I had a few things to do after a full day of work today [fill the gas cans, buy some batteries, purchase some blue plastic tarp] so your evening Sift is a bit delayed. Make sure you read it before you go to bed, folks. Enjoy!
A- All Purpose Dark gives us a peek at some of the food served at Jean Paul's House.
Jean Paul’s House, a date-friendly restaurant from former La Cofradia chef Jean Paul Desmaison, occupies a quaint cottage in Wynwood. The space is decked out in artfully-scuffed chairs, circular mirrors and a communal picnic table. An L-shaped bar provides ample room for solo diners or those popping in for happy hour cocktails.B- The race for Miami-Dade State Attorney is heating up, according to Blogging Black Miami.
C- Swampstyle shares some images of art that Design Architecture Senior High (DASH) students exhibited last night in the Design District.
With the end of the school year approaching, it is time once again for high school seniors from DASH to put their best footsies forward. After Prom Night before Graduation is the annual Twins Day and Senior Showcase. This is a time for BFFs to go their separate ways taking with the skills learned that will propel them out onto the bewildering world of art and commerce.D- St. Vincent concert photos at Beached Miami.
E- Annush on the Causeway talks food.
Coupons are an important resource people can use to make good choices and in turn lead healthier lives because, let’s face it, government subsidies don’t go where they should.F- Salty Eggs finds "four quality [South Florida] parties" to attend this Sunday.
G- New restaurant opening in Palm Beach is announced by Eater Miami.
A former maitre'd of Palm Beach Grill, Eddie Schmidt, is leaving "the Island" to team with Ozzie Medeiros to open Table 26 in the historical district of West Palm Beach.H- The Van Dyke's musical calendar for the month of June is up at Soul of Miami.
I- Obalesque is blaming foodies for the recent spate of zombie attacks.
My suspicion is this phenomenon has nothing to do with zombies. I blame foodies. These fey irritants have become a ubiquitous infection on teh internets, poisoning the relationship between human beings and their diets, and skewing ordinary diners’ views to the extent that common sense, let alone decency, has been knocked into a cocked hat. There are entire websites dedicated to the quality of pizza — pizza! Plain ordinary pizza! — as well as the humble hamburger. Writers ooh and aah over peppers and lettuce. Lettuce.J- The Marlin organization isn't doing enough to promote biking to the new stadium, claims Transit Miami.
What these ingrates need is a month of forced starvation.
Despite some quiet Little Havana streets around the stadium that are easily navigable and pleasant for riding, many fans are unfamiliar with them. The arterials of NW 7th St and NW 17th Ave are downright hostile and nasty – for motorists as well. The Marlins do absolutely zero to encourage riding to the game like other teams do, including the Rockies.K- Florida Keys Girl wasn't that impressed with Braza Lena in Key West.
We passed and took a look at the wine list. We ordered the 2008 (I think) Termes, which was on “sale” for the bargain price of $62. They were out of it, so we decided to get the 2006 Muga Reserva, also listed on the sale page for $70. They brought over the 2007. When I pointed out the discrepancy, I was told by the “manager” that it didn’t matter, it was the same wine. I ended up ordering the $30 Cono Sur Pinot Noir from Chile. It was fine, but at that point there was no way I was spending $70 on a bottle of wine when it was unclear if they were too lazy to bother updating their list or intentionally selling the wrong ones. It was not a stellar weekend for wine service, I will tell you that much.L- Eye on Miami posts some images of Gov. Rick Scott meeting some local politicians at a Starbucks in South Miami-Dade.