The end of a sweet, sweet holiday weekend draws to a close. On a positive note, Thanksgiving vacation starts next week. Yesssssssss. Here's your evening Sift.
A- Check out how the Keys takes care of its own at Green Parrot Bar.
B- Miamism Pix post a nice picture of Venetian Pool.
C- Jeff Eats points us in the direction of some barbecue on NW 167th Street.
Just so you know, this is a takeout joint—smokers setup in a strip center’s parking lot. BO is open Wednesday-Saturday 12:30pm-9pm.D- Eye on Miami shares the voter turnout numbers in Miami-Dade County.
Coral Gables, Miami Shores, Palmetto Bay and Pinecrest are the winners on voter turnout and it looks like Homestead overall, did the worst.E- The 2012 Eater Awards for Miami at Eater Miami.
To recap, Eater's local editors in 19 cities nominated candidates for five major local categories: Restaurant of the Year, So Hot Right Now Restaurant, Chef of the Year, Bartender of the Year, and Stone Cold Stunner. Eater readers then voted to narrow the field to a final three in each category. From that final three, the Eater editorial team chose the winner.F- Carlos Miller has more video of testimony from his recent trial.
G- Random Pixels gets up and personal with some Key deer.
H- Beached Miami recaps their Bike Hunt that was held this weekend and gets some positive feedback in the comments.
Our onslaught of #bikehunt305 tweets, numbering in the thousands, reached at least 60,000+ people and garnered nearly 700,000+ impressions, according to hashtracking.com. Considering those lofty figures, it’s no wonder many Hunters slammed up against Twitter’s image-uploading limits toward the end of the event.I- On Two Shores explains how Cuban-American hardliners are lying in order to preserve what little credibility they have left when it comes to the election and Cuba.
And what a box of laughs this new study is. Its basis is an obscure statistical trick called “ecological regression” (no, that doesn’t mean what happens to a normal mind when trying to make sense out of hardliners’ arguments, though it sometimes feels that way). It’s pretty nerdy stuff, but what’s relevant here is that it’s an inference, a projection, subject to bias and unreliability. They are looking at precinct and absentee ballot results and (since the ballots aren’t marked “Cuban” and there are no 100% Cuban precincts anywhere) making assumptions on a limited number of precincts in hand-picked areas. As opposed to actually asking more than 2,000 living and breathing Cuban Americans statewide, right after they cast their vote, who they voted for, which is what an exit poll does.J- Curbed Miami takes a look at a historic rental in the Grove.
Built 102 years ago for John T. Peacock of that founding family of Coconut Grove, the Peacocks, this lavish $20,000/month house just might be the most historic rental in South Florida.K- Supreme Court Justice Justice Sonia Sotomayor gives Abby career advice in this recent Sesame Street video at Southern District of Florida Blog.
L- Every now the squeaky wheel gets some grease as Transit Miami demonstrates.
A few weeks ago we wrote about the abysmal pedestrian conditions along SE 1st Avenue. We met with William Plasencia from Commissioner Sarnoff’s office after we posted this article and he promised us that the Commish would respond. Well it looks like Commissioner Sarnoff has delivered some small improvements.