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burger there is damn good! I ate there last night and Donald Sutherland was there too. Oh and he was in the film I saw before I went to Fuddruckers “Catching Fire”. He was on fire in that movie and was damn good. And evil. “Catching Fire” was damn good too and on fire and evil. Well it wasn’t really evil, but the way they ended the movie was evil. Damn Hollywood.
Last week Big Night in Little Haiti, a free performance series the third Friday of every month at the Little Haiti Cultural Arts Center. The electric group RAM performed. They are one of Haiti’s most popular and polorizing groups singing on everything from Haiti’s place in history to politics since before the Aristide regime. The last time I heard them was at their mainstay in Haiti, the hotel Oloffson on their regular Thursday night performance. Oloffson was frequented by many luminaries in history, none other than Ernest Hemingway himself was a regular guest (I was at his main stomping grounds the next day Key West). The hotel is managed by the lead singer Richard A. Morse. I interviewed him the next day of their performance in Haiti and it was one of the most powerful I’ve done.
In the middle pic here you’ll see the actress Dianne Lane partying the night away at the Oloffson to the sounds of RAM, being filmed by Jimmy Jean Louis and giving the peace sign as I quickly snap a pic. One of the best times I’ve had and if you get a chance to see RAM perform go, trust me it will be one of the best times you’ll have!
Great time on South Beach today. Hung out at John Varvatos the definitive rock and roll clothier. If you haven’t been, go and make sure you see Cleo (in the pic), he’ll take great care of you and get you what is perfect for you.
Drinks with Jeef Peel former Miami Dade County Film Commisioner at the Van Dyke, a Miami Beach standard where you can’t go wrong.
Now drinks at the Lord Balfour where I had an event in October. Love this spot!
So it’s a bit gray outside in Miami today, but I didn’t feel it really only sunny skies!
I loooove Celia Cruz. I think she is one of the best of all time, her style, pinache and singing ability as good as it gets, her battle cry from song to song was “Azucar” or sugar in Spanish. So when I was in Little Havana on calle ocho today meeting at the ice cream shop Azucar I was wondering if the ice cream would live up to the legend. Two words; it did.
I had the rum cake ice cream, which had a generous taste of rum (it had to be the real stuff), but balanced with delicate, delicious sweetness and real pieces of the most perfect sponge cake. I almost screamed Azucar in the shop with each bite, but kept it in savoring each bite and keeping it to myself. And I waited until I got home to blast some Celia in honor of the queen and that ice cream deliciousness!
What’s as good as watching the Miami Heat crush the Magic last night? Watching the Heat crushing while crushing 14.99 Lobster at Millers Ale House in Coral Gables. I heard tale of this special at the sports bar but did not venture forth for fear that the tale was just too tall. But alas it is true and truly delicous! 1.5 ounces and scrumptious to the last morsel. I destroyed it the way the Heat destroyed the Magic. The special is every Wednesday so maybe I’ll see you on a Wednesday destroying it too!