'48' 'Friday, September 20, 1985 — THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
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It happens every Monday through Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. and in-
cludes your choice of Meriirether's "Fresh from Nature Entrees." There's
Petite Top Sirloin,
the Chicken Teriyaki Vegetables, Chicken Medwether,
Fresh Boston Scrod and our unique San Francisco Stirfry.
And your complete dinner includes your choice of,Seafood Chowder or
Steak soup or salad and our famous teacup bread. Plus, your choice of
coffee, tea or milk and Haagen Das ice cram or therbet for dessert.
Joins us 'iron for a .fabulous feast you won't soon forget!
lw 25485 Telegraph Rd. •• Southfield •• 358-4950
is in the hopper of the state
legislature to provide beer and
wine for delis and other eateries
changing colors of autumn will finding
it hard to compete with-
soon turn the leaves to brown
the wet stuff.
and gold but thoughts of sum- out Licenses
aren't usually ap-
Among pleasant memories are proved for coffee shops or "shot
of dining on the water watching 'n shell" operations when the
the boats go by, closing your booze permits run dry. There
eyes and pretending you're on a was a time in the 1970s when
licenses were given out for dis-
The Landsdown on the Detroit cos which didn't serve food and
River is reminiscent of a stately even small operations serving
cruise ship as it gently rocks in pancakes or pizza.
Not all restaurants make it
the water. The oh-so-friendly,
dignified waiters never forget to and liquor licenses are bought
tell "seafaring" guests, "It's been and sold. A number of dining
spots have changed hands more
a privilege serving you."
You can have cocktails on than once.
The public is fickle. Some of
deck, sit back and relax and
bask in the sun. We had lunch the older restaurants where
inside on a Saturday afternoon diners used to stand in long
when business was far from lines at lunch and dinner hours
brisk. Our seafood salad was are hungry for customers. Big-
tasty and attractively served. ger and more novel, but not
But we were more impressed necessarily better, spots have
replaced aging standbys.
with the atmosphere.
Chuck Muer, for example, is
Dining aboard the tugboat,
Ouelette on the river in Windsor doing great with Southfield
is another unique experience. Charley's which opened in 1982
Watching the skyline of Detroit in the old Sussex House which
ablaze with glittering lights is a had a loyal but dwindling clien-
tele. Merriwether's, now a
treat for the eyes.
Captain's favorites from land Chuck Muer restaurant, is one
and sea are interesting but not of many Muer operations cur-
inexpensive. A platter for two at rently featuring "lobstermania"
$22.50 per person includes one at $11.95 and packing them in
whole lobster, filet medallions, for both lobster and other
oysters, shrimp, frog legs, clam dinners.
The family tavern, as Muer
strips, asparagus tips, sauteed
mushrooms and stuffed to- calls it, will no doubt be around
matoes. The suggested wine, An- when other eateries have gone
down the tube. But a good bet is
jou, is $14.
Waitresses aboard the Cana- there'll always be a new kid on
dian liner, however, made a the block to shine, even tempo-
chilly night even chillier. There rarily, in the bustling suburban
wasn't a trace of the Windsor restaurant market.
Despite the restaurant boom,
hospitality we've experienced
before. One consolation is the . there's one element usually mis-
sing. In very few dining spots do
Duffy's on this side offers a re- owners or managers with piz-
laxing view of Cooley Lake and zazz and the personal touch
music to enhance the evening. mingle with the guests, sit down
Specialties are hearty soups in and gab, or even pour an after-
kettles and a wide variety of dinner drink on the house for
Just as supermarkets have
Getting back to Canada, we
notice an abundance of outdoor replaced mom-and-pop grocery
eateries, but dining at fresco in stores and pharmacies have
the Detroit metropolitan area is eliminated the friendly druggist
who knew your name as well as
the exception, not the norm.
We'd like to see more quaint your kids, restaurants in too
little cafes under the stars for many instances are impersonal.
Svelte hostesses with plung-
romantic summer dining.
You meet the most interesting ing necklines and phony smiles
people in unexpected places. We ask if you have a reservation
had dinner at the Ronde-View even when the place is half
atop the Holiday Inn in South- empty, forget to say "Welcome"
field. The dinner and the scen- or "Enjoy your dinner" and lead
ery were fine but the highlight you to a table where you're just
of the evening was talking to another anonymous face.
Even the waitresses who an-
maitre d' Richard Roland.
Roland, 69, has retired three nounce their names and tell you
times but comes back to work they'll be serving you tonight
because he's bored. He used to don't make up for the personal,
make $50 a week back in the homey touch.
Restaurants, like other busi-
late .1930s as captain of the old
glamorous Copacabana in New ness places, have become too
York. But the tips were fabul- busy and too big. In many in-
stances, you .can go to the same
ous, said he.
Among great gratuity givers eating spot for lunch day after
were Ed Sullivan who, along day and not seem to be recog-
with his wife, were regulars, at nized. Everyone likes that spe-
the Copa. Sullivan didn't drink dal, warming feeling of being
but he took care of the servers, remembered and appreciated.
busboys and captain Roland Too few restaurateurs and em-
even if the "really big shoo" and ployees are sensitive to this fact
his spouse ordered just coffee. of life.
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The dwindling supply of CONTRARY TO MANY
liquor licenses could stymie the thoughts... John Laffrey never
growth of restaurants. But a bill had anything to dti with Mr.