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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-05-28

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THE DETROIT DM NEWS

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30 Friday, May 28, 1982

7ftwihiNG at DNB% ICI STYLE

dining room, carry-out and trays

• lunch • dinner
• breakfast
• after-theater • kiddie menu

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3020 GRAND RIVER Free Parking TE 3- 0700

CARL'S

Private Banquet Rooms for wedding parties.
Serving the World's Finest Steaks, Chops and
Sea Foods for more than 50 years. All Beef aged
in our cellars.

CHOP HOUSE

CHINA CITY

■■■■ •••10,

I A th Taxw, —44

MON. THRU FRI. 11:30 to 2

SPECIAL

10% OFF

NEW

C E 11

THE
NEW

I 557-8899
SHANGRI-LA WEST

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SERVED ANYTIME
7 DAYS

A Tradition
, $ince 1934
GUM'



I UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

NOW OFFERING
_
CANTONESE, MANDARIN & SZECHUAN FOODS
Also Featuring Our
ALL YOU CAN EAT

CHINESE BUFFET

1128 E. Nine Mile Road (1 1 /2 Mile East of 1-75)

(313) 541-2132

FROM 5:30 P.M. FRI. & SAT—FROM 11:30 P.M. LUNCH WED
SERVING CHOICE COCKTAILS
OPEN 7 DAYS

TELEGRAPH AT SQUARE LAKE RD.

FLING LIM'S

Across from Showcase Cinema
FOR-FAST CARRY OUT
335-8060
Credit Cards Honored
Since 1959

IN THE MIRACLE MILE SHOPPING CENTER

SZECHUAN, MANDARIN, CANTONESE & AMERICAN

MON.-THURS. 11-11, FRI. & SAT. 11-12 Mid. SUN. 12-10

ITALIAN DINING

7121,11 141.1 rAzifillA
CARRY OUT • CATERING
8410 W. NINE MILE, W. of LiVernOiS 544-1021

THE GOLD COIN

CHINESE-AMERICAN CUISINE
24480 W. 10 MILE (IN TEL-EX PLAZA)
353-7848
West of Telegraph

NOW SERVING COCKTAIL8

Mon.-Thurs. 11 to 11 p.m., • Fri. & Sat. 11 to 12 Mid,• Sun 1 to 9:30 p.m.

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AFI

Metro Detroit'siLargest & Finest Deli-Restaurant
Your Hosts: Jack Baiter and Al Winkler
12 MILE & EVERGREEN IN THE EVERGREEN PLAZA
Mon. 11 to 3 . . . Tue. thru Thur. 11 to 9 . . . Fri. 11 to 10
Sat. 10 to 10 . . . Sun. 10 to 9
• HOME COOKING • EAT IN & CARRY OUT
• TRAY & HOT CATERING

$350

Fred Bayne at the organ nightly

CARRY-OU

• Cocktails
• Dinners
Mon.-Thurs. 11 to 11, Fri. & Sat. 11-12 Mid.
Sun. 12 maw 10 p.m.

Carry-dut

Coc
Jine 2inin g and liai4

COM PLETE

MON. & TUES.

KIM'S GARDENS
348-0700

Private Bawet Rooms

354-9077

Recommended by AAA & Mobile Guides

Ladies Parties of 10 or over

CANTONESE, MANDARIN & AMERICAN FOOD

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COM13017nr
ALMOND
BONELESS CHICKEN
WITH WON TON SOUP, EGG ROLL,

FRIED RICE & TEA
PLUS OTHER SPECIALS FROM $2.50 to $3.85

'5.95
$3.95

WED. 6-8 & SUN. 4-8

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET LUNCH

• Businessmen's Luncheons

COMPLETE CARRY-OUT

SPECIAL

Plenty of Parking

26150 NOVI RD. Bet. Gd. River & I-%

Owned L Operates
By May I
Stephen Tons H.

24535 W. 12 MILE RD. AT TELEGRAPH
• Private Dining Room • Businessmen's .Luncheons

MON.-THURS. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
FRI. & SAT. 11 a.m.- 12 mid.
SUN. 12 noon-10:30 p.m.

Mandarin, Szechuan, Cantonese, American
COOLIDGE AT 9 MILE (A & P Center) • Carry Out • Banquets •
542-5810

,ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET DINNER

968-0022

iThe Best of Everything

Restaurant

' Mon.-Thurs. 11-10, Frl. & Sat. 11-11, Sun. 12 noon-10

open tuesdays thru sundays
10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

lincoln shopping center. 101/2 mi. & greerifieldr oak park

EN

NEW

Danny Raskin's

GOLDEN PLATTER

GREEK-AMERICAN RESTAURANT
• SALAD BAR (All You. Can Eat) noon to close • FAMILY DINING
• DAILY LUNCH & DINNER SPECIALS • LO-CAL MENU

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OPEN 7 DAYS — MON.-SAT. 7 a.m.-10 p.m., SUN. 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
35227 GRAND RIVER NEAR DRAKE
DRAKESHIRE SHOPPING PLAZA

477-3111

AND PJZZA
COCKTAILS • BEER • WINE

Banquet]
Facilities

' OPEN 7 DAYS

MON.-THURS. 4 p.m.-12 Mid.
FRI. & SAT. 3 p.m. -2 a.m.

SUN. 3

Mid.

CARRY OUT & DELIVERY

4033 W. 12 MILE RD.
2 Blks. E. of Greenfield

SPAGNEITI C ompany

2593 WOODWARD & 11 1/2 MILE RD.

548-1600

1548-3650

EXCELLENT BANQUET
FACILITIES
UP TO 125

RESTAURANT HOURS: TUES. THRU THURS. & SUN. 11:30 to 10 p.m.
FRI. & SAT. til 12 MID.
- COCKTAIL LOUNGE OPEN TUES. THRU SUN til 2 a.m.
Italian-American Specialties Lunch & Dinner

PANCAKE

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SERVING YOUR FAVORITE EXOTIC'!

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lei DRINKS & CHOICE COCKTAILS
to,
PRIVATE DINING ROOM

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• BANQUETS • PARTIES • BUSINESS MEETINGS 1

Your host .. . HENRY LUM

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Businessmen's Luncheons • Carry outs • Catering

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35135 Grand River, Farmington
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Specializing in

HOA _KOW INN

Cantonese Food

Open Daily 11 to 10:30, Sat. 11 to 12 Mid., Sun. 12 to 10:30
Free Parking
Carry Out Service
547-4663
13715 W. 9 MILE ROAD, OAK PARK

KING- LIM'S GARDEN



A WEEK

Mandarin. Szechuan & Cantonese Food

261% GREENFIELD, LINCOLN CENTER, OAK PARK
Mon.-Thurs. 11 to 10:30
968-3040
Fri. 11 to 11, Sat. 11 to 12

Carry-Out Service-
-
Catering To Parties Available

Sun. 12 noon to 10

KOW KOW -INN

7717-7 DAYS

NEW KING
LIM'S
3350 Auburn Rd.

852.8280

Exotic Cocktails

OPEN 12-12 45

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JONN - SAT

Famous Chop Suey • Cantonese Food • Steaks • Chops • Sea Food
EASY PARKING
CARRY OUT SERVICE
868-7550
322 W McNICHOLS. Bet Woodward & Second .

HOUSE
UNCLE
JOHN'S
1360 S. WOODWARD, WHAM
10001 TELEGRAPH, S. of Plymouth

644-2727

Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

538-0440

OPEN7DAYS6:30a.m.to10 p.m.

Banquet Facilities Available

VINC1 Paf46

SOUTHFIELD

18203 W. 10 MILE RD. & SOUTHFIELD RD.

569-5527

Mon.-Fri., 11 to 10:30
Saturday 11 to 1
Sunday 12 to 10
Banquet Facilities Available

FARMINGTON

31455 W. 14 MLLE RD. & ORCHARD LAKE RD.

JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE

851-8600 -

un -Th. Lun. 11:30-2:30. Din: 5:30- 10

Fri. & Sat. Dinner til 12 Mid.
Sun. 12-9

Sun.

CANTONESE

11:30-4, Fri. & Sat. Din. 4 to 2 a.m.

851 -7400

HOW MANY FINE din-
ing places do you know that
give the ladies a rose as they
enter? . . . Or even sorbet
for everyone to clease their
palates before the main
course? . . . Or matches
with the person's name who
requested the table far
enough in advance?
These are but three of the
little things that people re-
member so very much about
having an elegant dining
experience at The Bench-
mark in Michigan Inn on J.
L. Hudson Drive, Southfield
. . . They remember, too,
the warm smile and gra-
cious congeniality of a hos-
tess like Barbara Davies
. . . and the smiling polite-
ness of a master like maitre
d' Monsieur Joseph
Calemma.
Certainly the food and
service are prominent fac-
tors, but people seldom re-
member what they had or
who served it to them .' . .
unless that waitress or wai-
ter attends them regularly.
Seating is 140 at The
Benchmark . . . amid its
choice brown and earth
tones, softly lit chan-
deliers and recessed
lighting, brick wall, brass
accents, padded booths
and padded chairs at ta-
bles . . . the violin strains
of white-tie-and-tail
tuxedo'd Gino D'Alessio,
strolling about the room
playing requests like
"Somewhere My Love"
from Dr. Zhivago which
he receives about 25
times a night . . . fresh
flowers, candlelights and
lighted plants.
Gino, by the way, played
the sound track of the origi-
nal "Godfather" movie and
was in the wedding scene
. . . He also played and ap-
peared in other movies such
. as "Three -Coins In The
Fountain."
Another delightful touch
. . . When ordering tea at
The Benchmark, ydu are
presented with a wooded
walnut box containing a
choice of exotic teas . . .
And coffee lovers will find
little, if any, 'difference in
the decaffeinated brew also
served . . . and available
throughout the. hotel.
The Benchmark takes
away a lot of false glitter,
too . . . by wisely having
free valet parking at lunch
or dinner . . . Stamping a
person's ticket does much in
the cause of public relations
. . . automatically making
the price of his or her meal
much lower . . . Nobody
minds tipping for good valet
service . . . but few like to
pay for parking at a restau-
rant.
Dining with wife
Frieda, Randy and Ellen
Kehr, food and beverage
director at Michigan Inn,
and Burt and Jean Mar-
kowitz, its community fill
lations director, we sat at
my favorite Benchmark
table . . . in a corner
overlooking the patio
and man-made pond with
its colored lights dis-
played on the waters of a

fountain spraying from
the pool.
Our waitress, Roxanne
Rusk, is among the finest
. . . and one that customers
would remember . . . with
her pleasant smile, gracious
manners and delightful ef-
ficiency . . . I also like her
soft statement as she offers
the bill of fare . . . "'May I
present the menu?"
Few people make a
Caesar_salad like Monsieur --
Joseph, who came to the , 1
U.S. in 1975 from the
French Riviera, where he
started as head captain and
eventually owned his own
restaurant in Menton near
Monte Carlo . . . It is his
own recipe, prepared at tab-
leside with the deftness that
can only be achieved by
masterful know-how and
experience.
Joseph's
Monsieur
Caesar salad is not over-
powered by any one ingre-
dient . . . anchovies or gar-
lic, both of which are
blended to make for subtle
taste . . . It stands on its
own merits and you can
enjoy the Romaine lettuce.
He is also one of the very
few culinary artists who
makes his Caesar salad in a
wooden bowl . , . an art
which seems - to have been
lost in this world of plastic.
Roxanne, walking around
the table and serving from
- the- right, instead of reach:
ing in any direction,
brought Monsieur Joseph's
Caesar salads to four at our
table . . . Also his tableside
delights of Steak Diane
(filet with shallots, chives,
mushrooms, garlic, cream
and Burgundy wine) and
Filet of Beef Carpetbag
(tenderloin filled with oys-
ters and flamed with bour-
bon).
I had a cup of deli-
cious' chilled Vichyssoise
potato puree soup . . .
and following the
grapefruit sorbet (deli-
cate sherbet), a dish pre-
pared by the Bench-
mark's new chef, De-
borah Caldwell . . . Veal
Oscar (veal sauteed
and topped with
crabmeat, Bernaise
saute, green asparagus,
and foie gras) . . . Chef
Deborah has been at the
Benchmark six years . .
starting as a pantry girl
and working her way up
to the position of head
chef in a dining room that
must be considered
among the finest gourmet
restaurants in Michigan
The soft brown tablec-
loths at Benchmark are not
allowed to be cluttered at
any time with used dishes or
silverware . . . This is
where an efficient busboy
like Danny Jones comes in
. . . ever present to make
certain elegant dining at
The Benchmark is just that.
Although a change in
ownership has occurred at
Michigan Inn from Westin
to -Servico, the tradition of
fine dining at The Bench-
mark is maintained . . .
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