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A- Boy Writes Miami likes Pollo Tropical because food isn't free.
If all food were free, Pollo Tropical would be considered garbage. Since in a world where all food is free you probably don’t require gainful employment, I would make it my career to stand around mocking those who ate Pollo Tropical. But we don’t live in that world. We live in a world where goods cost something, and to me the cost of things mitigates some of the enjoyment I get from it.B- Today is the day we ask important questions, Gun Free Zone says, like:
1) How do you propose to control all guns in the USA?C- Beached Miami does the Q&A thing with LEBO.
2) Define Assault Weapon.
How do you fit in with the Miami art scene, if indeed you fit in at all?D- Liam Crotty Photography covered four-time Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington's visit to Mack Cycle & Fitness yesterday.
LEBO: I’m not sure where I fit in with the Miami art scene. I feel like when I was coming up [in the mid '90s] there was a small but really amazing underground art and music culture brewing. My career kind of started then and was already up and running by the time Art Basel and all of that started. I’ve never really been part of any arts group either as I prefer to stay independent and hopefully split my work between collaborating with great companies/brands and keeping it at a level where people of all makes can have access and hopefully enjoy it. I can definitely say I feel grateful for feeling that I grew up along with the City of Miami and I feel deeply connected to its energy.
E- Sunday's Average Joe Art Sale in Little Haiti looks like it's going to be a good time, according to Arterpillar's write up.
The event presented by Yo Miami, will include resident artists as well as newcomers selling original work, limited edition prints, merchandise, apparel - all priced under $250. Wynwood Brewing Company will provide refreshments and Los Chamos Food Truck will be selling arepas, empanadas and more and there will be handcrafter gelato bars from HipHOPS.F- Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez lets Political Cortadito down.
If I was disappointed yesterday when I heard that Gimenez — who Ladra has always been loyal to and who I still think is the best candidate, despite his lack of quick action today and courage today — had joined the dark side, I’m completely disgusted now that he has legitimized and allowed this type of bully, oppressive behavior from an elected official in his county. Even if said elected official endorsed him.G- Islamorada's Bob's Bunz is definitely a place you want to stop for, reports Florida Keys Girl.
Bob’s Bunz is a breakfast and lunch joint with an attitude. From the “Got Bunz” hats to the wall signage (“Squeeze Bob’s Bunz before you leave!”) it is a fun diner. They are, of course, famous for their cinnamon buns, which much to my delight (even thought I didn’t have one) come in a mini size.H- If you're in the market for a condo on Ocean Drive that runs between $5 and $18 million, then Curbed Miami shares a link to the website you need to head to.
Ye olde Kallisto, originally designed by Arquitectonica, but made super-luxe by Bermello Ajamil, who reconfigured the interiors to have only 10 units for an 18 story building, has been rebranded, and is pending relaunch as 120 Ocean Drive.I- Although I couldn't find it specifically mentioned in the post, it sure looks like Burgers by the Beach enjoyed a comped meal at Relish in West Palm Beach and, to no one's surprise, really liked it.
After being the first one to arrive and still staring at the menu for 20 minutes... Sgt. Sauce switch it up a bit and ordered a Lamb Burger with the Tangy Tzatziki Relish. Really fresh & flavorful. Ground lamb was a first for Sgt. Sauce. He was expecting it to be sliced gyro meat on a bun. Nope. Really happy with the way it turned out. The solid 1/2 lb (after cooking) burger really held up. It turned into a finger licking good burger...J- Under the Sun has yet another Hurricane Andrew story.
When we put out a call for Andrew stories, the British Consulate in Miami sent us a remarkable document. Kevin McGurgan, the British consul-general in Miami, was going through old papers, looking for stuff to throw out. “Buried at the bottom,” says McGurgan, “was an old file marked ‘Crisis Management: Hurricane Andrew-Lead-up, Destruction and Aftermath.’ We pulled it out and inside was this wonderful record detailing everything that the Consulate had done to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Andrew.”K- First it was Zeke's, now it is David's Cafe. We're losing institutions on Lincoln Road...at Eater Miami.