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7 DAYS A WEEK UNTIL 5 p.m.
By Doctor Gerald Weingarden
.. about an incorrigible old re-
robate of 88 who consulted his
octor before taking himself a sul-
y bride of 21 . . . "Marry her if
ou must," said the doCtor dubi-
ously, "but restrain yourself.
Overexertion could well prove
fatal." . . . The elderly gent shrug-
ged his shoulders and
philosophized, "Well, if she dies,
she dies" . . . Also about the stur-
dily constructed wife complaining
of increasing deafness . . . "It can't
be helped," a doctor told the hus-
band after thorough investiga-
tion. "Tell your wife her condition
Lis simply an indication of advanc-
)ing years . . . "Not on your life,"
said the husband. "YOU tell her."
> NEIL DIAMOND medly by
Air Command, five-piece all-male
'60s group, gets much applause
. . . The band starts tomorrow
through Jan. 19 at Sheraton-
Southfield's Yesterday's Classic
WHAT IS THE responsibility
of the food critic?
Craig Claiborne, New York
Times, "To evaluate a restaurant
as sincerely and responsibly as
possible, and to not let your pri-
vate prejudices get in your way.
ou try to keep your emotions out
f it. If you have an antagonism
ward the owner or if one person
the restaurant offends you, you
houldn't base your judgment on
tagonisms that are personal."
Justine DeLace, New York
agazine: "The critic must take
to account the restaurant and
ave some compassion, rather
an opening and closing restau-
ants like Clive Barnes used to
en and close Broadway plays. If
restaurant has many good ele-
ents, maybe a critic should wait
month and then go back, before
estroying it because one dish was
ff. I really think it is irresponsi-
le to go once or twice and do a
atchet job on a restaurant, par-
cularly a new restaurant."
Gael Greene, New York Maga-
zne: "My responsibility is to get a
rue sense of a place and to convey
e way it feels to be there, to give
ou an idea of whether you would
ant to be there, whether it is
worth the money, to discover new
laces, to expose those that are
auds in some way. I don't bother
'th the small fry, a little restau-
ant that is not good and just ap-
ears on the scene. It is going to
ake it because it will suit some
eed of the neighborhood or it will
sappear - it doesn't need to be
it with a cannon. But a restau-
ant that opens with a great deal
f publicity and flash, and isn't
ood, should be commented on."
Barbara Rader, Newsday: "My
ole, as I see it, as a food critic is
that I want to bring good news to
•eople. If I have bad news, I want
o give it in such a way that if the
,estaurateur reads it, he can say,
D.K. maybe I should correct
rhatever this is.' I feel that I am
n ombudsman, a PR person who
the spokesman for the regular,
i atron, and to imbue my role with
nything else is horrendous. I'm
),ir but sometimes the restaurant
i oesn't feel that I have been.
1 'eople say to me, 'Oh, you've got
;uch power, you can make or
break a restaurant.' I do not be-
lieve that. I believe that if a res-
taurant is good and I can bring
good news about this good restau-
rant, it will continue to be good
and fine. But, if a restaurant's
lousy, it's going to be lousy any-
way. The chef's hat is my symbol
rather than stars - I've given
four hats to restaurants and they
have gone out of business. The
restaurant makes the restau-
"Raymond Sololov, Cue: "Res-
taurant critics are supposed to
judge meals in the same way a
film critic would judge films. They
are supposed to write about it in
an intelligent way and they are
supposed to increase the public's
awareness of the art which they
judge. In this case, what we are
talking about is food. I suppose
their responsibilities are to be
accurate, intelligent, amusing
JOTTINGS ... In China it's
custom for a man never to take a
girl out until he marries her . . . In
this country a lot of guys never
take her out afterwards . . .
Schooldays are the happiest days
of your lives, providing of course,
your youngsters are old enough to
go . . . If you've given up getting a
bottle or jar opened, just forbid
your 4-year-old to touch it .. .
When women kiss, it always re-
minds me of prize fighters shak-
ing hands . . . Some of the new TV
shows this year prove that people
would rather look at anything at
all than each other.
DOUG GRECH, chef supreme
at his Restaurant Duglass in Far-
rell Shopping Center, Southfield
and 121 Mile, greeted folks at re-
cent holiday party . . . wearing a
safari outfit . . . complete with one
side fold-up hat . . . and someone
asked if he was all ready to leave
. . . Nothing doing . . . Doug and
his lavish cuisine are remaining
at the present locale.
So much so that he has reno-
vated the place into one big room
instead of a small restaurant with
dance floor on the other side of a
wall . . . There's sofas and lounge
chairs aside from the regular ta-
bles and large airy atmosphere.
BOSTONIAN VISITED San
Antonio, Texas, and asked a na-
tive, "What is that dilapidated-
looking ruin over there?" . . .
"That, suh, is the Alamo. In that
building, suh, 136 immortal Te-
xans held off any army of 15,000 of
Santa Ana's regulars for four
days" . . . "Um-m-m," said the
Bostonian, "and who was that
man on horseback on that hill
over there?" . . . "That, suh, is a
statue of a Texas ranger. He killed
46 Apaches in singlehanded com-
bat and broke up 47 riots in his
lifetime. Where you from,
stranger?" . . . "I'm from Boston.
We have our heroes there, too.
Paul Revere, for instance -" .. .
"Paul Revere!" snorted the Texan.
"You mean that man who had to
ride for help?"
Any comedian worth his weight
in laughs should be able to handle
a heckler, on or off stage, at the
drop of a gag . . . Proper line can be
a rope around the neck of an oppo-
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