The Food and Wine Hedonist

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California Hedonizing – San Francisco Day 2

In my post about our first day in San Francisco, I pondered whether the city’s reputation as a foodie haven was justified.   There’s no doubt that the abundance of … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

California Hedonizing – San Francisco Day 1

The general consensus is that the American foodie havens are New York and San Francisco – everything else is a tier or two below.  But now I wonder if that … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

California Hedonizing – Up the Coast

Los Angeles was awesome and we could’ve stayed there for much longer,  but San Francisco was calling our names.  The fastest route would’ve been to take I-5 , which is … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

California Hedonizing – Los Angeles, Day 2

On the second day of our California trip, my nephew had to do a few errands so I tagged along to see more of the city. I always find that … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · 5 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 California Finale

So ends another season of Top Chef and begins another round of “what the hell am I going to post about now?” In prepping for these posts on the Top … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

Top Chef California Episode 14: Magic Hour

Every year the show moves to a different location for the final challenges and I still don’t get it.  What did Vancouver have to do with Texas?   I guess … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

Top Chef California Episode 12: Wok This Way

There are six contestants left, and now it’s really getting exciting.   It’s the time where the difference between a winning dish and a losing one is the breadth of a … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · 4 Comments

Top Chef California Episode 11: Hammer Time

There are seven contestants left, so now it’s finally starting to get interesting.   All of the ones that really had no business being there – hello goodbye, Giselle – … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · 6 Comments

Top Chef California Episodes 9 and 10: Restaurant Wars

This is my fifth season watching the Top Chef, thus it’s my fifth time watching Restaurant Wars.   And I still go back to what I thought the first time I … Continue reading

February 15, 2016 · 5 Comments