The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Chicago Gets Hedonized Part 2 – The O.G.

You’d think after a night that included a Bang Bang (2 consecutive dinners) and a huge Filipino breakfast, I’d be done for the day.    Shit, I was just getting … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Chicago Gets Hedonized, Part 1

I went to Chicago recently. I know what you’re thinking – I’m from there and I’ve made it a point to mention Chicago when I can.  So what’s the big … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

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

Chicago Eats: Dove’s Luncheonette

On top of major cases of laziness and a jam-packed schedule, I’m now having the most annoying laptop issue ever – the “p” key doesn’t work. So now I had … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

Friday Faves – Cheap Trick

Last summer I wrote a post about how one of my favorite bands – The Spinners – would NEVER make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.   I’ve always … Continue reading

May 20, 2016 · 13 Comments

K-Pop Til You Drop

Recently, I did two things that I haven’t done in wayyyyyy too long – I went back to Chicago and went to a concert.   The last time I was … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

Detroit Eats: Lafayette Coney Island

Do you know how many places in the US has a food item (sometimes more than one) that they’re known for?   How, while they can’t lay claim to be … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

#TBT Recipe: Mexican Cucumbers

Way, way, back in the beginning of this blog I used to do pro football predictions.   To tie it in with the site, I also spun a fruit or … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Guilty Pleasures – Chicago

That’s the band, not the city.  There’s absolutely no reason to feel guilty about liking the city, unless you’re some kind of hayseed who doesn’t like big cities.  Or you’re … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 2 Comments