Thursday, June 28, 2012
SFDB Post Of The Week
SFDB selects its Post of the Week by going back and reviewing all the Sifts that we've done over the past 7 days. We find the best post of the week and note the runners ups as we judge them to be.
As is almost always the case, I had a number of excellent posts to wade through for this week's Post of the Week selection. The South Florida blogosphere continues to impress me with its quality and diversity. Don't believe me? Peruse through the SFDB blogrolls one afternoon. Let's take a look at this week's selections.
Runners-Up: Food for Thought's quality photos and, well, thoughts, as well as his knowledge of the chefs in attendance, provided a nice backdrop for a quality post about a recent "pop up" dinner, the kind of which seems to be all the rage in South Florida. Pineapple farming in South Miami-Dade was the subject of a nicely composed and interesting Redland Rambles effort that shed some light on a little known subject...at least for me. When reading Arterpillar's Q&A with local artist David Zalben, you get the feeling like you really are kicking back and listening to a conversation. The nice slideshow that accompanied the exchange was a bonus.
Winner: As you can imagine, I read a lot of posts during the week so when it's time to sit down and pick the best of the best, there are usually only one or two that I specifically remember as I start to wade through the Sifts. This week, Blind Taste's missive about finding "the best BBQ pork sandwich [he's] ever had" was the one. The post, On the Road: Ridgewood Barbecue, Bluff City, TN, was as much about the restaurant as it was the food and captured the essence of the classic backwoods Tennessee BBQ joint called Ridgewood Barbecue. Blind Taste's description of traveling to the restaurant and the accompanying pictures stuck with me and caused me to make a note to myself that if I'm ever in Tennessee, I really need to take time to visit Ridgewood Barbecue. When I find myself doing that, I know the writer has done their job and the post is of SFDB Post of the Week quality.
'Til next time, keep on blogging!