The Weekend Widget is up and running in the right sidebar so the weekend must be close. Here's your late evening Sift.
A- Discourse explains just how bad things have gotten over at Citizens Insurance.
Things got so bad that Gov. Rick Scott said he wants Citizens Insurance to have an inspector general — think about it: there’s a state body so corrupt that Rick Scott thinks it needs investigating and cleaning up! That’s a scary concept.B- Food for Thought describes another decadent meal that I think I would rather read about than consume.
Our dinner started with an amuse bouche modeled after one of my favorite unlikely combinations: vitello tonnato. Brad's version substituted a melting puddle of braised veal breast, topped with a frothy emulsion of egg yolk, tuna and lemon, all dolloped with warm goat butter. This rich bite was a preview of the indulgence to come.C- Eat It, Miami, posts a tribute to a great restaurant and a fine friend.
I was first introduced to the Alibi by my friend, Ben, a great guy who passed away just over a month ago at the terribly young age of 34 from complications due to his diabetes. It's hard to believe and it hasn't really sunk in, but it prompted a group of close friends that day to head over to the Abbey for a few beers, and then to the Alibi, one of his favorite spots in Miami, to commiserate and grab a bite the day we found out about his untimely demise.D- Eater Miami gives us a peek inside Khong Rive House at the old space that was once occupied by Ms. Yips.
No fusion fuss here, this is strictly Thai region-based cuisine with natives Chef Bee and Chef Pi and their Thai staff bringing in traditional recipes used in their own homes. There's a main dining room, two private dining rooms in the back, and a soon-to-open upstairs dining space (R.I.P. Buck 15) with a bar and private room as well that will be used for overflow on busy nights and special chef dinners and events a la Yardbird's popular Midnight Chef's Table Series.