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34 Friday, February 24, 1984

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Danny Raskin's

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IThe Best of Everything

place.
Upstairs used to be a ban-
quet room . . . Now it is a
very cozy place with all
PP
DETROIT NEWS
if
booths . . . Few things were
Ir CHANNEL' 7
yr
left from the fire . . . A
CHANNEL 2
yry
framed glass picture of
AAA
sheep herd that's been at
Laikon for many years,
DETROIT'S ORIGINAL
today occupies a prominent
SQUARE DEEP DISH PIZZA SINCE 1937
place downstairs . . . Up-.
F
stairs is an over 50-year-old
lighted framed picture of
swans on the lake.
BANQUET FACILITIES
But it wasn't only the fire
AVAILABLE
that caused recent beautiful
remodeling job at Laikon
FOR ALL OCCASIONS
Cafe . . . New look is work of
owner-chef
Gus Mantjious
ANTI
and son Chris, who took
over this Greektown favo-
rite Oct. 10 of last year.
Instead of a ceiling in the
center, there is now a side
opening with beams,
NORTHWESTERN HWY. AT MIDDLEBELT, Farmington Hills
wooden railings and chan-
delier . . . One of the beams
is a beautiful, handmade
yacht with the Greek colors
of blue and white . . . All pic-
tures on walls downstairs
were brought here from
Athens by Gus, who came to
3020 GRAND RIVER Free Parking TE 3-0700
m 5 Mu ON N -SAT
OPEN 1 1 2 1 . - 1 1 2 2 .4 4 5 5 a a m
the United States in 1969 as
Private Banquet Rooms for wedding parties.
a chef and originally
Famous Chop Suey • Cantonese Food • Steaks • Chops • Sea Food
Serving the World's Finest Steaks, Chops and
worked
at Carson's Chop
CARRY OUT SERVICE
EASY PARKING
CHOP HOUSE Sea Foods for more than 50 years. All Beef aged
House on Woodward.
322 W McNICHOLS. Bet. Woodward & Second
868-7550
in our cellars .
Chris has a master's
degree in engineering
dining room, carry-out and trays
from University of
breakfast •• lunch •• dinner
Michigan ... Dad needed
SZECHUAN, MANDARIN, CANTONESE & AMERICAN
his handsome young son
after-theater • kiddie menu
Mon.-Thurs., 11-10, Fri. & Sat. 11-11, Sun. 12-10
as the perfect front man
open tuesdays thru sundays
CARRY OUT • CATERING
F..7.I.7;;11411,11g1711A
for Laikon Cafe ... and
10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
8410 W. NINE MILE, W. of Livernois 544 - 1021
Chris is there ... but not
deli
lincoln shopping center. 101/2 mi. & greenfield, oak park 968-0022
neglecting further educa-
tion .•.. taking a com-
A Tradition
puter engineering course
0.0.46 Since 1934
OPEN 7 DAYS
YOUR HOST: HOWARD LEW
at Wayne State U.
SZECHUAN, MANDARIN, CANTONESE
..gdue
ining and Cod zict i4
Only four walls were left
AND AMERICAN FOOD
after the fire . . . and
COMPLETE
Fred Bayne at the organ nightly
(IN TEL-EX PLAZA)
24480
W.
10
MILE
CARRY-OUT
1128 E. Nine Mile Road (11/2 Mile East of 1-75)
West of Telegraph
353-78481 $315,000 later it is now the
AVAILABLE
beautiful Laikon Cafe .. .
(313) 541-2132
Recommended by AM & Mobile Guides
with still another room
Spg
e cializin in
Restaurant
built on in back for more
HOA KOW INN Cant onese Food
storage . . . Gus does his own
22106 COOLIDGE AT 9 MILE In A & P Shopping Center
Open Daily 11 to 10:30, Sat. 11 to 12 Mid., Sun. 12 to 10:30
buying
and cutting of lamb
Carry Out Service
Free Parking
DINE IN & CARRY-OUT
398-5502 or 398-5503
chops, a Laikon Cafe favo-
13715 W. 9 MILE ROAD, OAK PARK
547-4663
SZECHUAN, MANDARIN, CANTONESE & AMERICAN CUISINE
rite . . . as is the excellent
OPEN 7 DAYS—Mon.-Thurs. 11-10, Fri. & Sat. 11-11, Sun. & Holidays 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
sea bass, which I had . . . He
• Banquet Facilities
Your Chef: FRANK ENG
comes in at 5:30 a.m. to pre-
tit
pare everything.
OPEN 7 DAYS
A WEEK
Very well appointed
SERVING YOUR FAVORITE EXOTICIF,
arched Greek key symbols
Mandarin. Szechuan & Cantonese Food
DRINKS & CHOICE COCKTAILS to,
are on both walls . . . plus
- 261% GREENFIELD, LINCOLN CENTER, OAK PARK
i■i
PRIVATE DINING ROOM
Mon.-Thurs 11 to 10:30
various pictures of Greek
968-3040
3350 Auburn Rd
I • BANQUETS • PARTIES • BUSINESS MEETINGS
MI
Fri 11 to 11. Sat. 11 to 12
mythology . . . It is so very
Carry-Out Service
Sun 12 noon to 10
852 8280
1■1
t o g E
l
intimate and pleasant .. .
Catering To Parties Available
Your host . . . HENRY LUM
Exotic Cocktails
1•1:
HMI
Lanterns are over all booths
Businessmen's Luncheons • Carry outs • Catering
11111•
MM1
1•1
35135 Grand River, Farmington
. . . the restaurant is well lit
1111
(Drakeshire Shopping Center)
. . . with a center service bar
476-9181
for easy access . . . Opa! is
EXPRESSLY FOR YOUR DINING
i10.1 1 1 1 1::
heard all around as flaming

kaseri cheese is served by
HOME OF
at
waiters and waitresses car-
"BUBBI'S
642-0100 rying three to five at a time.
the
Metro Detroit's Finest Deli-Restaurant
BUFFET"
12 MILE & EVERGREEN M THE EVERGREEN PLAZA
Laikon Cafe is one of the
YOUR HOSTS: JACK SALTER & AL ■ EM
reasons why Greektown De-
Mon. 11-3, Tues.-Thurs. 11 - 9, Fri. 11-10 Sat. 10-10, Sun. 10-9
• HOME COOKING • EAT IN & CARRY OUT
troit has gained such a fine
1557-88991
• TRAY & HOT CATERING
international reputation for
its food . . . It is real authen-
Owned t Operate•
NOW FEATURING
tic Greek cooking . . . leav-
Ily May 1
Stephen Tao H•s
MANDARIN & SZECHUAN SPECIALTIES
ing nothing to be desired .. .
Our waiter, Dimitris
AT BOTH LOCATIONS
24535 W. 12 MILE RD. AT TELEGRAPH
• SZECHUAN CHICKEN
• StZZLING RICE SOUP
Toumazatos,
or better
• Private Dining Room • Businessmen's luncheons
SZECHUAN
SHRIMP

• HONG KONG STEAK
MON.-THURS. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. 1
known
as
Jim
Dumas,
is a
SZECHUAN
SCALLOP


MONGOLIAN
BEEF
COMPLETE CARRY-OUT
FRI. a SAT. 11 a.m.- 12 mid.
• HOUSE SPECIAL BEEF
• TWICE COOKED BEEF
real pro . . . coming to the
SUN. 12 noon-10:30 p.m.
HOUSE
SPECIAL
CHICKEN

• SZECHUAN BEEF
354-9077
United States in 1955 and
FARMINGTON
SOUTHFIELD .
working
at the Roostertail
31455 W. 14 MILE RD. & ORCHARD LAKE V.
SPECIAL
18203 W. 10 NILE RU. & SOUTHFIELD RD.
in its prime, former Mauna
JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE
Loa, Fox & Hounds, Bronze
569-5527
851-8600
M-Th. Lun. 11:30-2:30. Din: 5:30-10
Door and Lelli's . . . He has
Mon.-Fri., 11 to 10:30
Fn. & Sat. Dinner til 12 Mid.
been at Laikon Cafe since
Sun. 12-9
Saturday 11 to 1
CANTONESE & NORTHERN CHINESE
WITH WON TON SOUP, EGG ROLL, $350
1979 . . . very personable,
Sunday 12 to 10
Sun. 11:30-4, Fri. 8, Sat. Din. 4 to 2 a.m.
FRIED RICE & TEA
ALSO OUR CANTONESE FAVORITES
SERVED ANYTIME
smiling
and ultra efficient.
851-7400 .
7 DAYS
PLUS OTHER SPECIALS FROM 52.53 to 53.85
What would a -Greek

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THERE'S
SOME-
THING about Greektown
in Downtown Detroit that
has a certain charisma to
draw people from all over
. . . It's one of the first places
may visitors ask to see when
coming here.
Each of the restaurants
on the little street of Monroe
has its following . . . but
some folks like the diver-
sification Greektown pro-
vides.
One of the better restau-
rants along "The Strip" is
Laikon Cafe, which has
been there 80 years . . .
Laikon in Greek means
people's restaurant" . . . It
seats about 110 downstairs
and 80 upstairs.
1978 saw Laikon closed
for almost a year when
fire that started in the
kitchen broke into a
blaze ... and gutted the

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meal be like without a big
opa! ... and so came the
flaming saganaki plus
flaming Greek sausage
Then a luscious com-
bination plate of cold
stuffed grape leaves,
sageki (yogurt, choped
cucumbers, garlic, olive
oil and wine vinegar, oc-
topus marinated in vin-
egar, olive oil and
oregano and tamara —
red caviar like a whipped
delight), Skordalia (dip
made with potatoes, gar-
lic galore, olive oil and
wine vinegar), Greek vil-
lage salad (no lettuce)
with true creamy feta
cheese imported from
Bulgaria, noted to have
the best goat and sheep
combination.
Then came my entree of
boiled sea bass with side of
sauce made of fresh lemon,
oregano, parsley and pure
olive oil . . . Also another big
favorite at Laikon Cafe,
peas cooked in a tomato
sauce and dill . . . with an
altogether _different taste of
enjoyment.
Jim fileted my sea bass to
perfection . . . I tried count-
ing the bones and couldn't
find more than a tiny one.
Laikon Cafe has a won-
derful history . . . Back in
the Depression of 1929 and
1930, then owner Ted Kan-
nis had everybody who
didn't have much money
come in and sign their bill
. . . After the Depression, he
called them all in . . . gave a
party . . . and tore up the
slips.
It is open six days, 11
a.m. to as much as 4:30
a.m. if people are in the
restaurant ... Tuesday is
a day of rest for all.
Laikon in Italian means
"eat well" . . . but in any
language this name could
relate "one of the best" in
authentic Greek dining . .
Gus and son Chris are justly
proud of their Laikon Cafe
. . . Polly the parrot that
used to sit in the window as
"official greeter" wouldn't
recognize the place . . . even
the windows he used to look
out of are clean . . . The
prices at Laikon Cafe have
remained low . . . and the
food is superb.
The well-deserved praise
from many about Laikon
Cafe has already become a
tradition.
KNOW
WHERE
THOSE two wooden
statues are that used to be
on face of Brass Rail, on
Adams in Downtown De-
troit? . . . They're at Ka-
van's on Rochester Road in
Rochester . . . 30 years ago,
Mort Stein would take his
son Mark and daughter
Marilyn to one of the theat-
ers that bloomed . . . The
youngsters would get off
Woodward Ave. street car
and run to rub the man's
shoe for good luck.
Recently, while in
Rochester, Mort and Ber-
nadine were at Kavan's
where the statues were
being put on . . . They
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