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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-05-04

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52 Friday, May 4, 1984

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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BEST OF EVERYTHING

DANNY RASKIN

Sout iekl
5080 Southfield Road at 10 Mile
569-0882
SERVING - COMPLETE GREEK CUISINE

IT WAS IN 1981 that tray of fresh fish covered by
Lois and Benjie Pearlman plastic wrap .". . for custom-
found a former Nugget Res-. ers to see and select.
taurant on Orchard Lake,
Because of Benjie's
Rd. between Middlebelt and former occupation as a
Cass Lake Rd.
.cheVinstructor at Oakland
LUNCH and DINNER
Nothing to get excited. Vocational Center, and vast
• Cocktails
• American Dishes
about . . . Nuggets all pretty knowledge offish, he is able
HOURS: MON.-SAT. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., SUN. 11 a.m. to 12 mid.
much look alike . . . How- to convey to his waitpersons
ever, in the backs of their everything there is to know
Kitchen open til_.12 mid. Sun.-Thurs. til 1 a.m. Fri., & Sat.
minds wasn't necessarily about the water delicacies
the place . . . it was a loca- . . . where they come from,
tion where they could ex- how they are prepared, etc.
Benjie's took off like a
hibit Benjie's culinary
abilities and operative ta- hopped-up jet . . . and people
were glad to wait in line .. .
lents.
And so was born Benjie's nibbling on hors d'oeuvres
Fish & Seafood Restaurant during anticipation of a fine
. . . seating 105 in a former meal.
Today, extensive remod-
Nugget layout of all booths
. . . But the food and service eling has changed the place
was so good, people could completely . . . Now it looks
OUTSIDE CATERING
care less as they flocked like a restaurant . . . There's
10
a.m.
to
2:30
p.m.
&Allan
AVAILABLE
$795
%, Children
%IP
there in droves, to have seating for 120, plus 10
: Coffee,
I
Adults Inc
under 10
FOR ALL OCCASIONS
T ea or Bev.
well-trained waitpersons more at a beautiful new
come to the booth with a wine bar . . . the only one of
its kind in the Midwest.
It no longer looks like a
former Nugget . . . No
longer is it all booths .. .
There are now tables and
solid oak chairs also .. .
Even the coin-operated
-
3020 GRAND RIVER Free Parking TE 3-0700
OPEN 1 21 :11 2 : 4 5 a m
ai . sMuONN . -SAT
boxes are gone . . . and no
Private Banquet Rooms for wedding parties.
Famous Chop Suey • Cantonese Food • Steaks • Chops • Sea Food
longer do people listen to
Serving the World's Finest Steaks, Chops and
CARRY OUT SERVICE
EASY PARKING
juke box music . . . Benjie's
'CHOP HOUSE Sea Foods for more than 50 years. All Beef aged
322 W McNICHOLS. Bet. Woodward & Second
868-7550
in our cellars.
has supplanted that with
— ---
soft, melodious piped-in
9
dining room, carry-out and trays
strains.
thlt
• lunch • dinner
The oak booths have been
• breakfast
SZECHUAN, MANDARIN, CANTONESE -& AMERICAN
reupholstered . . . some with
after-theater • kiddie menu
Mon.-Thurs., 11-10, Fri. & Sat. 1 1-1 1, Sun. 12-10
.
brown leather, others of
open tuesdays thru sundays
CARRY OUT • CATERING
r:7.117i1/141,1T/Mirti
blue herringbone fabric .. .
ant
10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
8410 W. NINE MILE, W. ofLivernois 544-1021
Almost everything is now
eli
lincoln shopping center. 10 1 /2 mi. & greenfield, oak park 968-0022
trimmed in oak . . . includ-
4
ing nine new handmade
rfr."
A Tradition
light fixture shades . . . Cur-
Since 1934
tains between the booths
7 DAYS
YOUR HOST: HOWARD LEW
L . OPEN
SZECHUAN, MANDARIN, CANTONESE
are very attractive . . . navy
itie 2)ining altd. CocLic4174-
1(
AND AMERICAN FOOD
blue with oak shading .. .
COMPLETE
Fred Bayne at the organ nightly
(IN TEL-EX PLAZA)
10
MILE
W.
24480
CARRY-OUT
and looking out onto a bar-
1 128 E. Nine Mile Road (1 1/2 Mile East of 1-75)
West, of Telegraph
353-7848
AVAILABLE
ren
Orchard Lake Road
(313) 541-2132
Recommended by AAA & Mobile Guides
is also gone . . . The win-
.0•,,...
dows are now covered with
Specializing in
Restaurant
oak-stained shutters.
HO A KOW INN cantonese F000
221%
COOLIDGE
AT
9
MILE
In
A
&
P
Shopping
Center
Open Daily 1.1 to 10:30, Sat. 11 to 12 Mid., Sun. 12 to 10:30
There's a new entrance
Carry Out Service
Free Parking
DINE IN & CARRY-OUT
, 398-5502 or 398-5503
also . . . as two wall parti-
13715 W. 9 MILE ROAD, OAK PARK
547-4663
-
SZECHUAN, MANDARIN, CANTONESE & AMERICAN CUISINE
tions are graced with
OPEN 1 DAYS—Mon.-Thurs. 11-10, Fri. & Sat. 11-11, Sun. & Holidays 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
handmade frosted glass.
111•
'PPM;
— —
• Banquet Facilities
Your Chef: FRANK ENG
Benjie's carries on its
1St
highly reputable fish motif
OPE N 7 DAYS
by a glassed mural of the
AWEEK
SERVING YOUR FAVORITE EXOTICii
many fishes served by him
Mandarin. Szechuan & Cantonese Food_
.
I
DRINKS & CHOICE COCKTAILS T
. . . His place is considered
26196
GREENFIELD,
LINCOLN
CENTER,
OAK
PARK
PRIVATE DINING ROOM
among the finest fish and
1■ 1
Mon -Thurs 11 to 10:30
968-3040
3350 Auburn Rd.
• BANQUETS • PARTIES • BUSINESS MEETINGS I
Fri. 11 to 11. Sat. 11 to 12
seafood restaurants in this
IM1
Carry-Out Service
Sun 12 noon to 10
852.8280
part of the country .. .
Catering To Parties Available
Your host ... HENRY LUM
Exotic Cocktails
Ocean fish is flown in from
1 1111
Businessmen's Luncheons • Carry outs • Catering
Boston . . . best sellers are
35135 Grand River, Farmington
1•1
swordfish, Norweaian sal-
(Drakeshire Shopping Center)
476-9181 lei
mon, scrod and b orange
EXPRESSLY FOR YOUR DINING
roughy . . . and mesquite
grilling of fish has become a
HOME OF
very big thing . . . Recent
"BUBBI'S
Saturday night at Benjie's,
642
0100
the
Metro Detroit's Finest Deli-Restaurant
BUFFET"
12 MILE & EVERGREEN IN THE EVERGREEN PLAZA
80 percent of the fish or-
YOUR HOSTS: JACK BAITER & AL 111111KLER
dered was mesquite-grilled
Mon. 11-3, Tues.-Thurs. 11-9, Fri. 11-10 Sat. 10-10, Sun. 10-9
. . . Mesquite is the name of
• HOME COOKING • EAT IN & CARRY OUT
1557-8899
a tree that usually grows in
• TRAY & HOT CATERING
the Southwest . . . It's chips
Owned S. Operated
give an unusually good
NOW
FEATURING
ly May IL
flavor.
Stephen Torn Hoe
MANDARIN & SZECHUAN SPECIALTIES
Big highlight of the vast
AT BOTH LOCATIONS
24535 W. 12 MILE RD. AT TELEGRAPH
remodeling
at Benjie's has
SZECHUAN
CHICKEN


SIZZLING
RICE
SOUP
• Private Dining Room • Businessmen's Luncheons
• SZECHUAN SHRIMP
• HONG KONG STEAK
been the insertion of a beau-
MON.-THURS. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. •
SZECHUAN
SCALLOP


MONGOLIAN
BEEF
COMPLETE CARRY - OUT
FRI. & SAT. 11 a.m.- 12 mid.
tiful 28-foot wine bar .. .
• HOUSE SPECIAL BEEF
• TWICE COOKED BEEF
SUN. 12 noon-10:30 p.m.
• HOUSE SPECIAL CHICKEN
• SZECHUAN BEEF
with solid oak bar stools .. .
354-9077
FARMINGTON
The back bar has 48 bins
SOUTHFIELD
31455 W. 14 MILE RD. & ORCHARD LAKE RD.
SPECIAL
with bottles on their sides
18203 W. 10 MILE RD. & SOUTHFIELD RD.
JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE
. . . but are only part of the
569-5527
851-8600
108 wines served.
M-Th. Lun. 1 1:30-2:30, Din: 5:30-10
Mon.-Fri., 11 to 10:30
Fri. & Sat. Dinner tit 12 Mid.
Everything except a few
Sun.
12-9
Saturday 11 to 1
CANTONESE & NORTHERN CHINESE
champagnes is served by
WITH WON TON SOUP, EGG ROLL, $350
Sunday 12 to 10
Sun. 11:30-4, Fri. & Sat. Din. 4 to 2 a.m.
the glass . . . Benjie's new
FRIED RICE & TEA
SERVED ANYTIME
ALSO OUR CANTONESE FAVORITES
851-7400
7 DAYS
PLUS OTHER SPECIALS FROM $2.50 to $3.85
wine-by-the-glassz system is

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able to be done because of a
highly revolutionary new
concept which allows dis-
pensing by glass without
impairing the wine's qual-
ity or character in any way.
This is done by forcing
nitrogen into the open
bottle of wine . . . removing
all air . . . Without air in the
bottle, there is no oxidation
. . . A fine vintage wine can
be opened up . . . with ji.3- 4•
one glass from it sold
and the remaining contents
stay fresh as for as long as
six months . . . Incredible!
Beneath the bar, a tank of
nitrogen with plastic pipe
runs to each open bottle of
wine . . . and its patented
stoppers . . . The bottles of
wine are then connected to
their own private faucet.
Chilled wines are dis-
played in a glass refriger-
ated display case.
The wine glasses are par-
ticularly beautiful and
serve intended purposes . . .
All are wide-mouthed to
allow for swirling and snift-
ing (wine people call it nos-
ing).
Also served are 20 im-
ported beers from around
the world . . . some not
found in too many restau-
rants.
And to think . . . this is
the same Benjie Pearlman
who was a dance teacher in
the 1950s . . . with his Be-
njie Palmer Dance School
. . . From dance teacher to
culinary expert is quite a
long jump . . . but they have
one thing in common .. .
both are fun . . . especially
when dining at Benjie's.
Oh, yes . . . one more
thing . . . no reason for
people to call and tell me
they can't find the place .. .
Benjie's now has an awning
outside.
And still another feature
has been added to Benjie's
. . . Recently begun is a fine
seafood brunch every Sun-
day . . . 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Benjie Pearlman has
made a worthy name for
himself in the culinary
world . . . but don't draw the
curtains, folks . . . Knowing
this gent, the stage of his
ambitions is never ended.
SECOND ANNUAL
Dave Wilborn Memorial
Jazz Scholarship Fund af-
fair is this Sunday evening,
at Cotillion Club, Puritan
near Schaefer . . . $12 in-
cludes buffet dinner and
music by New McKinney's
Cotton Pickers, band in
which Dave sang his gre" '
tunes . . . He was banjo k
ture years back with ()rip:"
nal McKinney's Cotton Pic-
kers.
Call Isola Wilborn for tic-
kets . . . or get them at the
door . . . Scholarship money
is gin to promising high
school music students 'for
the advancement of their
interest in jazz . . . The per-
petuation of Dave's memory
is a good one.
THERE'S NEW OWN-
ERS now at Gallery on W.
10 Mile east of Evergreen
. . . no strangers to the res-

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