Friday, February 1, 1985
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BLOOMFIELD HILLS • 642-0100
Saturday Afternoons and
R 0 Y
Entertainment By: THE LOVING CUP
Dinner 4:30-1 a.m.
Lunch 11 a.m.
• SOUVLAKI • SPINACH PIE • GREEK SALAD • BAKLAVA • RICE PUDDING
CARRY-OUT & CATERING
BEST OF EVERYTHING
755 ly. Big Beaver Concourse, Top of Troy Bldg., Troy
FROM THE OUTSIDE, it
looks like a country house .. .
with its gables and interesting
architecture . . . and so the name
is appropriately Bobby's Country
House . . . on W. Five Mile and
Levan, just west of Farmington
Rd. in Livonia.
This is the former Livonia Inn
by Idle Wyld Golf 'Course and
Nicky's (no "relation" to one in
Troy) before that . . . now owned
by Bobby and Alexandria Sakel-
laris . . . who have already begun
interior renovation plans to make
it larger and more beautiful.
Seating is now for 140 in the
living room and 60 for private
parties in the Grill RooM .. .
There'll be more when a wall in
between is soon taken down .. .
Upstairs beats them both with
235 and dance floor for banquets
of all types.
Bob and Alex not only bought
themselves a swell place . . . but
also inherited one of the best
waitresses this town has seen .. .
smiling Pauline_ Baron . . . who
always knows exactly what to do
at the right time . . . Her gracious
personality, friendliness and ut-
most efficiency is a problem
though . . . As good as she is,
Pauline just can't handle an
entire restaurant by herself .. .
Almost everybody who knows
she's there or had Pauline wait on
them at Saksey's, Nicky's,
Livonia Inn, Bobby's or even be-
fore Saksey's, insist on this par
excellence waitress . . . As a result,
she has trained some very good
gals . . . so if customers can't get
Pauline, they at least are assured
of service within her mold .. .
which isn't bad at all . . . Being
another Pauline Baron is very dif-
ficult . . . So second best at Bobby's
Country House is much better
than at most other places around
Then there's Hilda Onofrey, too
. . . who does a little bit of every-
thing at the restaurant . . . book-
ing most of the banquets, evening
hostess, making delicious
cheesecake for the eatery . . . and
when needed, even babysitting for
Bob and Alexandria's two chil-
The black paneling, fireplace
that is always lit, booths and ta-
bles, make for an intimate setting
at Bobby's Country House .. . and
those red drapes are finally gone
. . . Even the entrance will be
someplace else in Bob's extensive
He and Alex have another res-
taurant . . . on Pontiac Trail and
Eight Mile in South Lyons . . . The
Golden Platter run by Audrey Be-
sso, who was a waitress at their
former Golden Platter restaurant
six years ago on Grand River.
Pauline brought me chilled tos-
sed salad in large round bowl . . . a
tender but bodily consistent and
delicious piece of Orange Roughy
. . . with Bobby's own sauce of
lemon and wine on the side . . . so
good we smothered the fish with
People come from everywhere
to see, hear and dance to a duo
called Hiz 'n' Herz, Wednesday
through Saturday . . . Danny and
Darline Siebert . . . He plays an
$18,000 computer organ, so far
only one of its kind, and she does a
good job on the drums . . . both
also vocalize . . . While we were
there, they played a very diver-
sified group of songs from oldies to
the '70s . . . interspersed with
some '80s . . . As she strums the
drums, Darline whips out med-
leys that include her version of
Barbra Streisand doing Funny
Girl tunes . . . Danny on the com-
puter organ . . . almost makes it
talk . . . with backgrounds of vio-
lins, guitar, flute, vocals, etc. . . .
His piano keyboard operation is
They're a lovely husband-
and-wife combination . . . and if
they make music in togetherness
at home as good as they do at Bob- -
by's Country House, Darline and
Danny have a fine marriage in-
Besides their Golden Platter
restaurants, Bobby and Alexan-
dria are no strangers 'to the res-
taurant business . . . He was a
former cook for Sam Boesky at
Darby's . . .- and her grandfather
was Louie Bricolas from Sero's on
Griswold in downtown Detroit.
This is like the best of two
worlds . . . in the realm of good
dining . . . Bobby's Country House
has these reputations as his goal.
IT'S NOW Southfield Hilton
. . . from former Sheraton-
Southfield on W. Nine Mile .. .
Renovations will be in order .. .
probably with complete gutting
and renaming of Yesterday's
Classic Oldie's Club and L. J.
Loophole's (which should have
been changed long ago) fine din-
ON TAP this Sunday at free
concert by Somerset Mall is voc-
alist Ortheia Barnes; with Jimmy
Dowall at the keyboard . . . 2 p.m.
to 4 p.m.
RECENT NATIONAL Foot-
ball Conference playoff game be-
tween 49ers and the Giants con-
tinued a long-time political sport-
ing tradition . . . as New York
Mayor Ed Koch and San Fran-
cisco Mayor Diane Feinstein bet
on the outcome . . . Winner's
payoff was native culinary treats
for 12 people from the losing
mayor's city . . . Since San Fran-
cisco won, Mayor Feinstein re-
ceived a smorgasbord of New
York specialties . . . corned beef,
pastrami, dill pickles, rye bread
and chopped liver mold shaped
like a heart . . . all supplied by
Abe Lebewohl's Second Avenue
Mayor Koch loves luxurious
dining . . . so had the Giants won,
he'd have had a lot of sea food and
GOOD WAITRESS DEPT.
. Sue Perchell . . . at Ginopolis',
12 Mile and Middlebelt . . . smil-
ing, personable and very efficient
. . . Arnold Greenspun of the Bal-
timore Jewish Times, sister paper
of The Jewish News in Detroit,
was here to accompany the adver-
tising staff on some of their ap-
pointments . . . Evening before his
leaving, all went to Ginopolis' .. .
Rick Nessel, Lauri Biafore and
Joe Mason . . . We joined them
later and in time to have the good
fortune of Sue waiting on our
table . . . Pete Ginopolis, like
brother Johnny, always working
the house, says Sue is one of their