It's a Sift like this one that makes doing this all worth while. Be happy you stayed up and enjoy your Sift.
A- Nikon Miami is out in God's Country snapping photos and I couldn't be happier.
B- Food for Thought provides his thoughts regarding the recent discussions on food photography and takes the opportunity to plug a camera he's been testing out.
People taking pictures in restaurants isn't anything new. Chefs and other diners being annoyed by people taking pictures in restaurants also isn't anything new. And while I can empathize with the sentiment, there are any number of other restaurant behaviors I find equally if not more annoying: loud cell-phone talking, sloppy drunkenness, heavy petting, lousy tipping.C- Arterpillar shares some photos from this past weekend's Revel on the Block in Fort Lauderdale.
D- Something called Spaghetto is opening restaurants all around South Florida, according to Eater Miami.
"We believe we have developed a very unique concept: a casual pasta restaurant where you can eat the highest quality pasta at a very affordable price; baked by a real Italian fresh pasta production," says the owner.E- It's Whale Week at Curbed Miami, if you're interested.
Announcing the beginning of Curbed's inaugural Whale Week, a five-day tribute (ogle-fest, mockery, roasting, whatever) to the "whales"—in other words the high rollers and big spenders, to use popular Vegas slang—of Miami.F- Gun Free Zone apparently didn't get the memo that when a white Tea Party gun nut uses the N-word, it isn't funny no matter how he intends it.
G- The Chowfather highlights some low-profile restaurants that are worth visiting in the South Florida area.
I wanted to take the time to share a few spots around town that that for some reason or other continue to fly under the food radar despite serving good to great food. All of these spots are reasonably priced and worth driving for.H- Eye on Miami gets their licks in on the Herald.
I- The Miami Heat went to the White House today and The305.Com has the video.
J- Salty Eggs is stellar in their analysis of how Carlos Alvarez, Body Builder, is a metaphor for Miami.
There has not been a better representation of this city’s perpetual machismo peacock complex since Tony Montana met his doom in a coked-up blaze of inglorious egocentricity and perverse grandiosity. And as the “Carlos Alvarez: Body Builder” meme regurgitates its way around the internet, I wonder if Dade County itself looks proportionally ridiculous. Again.K- Miami Bike Scene tee shirts!
The perpetual lust for notoriety overlaps with Miami’s self-obsession, most commonly expressed in an omnipresent skittish neurosis that demands constant affirmation that Our Towne stacks up to its peer metropolises around the country.
Miami’s obsession with itself stems from its isolation. It comes into play at every juncture: People come here for vacation, to get away, to smuggle drugs, to get off drugs, to seek political asylum, to die, and so on. The place we call “Here” is known all over the world as “There.” Its somewhere else. If you keep something in isolation long enough, its behavior will become increasingly idiosyncratic, its bronzed muscles flexing for anyone who will look. Desperation will be all people see, but at least they’re looking, right?
L- Powerful post from Random Pixels tonight that addresses a recent hit-and-run accident.