The Food and Wine Hedonist

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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

Top Chef California Episode 7: Back in the Day

The contestants made their way back to Los Angeles for this week’s challenge, which involved delving into their personal histories. Speaking of, I really need to make it back to … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 3 Comments

Miami Eats: Nobu

Boom Boom’s Christmas gift to me was a nice little weekend getaway to Miami a couple weeks ago.  It was so great to escape the crappy Michigan winter and unwind … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · 8 Comments

Leaving Puerto Rico – Cafe Avila

We spent five days in Puerto Rico and had a terrific vacation filled with great weather, lots of relaxation, and fun times. After one more breakfast of eggs benedict soup, … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · 5 Comments

Maybe it’s all Puerto Rican food that sucks.

Trigger Warning:  This article contains information about Puerto Rican food which may be triggering to Puerto Ricans or others who love Puerto Rican food. This especially holds true for my … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · 58 Comments