The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Chicago Gets Hedonized Part 2 – The O.G.

You’d think after a night that included a Bang Bang (2 consecutive dinners) and a huge Filipino breakfast, I’d be done for the day.    Shit, I was just getting … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

Authentic Fettucine Alfredo

For you youngsters out there, back in the day a good resource for new recipes were these things called “magazines” that we used to buy in places called “bookstores”.   … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 12 Comments

Posada Margherita

In preparation for our to Tulum, I did some rigorous research on the best restaurants there.  And by “rigorous” I mean that I typed “best Tulum restaurants” in a Google … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 9 Comments

Some Things Just Weren’t Meant to Be 

A couple weeks ago, I had another song in my head that just wouldn’t leave. So I figured I’d try to write a post about it.  It was Lou Rawls’ … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Wine Cellar Opening

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how I had the opportunity to try out some of Paul Mas’ terrific wines.  In the post I mentioned that I invited The Sicilian, … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 8 Comments

Eataly Chicago

The bus I took to Chicago deposited me right smack downtown where I immediately realized that it was the day of the annual St. Patrick’s day parade.  The whole area … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 23 Comments

Some Love for the Italians on this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend – Again

I was just in Chicago this past weekend and totally forgot about it being St Patrick’s Day weekend.  I was going to write up a new post for St Patrick’s, … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · 14 Comments

Some Love for the Italians on this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

I used to celebrate St Patrick’s Day like a madman.  As a recent college graduate living in Chicago’s Yuppieville, there was no way to avoid an Irish-style pub – Kincaid’s, … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · 17 Comments