Romney wins! *yawn* Here's your evening Sift.
A- Miami Beach 411's RSS feed has been FUBAR the last few days so tonight I'm going to catch you up to one of the posts that got lost in the shuffle...Carlos Miller was there when Morning Joe showed up at Jerry's Diner, so of course we get the scoop on what went down.
I was already in the spirit of things, munching on a pickle, ordering a Sky High Rueben and taking in the scene with my video camera, which was the typical 5 a.m. South Beach crowd of hookers, strippers, clubbers with the added exception of a growing crowd of political junkies.B- Political Cortadito has a snazzy new URL.
C- Coconut Grove Grapevine rails against the BID.
While the 19 board members are falling all over themselves with delusions of grandeur at the BID meetings (some are not even business owners, they are neighbors or people that don't even live in the Grove) the Grove is going to hell. The few board members who spoke their own minds were dumped by the board -- which is not elected, but appointed. And so it is basically a puppet board that does the bidding (no pun intended) of a few. The poor, shameless, lame bidding.D- Photos and videos from January's Critical Mass ride are up at The Miami Bike Scene.
E- Justice Building Blog maintains that the Miami-Dade criminal justice system is mired in the Stone Ages.
Thirty years ago you didn't have a cell phone or a beeper. Nothing about your TV was flat if it was working. The word "Internet" didn't exist in most dictionaries (neither did Al Gore ). If you were sick you didn't get a CAT scan. An X-ray sufficed. Look how far we've come (Newt Gingrich excepted).F- Beached Miami tells us about Sundays on the Green in Wynwood.
But what happened to the Dade County Clerk's Office? It's as if some evil villain from Star Trek has frozen the clerk's office just as it was in 1982.
How many of you would sign up to receive emails from the clerk's office as an official court notice? How much money would that save in paper and postage? What if you could add your client's email address as well? But who's going to explain to Harvey Ruvin what an email is?
Sundays on the Green, a monthly festival that mixes environmentally friendly vendors, skateboarding, art, children’s educational activities, and music, kicked off on Sunday, Jan. 29. Celebrated in a 12,000-square-foot lot at 572 N.W. 23rd Street, just east of I-95, the project is the brainchild of a collective known as Wynwood Green. The group is lead by Daniel Wills, owner of recording studio Armory Studios, on whose lawn the event takes place. Also on board: WVUM, 305Green, the artists collective Ground Up Collective, and party supplier I Am Your Villain.G- Worst Pizza once again rips Casola's Pizza and, once again, somehow gives them an average rating.
The idea behind Sundays On The Green is to provide a space to encourage environmentally friendly practices, support charities and community organizations while also uniting the families that make up Wynwood’s eclectic community.
First off there was a ridiculous amount of flour on the crust. I mean it was just excessive, and wasn’t the finest quality. When I picked the slice up, you would have thought we finally had some snow in Miami. And when I put the slice down, it actually wouldn’t lay flat due to some of the flour that fell off piling up into a mini mountain. There is nothing anyone can say to me to justify the amount of flour used. It was gross.H- Everything you want to know about champagne at South Florida Food and Wine.