Wow. Long day today for some reason. The politics of the presidential campaign have become almost unbearable...almost as bad as the weather. Enjoy what turned out to be a half decent Evening Sift.
A- Eye on Miami says that airport security screening is not needed in the United States.
On the one hand, I understand that the TSA security checkpoints are a price we pay for a world made small by technology and freedom of access and movement to anyone with an airline ticket and identification. How would I like being on a passenger flight commandeered by terrorists because we "let down our guard"? Not at all.B- Twenty new photos are up at The Street.
Still. Tear down those TSA checkpoints, Congress.
C- A rare, Wednesday edition of the Scene at the South Florida Theatre Scene...for your weekend theater wrap up.
D- Obalesque points out the importance of the low information voter in the upcoming election.
E- The bad thing about paintballing at Action Town Paint Ball in Hialeah is the smell, says Boy Writes Miami.
So we played for a few hours, braving the putrid stench reminiscent of queefs and halitosis. Over the course of it I got much better, and I took delight in aiming for people’s fingers because I got hit there early on and didn’t want to be the only person suffering from inflicted arthritis. Make sure you take your own water because: A) It’s f*cking expensive there; B) If you do want to buy it, you have to go through their stellar customer service whose policy is “over 15 minutes or it’s free.”F- Miamism discusses the yet-to-be-built Porsche Tower residences in detail.
What exactly makes this building unique or any more desirable than the other hundreds of Miami Beach luxury condos? Car Elevators! The central core of the building is made up of 3 pivoting car elevators that take your vehicles to your unit! That was not a misprint, you will actually park your cars in your unit and will have a choice of actually seeing your vehicle from your living room, or parking just below in a private garage.F- Louie's Backyard in Key West is worth a visit, according to Florida Keys Girl.
Next up was the sandwich course. FKGuy had the fish sandwich. Sauteed snapper on a soft onion roll with remoulade. Perfectly cooked and a delight not to have to special order a typical fried sandwich. I enjoyed the hot smoked salmon pastrami on rye with horseradish cream cheese, pickled onions and arugula. It was one of the better sandwiches I have had in a while. It was served open faced, which made it easy to pick out each individual component. I am already looking forward to their reopening just so I can have this sandwich again.G- Burger Beast reminisces about the first South Florida food truck rally.
The term Street Food never really caught on in South Florida, it was the 2 words, Food Trucks that hit. It was easy to decide who would attend as the Food Truck pool was tiny at that point. gastroPod and Latin Burger & Taco were the most recognizable names and I added Latin House Grill, the Yellow Submarine, Jefe’s Original Fish Taco & Burgers, Wing Commander, Feverish Ice Cream and Joy Wallace’s BBQ. The Rolling Stove who was all the way in Delray Beach at this point came down here for their first Miami event and Nacho Mama’s Mexican Grill drove up from Key Largo where no one got exactly what they were and what they were doing. La Camaronera’s Fish Box and Sakaya Kitchen’s Dim Ssam a Gogo but debuted at this event. Richard Hales, owner of Sakaya Kitchen had just literally picked up his truck from Food Cart USA just few hours earlier to break it in at this event. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink had recently debuted the MGFD Cart that they were taking out to events and so I invited them as well.H- So with their post today, Arterpillar becomes the only South Florida blog to post photos from this past weekend's Art Walk in Miami. Wow.
I- Sounds like the Brickell CitiCentre is being slapped together very quickly...at Curbed Miami.
J- Miami Urbanist remembers South Florida visionary Tony Goldman, who passed away yesterday.
K- Coconut Grove Grapevine says that the Grove Art Walk doesn't get any respect.
I like, actually don't like, how the Miami Herald published a story on the Art Walks across the county and left out Coconut Grove completely! Everything is there except us. But whose fault is it?