It was busy Monday in the South Florida blogosphere so you know what that means...a jam-packed evening Sift. Sit back and enjoy.
A- Restaurant Gal spends some time in Tahoe and finds out that not only is the locale fun and friendly but so are the people.
And marveled at the drivers who didn’t honk–ever, and who did stop for a pedestrian.B- Miamism has a "mod" Miami Beach home that is listed for over $8 million and "has potential" for, apparently, some multi-millionaire.
And was surprised by checkout ladies and front-desk clerks who smiled and chatted with us.
And embraced an elusive something called “Tahoe Time.”
The house does something nicely, and this is rare for a minimalist contemporary home built after 2000. It creates vignettes everywhere you look. There are details in the railings, stairs, floors. There are interior windows and interesting use of materials. Some may prefer contemporary homes to be simpler than this one, but I do like the fact that details were thought out and not just thrown all over the place.C- Eater Miami collects the early reviews for Pao Town in Coral Gables.
Opened just a few weeks ago, Pao Town is Coral Gables' newest Asian eatery. From the guys who brought us Sushi Maki, Pao Town is a "fast casual" pan-Asian gastropub. It has the feel and concept of an Asian Shake Shack, where you order at the register and sit with a number at your table or bar stool of choice until it's brought out to you. This newcomer to the Miracle Mile neighborhood seems to fare well across the board, with only a couple isolated complaints.D- Sweat Records has a great events page. Who knew?
E- More evidence that hardliners are becoming less relevant when it comes to U.S./Cuba policy at On Two Shores.
F- Salty Eggs was damn impressed by Chris Isaak's performance at the Fillmore this weekend.
Chris Isaak delivered a show that was engaging on every level: sonically flawless, impossibly entertaining, and visually stunning. The singer/songwriter has a motivation to entertain that most are simply lacking, making Friday’s performance one to remember.G- South Florida Food and Wine gets her blog up and running again and spends a few minutes with St. Regis Bal Harbour’s Executive Pastry Chef Antonio Bachour.
South Florida Food and Wine: What is a typical day for you as the Executive Pastry Chef at the St. Regis Bal Harbour?H- Arterpillar shares a little of what the Appropriated Gender opening at 1310 Gallery in Fort Lauderdale was like on Saturday. Slideshow included.
Antonio Bachour: A typical day is to arrive early to the pastry kitchen to create a new dessert, prepare the plan of the day, view the events in banquets, then organize the preparation of Fresco, room service, St Regis Bar and Grill and J&G desserts before meeting with Executive Chef Jordi Valles to view upcoming events, menus and amenity programs.
I went to the Appropriated Gender opening on Saturday night. So many interesting works of art were spread across three floors, from Kandy Lopez's attitude-filled giant portraits to the thoughtful craft-inspired works of Martin Casuso, an adorable painting ("Kissable") of one of JC Bravo's big-headed cabezones and a latch-hook rug by Kathleen Kranack that will remind you, "It's Your Fault."I- Wow. PhinPhanatic is really trying to get Fin fans riled up about this coming weekend's Dolphins/Jets game.
“I’m Still Here!”
Scream it loud and strong. No banner over the stadium to give the media something else to poke fun at. Get your rear-end out of your seats at home and park in the stadium come Sunday. The New York Jets are coming to town.