Monthly Archives: February 2014

Are Wine Drinkers Eccentric?

Are wine drinkers eccentric, this has been a questioned that has bandied towards me on occasion by others curious about our ilk; I do not think of myself as eccentric, only because this word denotes wealth and I am certainly … Continue reading

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Another Outing to The Courthouse Grille

My dinner club had another meeting the other night and we found ourselves venturing to a venue for the third time, The Courthouse Grille in Plymouth, Michigan.  I have given a short history of the changes that I recall on … Continue reading

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Terry’s of Charlevoix

One of the great charms of living in Michigan is the ability of visiting some of the great resort areas in the state.  In the Northern part of the Lower Peninsula is the wonderful city of Charlevoix.  It is a … Continue reading

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Trattoria Andiamo in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

Trattoria Andiamo is one of the more casual dining spots of this noted Detroit area chain of Italian restaurants.  The original location gets the most attention, and recently they did an experiment and tried some of the locations as an … Continue reading

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Garage Grill & Fuel Bar in Northville, Michigan

Holidays and special event days, can create havoc on restaurants.  There have been times when the regular menu has been usurped and a “special menu” to commemorate the day has been introduced.  Since we tend to dine out frequently, we … Continue reading

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“Drink Wine Day”

I have no idea who creates these so called national days of commemoration.  In one of the recent glossy periodicals that I receive Hour Magazine that is about Detroit and the Tri-County area, I saw a little message that reads … Continue reading

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A Zone 9 Toddy, Because I am Sick of Snow

When I was growing up in Detroit, prior to Postal Zip Codes, we had Postal Zones and I grew up in Zone 9.  Zone 9 for me, was where I grew up, and I grew up in an Armenian enclave.  … Continue reading

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Stonehouse in Escanaba

Whenever I hear the city of Escanaba, I and most people, especially from Michigan, think of the play that Jeff Daniels wrote and premiered at his Purple Rose Theater in Chelsea “Escanaba in da Moonlight” which was later made into … Continue reading

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Devotion: The Monthly Wine Writing Challenge

“Hopelessly devoted to you” was the lead in for the newest Monthly Wine Writing Challenge and hopefully, no one will ask me to sing the song, or what ever potential readers I have will run away in droves.  The theme … Continue reading

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Bijou in Southfield, Michigan

I must be in the “way back machine” from my childhood, as I have been thinking of some of the old restaurants that used to cater to “foodies” before there was “foodies.”  I guess I just happened to discover wine … Continue reading

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