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Oh yeah and it was nice to be across the street from the RCC. Which had a 50+ crowd on a Saturday Night at midnight with plenty of space available. So maybe enjoy that while you can. I guess euros and edm meatheads don't want to pregame with a perfect daiquiri.

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Just back from the SoFi Walgreens with two cases of tequila.

 

Hopped into the SoBe Whole Foods for a sack of blood oranges and a zupply of Siggi's "more protein than sugar" yogurts.

 

Saw a seriously hot, seriously young chick ... probably sweet sixteen ... with a beach bag labeled - Shopping IS my cardio !

 

But I know, I know, I know, that's illegal here !

 

Sixteen year olds, that is.

 

Don't go all Gary Glitter on us, Chambo.

 

And I know you know your wines; did you make Margaritas with blood oranges?

 

You are way off base, man.

 

I mainly use the blood oranges for facial, hair and shoe dye. The young chicks down here dig it !

Huh ? You're comparing me to Gary G-spot !

 

What the type of guy do you think Chambo is ? A sick, twisted pervert !

 

And just by making an association like that, you have truly hurt my feelings :-(

 

The "decent" folks here at Mouthfuls know Chambo to be upstanding member of the business community ... a normal, corporate working stiff.

 

As they say in gay Paris, a life of metro, boulot, dodo.

 

 

In general, I am usually reticent to expose details about my personal life BUT BUT BUT in the interest of answering your bloody question, I will need to.

 

On weekends in SoBe, as I said, I use the blood oranges for facial, hair and shoe dye.

 

As mentioned elsewhere, Chambo has self-described as being into high fashion and groovy haircuts.

 

Further, when in SoBe, just to fit in with everyone else, I try to party like a rock star.

 

So, naturally, I gotta get my glitter on ...

 

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Dye my hair wild colors ...

 

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... and then I put on my party pants and dancing shoes.

 

Not those puffy things above ... today's style is slim.

 

Maybe you'll now recognize me from the club scene.

 

Yep, that's me. I'm CHAMBOWIE !

 

Joe, you dance ? You find me attractive ?

 

Let's Dance !

 

Put on your red shoes and dance the blues.

 

Let's Dance !

 

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Cocaine is so 1980s, dude. We are in a different century now !

Designer jeans, designer bidets, designer drugs. You need to get out more, Bonner !

And Khong doesn't qualify.

 

Today.

Lunch at The Standard. Rays at the pool.

Workout at the gym. Ditzy dinner at the Drunken Dragon.

It was either that or BTW (Burgers, Tacos, Whiskey). Yep, you red that write !

Danny Meyer's palm is impacting his forehead right now.

Can you hear him ... "I can't believe I didn't think of Burgers, Tacos, Whiskey ! There goes a billion ! "

Cocktails at the Bodega Taqueria. (You got to go thru the secret door, my friends ... think La Esquina)

 

The Big Bang did not evenly distribute the wild poontang on the planet.

The above places were overdosed. That's just the ying and the yang of it.

 

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Cocktails at Bodega aren't especially good. But happy hour is insanely good. 6-8, 7 nights a week. Same hours for the one at the Drunken Dragon around the corner too (but it's not as good).

 

The Regent Cocktail Club is still the place to go for drinks in Miami (Broken Shaker and co. all have the PX problem). Stylistically it's basically Little Branch in its heyday...but in a much nicer room and with much more space. Unlike most places in south Florida it hasn't gone down hill since opening.

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I've successfully avoided South Beach for just about forever but ended up here for a few days this week. Pao by Paul Qui in the Faena Hotel is a restaurant we all want to hate. Big money for a name but absentee chef (Paul Qui from Austin) in an over the top trendy South Beach hotel, expensive cocktails, soundtrack with heavy beat, too beautiful people and lots of small plates to share.

 

However the food and service here happen to be outstanding. Menu made up of several crudos, then small plates, larger plates to share and several kinds of rice. Sneak could not eat here alone. But for 2 but preferably 4 or more, it is hard to go wrong with any of the crudos, the fried chicken, grilled greens and especially the long cooked smoked short ribs that make you immediately think of Franklin's in Austin. Served with kimchi and whipped Japanese sweet potatoes. Just perfect. Excellent desserts as well with an interesting albeit overpriced sake list.

 

All of our dishes were coursed out perfectly so there was never an ambush of dishes that didn't belong together. Not inexpensive by any stretch but the food and service is much better than it needs to be in South Beach.

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Jaya at The Setai looks lovely. Anyone experience the food recently? Kind of pan-Asian, which doesn’t inspire confidence.

 

Oh, any South Beach recommendations welcome. Haven’t been in a few years.

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I didn't eat much, but gnocco with meats and a very appealing list of wines all available by the half bottle at Macchialina.

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I didn't eat much, but gnocco with meats and a very appealing list of wines all available by the half bottle at Macchialina.

I like this concept, but how do they deal with it; by offering the other half of a bottle someone orders 1/2 bottle of, on a special by the glass list?

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I guess they drink well occasionally?

Yeah, wow. I mean, it's not like they're losing money if a half bottle goes unordered/undrunk, but still.

 

I was gonna say to Wilf if Sardinia is still good, not a bad choice with a good bar for solo dining. And maybe we can get a comparison to La Ciccia.

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I guess they drink well occasionally?

Yeah, wow. I mean, it's not like they're losing money if a half bottle goes unordered/undrunk, but still.

 

I was gonna say to Wilf if Sardinia is still good, not a bad choice with a good bar for solo dining. And maybe we can get a comparison to La Ciccia.

Sardinia has been quite good when I've gone, but La Ciccia is unquestionably a more interesting restaurant.

 

Also while I might prefer La Ciccia, Sardinia is more suitable for non-foodie types.

 

Both places are worth a visit, just an effort to compare. I've been to Sardinia 3x, La Ciccia just once.

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