The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Top Chef Charleston Episode 10 – Shrimp Boats and Hat Ladies

Earlier in the season, I thought of a drinking game where viewers do a shot whenever someone said “y’all” but gave that up when I realized I would’ve gotten schnockered … Continue reading

February 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

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 · 8 Comments

Top Chef Charleston – Episodes 4 & 5

Happy 2017! I decided to hold off on posting these recaps until after the holidays, because I know it was a stressful balancing act for you –  read about a … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · 7 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Episode 3: Choke Holds and Clammy Hands

Last year, I started noticing that the production quality in Top Chef has improved.   The editing has gotten much smoother and every episode is faster paced.   There isn’t … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 · 7 Comments

Ann Arbor Eats: Mikette

Until a few months ago, there was only one strictly French restaurant in Ann Arbor, a fact that still baffles me.  So when Mikette opened a few months ago I … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 · 4 Comments

Crazy Easy Tomato Sauce

What’s with all those cooking videos that pop-up all the time on Facebook?   You know the ones – less than a minute long,  sped-up videos of two hands making … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · 8 Comments

How to Life

Despite there being a wealth of material in this campaign season I can be snarky about give powerful insight on and my strong personal views, I haven’t  felt a need … Continue reading

November 7, 2016 · 15 Comments

Cookies and Clowns

I have a lot of silly little quirks and minor phobias, just like everyone else.   But there’s one thing that that really scares me.   CLOWNS.   So you can imagine my … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · 2 Comments

Bringing Chicago Back To Ann Arbor

After my cousin and I wrapped up our breakfast at Dove’s Luncheonette, we had some time to kill.  We decided to head over to Costco to check out their booze … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · 7 Comments