The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Guilty Pleasures Recycled – Come and Get Your Love

Honestly, I wasn’t planning on another re-run but two things happened in the past 24 hours.  First, I heard this song again while driving around and it reminded me how … Continue reading

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The Perfect Gift For Women Who Love Wine

It seems like every time I’ve checked out Facebook in the past five years there’s always some kind of meme about moms and drinking. Like this one – * or … Continue reading

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Nomming to the Oldies

A month or so ago, I was enjoying a fine steak dinner at El Chorro in Scottsdale. Although they went through a complete renovation and updated their menu, they still … Continue reading

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Scottsdale Eats: El Chorro

During our first go-around with Scottsdale, we’d pass by this sign that simply said, “El Chorro.”  We had no idea what it was – hotel, golf course, brothel, senior living … Continue reading

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Nope, not pirate-talking day. My laptop’s fallen and it can’t get up.

August 12, 2014 · 5 Comments

Time to Get My Drink On Again!

It’s Beer Fest time again!  We’ll be there tonight, in case any of you are locals going.   Basically everything from this post from last year applies, except I’m not … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Food for Commoners – Taco Bell Breakfast

Hi, my name is John. And I’m a Food Snob. Don’t let my occasional dalliances with White Castles and Pabst Blue Ribbon fool you, I’m the worst kind of elitist … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 20 Comments

Introducing the Mini Hedonist

A couple weeks ago I introduced the concept of Summer Resolutions to the family, and I’m proud to say that The Pieholes are still rocking the resolutions. Mini-me has taken … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 13 Comments

Some Things Just Weren’t Meant to Be 

A couple weeks ago, I had another song in my head that just wouldn’t leave. So I figured I’d try to write a post about it.  It was Lou Rawls’ … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Fustini’s Cooking Class (Four recipes!)

Fustini’s is a local purveyor of premium oils and vinegars – many infused – that started in Traverse City (MI) in 2008. Within a couple years, they opened stores in … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 6 Comments

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