Food and Marco Rubio: that about wraps up the South Florida blogosphere today...with a couple exceptions. Here's your evening Sift.
A- Eater Miami has a map where you can eat and drink alone in Miami-Dade County on Valentine's Day.
B- First it was quiche, now the Burger Beast is checking out the lattes at Pasion del Cielo in Coral Gables...where did the Burger Beast go?
I had the Nicaraguan Vanilla Latte. Yes, I am very fancy by going Vanilla. It was a great Latte probably one of the best I’ve ever had. The Vanilla flavor was just right. So right, that I didn’t add sugar; something that the Cuban in me felt compelled to do.C- Rumormongering about Arab princes over at Curbed Miami.
D- The Big Gulp was a blessing, according to Salty Eggs.
But perhaps Rubio should be thankful of the Big Gulp. Because all the chatter today is over his hydration or lack thereof, not the content of his speech, which was execrable. From the moment he started, with an anti-abortion dog whistle, citing the GOP’s commitment to “everyone at every stage of life,” Rubio offered conservative pablum with no actual policy. From Obama, we got manufacturing hubs, 34,000 troops out of Afghanistan, a $9 minimum wage, immigration reform, and gun control. From Rubio, we got a laundry list of straw men for the senator to bash into piles. Whether he was putting words in Obama’s mouth, saying that the president thought the recession occurred because we didn’t tax and spend enough, to his assertion that government spending is out of control when government spending has grown at the slowest rate since World War II, the entire speech was a tapestry of obfuscation and error.E- Numerous posts of Wynwood images at SeanWasHere.
F- Florida Keys Girl thinks that Le Petit Paris in Key West is worth the visit.
The omelet was a perfect example of light, fluffy, cheesy goodness. Served with a reasonable amount of potato wedges, it was tasty as well. The menu itself is small, but there are plenty of choices. From eggs to sweet crepes, savory crepes, salads and French toast, the options are appealing.G- A Mom, a Blog and the Life In-Between begins life with little Santiago.
This new chapter of my life begins here: in a hospital neonatal intensive care unit, where we practically lived for five weeks, waiting for our son to grow strong enough to come home, a miracle we accomplished this weekend.H- More Marco Rubio observations at Eye on Miami.
The Miami Herald headline today says "Rubio delivers scathing GOP rebuke." On line they called it a BLISTERING rebuttal. Granted I was taking pictures during it, but I didn't hear a scathing or blistering GOP rebuke. Maybe it was that left ear that had my attention. Never noticed it before. Paul Krugman (who seemed to be paying more attention) of the New York Times, reviewing his speech, says Rubio has learned nothing.