I lost a good friend to cancer last night. I take with me many memories of weekends hitting the golf ball around lush, green fairways with Tom. Tom had a bad slice and I bet he's still working on it even as I write this. Godspeed, Tommy. Here's your evening Sift.
A- Eye on Miami looks at the candidates for North Miami mayor.
My vote so far, if I were voting: Kevin Burns. Someone has to clean up the ethical/corruption problems running rampant in North Miami and he ran the City well last time around. He got that High School built. We will see what shakes out, the election is May 14th.B- Yes, Bunny Yeager has a studio in Wynwood...reports Arterpillar.
C- South Florida Classical Review posts the South Florida classical calendar for March.
D- Swine opens on March 9th, says Eater Miami.
Eater just received news on the official opening date of Swine Southern Table & Bar. 5:30 p.m. on March 9 is when you should already be waiting by the doors. The southern food joint, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar's partner in comfort food, and the latest doing of the 50 Eggs Group (with so much more coming yet), is located at 2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd in Coral Gables.E- Miami Dish chats a bit with New York Times columnist and cookbook author Mark Bittman about his new book, VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00.
What do you think has shifted in the national zeitgeist about plant-based eating, if anything? How are people in the U.S. approaching plant-based eating differently, based on your observations?F- Who wants some PhinPhanatic gear?
There are really very few numbers saying “oh, yes, Americans are eating better,” although there are some indications we may be eating less, or at least fewer calories, which is certainly a good sign. But there have been very few incentives for Americans to change the way we eat: the true costs of junk food are hidden in health and environmental damages (and some of those costs are being passed on to future generations) and there isn’t much encouragement for people to move to a plant-based diet. Still, it seems to be happening, however gradually, and ultimately it’s inevitable.