Another Monday behind us. I think I'll drink to that. Enjoy your evening Sift.
A- Eater Miami says Brother Jimmy's is almost ready to bring it's barbecue to Brickell.
Sticking to the restaurants motto, "Put Some South in Yo' Mouth", the menu is meat-centric and down-home from its specialty original "wet" ribs to sliced brisket to Southern specialties like country fried steak with gravy.B- See B movies in the Gutter Film Series this summer...at Beached Miami.
Most would agree on the enduring value of watching classic films — Casablanca, Citizen Kane, etc. — but film buff Joey Halegua makes a fascinating point about the merit of the unacclaimed films in the history of cinema. “I think it is just as important for people to see the unpopular films of the past,” he says. “Approaching films in this way allows you to form a more realistic and well-rounded understanding of the media/culture of a particular time.”C- Arterpillar profiles local artist JeanPaul Mallozzi.
In July 2011, Michael Margulies approached Mallozzi at David Castillo Gallery in Miami, where he was exhibiting in the DCG Open and later signed him to Michael Margulies Artist Agency. Just six months prior, Mallozzi had been approached by Byrna West, founder and director of West Two Gallery in London.D- Curbed Miami shows us plans for something called Icon Bay that includes a fountain in Biscayne Bay.
E- Roy Black shares some thoughts about U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps.
The race he lost, the 400 meter individual medley, is a gutsy challenge. Phelps hated the pain but managed to surmount it even when he hadn’t trained hard enough to win. While this was the one event he didn’t medal in at these games, it proved in defeat he is a true champion. I have swum this event, no where near his exalted level — trust me, it is painful. It doesn’t look it because the swimmers are in the water and you literally can’t see them sweat.F- A couple South Florida local bands are in Sweden this month, according to Salty Eggs.
The big cities in Sweden are nearly the diametric opposite of those in South Florida: They’re kind of cold all year, but they’re quiet, clean, and full of people who wait calmly in line and speak grammatically correct English. Don’t get us wrong, though, we love our bizarro corner of the universe and its loud, messy brilliance — which is why we kind of love the image of South Floridians repping us over in Scandinavia. And August finds two of these instances, completely unrelated and involving two of the best, but vastly different, acts to break out from our shores.G- Random Pixels says the Miami Herald is almost at the end of her life.
H- Eye on Miami pats their readers and commenters on the back for their contribution to the absentee ballot voting fraud discussion that has been held at that blog over the years.
This topic generated more reader interest than any other we have published. What I would like to highlight in this post are some selection of the hundreds of comments we received from readers. Some are clearly insiders who work local elections and are disgusted with the rampant abuse of democracy. Some are insiders who analyze voter data and know how to count in specific races.