The Food and Wine Hedonist

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New York City Eats: Bassanova Ramen

Whenever we visit my brother in NYC, we always spend an inordinate amount of time in Chinatown. I suppose it’s because it’s a fun 10 minute walk down Broadway from … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Yes, I’m an adult. But…

I know I’m supposed to be wayyyy more mature than this, but the Pieholes and I have been bonding as of late over these … these… these…     And … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Ann Arbor Restaurant Scene, Part 1: Past Reviews

Ann Arbor isn’t your usual Midwestern town.  Even though it only has about 115,000 people, thanks to the University of Michigan being here, it has a lot interesting qualities – … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · 4 Comments

Thomas Keller’s Potato Pave

Sometimes, it’s all in the presentation. We joined a monthly dinner group with our neighbors and our latest gathering was a couple weeks ago. In this group, the host handles … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 10 Comments

Alcoholic Abominations

In mid-March I had an experience with alcohol that was so incredibly awful it bordered on laughable.  The best way I can describe it is that it was “an alcoholic … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · 16 Comments

Pac-Man Fever

It’s a monstrous weekend for sports fans.   Basketball and hockey fans, if they haven’t had enough of their 9,425 game seasons now have the playoffs.   A bunch of women … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

New York City Eats: Public

Spring break was earlier this month and, although we knew about it for months, it caught us by surprise. The week before break we decided to visit my brother in … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

More Little Mermaid!

Tomorrow (April 25th) is opening night for Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Pioneer High School here in Ann Arbor.  Tickets are available at If you haven’t seen any of … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Chicago Cubs are going to win The World Series

I used to go to a lot of Cubs games when I was living in Chicago, but not because I was a huge baseball fan.   They play their games … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 5 Comments

Authentic Fettucine Alfredo

For you youngsters out there, back in the day a good resource for new recipes were these things called “magazines” that we used to buy in places called “bookstores”.   … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 12 Comments

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