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Top Chef Boston Episode 13: Getting Prickly in Mexico

Previous Episode ** I’m wondering if they buffaloed us again. Last year, Nicholas won after a whole season of being near the bottom and extremely hated by just about everyone … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hartwood – Best Meal Ever?

What makes for the best dinner ever?  I certainly don’t have an answer for this and anyone who has the definitive answer to this is probably some blowhard you’re better … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 13 Comments

El Camello, Jr

It’s almost a cliché now to say that, if you really want to eat well on vacation, you have to eat where the locals eat.  Maybe you’ll get something that … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 9 Comments

Be Tulum

At that Treetop yoga class we took at Be Tulum, there were two early 20s women there who looked to be sisters.  Halfway through the class one of them decided … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 12 Comments

Yoga Fools

One of the criteria that Boom Boom had for our trip to Tulum was that the hotel couldn’t have a gym.  This was no small task as most places have … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 11 Comments

Drinking around Tulum…

…and boy did we do a lot of that.  They say you’re supposed to have eight glasses of water or other fluids a day.  And since it was hot and … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 16 Comments

I Love Tulum

Every year, the kids go to a YMCA camp in beautiful northern Michigan for some good old-fashioned outdoor fun.  Last year, we did a “staycation” and while it was relaxing, … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 14 Comments

Chicago Eats – Xoco

I FINALLY got around to trying Rick Bayless’ Mexican streetfood place – Xoco. It’s been open for a few years but the few times that I was in the area … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 16 Comments

Top Chef NOLA Episode 15: Leaving New Orleans

Episode 14 Finale Part 1 * Brian got booted from last week’s episode mainly because of his head-scratching decision to use boneless, skinless chicken breast in his dish.  So on … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 6 Comments

Sometimes the Simplest Food is the Best Food – Elotes Recipe

One of my favorites restaurants anywhere – and definitely the best in Ann Arbor – is Isalita.  I’ve been there at least half a dozen times in the past few … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · 23 Comments