The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Escape from Ikea Hell (And Another Gratuitous Pork Recipe)

We’ve been doing some remodeling work here at Casa de Hedonist and part of that included built-in cabinetry in three different rooms. We were going for sleek, modern looks but … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasures Recycled – The Greatest Song. Ever.

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Eataly Chicago

The bus I took to Chicago deposited me right smack downtown where I immediately realized that it was the day of the annual St. Patrick’s day parade.  The whole area … Continue reading

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Chicago Eats – Penny’s Noodle Shop

When we lived in Chicago, Penny’s was our equivalent of the local neighborhood diner.   You know the place – it’s close, they know you there, it’s super cheap, and … Continue reading

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Sigh… It’s tax time.

It’s times like these that I really wish I were a good enough writer to be able to impart to you just how much I loathe taxes. I’m not talking … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

Tools for Tools

It looks like Google Glass is going to be available to the general public this year. If you don’t know what it is, you’re probably better off that way. But … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 7 Comments

Scamming the Scammers 2: La Versión Española

It’s time for more fun with telemarketers!  Unfortunately, the Do Not Call Registry doesn’t cover everything and there are enough idiots who give money to strangers so there will always be … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 7 Comments

Guilty Pleasures – Bye Bye Birdie

It’s theater time again! * And this time it’s the super-proud papa edition. This weekend Tappan Middle School here in Ann Arbor is putting on their production of Bye Bye … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 9 Comments

Chicago Eats: Little Goat Diner

During our recent trip to Chicago, I was hanging with The Pieholes and decided to have lunch at Little Goat Diner. * This is Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard’s take on … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 10 Comments

My Mid-Life Crisis Love Affair: Raw Oysters

For most of my life, I hated raw oysters. Or so I thought. I think it was my experience with an “oyster shooter” in college, which apparently was not a … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 21 Comments

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