The Food and Wine Hedonist

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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 · 5 Comments

Dorm Room Romance

Living here in Ann Arbor, I’m around college students all the time.  I’m sure many of you living in towns where a university is a huge part of the community … Continue reading

October 14, 2016 · 7 Comments

Hedonist vs Burger

Did you ever see “Man vs Food” on The Travel Channel?    Adam Richman, the host of the show, would go across the country to restaurants that would have eating … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 12 Comments

#TBT Recipe: Pears Poached in Merlot

Way, way, back in the beginning of this blog I used to do pro football predictions.   To tie it in with the site, I also spun a fruit or … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 7 Comments

Detroit Eats: Wright and Company

I’ve been dying to check out this restaurant since it opened last fall.   Back then, Boom Boom and I were out for a night in the city to celebrate my … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · 6 Comments

Ann Arbor Restaurant Scene Part 2: When Prosperity Fails Us

This is the second of a three-part series that takes a look at the recent history of the A2 food scene, its current state, and what the future could hold. … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · 16 Comments

Testing a New Theory: Seventeen in Petoskey

After our trip to Tulum, we found ourselves in Petoskey, a scenic summer hotspot in northern Michigan.  I guess I have to clarify that that’s the northern end of the … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 6 Comments

Time to Get My Drink On Again!

It’s Beer Fest time again!  We’ll be there tonight, in case any of you are locals going.   Basically everything from this post from last year applies, except I’m not … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Fustini’s Cooking Class (Four recipes!)

Fustini’s is a local purveyor of premium oils and vinegars – many infused – that started in Traverse City (MI) in 2008. Within a couple years, they opened stores in … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 6 Comments

Escape from Ikea Hell (And Another Gratuitous Pork Recipe)

We’ve been doing some remodeling work here at Casa de Hedonist and part of that included built-in cabinetry in three different rooms. We were going for sleek, modern looks but … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · 15 Comments