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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

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 6 – A Southern Legend

I was on vacation last week and only just saw the latest episode.  I was toying with the idea of saying I’m running late on this post, so I’m going … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · 5 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

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

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

Miami Eats: Alter

After spending a lot of time going up and down the beach area, we were more than ready for something different.   We didn’t have a car when we were there, … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · 5 Comments

Top Chef California Episode 14: Magic Hour

Every year the show moves to a different location for the final challenges and I still don’t get it.  What did Vancouver have to do with Texas?   I guess … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · 3 Comments
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