It's Friday night, readers. I've just updated the SFDB Weekend Widget in the right sidebar so hopefully you have your plans squared away for the evening. Enjoy your Sift.
A- Arterpillar has a collection of art links from around South Florida in their "Betweeners" feature.
B- Beached Miami assures us that the food trucks are back at Art Walk.
The email announcing the return of the food truck roundup came from Sakaya Kitchen Restaurant, which has a location in Midtown and Downtown and also the Dim Ssäm à gogo food truck. Sakaya Kitchen operator Richard Hales organizes the Art Walk roundup and, according to the email, he dealt with the city to make sure it went down this Saturday. In order to get the permit, the trucks had to hire a City of Miami fire inspector, who will be making sure each of the 37 participating trucks is up to code.C- Week 19 of your CSA share is pictorially presented at Redland Rambles.
D- If you need an old sofabed, Florida Keys Girl would like to speak to you.
We first got this couch upon graduating college, moving to New York and needing someplace to sit (and sleep guests… it was only a 400 square foot apartment.) This particular choice from Jennifer Convertibles met all of our criteria: it pulled out into a bed, was reasonably attractive and was cheap. Two years later, we moved from Greenwich Village to the Upper East Side, and along came our couch, all the way up to the fourth floor of the walk-up (that’s right – no elevator, which was a lot of fun when I had ACL reconstruction, but that is a story for another time.) We had numerous overnight guests sleep on the couch in the nearly four years we lived in that apartment.E- The guy who is going to be canoeing the Miami-Dade canals talks to Under the Sun about his upcoming trip.
F- Shorter Jeff Eats...
I am entitled to lie about my dog being a service animal and the restaurant should not question that deception.G- Discourse mentions SFDB so...you know.
H- Eye on Miami opines on the effect Fox News has had on politics and points us in the direction of a PBS documentary about the scandal currently rocking the Murdoch empire.
What emerges from the Frontline documentary for any willing to watch it, is that the Fox News/Roger Ailes empire has chilled democracy in the United States; adapted from the formula for success in Great Britain; exploiting human weaknesses and deploying strategies to attract viewers, advertisers, and politicians to its cause of media consolidation. Whether the charges against the Murdoch empire rises to criminal activity against Fox Broadcasting in the U.S. remains to be seen. At the very least, the pall that Fox News casts over American politics should be visible, now, to more viewers and voters. Unfortunately, Fox News has substantially contributed to the rampant disease blending opinion and fact so thoroughly that the polarization of American politics is scarred by the insistence that everyone has the right to their own facts.I- South Florida Food and Wine shows us what to expect for dinner at Asia de Cuba.