The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Amsterdam Gets Hedonized

  So it was off to Amsterdam after our all too brief stay in Reims.   The original plan was to stop and check out Bruges or Brussels as we haven’t … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · 10 Comments

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

Top Chef Boston Episode 13: Getting Prickly in Mexico

Previous Episode ** I’m wondering if they buffaloed us again. Last year, Nicholas won after a whole season of being near the bottom and extremely hated by just about everyone … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #14: Tradition

This is a series of challenges where wine bloggers write a post around a given theme and somehow relate it to wine.  Voting is done and the winner gets to … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 10 Comments

How to Save Classical Music

One of the Pieholes plays the flute for her middle school concert band.  The school also has a separate symphony and they had a concert earlier this week and several … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · 8 Comments

Chicago Eats – Xoco

I FINALLY got around to trying Rick Bayless’ Mexican streetfood place – Xoco. It’s been open for a few years but the few times that I was in the area … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 16 Comments

Deep Thoughts at a Toad The Wet Sprocket Concert

Two nights ago, the male half of The Blood Sucking Lawyers called with an offer of a free concert ticket for the next night (last night).  Apparently, the female half … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 10 Comments

Hatin on Taylor Swift

I can’t believe that there are people still wringing their hands over the whole Miley Cyrus at the VMAs thing a couple of weeks ago.  Apparently, they are still disgusted … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 18 Comments

Shopping Woes

Sometimes I really hate shopping, but not for the same reasons that others give. Most people say they hate shopping because of the crowded malls and parking lots that are … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · 15 Comments

Water Hill Music Fest 2013

When we first moved to Ann Arbor, one of things I was looking forward to catching a bunch of live music.  I figured a college town that was the hometown of … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 5 Comments