The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Chicago Gets Hedonized, Part 1

I went to Chicago recently. I know what you’re thinking – I’m from there and I’ve made it a point to mention Chicago when I can.  So what’s the big … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

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

Ann Arbor Eats: Dirty Bird Fried Chicken

When did Nashville Chicken become a thing? OK, let’s back up.  Nashville Chicken or “hot chicken” is fried chicken topped with a spicy Cayenne-based sauce on top of it.  The … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · 15 Comments

Chicago Eats: Dove’s Luncheonette

On top of major cases of laziness and a jam-packed schedule, I’m now having the most annoying laptop issue ever – the “p” key doesn’t work. So now I had … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

Miami Eats: Nobu

Boom Boom’s Christmas gift to me was a nice little weekend getaway to Miami a couple weeks ago.  It was so great to escape the crappy Michigan winter and unwind … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · 8 Comments

Ann Arbor Eats: Katoi

It’s always floored me how terrible the Thai restaurants are here in Ann Arbor.   Either they lack any kind of spice at all or whatever flavors they have are all … Continue reading

September 9, 2015 · 14 Comments

Dinner With Assholes

So about that near-disaster before our dinner at Wright and Company… We went a couple months ago with the kids to celebrate our anniversary.   We just saw the terrific Frida … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 23 Comments

Detroit Eats: Wright and Company

I’ve been dying to check out this restaurant since it opened last fall.   Back then, Boom Boom and I were out for a night in the city to celebrate my … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · 6 Comments

Who’s Your Restaurant Sherpa?

When we were on vacation in Mexico, we had what was arguably our worst dinner experience ever.  The service was hateful and lazy, the drinks non-existent, and the shrimp hovered … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 15 Comments
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