It's Friday Eve, readers! I have a great evening Sift for you and some super events for the weekend in the Weekend Widget in the right sidebar. Have fun.
A- A possible irony in a recent deadly hit-and-run is uncovered by Random Pixels.
B- Eater Miami brings us up to date on the construction of Swine.
While the opening date remains undisclosed, the team behind Swine as well as its sister restaurant, Yardbird, says they are still on track to open sometime mid-February.C- You know the weekend is close because South Florida Theatre Scene has previewed the weekend's theater in South Florida.
D- Quaterman's Ice Cream in downtown Miami is the shiznit, says Boy Writes Miami.
I walk past this place daily, and I saw its transformation from an empty storefront in a block where homeless people urinate, to a place that sells delicious ice cream in a block where homeless people urinate.E- Burger Beast checks out the new El Corral and deems it "not Shake Shack."
F- What $24 million gets you in Fort Lauderdale these days is up at Curbed Miami.
G- South Florida Guy visits the famous mermaids at the Wreck Bar at the Sheraton Yankee Clipper on the Lauderdale Strip.
One little fun fact that most people don't know - Right after the swim show, the mermaids have a little Meet, Great, and sometimes Eat session with the fans. I went a couple of weeks ago and for the first time became part of the menu.H- Long Play Miami informs us that there is a movie in the works about the "Miami Sound."
The odyssey he refers to is a film in production now for almost three years: Deep City, the Birth of the Miami Sound, inspired by the Numero compilation record. Scholl is co-producing the film along with local documentary filmmakers Marlon Johnson and Chad Tingle. Its their first long feature together. They have co-produced short films, two of which have won Emmys. But the Deep City documentary is a big story, says Scholl, speaking from his downtown office at the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation where he serves as Vice President of the Arts.I- Another Carlos Miller reader verifies for the umpteenth time that 50 State security guards working Metrorail don't know about what can and can not be photographed.
J- Roy Black posts the 2nd part of The Business of Persuasion.
What does it take to inspire? Don’t we all aspire to this? For Obama it all started with his speech at the Democratic Convention in 2004. It catapulted him into the national spotlight, a seat in the Senate and ultimately the White House. All in all a pretty good result. It is his gift for oratory, combining style and substance, that turned a little known state senator from Illinois into a star. Even his most vocal critics admit he is one of the finest orators of the modern political era. This is not a political book but rather a “how does he do it” book. Let’s face it — a rational student of public speaking wouldn’t buy a “Say It Like Bush” book, but would instantly grab a “Say It Like Bill Clinton” one.K- South Florida Classical Review shares February's classical calendar with us.