The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Beer Fest 2012!

Last weekend was the Michigan Brewers’ Guild’s Summer Beer Fest in scenic Ypsilanti.  To those of you not from here, it’s right next to Ann Arbor and is the fun-loving, … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · 15 Comments

Traverse City Virgins

Every summer since we’ve moved to Michigan, we find that we lose all our friends for extended periods of time as they “go up north.” It seems everyone in the … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · 10 Comments

Slows BBQ in Detroit

This has become THE culinary destination and Detroit’s poster child for renewal.  There’s so much being said about how its owners have shown faith in the city and has started … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 6 Comments

Ignore the Calendar. Summer is already here.

Last Monday, when you were probably cursing at your alarm clock for putting an abrupt end to your weekend, many Michiganders awoke to news that brought a giant smile to … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · 5 Comments

My Birthday Bash – The Drinks

It was my birthday a few weeks ago and Boom Boom wanted to surprise me with a party.  Over the years she threw a couple surprise parties and I hated … Continue reading

December 6, 2011 · 4 Comments

Ann Arbor Rocks – Biercamp

A few months ago, during one of my morning pilgrimages to the Produce Station for their scone & coffee special, I saw a sign for Biercamp next door.   I was … Continue reading

September 28, 2011 · 11 Comments

Beer Fest!

Quick – name one food item that Michigan is famous for.   (ten minute pause…)  Can’t do it, can you?  The only thing I can think of is the Coney Island … Continue reading

July 27, 2011 · 6 Comments

Veal Cheeks and Botha

Last week, my good friend Botha and his gal pal crashed out at my place on the way to a new life in Southampton, NY.  I first met Botha (not … Continue reading

June 20, 2011 · 10 Comments