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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

🌱 Miami Chef Fights Pink Sauce Critics + 108 Cuban Migrants Arrested

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Here are the top five stories in Miami today:

1. A Miami chef is fighting criticism related to Pink Sauce, a viral condiment which she created on TikTok. South Florida resident Veronica Shaw, known as chef.pii on TikTok, created the sauce which customers say has been inconsistently made and packaged. Shaw said dragon fruit gives the sauce its pink color. (Miami Patch)

2. Billionaire Ken Griffin and his firm Citadel’s affiliate has purchased an apartment building in Brickell for $20 million. Citadel’s headquarters is planning to move from Chicago to Miami. The company has not disclosed the address. (Subscription: South Florida Business Journal)

3. A century-old, six-story tall raintree was relocated to a public park near Southwest Third Avenue and Fourth Court in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday. The relocation part of a new project called Riverwalk Raintree Residences. (WSVN)

4. The developer of The Wynwood Plaza has submitted the project to the FAA for review as construction nears. The estimated hard construction cost of the project is $130 million, according to a construction permit application. (The Next Miami)

5. One hundred eight Cuban migrants have been arrested in just two days in the Florida Keys, according to U.S. Border Patrol. On Thursday, dozens of migrants arrived in three separate landings, sources said. The migrants are expected to be repatriated to Cuba. (WPLG Local 10)


Today in Miami:

  • Summer Sunrise Beach Stretching With Restorative Yoga at B Ocean Resort. (6:30 a.m.)
  • Eats & Beats Food Truck Party at Old City Hall Parking Lot. (9 a.m.)
  • Commissioner Joe A. Martinez Health and Safety Expo. (10 a.m.)
  • CityPlace Doral Kiddos Magazine’s 9th Anniversary And Back-to-School Event. (noon)
  • 2022 CanesFest at University Of Miami College Art And Culture. (1 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • In-person early voting for the August 23 primary elections is about to get underway in Miami-Dade and Broward. In-person early voting starts August 8 in Miami and August 13 in Broward. (CBS Miami)
  • A former civilian employee for the Miami-Dade Police Department has been sentenced to 60 days in federal prison for stealing over $117,000 in COVID relief funds. (WPLG Local 10)
  • Dozens of beagles arrived safely at Broward Humane Society in South Florida from a breeding facility up north where a series of inspections found more than 70 animal welfare violations. The humane society is looking for homes that match the needs of the beagles. (WSVN)

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You’re all caught up for today. See you all tomorrow for another update!

Carlos Hernandez

About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.

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