Long day for me today so I'm not in the mood to be expansive. Enjoy your Sift.
A- Miami Beach 411 sends up a warning flare about the usability of the new Metrorail Orange line.
While many are excited about Metrorail’s new service to Miami International Airport, familiarize yourself before depending on it for your trip. If you are staying in Miami on the mainland, it will be the quickest, easiest way for you to get where you’re going. But if you are coming to South Beach or Ft . Lauderdale, you’ll need to find other options. We’re making progress here, but nothing in Miami is perfect overnight.B- A slideshow of the Brickell area has been posted at Miami Condo Investments.
My goal when taking these pictures was to provide those unacquainted with the area the type of scenic tour one would receive if walking the neighborhood by foot. I also included some amazing shots that were taken from a boat that we rented as well as others that were taken from various high-rise buildings throughout Brickell.C- B-cycle is hiring, says The Miami Bike Scene.
They are looking for someone with experience as a bicycle mechanic who can also drive a truck (must have driver's license and good driving record) to move bikes across stations within the county. Broward B-cycle employees work for Trek USA and are eligible for discounts of up to 60% on bikes and gear. This is an entry-level position but with multiple opportunities for advancement both within the technical field and across Trek's marketing, sales and administrative teams, locally & globally.D- The old Miami Heart Institute on Miami Beach is going condos, according to Curbed Miami.
The Miami Beach planning board has just approved zoning changes to this new project, by Italian architect Piero Lissoni, and local firm ADD Inc., which will turn the old Miami Heart Institute building into luxury condos, with major sections sliced away to give the building a svelte new form. It will be completely gutted and reclad.E- Salty Eggs tells us all about an, ummmm, interesting metal band concert at Revolution this past weekend.
Benton’s guttural yelling alternated with blood-curdling high-pitched howls over the band’s whirlpool of metal. As the man’s eyes rolled into the back of his head, the stage lights danced off the still very clear inverted cross branded on his forehead. The blast beats and shredding guitars of songs like “When Satan Rules His World” crawled up the walls to the ceiling, where the sound rained down on the thrashing audience like an acid assault. A man flew from the center of the metal whirlpool at point, flying through the heavily layered crowd and ending on the step next to the bar, a victim of a pit that had grown so violent it was now expelling the weak.F- Mitt Romney loves socialized medicine and Bark Bark Woof Woof has the quote.
G- Want to get out of The Bazaar for under $50 [excluding tip and alcohol]? Blind Tastes offers up some combos.
Let's face it, with a menu that consists of about 60 items excluding the cured meats & cheeses section, dining at Bazaar can be a tad intimidating. These are just a few ways you can get in and out of Bazaar for under $50 a head. If you add the Rossejat or Secreto de Iberico to any lineup, you can score easily at Bazaar. In fact, a solo diner could opt for either of those dishes along with a beer or two and leave belly full and happy.H- An open letter to City of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones from Coconut Grove Grapevine gets the comments buzzing.
And while many of us put the "nut" in Coconut Grove, we are not nuts. We know what we like and don't like. We don't like trees removed for no reason at all other than to line someone's pockets. We don't like industry like Burn Notice removed to place another park in between two parks, we don't like being told what to do and when to do it. But until the powers that be in the Grove have the balls to stand up to bullying, this is going to be the fate of the Grove.