New Year’s Eve 2017

Celebrated New Year’s Eve with an early dinner and a cocktail. Home by 9pm! The menu for the evening. Bad front facing camera shot of the crew. Forgot to bang on pans or eat sauerkraut at midnight.

Cocktails & Courses

File under Great Joys in Life: Sharing a table with fine folks and a meal made by my friend Dan Mess paired with drinks by Julie (of Wine Me Dine Me Cincinnati). I’m glad I have these photos to replay every course in my mind. 1) Chardonnay Spiced Chicken Liver Mousse with Savory Shortbread & Candied Rhubarb with Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade […]

Magazine Club, Inaugural

A few friends had this idea… Since book clubs are so hard, why not have a Magazine Club where everyone shares an article from a magazine and talks about it over food. The inaugural meeting was at Dusmesh Indian restaurant and it proved a fine backdrop for our unproven shenanigans. In addition to celebrating a birthday, […]

A different kind of get together

Couple friends of mine had this idea to invite a group of their friends over for dinner. Thing is, these were folks that didn’t know each other but would probably jive on some level. All we had to do was bring a dish and share something that we’re grateful for. I was so in to this. Only, […]


Dinner on the long, long flight on Korean Air from Chicago to Seoul.

Breakfast for dinner

Chocolate chip pancakes, yogurt and fruit, chicken sausage and eggs? No need to twist my arm, I’ll be right over for breakfast for dinner.

Murder at the Four Deuces

Years in the planning, my friends were finally able to host one of those murder mystery dinner party things. It just so happened to be Jodi’s birthday so that was icing on the cake. I’ve never done one of these costumed themed parties, and though I don’t think it’s plausible to solve the mystery with […]

an impromptu dinner

I text Amy to see what she’s up to and minutes later I’m riding my bike over to her house. Her other half has burgers on the grill and a cold beer for my hand. They’re the bestest. A few more photos from the evening are over here…