV-4, but Yes, sadly, it’s our first automatic transmission. I called around to numerous dealers with small SUVs that allegedly offer manual shifts. Zero results.