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Top Chef Charleston Episode 12 – Cooking Away Again in Margaritaville

Near the end of every season, the contest moves to a completely different location.  A few years ago they moved from Texas to Vancouver, Seattle went to LA, California went … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Drinking around Tulum…

…and boy did we do a lot of that.  They say you’re supposed to have eight glasses of water or other fluids a day.  And since it was hot and … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 16 Comments

Ann Arbor Eats – Isalita

I finally got in. In late December there was an outbreak of restaurants that opened up in Ann Arbor that included three fine dining options – Kuroshio, Vellum, and Isalita.  … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 28 Comments

Top Chef – Episode 7: “Game On”

Last Week’s Episode  Next Week’s Episode Padma: “I think, clearly, the pressure of the competition is starting to wear on some of them.” Tom (dismissively): “That’s kind of irrelevant, we … Continue reading

December 15, 2011 · 3 Comments

My Birthday Bash – The Drinks

It was my birthday a few weeks ago and Boom Boom wanted to surprise me with a party.  Over the years she threw a couple surprise parties and I hated … Continue reading

December 6, 2011 · 4 Comments