It's a gloomy morning up here in Broward County. Good for staying put and reading the morning Sift with a warm cup of coffee. Enjoy.
A- One could never realize that a silver "Americana" sign in Bal Harbour could mean so much until you read Artlurker's take on it.
“Americana” is not only the famed hotel – it’s also a term that encompasses all of the symbols, artifacts, and narratives that harken the American Experience. It is Lady Liberty. It is a Norman Rockwell painting. It is jazz music and baseball and apple pie; it is the overuse of clichéd sayings and imagery. This Land is Your Land, Elvis, jeans and Coca Cola. It’s the summation of civilizing activity and myth production that goes on to form and inform the American identity – for better and for worse, and for outcomes that can sometimes be ambiguous.B- The Chowfather gives us his impressions of the same Harry's Pizzeria pop up dinner that you saw reviewed earlier this week at Food for Thought.
C- See what $2100 a month can get you at Icon Brickell at Miami Condo Investments.
It overlooks the swimming pool and offers views of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The condo has 732 interior square feet, porcelain tiled flooring throughout, a large walk-in closet and high-end kitchen appliances by Sub-Zero and Wolf.D- Do you "get it?"...at Obalesque.