I have a full evening Sift for you tonight, readers. Lots of good stuff to click in to. Have fun.
A- South Florida Classical Review posts a Critic's Choice for this coming weekend.
Seraphic Fire’s production of Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas opens Friday in Fort Lauderdale, giving audiences the chance to hear what promises to be a first-rate performance of the oldest opera in the standard repertoire.B- Beached Miami chats with one of the organizers of the new Little Haiti Sunday Stroll.
What activities/events can we expect at the first Little Haiti Sunday Stroll?C- South Florida Food and Wine has a list of the James Beard Foundation Award semifinalists, including those from South Florida.
YO: The idea behind the Stroll is for it to be more focused on culture in general (with special emphasis on Haitian/Carribean culture) rather than strictly sticking to art. While there will be galleries such as Yo Space and Moksha featuring art, there’s also book stores, restaurants, a record shop, and a whole variety of venues that will have their own elements to bring to the table.
D- The305.Com has the huge news that tostones are back at Pollo Tropical and are free through the weekend with a coupon.
E- South Florida artist known as Krave has a new space in Little Havana that Arterpillar tells us is opening on Friday night with a big party.
F- Eater Miami asks Rachel Dominguez a few questions about The Dome Restaurant & Caviar Bar on their one-year anniversary.
What's been your biggest success at the restaurant?G- There's been an extraordinary development in relation to one of Carlos Miller's past acquittals.
In August we officially became the first LEED® Silver certified restaurant in Coral Gables. It's an honor to have achieved the LEED Silver certification and I hope other restaurateurs will follow suit. Additionally, it has been my dream to create a garden for The Dome since first coming up with the concept for the restaurant. The partnership with Ready-to-Grow Gardens and the impressive program at Gables High School has made this dream a reality, far exceeding anything I could have imagined. Not only is the foundation supporting the future generations of chefs while giving back to the community, but it is also enhancing The Dome's customer experience by using a sustainable, nourishing and safe food source. The overwhelmingly positive experience that I have had with the garden is what I wish to extend to others with The Culinary Youth Project.
Ari Pregen, one of the the Miami-Dade prosecutor who tried to convict me last November, explaining to the jury that I had not acted like a real journalist when I was arrested covering the Occupy Miami eviction, was fired for repeatedly abusing the power of his badge at a local strip club.H- So the questions one has to have after viewing the NRA video at Gun Free Zone [which is wisely posted without a comment] are who are they fighting...and with what?
I- Road photos at Some Blogging Guy's place.
J- Mojo Donuts in Pembroke Pines looks pretty damn tasty at Burger Beast.
Mojo Donuts opens at 6AM and closes when they run out of donuts. I was there at 11AM and a few of the varieties were already gone. Get here early to make sure you can choose from the largest selection possible.