Blasphemy! That should be the title of a NY Times article that waxes rhapsodic over the bagel scene in....(steady now) Los Angeles. New Yorkers concede nothing to their west coast cousins, even the existence of a rivalry. A Jet fan would rather buy Bill Belichick a cup of coffee than admit to anything in La La land being better than in Queens.
Ask Rumpole and we would tell you about a little hole-in-the-wall on Kings Highway that had a red neon sign that blinked "hot" when the bagels were just out of the oven, or a myriad of old-time delis and bagel joints on Second Avenue on the lower east side.
We have nothing in Miami that compares, do we?
CARL HIAASEN'S LAST COLUMN
If you missed it, Carl Hiaasen wrote his last column for the Miami Herald this past week. Mr. Hiaasen started writing for the Herald when Miami was a sleepy southern town. Cocaine and cash had not yet hit Miami, and Mr. Hiassen was in the perfect position to report and opine on the amazing rollercoaster ride the Magic City was about to partake in. There would be corruption galore (which always seems to follow cash) and absurdity like only we can do here in Miami.
Opinion writing and columns mixing news reporting and opinion is a lost art. It is what we do here, which is why we are available if El Herald is looking for a replacement (hint hint). Surely we covered the Covid19-Miami Court crisis and response better than anyone else did; with panache', style, outrage, and damning faint praise. The Herald could do worse.
The loss of Mr. Hiaasen's work is another nail in the written media's coffin. If reporters aren't snooping around backwater city counsel meetings, then corruption flourishes like mushrooms in darkness. There is no one left to expose the corruption and incompetence. There is only so much time we can devote to the judges who take three martini lunches at Joes (with Key Lime Pie) and then pawn the bill off on some unsuspecting lunch companion. We are busy running a thriving law practice.
So send us Miami's Best Bagels and start emailing the Herald to look no further than this website for award winning legal blogging.
UPDATE: Tomorrow we remember Marvelous Marvin Hagler, the great middleweight boxing champ who unexpectedly died this weekend, and the singular greatest round in boxing history: Hagler/Hearns round one, Las Vegas, 1985.