Winding down the day here at SFDB HQ. Let's take a look at what was posted in the South Florida blogosphere today with your evening Sift.
A- Discourse presents evidence of weak Democrats in the Sunshine State.
B- Arterpillar links to her Q&A with local South Florida artist Martin Casuso.
Martin Casuso, a Miami Beach artist who spent around 15 years working in the antique business, says his appreciation of objects and their untold tales began as a child when he and his brother would go to the seawall in their Coconut Grove neighborhood and build forts from treasures they found there.C- Sweat Records reminds us that applications can be submitted for the 2013 Knights Arts Challenge starting next week.
D- Culture Designers brings us up to date with what gallerist Anthony Spinello has been up to lately.
For Spinello though, making a name for art is simply part of the game. And if the play calls for crossing causeways or oceans or time zones, well, that’s just all in a game’s win. Something to seriously consider the next time someone suggests coloring within the given lines.E- South Florida Food and Wine goes to dinner at Villa Azur.
The self-described menu is French Mediterranean with an Italian twist. The raw bar/shellfish selection is quite amorous to the senses.F- Wow. Take a look at these vegan dishes sent in by Foodalogue's readers.
G- Gun Free Zone has a testosterone-filled video for those who own guns and who are a quart or two low.
H- Serious sand castling on Miami Beach...at SeanWasHere.
I- Part 3 of Fatgirl Hedonist's romp through DC is up.
This is my third post on my trip to Washington DC in which I'll cover my near Nirvana experience at Bete Ethiopian Cuisine. I promise the DC posts will end SOON! Since Sheba (Miami's only Ethiopian restaurant) closed its doors, I've been craving some good Ethiopian finger food. Now. I had been to Das Ethiopian in 2011 and thought it was aight, but I was told by several Washingtonians that the best Ethiopian food isn't even in DC, it's in Silver Springs MD.J- Cool sidewalks are being planned in Wynwood says Curbed Miami.
K- Oh my. Soul of Miami shares a huge collection of images from last weekend's 7th Annual International Chocolate Festival at Fairchild Gardens.
The event was packed with smiling faces and kids running around the park on glorious chocolate sugar rushes. The setting was stunning, the free beers superb, the chocolate exquisite and the vibe of the event sweeter than decadent Swiss chocolate.L- The Reid Report lists 4 things that will guarantee that the Republican Party remains the minority party for the foreseeable future.
2. Guns are now just like tobacco. Being obsessed with loving them makes you a throwback, and unless you’re Jason Statham or Tom Cruise toting a bunch of them in a movie, or a character in a video game, people will look at you sideways. In other words, Dems have won this aspect of the culture war, too. So even if elected Democrats fail to get the Feinstein bill through, they’ll still win the issue.M- The Cuban Triangle has a CNN video clip of a Major League Baseball player who returns to his home in Cuba, thanks to the lifting of the travel restrictions.