The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Why Do People Love Steakhouses?

I know I’m in the minority here, but I’ve never made a big deal out of birthdays.   It was only a few years ago that I made it a point … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · 17 Comments

It’s a Dad’s Duty…

My girls turn 14 today, which means we’ve been in full-on “Dad, you’re embarrassing me” mode for the past couple years.   You know what that stage is, right?  It’s … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · 6 Comments

Happy Belated 2nd Birthday to this Blog!

Really?  This blog had its 2nd birthday a month ago and I totally spaced on it?  If this were one of my kids, I’m pretty certain that my lungs would’ve … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · 25 Comments

Happy Birthday to Me!

This Sunday I celebrate yet another orbit around the sun.  I’ve always thought that age is just a number and that you’re only as old as you let yourself get.  … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · 16 Comments

Did you miss me?

If you answered “Yes” to the question above, congratulations!  You may be among the ranks of people who have previously subscribed to this blog who have NOT been getting notifications of … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

Ten Things I Learned in My First Year of Blogging

Wow, it’s been that long?  I went through my WordPress Dashboard a few days ago and was shocked to see that yesterday, June 10th, was the one year anniversary of … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · 21 Comments

The Sicilian Does Chicago Part 3 – MK

MK “Incredible–like a perfectly executed Sunday dinner,” declares The Dude as he digs into his roast chicken at MK. I know, I know, it’s certainly not tres chic to get … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

My Birthday Bash – The Food

A couple of last week’s posts were devoted to the birthday party that Boom Boom threw for me.  Even though I knew it was happening, she did manage to throw … Continue reading

December 12, 2011 · 10 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

Guilty Pleasures – Food, Glorious Food!

Go Hedonist, it’s your burfday, we gonna party like it’s your burfday… I’m taking one for the team this week.  You see, today is actually my birthday and I sooo … Continue reading

November 18, 2011 · 5 Comments