Another chilly start to the day. Coffee tastes especially good, doesn't it? Here's your President's Day morning Sift.
A- Salty Eggs provides their impressions of Friday’s Monk & Coltrane tribute at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center.
The genial, softspoken Watts and his quartet took the stage first, the 67-year-old tenor saxophonist mildly avuncular in his demeanor. Of course, that image vanished as soon as he touched reed to lips. Coltrane’s was “very energetic music,” he explained. “And we’re here to expose you to the reality of pure energy.”B- Painted bunting photos at Some Blogging Guy.
C- Miamism shows us some Ten Museum Park condos for sale just in case you have an extra $1 million or two laying around.
D- The Chowfather holds Makoto in high regard.
Makoto is easily one of the best restaurants in Miami. Hardcore sushi lovers will be happy sitting at the sushi bar while maki fans will also be very happy too. The non raw fish lovers in the group will also be pleased by their other offerings.E- Burger Beast explains why Saturday mornings are magical at El Mago de las Fritas.
One of the first things that cross my mind when I wake up Saturday mornings is that Ortelio aka El Mago de las Fritas is starting on his weekly masterpieces, Ajiaco and Chicharrones. Ajiaco is a stew filled with different vegetables and meats. Chicharrones (made from Pork Belly) are known as Pork Rinds but this is not the supermarket puffed up versions of them. Quantities on both of these guys is very limited so you need to get with the program (ponerse las pilas) and get here early enough that they’re not sold out of either.F- Eye on Miami dissects what is driving right wing Cuban-American outrage in some cases.
What matters is that the Cuban American right-wing -- as evidenced by the orchestrated smear campaign against senior Democrat US Senator Bob Menendez (read, NY Times, Inquiry on Democratic Senator Started With A Partisan Push") -- is determined to maintain control of foreign policy in DC and "money" outcomes in future US trade with Havana.