The Basel Buzz hangs over the Magic City tonight. Can you feel it? Here's your evening Sift, readers.
A- Blind Tastes explains why he's no longer buying his one-time favorite bourbon.
Is it the best value? At the prices bottles of PVW are fetching today the answer is no. I had a hearty laugh when the clerk at Total Wine told me the 15yr would be $150 this year, more than double it's cost on the very same shelf the previous year. That was pure comedy to me. But sadly, it was also confirmation that my Pappy is dead. Part of what made PVW the best was that it was priced at a premium but that premium was still a somewhat accessible price. The sensationalists who want to shell out $150 for a bottle of Pappy 15yr can have at it.B- UVu Blog takes a stroll around Wynwood with local artist Kazilla.
C- Stopping to help a dog on a South Florida roadway opened all kinds of doors for Sex and the Beach.
I would hear an incredible tale from this woman about how she used to live in Hawaii, not far from where my brother currently resides. What are the odds? She told me about how she won competitions in surfing and outrigger canoeing, the former a sport my brother practices. She was even a stuntwoman in film. We discussed Kaneohe, the North Shore, the current economic state of Honolulu, shaved ice and Kahuku shrimp, double rainbows and mai tais. We were both transported, she perhaps to another time, when it was all about marriage and kids. Me, just an amazing vacation I had been blessed with when visiting my brother and sister-in-law.D- Eater Miami maps out Miami's 10 Best Hangover Spots.
But the first thing on anyone's mind the minute a hangover strikes is usually, food. In a zombie-like state, saying "feed me", you probably aren't thinking clearly about where to cure that aching belly and throbbing head. Here, we end the Hangover Power Hour with a guide to 10 great places to go to or order from, depending on what the craving.E- You know the weekend is right around the corner because South Florida Theatre Scene's weekend preview is up.
F- South Florida Food and Wine enjoyed her 48 hours at Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa.
With its 1000 feet of private shoreline the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa offers a certain peace and tranquility that only nature can provide, truly defining a quiet weekend retreat. The Jupiter Beach Resort is boutique in style with 168 guest rooms and suites; for gathering of friends and friends to be a community livingroom/gameroom is furnished with pool tables, a library of books and a large screen TV.G- Leave it to Burger Beast to provide us with the Art Basel food truck schedule.
H- Lebron Jr. likes to shoot jump shots from the balcony of his Dad's million dollar house and The305.Com has the video.
I- Soul of Miami shares some images from last night's Pop-Up Piano Miami Pre-Art Basel Mixer.