Tuesdays are the new Mondays after a holiday weekend. Glad this one is over. Here's your evening Sift.
A- Eater Miami interviews restaurateur Barton G. Weiss about his growing empire.
Miami's famously over-the-top empire builder Barton G. Weiss isn't slowing down anytime soon. What started as a catering company in 1993 has now evolved into an ever-growing realm of endless possibilities. The restaurateur and events creator opened Barton G. The Restaurant ten years ago, with Prelude by Barton G. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts opening in 2009, and The Villa by Barton G. opening the following year at the iconic Versace Mansion on Ocean Drive. Eater sat down to talk with Barton G. himself about the 10 year anniversary of his first restaurant, what inspires him and Executive Chef Jeff O'Neill, and the upcoming LA location.B- Miami Dish tosses a few food questions at Amy Rosenberg, founder of the Overtown Music Project.
C- Arterpillar has the 411 on the DBA 2013 Art Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale.
D- Political Cortadito has another example of unsavory Miami-Dade politics.
Former (read: disgraced) State Rep. Richard “Raunchy Richie” Steinberg is looking forward to 2016 and a run for his old seat — now occupied by State Rep. David Richardson, whose real name is Lance Richardson but who intelligently went with his middle name instead. Richardson, the first openly gay state rep in Florida, won an easy four-way Democratic primary and coasted to Tallahassee with no GOP roadblock to pass. Steinberg, who resigned in 2011, transferred paperwork intended for the 2012 election for the 2016 race instead. With $30,000 in contributions already, he seems optimistic.E- Tropicult says there's a lot going on these days over at The Vagabond.
The Vagabond, in association with Miami Mayhem (and a little help from yours truly), have revised the music format and added new resident DJs. Fret not, they’ve kept their badass Friday night drink specials – $1 PBR’ss and $5 vodka till midnight, then $3 PBR’s and $5 PB&J all night long. Wouldn’t be a proper indie party without PBR, would it?F- Eye on Miami discusses the 2-page attack ad against Norman Braman that appeared in the Miami Herald...plus a spirited debate in the comments section.
Remember the mantra: The DOLPHINS are just like the MARLINS. Only difference is, this time we have a multi-billionaire owner instead of a multi-millionaire.