Tag Archives: Duckhorn Vineyards

My Dinner Club at Rocky’s

My dinner club has tried a few new venues and one of them was Rocky’s of Northville.   Rocky goes back to the heady days of the late Chuck Muer restaurants and Chuck Muer had helped Rocky turn Northville Charley’s into … Continue reading

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Ms. Yoga is Nostalgic

One of my cast of characters Ms. Yoga will be paying another visit shortly and the Casa Raconteur will be ready with open arms.  The luggage rack will be at the foot of the bed, and we will try to … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans

Tradition has it, that we have a brunch on Christmas Day at my Mother-in-Law’s house and everyone eventually gets there. The snow had kind of abated, but there was still some more coming down, but the travel time was not … Continue reading

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Black Friday

The common story that is related about Black Friday is it is the first day of the year that the major department stores show a profit, after all the shenanigans that they play for the first eleven months of the … Continue reading

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Paraduxx

Between working on this project at home and Lent, I am still dipping into my treasure trove of labels with the name of the restaurant on it. I have four men’s shoe boxes filled with wine labels that I have … Continue reading

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City Cellar

The City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill was a popular venue in downtown Birmingham, which if you are not from the Detroit area is a very upscale suburb and a very tough place to open a restaurant and survive.  There … Continue reading

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A Couple of Good Cabs

I tend to write about many parties that we host or go to where wine is not the focal point of the affair, but it certainly adds to the festivities. Wine is usually well received as the beverage of choice … Continue reading

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