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

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

The Butter Coffee Biohack

I’m a sucker for weird, outlandish dietary experiments. Remember when I did the Master Cleanse?  That’s the one where I drank lemonade for ten straight days to lose 14 pounds … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · 5 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

Back to Tulum

Back in the beginning of summer, Boom Boom and I sat down to coordinate our calendars.    Anyone with kids in this age of signing them up for all kinds … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · 4 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

A2 Drinks – Ann Arbor Distilling Company

Everyone knows about the craft beer explosion and I, for one, am very happy about it.    Michigan has been one of the leaders quality breweries, but other states have … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · 2 Comments

Tears and Cheers

I’ve been thinking a lot about the many things that I enjoy in life – family, friends, food, drink, music, movies, golf, tennis, skiing, travel…    Most of them are … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · 13 Comments

The Veuve Clicquot Tour – #MWWC 25

How convenient is this? I’m right smack in the middle of posts about our recent trip to Paris and Amsterdam and the theme for the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #25 … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 15 Comments