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Ann Arbor Restaurant Scene Part 3: Would you eat here?

This is the third 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 24, 2015 · 18 Comments

Ann Arbor Restaurant Scene, Part 1: Past Reviews

Ann Arbor isn’t your usual Midwestern town.  Even though it only has about 115,000 people, thanks to the University of Michigan being here, it has a lot interesting qualities – … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · 7 Comments

Who’s Your Restaurant Sherpa?

When we were on vacation in Mexico, we had what was arguably our worst dinner experience ever.  The service was hateful and lazy, the drinks non-existent, and the shrimp hovered … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 15 Comments

Top Chef Seattle Episode 15: Glacial Gourmand

Episode 14          Episode 16 I write these recaps as I watch the show, constantly hitting the pause button as I plug away.  But I’m going to be … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 6 Comments

Top Chef Seattle Episode 7: Foiled Again

Episode 6     Episode 8 I called it!  Back in Episode 4, I made the comment: Kristen gets a footrub from Stefan.  She’s gotta take off those socks for that.  … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · 5 Comments

Top Chef Seattle Episode 6: Even the Famous Come home

Episode 5 Last week was a complete trainwreck of an episode in terms of food.  There was little imagination and the execution was just simply not there.  And I didn’t … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 8 Comments

Top Chef Seattle Episode 3 – Tom vs Emeril: Turkeypocalypse

Episode 2            Episode 4 Much to my dismay, Bravo decided to run a new episode on the night before Thanksgiving.  When I was working at … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · 5 Comments

Top Chef Seattle Episode 2: A Shock at the Space Needle

Episode 1         Episode 3 It’s episode two and I’m really kind of confused on how to approach this.  On one hand, it’s early in the season and … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · 8 Comments

Change is Good

In this case, it’s AWESOME. I know that many of you come here for my hilarious takes on food, drinks, and music. (And my humility.)  And ever since I revealed … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 4 Comments

Burrito Guide Update – Faith Restored

I usually try to get to Chicago every month, but lately it seems all kinds of things conspired to keep me away.   So there were many months that I did … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · 1 Comment