11. Eat (and drink) with the season
Say seasonal dining and most people think of tender spring vegetables, crunchy summer salads, and the bounty of the fall harvest. But winter is often overlooked, and thats a shame, because its associated with some of the most comforting, richest food: bisques, stews, chili, fatty cuts of duck, rich steaks braised bone-in, veal cheeks, Kurobuta pork chops, or prosciuttos fattier cousin Speck. There are even special drinks to break the chill of winter: At Detroits Sugar House Bar, you can still get the ancient favorite, hot buttered rum, with blackstrap rum, simple syrup, and butter, still hot in the mug. At the Oakland in Ferndale, they serve a Tom & Jerry hot rum, cognac, milk, sugar, spice, and whipped egg every time it snows.