Monthly Archives: October 2012

Our Anniversary

October twenty-first is the anniversary for my Bride and I, and I will just talk a little bit about that day, in the context of the theme of The Wine Raconteur.  It was a day full of joy and anticipation.  … Continue reading

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Miss Saigon and a Merlot

Back in 1994 Miss Saigon was coming to Detroit and was going to appear at the Masonic Temple Theater.   We were going to see the show, so we had to decide where to dine before the show.  We settled on … Continue reading

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Elizabeth’s Chophouse in Marquette, MI

Our second night in Marquette and we had dinner at Elizabeth’s Chophouse.  When we got there, there was a large party going on that took over half of the restaurant.   There was still ample room for diners like us who … Continue reading

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L’Attitudes in Marquette and a Famous Wine

Well I guess I couldn’t wait for the cold weather, so I went with my Bride up to Marquette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan just off of Lake Superior.  She was giving a seminar and I was tagging along.  … Continue reading

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The Detroit Athletic Club

Detroit in its glory days had many businessmen’s club downtown.  When everything was downtown and the restaurants and nightlife were in full bloom.  These clubs were a way for a man to have a dinner with his associates and sit … Continue reading

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St. Clair Inn

Years ago I made many trips to the St. Clair Inn in St. Clair, Michigan.  It was one of those charming old hotels on the water.  It was a place to have a nice dinner and to watch the boats … Continue reading

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The Chop House

Another time my Bride and I were in Ann Arbor for the Art Fair, which is multiple Art Fairs; under one large umbrella and it was wall to wall people looking and shopping for art works.  We were having a … Continue reading

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Gratzi

One night my Bride and I met some friends for dinner at Gratzi Restaurant in Ann Arbor.  The restaurant is a rehabbing of an old cinema palace from the thirties.  It is a beautiful building and interesting décor.  Ann Arbor … Continue reading

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Opera With Dinner

It is not too often that one can go out for dinner and be entertained by the staff.  We had dinner at DePalma’s one time, where the waiter broke off into an aria between his customary duties.  Talk about an … Continue reading

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Urziger Wurzgarten Spatlese

I am a member of private dinner club, and I have enjoyed this club for many years.  Part of the charm of this group is that you and two other members are the host for an evening and then you … Continue reading

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