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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

🌱 Saloni Bar European Speakeasy Opens + Bitcoin Conference Returning

Hi all. It’s me, Carlos Hernandez, your host of the Miami Daily. Here are all the most important things to know about what’s happening in town today.

First, today’s weather:

Partly sunny, a stray t-storm. High: 90 Low: 80.

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Here are the top five stories in Miami today:

1. A South Florida artist and political activist has reached out to a Broward County high school asking to lead a Satanic invocation at one of its football games after the U.S. Supreme Court backed a high school football coach’s right to pray at the 50-yard line. (Miami Patch)

2. The “world’s largest Bitcoin conference,” The Bitcoin 2023 conference, will return next year to South Florida. The conference will be a three-day event with cryptocurrency thought leaders, businesses and more. This year’s conference drew 26,000 attendees. (Subscription: Miami INNO)

3. A 20-year-old man kidnapped a mental health worker and held her hostage at his Boca Raton home for about 15 hours, raping, beating and threatening to kill the woman, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Tzvi Allswang faces multiple charges and was denied bond Thursday morning. (WPLG Local 10)

4. Saloni Bar by Meraki, a European-style bar that can only be accessed through a hidden door in the bathroom alley of Meraki, has opened in downtown Miami. The menu focuses on natural wines from small, family-owned wineries in Greece and Italy. Food is prepared by executive chef and owner Giannis Kotsos with a Greek focus. (Eater Miami)

5. A volunteer at Fairchild Tropical Gardens in Coral Gables is accused of filming people in an employee bathroom. Justin A. Torres, 19, was arrested Thursday on two counts of video voyeurism, an arrest report said. (NBC Miami)

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Today in Miami:

  • Florida SuperCon at Miami Beach Convention Center. (all day)
  • Bill Baggs Monthly Beach Cleanup at Key Biscayne Chamber Of Commerce & Visitors Center. (9 a.m.)
  • Pop Art! Gumball Machine Painting Workshop at The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery And Exhibit Hall. (9 a.m.)
  • Drawing & Painting By Instructor Heriberto Mora at Mall Of The Americas. (10 a.m.)
  • Author Series With Dr. Steve Rios at Miami-Dade Main Public Library. (11 a.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools has extended its historic achievement and remains an A-Rated School District by the Florida Department of Education. (Miami-Dade County Public Schools via Facebook)
  • An FIU student is in critical condition after being shot in South Miami-Dade. The family of Ashley Rodriguez and the Miami-Dade Police Department are asking the public for any information on who shot her. (WSVN)
  • Police are investigating a possible road rage shooting in Hollywood that left one person hospitalized on Friday afternoon. The shooting happened around 12:30 p.m. in the 2100 block of Sheridan Street. (NBC Miami)

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Alrighty, you’re all good for today! I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow with 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.

Have a news tip or suggestion for an upcoming Miami Daily? Contact me at carlosreportsnews@gmail.com


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