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Food and Drink

The man certainly enjoys his meals and loves to showcase delectable foods, good drinks, and great restaurants (and the occasional food truck). Michael exercises off the calories as much as he can after sharing his experience, photos, and stories of what and where to eat. Apologies in advance for a lot of bourbon reviews.

CES 2022: Make Me A Cocktail, Bev!

CES 2022: Make Me A Cocktail, Bev!

Nothing better than a finely mixed cocktail, right?  Well actually there is...when you don't have to tip the bartender.  Automatic cocktail making machines have been on the market for a few years. Similar to countertop, automatic coffeemakers (think Keurig), these...

Summer Outdoor Cooking & Grilling Ideas

Outdoor cooking is the way to go, especially in Texas.  Here are some ideas and items I featured during a recent appearance on Great Day Houston (CBS). Whether it is propane or charcoal, there are many accessories and items that can...

The Ultimate Enchilada Recipe

The Ultimate Enchilada Recipe

Ok, so maybe I using a bit of hyperbole. I am an enchie fan. A big one. Probably my fave comfort food of all time. You can judge a TexMex restaurant by its enchiladas - cheese and onion, please. I remember my grandparents taking me to Luby's and thought those were...

Dining In The SoCal Sunset – BALEENkitchen

Dining In The SoCal Sunset – BALEENkitchen

During a recent swing up-and-down the SoCal coastline I made a point to find unique spots to dine and stay. I travel so often I wanted to experience things other than chain hotels and eateries that dot the rest of the U.S. The South Bay of Los Angeles is a beautiful...

Sipping and talking Tinkerman’s Gin

Tinkerman's Gin Master Distiller Brian Prewitt joined me recently to sway my tastes towards gin.  Everyone knows I'm a bourbon guy but, I must say, I was pleasantly surprised with the refreshing concoctions made with Tinkerman's.  Take a listen below: