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Top Chef Charleston Episode 8 – Restaurant Wars

To those of you who have read my recaps of Top Chef in the past, please forgive me for repeating what I always say about Restaurant Wars. – I don’t … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

California Hedonizing – Los Angeles, Day 1

We were supposed to go down to Houston on New Year’s Day to spend a week with my in-laws.     But there was a change of plans to where … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Episode 7 – Booty

A  couple of seasons ago in New Orleans, Nicholas was one of the most hated chefs in the competition.  Many didn’t like his attitude and thought his food was inferior … Continue reading

January 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

My Modern Family

Although the show’s been on for many years, we only started watching Modern Family a year or so ago.  But since then, not only have we stayed current with new … Continue reading

Featured · 8 Comments

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

Top Chef Charleston Episode 6 – A Southern Legend

I was on vacation last week and only just saw the latest episode.  I was toying with the idea of saying I’m running late on this post, so I’m going … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · 5 Comments

Top Chef Charleston – Episodes 4 & 5

Happy 2017! I decided to hold off on posting these recaps until after the holidays, because I know it was a stressful balancing act for you –  read about a … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · 7 Comments

Happy Holidays or Whatever

It’s been a while since I’ve written a music post and even longer while since I’ve written about the Holidays.    Yes, I said “Holidays.”     This weekend is … Continue reading

December 23, 2016 · 5 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Episode 3: Choke Holds and Clammy Hands

Last year, I started noticing that the production quality in Top Chef has improved.   The editing has gotten much smoother and every episode is faster paced.   There isn’t … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 · 7 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Episode 2: Southern Hospitality

In last week’s episode, there was an uncomfortable moment where two chefs had to compete one-on-one to stay in the game at the site of a former plantation.   Gerald … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · 14 Comments