Monthly Archives: August 2019

Bigalora in Plymouth

It was kind of like having two worlds colliding when we just decided that the dust had settled enough to try the latest location for Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina.  I mean we could almost be called stalkers, because we have … Continue reading

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The Last Night with the Vegas Crowd

It was a bittersweet night for us, as we met up with our daughter and two of her boys before they went back home.  We finally made it work for El Barzon, as the first time there was a black … Continue reading

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A Day in Michigan

A day in Michigan with two of our grandsons from Las Vegas and we already knew that Michigan humidity doesn’t agree with them, of course when the humidity and temperature is high in Michigan, it doesn’t agree with Michiganders either.  … Continue reading

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She Returns

My Favorite Daughter returned for another visit back to her ancestral home in the Detroit area.  She was coming in a couple of days early before two of her three boys would join her.  My oldest grandson had to stay … Continue reading

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Le Siepi di San Giovanni

One of the pleasures of shopping and belonging to a wine club of a small independent merchant is that you are not going to see the offerings from the chains and the corner markets.  The independent merchant has to work … Continue reading

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“And Why am I Mr. Pink”

I have to think of Steve Buscemi as soon as I see the name of this wine, and if you have seen Reservoir Dogs, you will understand the correlation.  I recently picked up my August selections of wines from my … Continue reading

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The Wall Came to Livonia

Even though Vietnam started affecting the United States in 1955, it wasn’t until years later that it really took its toll.   I remember when they brought back the lottery for the draft and it was my birthday that was the … Continue reading

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A Whirlwind Visit

When I was growing up, every family basically lived near each other.  My Grandmother moved to Detroit, after my Grandfather passed away and her three children all lived within a block of each other, and even when my Grandfather was … Continue reading

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Louis XIII

I am not going to speak of cabbages and kings, but of a wonderful drink that I once enjoyed during my halcyon days of college.  I was working almost full time and carrying eighteen credits a semester, so my days … Continue reading

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The Party Continued

One would almost think that my Bride and I are still teenagers from my recounting a day that started with a brunch and Mimosas that ended up a pool party and appetizers, but there is more to the day.  Actually, … Continue reading

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