Good evening, readers. I start my weekend tonight so the next couple days will follow an appropriately laid back posting schedule. Don't get alarmed if you wake up on Thursday and Friday and the Sift and Cooler aren't there yet. Here's your evening Sift. Enjoy.
A- Gun Free Zone posts the recent story of an instance where an armed officer in a school may have prevented serious carnage. However, he still avoids bringing up Columbine.
B- Burger Beast gives Food Junkies food truck two thumbs up despite a long wait.
Everything off this truck was worth the wait, the staff were so appreciative of our patience. It made it all the more enjoyable of an experience.C- Your South Florida Moment of the Day at SeanWasHere.
If you can find this truck behind it’s epic line of food fans, do yourself a favor and give them a try!
D- Curbed Miami has spotted the beginnings of what might be some renovation at the Vagabond Motel on Biscayne.
E- Lots of opportunities for South Florida artists are up at Arterpillar.
F- Hello, I'm Scott is headed off to Costa Rica...for good.
I’ve given my notice at work. Given notice to my landlord. I’m diligently studying Spanish now, something I probably should have done when I first moved to Miami. So I’m looking at the various regions, the various markets, the tourism and the climate, reading the blogs of expats, and trying to decide where to set up a home base.G- Boy Writes Miami will return to Bulldog Barbecue despite a small problem with their ribs.
I intend on returning to Bulldog Barbecue because it was good enough. That may not sound like a glowing recommendation, but that’s only because I want my ribs to fall off the bone. It’s f*cking [Ed.] sad when a sh*tty [Ed.], chainy place like Flannigan’s is one of the few places in Miami that consistently delivers in that regard.H- Miami Beach 411's Matt Meltzer gives families some tips on where to live in South Florida in a video.
I- On Two Shores mentions SFDB so, you know...
J- Beached Miami notes the story of a Cuban-born poet and Miami native who will be part of Obama's inauguration ceremony later this month.
Richard Blanco, a son of Cuban exiles who grew up in Miami, will recite an original poem at Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration, on January 21...K- The Chowfather offers a good look at Florida Cookery and some background on its chef.
As of this post, I've paid two visits to Florida Cookery and both meals were great. At the Cookery, Kris continues to use fresh, locally sourced fruits, vegetables and seafood. By now, I'm sure most Red Light fans have already stopped by to get their fix of his legendary BBQ shrimp. Yes! They are on the menu as are his ribs and his burger which has always been one of the best in town.L- The images from Eye on Miami's day are almost as entertaining as the comments.