Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper slurred her words and rambled on for long stretches of time in an incoherent fashion during last night’s commission meeting.
Commissioner Michele Lazarow eventually called Cooper out for her actions.
“You’re an embarrassment mayor,” Lazarow said. “You don’t know where to put a period.”
Lazarow later told a Local 10 reporter that she thought Cooper was “on something” and that she may inform Gov Rick Scott of the incident.
Under Florida law, the governor has the power to suspend local government officials.
Cooper told Local 10 that she wasn’t on drugs or intoxicated. She claims that her actions were due to her feeling sick after a trip to Mexico.
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Each week, MIAbites presents the Weekly Nibble, featuring curated foodie events in and around Miami. All listings are subject to change, so always call ahead to confirm details, prices and times.
March 21st-April 3rd– In honor of “Nowruz”, also known as the Persian New Year, Byblos Miami has created a celebratory four-course prix fixe menu to welcome in the New Year. Celebrated by Iranian people worldwide as the start of the year and the first day of spring. Byblos has created a menu with traditional Persian New Year dishes. The special menu will be available from March 21st – April 3rd and guests will enjoy an array of Eastern Mediterranean delicacies. The menu is $70 per person. Byblos Miami 1545 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139
Friday April 1st– CITY OF GOLD, documentary about quirky LA food critic, Jonathan Gold, opens at O Cinema Wynwood for a weeklong screening beginning at 7 pm on Friday April 1st. Full schedule on O Cinema website http://www.o-cinema.org/event/city-of-gold/ O Cinema 90 NW 29th St. Miami FL 305 571 9970
Friday April 1st- Stop by the new cocktail bar at Alter for a very special private event. Bar Alter is thrilled to welcome Casamigos Tequila and to celebrate it they will be showcasing a selection of Casamigos Tequila Cocktails. Casamigos is small batch, ultra premium tequila made from the finest, hand-selected 100% Blue Weber agaves, grown in the rich red clay and cool climate of the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Bar Alter is open 5pm-Midnight, but complimentary cocktails will be served during Happy Hour 5-7 pm subject to availability. Alter 223 NW 23rd St. Miami FL.
Saturday April 2nd- from 7-9 pm, The Traymore Gin Bar at Metropolitan by COMO presents its newly created evening for the ladies and their guests. “Oysters and Champagne” presented by Pommery offers all oysters for $2 each, while ladies drink Pommery Brut Royal Champagne for FREE for the entire two-hour duration. This special evening is anticipated to be massively popular with local residents who are known to crave the local selection of oysters while taking advantage of unlimited champagne – compliments of the house. The Traymore Restaurant and Bar at Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach 2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140. For more information, visit www.comohotels.com/metropolitanmiamibeach.
Sunday April 3rd– Cochon 555 returns to Miami featuring 5 Chefs, 5 Pigs and 5 Winemakers competing for the Miami title in the 8th Annual Cochon 555 Tour. Held this year at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach the event features nose-to-tail creations from Chefs Xavier Torres/ Drunken Dragon, Alex Chang/ Vagabond, Anthony LePape/Ritz-Carlton, Michael Fiorello/Beachcraft and Diego Oka/La Mar by Gaston Acurio. Tickets are $125 or $200 VIP and available on website http://cochon555.com/2016-tour/miami/ Ritz Carlton 1 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach FL.
Sunday April 3rd- Miami kicks off BBQ season for the whole family with Grillin N Chillin, the Miami BBQ Festival held in Wynwood.Everyone will enjoy the best BBQ in every style from Memphis, Texas or Kansas City barbecue to the well-known Brazilian Churrasco and Argentine Parrillada. Kids will have a blast in the family fun zone, while adults enjoy drinks and sports in The Pit, a pop-up sports bar. Get smoked in the Kitchen Lab by the best in the biz, who will share tips and tricks for the BBQ master in all of us. Advance tickets http://www.wynwoodbbqfest.com/tickets/. RC Cola Plantin Wynwood. 550 NW 24 ST Miami, FL 33127.
Monday April 4th – It’s #MolluskMadness as Mignonette hosts the FINAL Oyster slurping contest that pits MIAbites contributor and Check, Please Associate Producer, Paula Echevarria against Steven Scharf, aka The Chowfather. Stop by for oysters, lobster rolls,seafood and watch as Paula tries to beat her record of 36 oysters in 2 minutes and take home the winning trophy. Mignonette 210 NE 18th St, Miami, FL 33132 (305) 374-4635
Wednesday, April 6, at 7PM- James Beard winning chef, Michelle Bernstein will welcome a cavalcade of local food & beverage luminaries for a dinner celebrating all-things-Michy at her newest spot CENA by Michy. To help celebrate her delicious decade, guest chefs Lindsay Autry, Timon Balloo, Jason Schaan, Berenice de Araujo and Sarah Sipe – all alums – will join Bernstein and CENA by Michy chef de cuisine Mikey Mayta for a not-to-be-missed five- course dinner paired with wines by former Michy’s sommelier Allegra Angelo. Master mixologist Julio Cabrera, who helped make Bernstein’s Sra. Martinez one of the hottest cocktail spots in the country, will return and serve two special cocktails so attendees can toast in style. The paired wine dinner is priced at $150 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Tickets for the alumni dinner must be purchased in advance through Resy. https://resy.com/?venue_id=201&date=2016-04-06 CENA by Michy 6927 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. (305) 759-2001.
Thursday March 31st- Saturday April 9th– To continue the celebration of Chef Michelle Bernstein’s ten years, CENA by Michy will feature a different menu special pulled from the restaurant’s history books. Infamous dishes – one a night for ten nights – will vary and will not be repeated, though social media followers might get advance word of what to expect. It’s a rare chance to enjoy a Bernstein classic that has long been benched, from conch escargot style and Michy’s bouillabaisse to her killer carbonara. “Some of these dishes have been enjoying retirement,” Bernstein quips, “though people ask for them regularly. It’ll be nice to bring them out for the night.” CENA by Michy 6927 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. (305) 759-2001.
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A red panda made a daring escape from a California zoo yesterday and is currently on the loose.
By daring, we mean it was probably exceedingly adorable.
The escape happened at the Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka, CA.
From the Los Angeles Times:
“Masala, a young, furry female panda, escaped her grassy riparian habitat Thursday and was last seen in the forest behind the park, sparking an intense search effort in the area, zoo and city officials said.
The panda posed no danger to the public, but city officials advised anyone who sees the cat-sized animal not to approach it or try to capture it.”
Gretchen Ziegler, the zoo manager told The North Coast Journal that zoo employees were concerned for the safety of Masala.
“We have no idea how she got over the fence,” Ziegler told the North Coast Journal. “It’s contained red pandas since it was built. Animals can do things you can’t imagine. We’re going to try to figure it out.”
In a Facebook post late Friday morning, the zoo said that the local fire department was actively searching for the animal in the forest near the zoo and that she was seen around 3 AM local time near a Golf Course.”
If you live in the area and would like to volunteer to help find the panda, you can call Chelsa at the Foundation Office: 707-442-5649 x 203. The Zoo is planning to launch a large search party on Saturday morning.
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Many Democrats have called foul on tough Voter ID laws passed in the past few years by Republican state legislatures. And now it seems like they might be on to something.
One of the toughest new ID laws was passed in Wisconsin, and a GOP Congressman said in a live TV interview on Tuesday night that he believed that the law will help his party win the state during the general election.
Glenn Grothman (R-WS) told TMJ4’s Charles Benson that he thought the new law would help the Republicans win the state for the first time since 1984. It was a pretty blunt answer, and probably one of the most truthful one’s about the law so far.
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