The Food and Wine Hedonist

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Burrito Guide Update – Faith Restored

I usually try to get to Chicago every month, but lately it seems all kinds of things conspired to keep me away.   So there were many months that I did … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Lollapalooza 2012 – The Food

OK, so the music at this year’s Lollapalooza was a little less than inspiring, but at least the food was great.  Celebrity chef Graham Elliot reprised his role of curator … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 13 Comments

Lollapalooza 2012 – The Music

Lollapalooza 2012 happened two weekends ago and I lived to tell about it.  (For a primer on the fest, check out my rundown of last year’s which had a history of … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · 9 Comments

Guilty Pleasures – Walk Off The Earth

Good golly was that a rough Lollapalooza 2012 last weekend.  How rough?  Well, I haven’t posted anything since last Friday.  And it got me saying “Good golly.”  (I’m no marine … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · 7 Comments

My Sneaker Addiction

Last week was my three year anniversary of joining my current job. The job itself is fairly low stress, pays well, and the people I work with have been (mostly) … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 15 Comments

The Lollapalooza 2012 Lineup is Here

The lineup for Lollapalooza 2012 was announced yesterday – exactly one day after I bought the 3-day pass – and I have to say I’m experiencing some buyer’s remorse. Last … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · 14 Comments

Guilty Pleasures – Dead or Alive Part 2

I took some flack for that last week’s Guilty Pleasure – Dead or Alive.  So I thought I’d bury myself even deeper with another dose of long-haired, androgynous cowboys. Last … Continue reading

August 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Guilty Pleasures – Dead or Alive Pt 1

I’ve been dreading this day for quite a while – the 80s are back.   This retro-80s movement’s been around for a year or two, but I guess I’ve been in … Continue reading

August 19, 2011 · 6 Comments

Lollapalooza Part 2 – The Food

There are two other major U.S. music fests – Coachella (Palm Springs desert) and Bonnaroo (BF Egypt, Tennessee).  While Coachella might get the Hollywood stars and Bonnaroo’s campgrounds make for … Continue reading

August 16, 2011 · 5 Comments

Guilty Pleasures – Just Tonight

Although I gushed about the quality of acts at Lollapalooza, there are Guilty Pleasures to be found.  One of the biggest ones in past fests was 2005’s Billy Idol.  Most … Continue reading

August 12, 2011 · 1 Comment