The Food and Wine Hedonist

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It’s Bourbon Time

Not so regrettably, my hillbilly days are over. It’s been 13 weeks since I started aging the whiskey I got from  Ann Arbor Distilling Company.  It was a kit they … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · 7 Comments

Hillbilly Update

It’s been 7 weeks since I started aging the mini-barrel of bourbon.   To recap, I bought some of Ann Arbor Distilling’s first batch of bourbon in August.  The kit … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Tears and Cheers

I’ve been thinking a lot about the many things that I enjoy in life – family, friends, food, drink, music, movies, golf, tennis, skiing, travel…    Most of them are … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · 13 Comments

Ann Arbor Eats: P.F. Chang’s

P.F. Chang’s, the popular nationwide chain of Chinese-American restaurants, opened this past week in Ann Arbor. Alongside it came a Bravo! Cucina Italiana in newly constructed buildings over at the mall.   … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · 24 Comments

Our Fundraiser for Boobies

Boom Boom made it through the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk this past weekend!  Physically, there were only a couple blisters and really tired legs to deal with.  Like many … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 23 Comments

Ann Arbor Bloggers Meet-Up at The Last Word

We recently had our second meet-up of local Ann Arbor food and drink bloggers.   A few months ago, I posted about the idea and sent an open invitation to anyone interested.  … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 23 Comments

Calling All Local Food and Drink Bloggers!

I’ve started up a Meetup.com group for local bloggers/writers and we’re getting together next week.  The definition for “local” is going to be pretty loose.  So if you’re in Ann … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · 24 Comments

Ann Arbor Eats – Frita Batidos

This isn’t exactly a new restaurant nor is it the first time I’ve been there.  But it’s a pretty cool place that really speaks well for the town.  Plus, the … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · 7 Comments

Wisconsin Cheese Dinner Night

Although we live in Michigan, Boom Boom and I recently were able to sneak away for a brief night in Wisconsin.   And we did it without having to leave exotic … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Coffee Industry is Messing with Me

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this, but I’m a major coffee fiend.  I love everything about it – the zen-like routine of making it, the aromas, the patterns … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · 21 Comments
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