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The Hartwood Cookbook – Lime Tart with Lime Caramel

  Did I ever mention that winter sucks? OK, I guess that’s not saying much because EVERYONE hates winter.  Except white people.   Or at least I assume that white … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Finale – Comida Final 

It’s been two weeks since the Top Chef Final and it’s taken me this long to figure out to write this recap. The build-up to this was so suspenseful – … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Episode 13: Trial by Fire

They were down to the final three and the action moved to Secrets in Akumal, which I’ve seen on my way down to Tulum, but never been to.   I … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Top Chef Charleston Episode 12 – Cooking Away Again in Margaritaville

Near the end of every season, the contest moves to a completely different location.  A few years ago they moved from Texas to Vancouver, Seattle went to LA, California went … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · 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

Back to Tulum

Back in the beginning of summer, Boom Boom and I sat down to coordinate our calendars.    Anyone with kids in this age of signing them up for all kinds … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · 4 Comments

Pac-Man Fever

It’s a monstrous weekend for sports fans.   Basketball and hockey fans, if they haven’t had enough of their 9,425 game seasons now have the playoffs.   A bunch of women … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

How to Find a Great Restaurant While on Vacation – La Fisheria

That incredibly lousy dinner was on our first full day in Playa del Carmen. You’d think that it could only get better from there, right? Only slightly. We had a … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 5 Comments

Worst Meal Ever?

Americans suck.  No, I’m not going all Third World on you. More like I’m going all French on you. There’s a common misconception that the French hate all Americans and … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 24 Comments

Top Chef Boston Episode 14: Holy Escamoly

Previous Episode   Every year Top Chef moves to a different location for the finals of the competition.  Outside of the gratuitous shots of Padma in a bikini, I never … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 4 Comments
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