The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Paris Eats: Chez Denise

When people talk about the food being fantastic in Paris, it’s not just at the fancier restaurants.  As I mentioned in my other Paris post, our lunches were mostly fast … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · 4 Comments

Hedonizing in Paris

As I mentioned in my post about Europe’s disturbing Michael Jackson obsession, the fam took a weeklong trip to Paris and Amsterdam.    Since then, I’ve been trying to figure … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 22 Comments

The Bleakness of French Radio

Last week, I posed the question of whether Europeans have the concept of Guilty Pleasures.   These are songs that you really, really shouldn’t like or are generally awful but you … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · 5 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

Do they have Guilty Pleasures in Europe? (again)

Hey y’all –   As I write this Boom Boom, the Pieholes, and I are on a whirlwind trip to Paris and Amsterdam.   I’ve been to both places before and mentioned … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Wynwood Walls – Miami

We got out of the our dinner at Alter at 11 or so and were excited to see that the neighborhood was ALIVE.   Several of the art galleries were open and … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Miami Eats: Alter

After spending a lot of time going up and down the beach area, we were more than ready for something different.   We didn’t have a car when we were there, … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · 5 Comments

Miami Eats: Pubbelly

It had been over a decade since I was last in Miami and I usually don’t keep tabs on food scenes for cities I had no plans to visit.   My … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · 5 Comments

#TBT Recipe: Gumbo for Mardi Gras

I suppose another #TBT recipe wouldn’t hurt, eh?  Next week is Fat Tuesday, so now you’ll have enough time to gather the ingredients and make this, the best gumbo north … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

Miami Eats: Taquiza

After lunch at Nobu, we spent some time chilling at the pool.  I was reading Michael Pollan’s Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation –    It’s an awesome book that … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · 4 Comments