Is it midweek already? Gotta love these holiday weeks. Here's your evening Sift.
A- Sex and the Beach wins Miami New Times Best Art and Culture Blog and mentions SFDB so, you know...
B- Random Pixels has the news that the Herald's paywall goes up on December 18th.
C- Political Cortadito uncovers some apparent election hijinks by former Miami-Dade County Commission candidate and MDPD detective Manny Machado.
Now that Miami-Dade Police Det. Manny Machado lost his bullish bid to become county commissioner, let’s hope the police department investigates his tactics — which are unethical and misleading and not what one wants of their law enforcement officials. Can you say Internal Affairs?D- Curbed Miami locates a $180K a month rental in Coral Gables that doesn't even have an ocean view.
Just off Bird Road, on Santa Maria Street, the 4,086 square foot house is on the edge of the Riveria Country Club. It comes fully furnished, with a pool, stately living and dining rooms, a large kitchen, and a grand double-height foyer. Only four bedrooms mean each is quite large, but you can't really pack you and all your relatives in for an awesome golf vacay, if that's what you had in mind. Outside, tall french doors with cuuuute blue shutters capture the fairway views.E- Eater Miami highlights the opening of Brewhouse on Miami Beach and, an hour later, documents its closing.
F- Eye on Miami continues their examination of the state of today's Republican Party.
Put simply: there are not enough voters to buy what the GOP reality creators are selling. That leaves the GOP to commission polls that deliver what history's actors want to hear. Changing demographics, the failure to expand the Republican base, the avoidance of the biggest calamity to the hubris of history's actors -- climate change and global warming -- the GOP needs to find its way back to reality at the precise moment after party radicals succeeded in flushing every Republican moderate out of Congress.G- The Original Big Tomato Pizza makes a thick crust believer out of Boy Writes Miami.
The young GOP standard bearers -- like Paul Ryan, who couldn't deliver Wisconsin, or Marco Rubio, who couldn't deliver Florida to Mitt Romney's side -- may be telegenic, capable of delivering a sound bite to the Fox News script, and conservative to the core, but they are the top of the wrong pyramid.
The problem with thick pizzas is really their proportionality. When you’ve got such a thick slab of dough, it’s not a simple task to get a properly proportionate amount of sauce on there, and as we all know, the sauce on a pizza is very important, it’s like the sauce on a pizza. Big Tomato has a genius way of getting around this, however. It involves putting ENTIRELY TOO MUCH F*CKING [Ed.] EVERYTHING on the dough. Normally this would be bad, but there’s something about taking eight seconds to bite through a layer, nay, STRATUM of cheese that makes this thing amazing.