The Food and Wine Hedonist

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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 3: Spines and Vines

The chefs took a road trip to Santa Barbara in a small armada of soul-less minivans, but at least they weren’t sponsored.   In previous years, Toyota was a big sponsor … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Maybe it’s all Puerto Rican food that sucks.

Trigger Warning:  This article contains information about Puerto Rican food which may be triggering to Puerto Ricans or others who love Puerto Rican food. This especially holds true for my … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · 58 Comments

Top Chef Boston Episode 11: Sous Your Daddy!

Previous Episode I forgot to mention in my Random Thoughts last week how guest judge Andy Cohen didn’t hesitate a nanosecond in teasing George about his slicked-back hair.  Andy was … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 7 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

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

Ann Arbor Eats – Kuroshio

Did I miss something?  For all of 2012 up until the presidential election in November, all we ever heard was how the economy was in the toilet.  If you believed … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · 17 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

Eating My Way Through Naples, Florida

Boom Boom had a conference in Naples, FL and I was hanging out and playing golf.  For those unfamiliar with the city, it’s where super rich old people go to … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · 8 Comments

Fish Tacos a la Black Pearl

Hedonist’s Note: This post from last year got a mention in The Ann Arbor Observer, a local monthly newspaper.  For all of you who came here because of it – … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 14 Comments