Wow. Busy day in the South Florida blogsphere. Lots of good stuff for you tonight in your evening Sift. Enjoy.
A- The305.Com sends some love SFDB's way.
B- Liam Crotty shows off his recent Herald Op-Ed.
C- Been looking for a healthy food truck? Burger Beast finds one for you.
Their food is good, the portions are right and even though their prices are a little higher than the average truck I can see where the additional bucks go.D- Miamism profiles the Lenny Kravitz-designed Paramount Bay Condos.
Seriously! Sexy interiors! With finishes that made my jaw drop – from the diamond patterned cladding on the walls, to the choice of stone and lighting. My first question when I walked in the building was, “How exactly was Lenny Kravitz involved, or is it just another celebrity hoax to attract sales?”. I was told that Mr. Kravitz was involved in all the common areas of the building including approach, circulation and functionality.E- Norman Brothers Produce in Kendall gets the Critical Miami treatment.
If you should find yourself down in Kendall, there’s a nifty little produce market that you should check out. Norman Brothers is sort of a cross between a Fresh Market and Trader Joe’s (coming to Miami!), but it’s a one-off, family owned place, so it’s got a unique and funky flavor.F- Curbed Miami has the info on some pie-in-the-sky development that someone is thinking of doing in the area around the new Intermodal Center at MIA.
G- On Two Shores selects a few snippets from a recent HuffPo op-ed on why Cuban-Americans don't have to be stuck being Republicans their whole life.
H- Leave a comment at Hello, I'm Scott and you might get some of his photography.
I- Roy Black loved Bill Clinton's convention speech and is obviously a big fan of the Big Dog.
Clinton reminds me of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s take on the charisma of Jay Gatsby also someone who everyone liked: “He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life.”J- Coconut Grove Grapevine's vision of Stars Hollow continues.
I like Fitzgerald’s novels, but he made one serious miscalculation when wrote there are no second lives in American life. He never met Bill Clinton. The comeback kid. In spades. Gennifer Flowers, Impeachment, Al Gore was so afraid of his toxic aura that he kept him off the 2000 campaign trail. Yet he comes on as the savior of Barack Obama and gives one of the most stirring political speeches in recent political history. Hard to beat that.
I'm going up north in the next week and that made me think of fall leaves. How about if we truck in lots of fall leaves, dump them in Peacock Park and let people jump around in them and play in them for a fee? Or even for free? It's sort of like Snow Days, but with leaves, it could be called "A Taste of Fall."K- Soul of Miami shares a number of Brickell Art Walk photos.
L- The Cuban Triangle opines that David Rivera's legal troubles are boding nicely for Democrat Joe Garcia and a new approach to Cuba from a politician in Miami-Dade.
With Garcia in the mix, Cuba policy will not be transformed, but the debate will get healthier. For the first time the diversity in Cuban American opinion will be reflected right there in the Florida delegation. By a Cuban American who, like most Americans, sees openness as part of our identity, and as part of our strength.M- The Romney campaign is approaching meltdown mode as a video at Bark Bark Woof Woof shows us.