The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Where to Eat in Any City

I know Ann Arbor isn’t exactly high on people’s lists as a vacation destination.    But we do get a quite a few visitors, either for athletic events or college … Continue reading

January 12, 2017 · 9 Comments

Ann Arbor Eats: Mikette

Until a few months ago, there was only one strictly French restaurant in Ann Arbor, a fact that still baffles me.  So when Mikette opened a few months ago I … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 · 4 Comments

It’s Bourbon Time

Not so regrettably, my hillbilly days are over. It’s been 13 weeks since I started aging the whiskey I got from  Ann Arbor Distilling Company.  It was a kit they … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · 7 Comments

How Art Can Help In Post-Election America

This past Monday I wrote a post on how this election season is showing how everyone needs to develop more empathy.   Like many of you, I had no idea … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · 7 Comments

The Hunchback of Notre Dame – The Musical

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about our theater doings, the last one being when I talked about how I absolutely LOATHE Grease.  Then in Spring I was music … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · 4 Comments

Ann Arbor Eats: Dirty Bird Fried Chicken

When did Nashville Chicken become a thing? OK, let’s back up.  Nashville Chicken or “hot chicken” is fried chicken topped with a spicy Cayenne-based sauce on top of it.  The … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · 15 Comments

Dorm Room Romance

Living here in Ann Arbor, I’m around college students all the time.  I’m sure many of you living in towns where a university is a huge part of the community … Continue reading

October 14, 2016 · 7 Comments

Hillbilly Update

It’s been 7 weeks since I started aging the mini-barrel of bourbon.   To recap, I bought some of Ann Arbor Distilling’s first batch of bourbon in August.  The kit … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Bringing Chicago Back To Ann Arbor

After my cousin and I wrapped up our breakfast at Dove’s Luncheonette, we had some time to kill.  We decided to head over to Costco to check out their booze … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · 7 Comments

Channeling my Inner Hillbilly

After the cocktail class at Ann Arbor Distilling, I was having a couple extra drinks with my friend, the male half of The Bloodsucking Lawyers.   We were talking to … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · 9 Comments