What's the deal with this island-mainland rivalry that Riptide took a stab at yesterday....
While we appreciate your invitations, the following will not inspire us to take our talents to South Beach:Maybe it's because I live in Broward ["The Great White North?"] that I don't understand all the apparent animosity between the mainland and island populations, although I once had a commenter insinuate that I was less of a blogger because I didn't live on Miami Beach. I wasn't too upset because compared to some of the comments I get, that one was relatively tepid.
- A "happy hour" that involves a thimble-and-a-half of house gin being poured into a tall, thin glass filled to the top with crushed ice for $8.
- Shopping: Any stores you have that we don't already have on the mainland we probably don't want to shop at anyway (or, OK, can't afford).
- Eating at any restaurant that pesters you with flyers when you walk by.
So, really, what's the deal? Why the drama?