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

I Hate Those Facebook Recipes… Except this one.

Have you ever seen those short recipe videos on Facebook? You know the ones.  They’re fast-paced, brightly lit, with whimsical music.   And in all of them, everyone has all … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · 4 Comments

Food for Commoners: Red Lobster

I’m still waiting for Food Network, Travel Network, Bravo – heck, even QVC – to call me about my show idea.  That’s the one where I’d have major foodies like … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · 18 Comments

Top Chef Charleston Episode 8 – Restaurant Wars

To those of you who have read my recaps of Top Chef in the past, please forgive me for repeating what I always say about Restaurant Wars. – I don’t … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

Ann Arbor Eats: Dirty Bird Fried Chicken

When did Nashville Chicken become a thing? OK, let’s back up.  Nashville Chicken or “hot chicken” is fried chicken topped with a spicy Cayenne-based sauce on top of it.  The … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · 15 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

Chicago Eats: Dove’s Luncheonette

On top of major cases of laziness and a jam-packed schedule, I’m now having the most annoying laptop issue ever – the “p” key doesn’t work. So now I had … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · 2 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

Paris Eats: Chez Denise

When people talk about the food being fantastic in Paris, it’s not just at the fancier restaurants.  As I mentioned in my other Paris post, our lunches were mostly fast … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · 4 Comments
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