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 · Leave a comment

The Hartwood Cookbook – Lime Tart with Lime Caramel

  Did I ever mention that winter sucks? OK, I guess that’s not saying much because EVERYONE hates winter.  Except white people.   Or at least I assume that white … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

California Hedonizing – San Francisco Day 2

In my post about our first day in San Francisco, I pondered whether the city’s reputation as a foodie haven was justified.   There’s no doubt that the abundance of … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

California Hedonizing – San Francisco Day 1

The general consensus is that the American foodie havens are New York and San Francisco – everything else is a tier or two below.  But now I wonder if that … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Episode 13: Trial by Fire

They were down to the final three and the action moved to Secrets in Akumal, which I’ve seen on my way down to Tulum, but never been to.   I … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

California Hedonizing – Up the Coast

Los Angeles was awesome and we could’ve stayed there for much longer,  but San Francisco was calling our names.  The fastest route would’ve been to take I-5 , which is … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

California Hedonizing – Los Angeles, Day 2

On the second day of our California trip, my nephew had to do a few errands so I tagged along to see more of the city. I always find that … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · 5 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

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