Good evening, readers. I have a solid Sift for you but make sure you check out the first entry and see how a concert can be interpreted in two different ways. Enjoy your Friday nights.
A- Last night's Cat Power concert at Grand Central sounds rather strange after reading Beached Miami's report although Salty Eggs seems to feel as though that's just Cat Power. From the former...
Marshall sang over a previously recorded track of her own vocals. This initially became most noticeable during “Human Being” when Marshall would just not sing or sing away from the microphone during some parts of the song. Between songs she mumbled, sometimes too far from the microphone to hear, and her band mates looked a bit concerned at times. Frankly, she seemed drunk. A few times she crouched in the corner of the stage for a minute. During “Silent Machine” she strapped on a guitar, which she alternated between playing and miming playing motions. She then asked for the house lights to be turned on, then gratefully exclaimed “Oh my God,” when she saw the enormous crowd.B- Florida Keys Girl stopped by Michy's in Miami and liked it.
The menu is appetizer heavy, most of which are available in half or full portions, with everything from three kinds of oysters to salads, ceviches and foie gras. I began my meal with the Bibb lettuce salad, complete with avocado, crispy onions and a jalapeno ranch dressing. The crispy onions were delicious, and the salad was gone within moments. I also could not help but dig right into FKGuy’s fish ceviche made with yellowtail snapper and flounder, complete with a wonderful guacamole.C- Transit Miami supports law enforcement's efforts to enforce pedestrian yield laws on Brickell Avenue.
I heard about the detail in the morning of October 10th, and went to personally thank the officers on duty, letting them know this was an important safety issue to the community. The officers left at about 9:15 AM, so 72 summons were doled out in a relatively short period of time.D- Jeff Eats enjoyed his visit to Mandolin Aegean Bistro in Miami.
The “sampled” items included…fried calamari, arugula salad, gyro, moussaka, grilled lamb chops, chicken kebab, french fries, orzo pilaf…now you gotta trust me here—the food was delicious. A special shoutout to the fried calamari and the gyro…by the way, the tzatziki that came with the dishes was worth the price of admission alone.E- There wasn't much about the pizza at American Pie Pizzeria at Gulfstream that Worst Pizza liked but they gave them...you got it...4 "slices" anyway.
When the pie was placed on our table I could immediately see how much flour they used while preparing their pizza. Just look around the edges and the photo will show you definitive proof of how much they used. The sauce wasn’t that great, but the cheese was really tasty. The cheese was the best part of the pie and I wished they applied more around the edges to cover up some of that sauce. The crust tasted quite bland and I feel this was due to the cheap flour they were using. Without the flour the crust might have tasted decent. I was further impressed that American Pie Pizza cooked this pie almost perfectly.G- Go Hydrology! shows us one way to figure out the depth of the water in the swamp...and you don't even have to leave your car.
H- The305.Com reveals the story behind a Wynwood artist who leaves his work at different places around town.
I- Curbed Miami has the details on a little known Japanese Garden located on Watson Island.
There's a japanese garden just beyond the Port Tunnel construction site on Watson Island. It's next to Jungle Island's offramp from the highway, and squeezed in front of the that old yacht club, the Miami Yacht Club, that takes over the island's eastern tip.