THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, May 3, 1985
BEST OF EVERYTHING
pears like magic with Ryan's sys-
ONE DAY IN the very near fu-
ture, Ironwood complex in Com-
Dan designed his restaurant to
merce Township . . . across the
be a one-of-a-kind place . . . It's
street from West Bloomfield .. .
on W. Maple, west of Haggerty low-profile taste is intended for
persons to obtain good food at low
Road . . . stretching to Welch Rd.
prices, rather than pay for over-
. . . and from 14 Mile to Maple .. .
whelming atmopshere . . . His
will become a satellite city . . . The
volume has been able to keep the
self-contained community will
eventually be filled with offices, prices down.
With this, though, there are
commercial, industrial, apart-
also touches of class seldom found
ments, condos, golf course, etc.
in many fine restaurants . . . Like
Why the name Ironwood? . . .
Because that's what hundreds of water served with slice of lemon
. . . or it's own homemade hon-
trees are known as on this huge
eywheat rolls with Ryan's mix of
HAPPY HOUR WITH
development of 500 acres . . . prin-
cinnamon and apple butter.
cipally owned by Dan Lublin, Joe
He wanted people from all
Fetter, Steve Klochko and Shel-
a.m. BREAKFAST BAR
walks of life . . . informal or men
don Lublin . . . Wood from the
wearing ties . . . without the per-
Ironwood tree is ultra strong,
much like-teakwood . . . Settlers of vading influence of overwhelming
3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
decor . . . The very simple yet
yesteryears used it for wheels .. .
muchly expensive building that
and ships . . . During the colonial
houses Ryan's Tavern has a low
Open Mon -Thurs 11 a In to 1 0 p m
days it was used for many things
4305 01)CHARD LAKE RD.
Fri & Sat 11 a in to 12 Mid
by people who couldn't afford iron profile but high appeal.
We've had the steak that Ryan's
Sun 10 am to 9 p m
. . . and has since been called
LOCATED IN PINE LAKE MALL
out . . . and attest to its good-
ness . . . On this visit, our choice
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This is the gorgeous country-
was Chicken Parmesan . . .
like setting on W. Maple west of
BE A WINNER, PLAY
by very sweet, personable
and efficient waitperson Paula
situated Ryan's Tavern . . . owned
%%%14%%141:47ANVIC: by Dan Lublin . . . of which so Birchard, among Dan's best, who
doubles during days as barmaid at
many people are talking.
Ryan's Tavern . . . With it was
The all-brick exterior located
baked potato (French fries if de-
where the golf course will become
sired), tossed salad with house
a reality was built from the
dressing of creamy peppercorn
ground up to be a restaurant
and those luscious, home-baked
without pretention . . . but practi-
cality . . . Earth was cut out into a
We weren't going to have any
gully-like area and the building
dessert, but couldn't resist the
. built about 12 or 14 feet down .. .
temptation of tasting something
so that no outside noise from autos
so many people are talking about
or otherwise can be heard.
. . . Tavern Finale . . . French
Fried Ice Cream (vanilla ice
makes a person seem like he or
cream rolled in special season-
"The Pickiest People Dine At The Pic-A-Deli"
she is in northern Michigan .. .
ings, deep-fried, topped with
seeing the moonlight shimmering
honey and whipped cream.)
among the tree branches . . . sur-
Every employee who helped
rounds this very well-built edifice
with canopy out front facing open Ryan's Tavern is still there
Maple Rd. . . . and1/4 mile frontage . . . plus Dan's family . . . son Ben-
that contains an enormous park- nett Lublin is evening host .. .
daughter Mannette Klein (Mar-
Sun. 6 a.m.-10 a.m. :* ing area.
Tues.-Sat. 6 a.m.-11 a.m.
The outside of Ryan's Tavern at shall) is day hostess . . . and wife
Ironwood with its surrounding Helene comes in couple nights a
beauty is the epitome of building week to help out hostessing.
People travel here from St.
excellence . . . Inside is the same
6 . . . and that unpretentious look Clair Shores and farther . . . It has <
also become a well-noted spot for
Carry-Out 0 has been carefully conceived to ice
cream drinks . . . open seven
serve a purpose of simplicity.
BAGEL, ROLL OR TOAST
Built in July, 1984, Ryan's days a week . . . Monday-
seats 175 for dining, including a Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. for
dinner, then till 11 for light fare
private banquet room holding 75
. . . Friday, 11 to midnight; Satur-
. . . which is used almost every
0 night . . . About 3,000 people are day, 12 to midnight; Sunday, 3:30
to 9 p.m. . . . After these hours,
served weekly at Ryan's . . . with
its wide expanse of tables and lounge remains open for drinks.
There are 13 entrees . . .
booths, huge expensive color
ALSO INCLUDES: SOUP OR SALAD & BREAD BASKET
photographs on walls, live green home-made soups, five burgers,
plants, whirling fans on the ceil- seven salads, seven specialty
ings, four TV sets .in all parts of sandwiches and nine side dishes
the dining areas that make for or appetizers.
One side of Haggerty Road is
even more informal dining.
West Bloomfield . . . Across the
Yet, with all this simplicity,
1 Pound Minimum ■■■
there are outstanding features street is Commerce Township .. .
which many formal dining rooms where this community of tomor-
do not have . . . Few can boast of row has prompted many people to
five furnaces or air-conditioning say, "We're going to Ironwood" -
units . . . with fresh air contin- when referring to the restaurant.
Call it whatever . . . Ryan's
ually being brought in at all times
from the outside by air transfer Tavern at Ironwood has been dis-
systems . . . This excellent smoke covered.
abatement system . . . no matter
Cafe and Bakery, owned by Ron
where people sit . . . is the abso-
lute utmost in presentment of Wolfe and Allan Blum, holds its
Celebrity "Bake-Off" for March of
comfortable dining for those who
Dimes . . . this Saturday, 10 a.m.
desire such atmospheric sur-
to 4 p.m. . . . in the Southfield
rounding . . . People were smok-
Plaza Shopping Center, South-
ing while we were there . . . but
you could only tell by the lit ciga- field Road . . . 50 cents from sale of
each croissant as well as all
rettes or cigars . . . Smoke disap-
MAY 3 THRU MAY 9
PIZZA WITH CHEESE & PEPPERONI
FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12
10% OFF BURGERS, PASTAS,
STA S MEXICAN & STIR FRIES
1/2 PRICE ON DRINKS
Children Under 12 $1.99
21161 Greenfield Rd. Just North of 11 Mile Rd. 6
BREAKFAST SPECIAL — MAY 3 THRU MAY 9
CREAM CHEESE & CHIVE
SERVED WITH SPAGHETTI
DINNER SPECIAL — MAY 3 THRU MAY 9
6 . :
CARRY-OUT SPECIALS — MAY 3 THRU MAY 9
BUY ONE POUND OF CORNED BEEF
GET SECOND POUND FREE
; WE SPECIALIZE
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FOR ALL OCCASIONS
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