Monthly Archives: January 2013

IL Posto Ristorante

This was one of the original high powered Italian restaurants in the Detroit area, and it was geared to the expense account crowd.  The story I had heard was that a power business magnate was so impressed by this restaurant … Continue reading

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Accents, Mexican Food and Wine

There was an out of the way Mexican restaurant called Accents, which was in a converted house, that you could pass by, if you weren’t paying attention.  The building was painted black and recessed among some other businesses, so it … Continue reading

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L’Escoffier in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor is known as an academic center in the state, being the home of the University of Michigan.  The university is located right downtown of the city, and right off of the quad of the university is the Bell … Continue reading

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Water Club

This was more of a neighborhood restaurant with fancy touches; it is a shame that they suffered the same fate as so many other restaurants do.  John Cleveland’s Water Club had a nice selection of fresh fish and several choices … Continue reading

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Vallado Douro 1999

There are days that I write several articles at a time, and as anyone who has ever written a blog knows, there is plenty of preparation time.  In my case there is collating a venue with a certain wine or … Continue reading

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The Sardine Factory in Monterey

After a leisurely afternoon in the Cannery Row District of Monterey, we were looking forward to a great dinner.  We were going to the Sardine Factory Restaurant that has not only a DiRoNA Award, but the Wine Spectator’s Grand Award … Continue reading

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Pacific’s Edge in Carmel Highlands

This is a restaurant that we have eaten at twice and loved it both times.  Pacific’s Edge is just around the corner from Carmel-by-the-Sea in Carmel Highlands.  It is located in the Hyatt Carmel Highlands Hotel high up on a … Continue reading

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