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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
56 Friday, February 28, 1986
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25290 GREENFIELD North of 10 Mlle Rd.
Food & Spirits
You and Your Guest
WHEN A SECOND LUNCH OF
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• With Coupon • Expires 4-30-86 • Excluding drinks or extras
4505 Orchard Lake Rd.
West Bloomfield (Pine Lakd Mall)
Dinner 4 p.m.-1 a.m.
Lunch 11 a.m.
TUES. THRU SAT.
Concourse, Top of Troy • 755 W. 019 : 0eaver
5 p.a. ts c
OUR FAMOUS.DELI FOR 4
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• RYE BREAD
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8635 COOLEY UKE RD.% Wile West of IMr Lake Rd.
SPECTACULAR FRIDAY NITS SPECIAL!
From 4 p.m.
SECOND AND THIRD visits to . . . as was our waiter, Lester and
napkins • appoint
.. plus ments.
THE STAFF OF Jack
review a restaurant are impor- Lisowski, efficient and cordial.
El Zocalo makes all its own thy's Restaurant in Keego
telt ... original
either bear or out
offer sauces ... including the green
insights that may have kind too hot for me to handle ... bor will ht begin
a series of Monday
g cooking classes this Mon-
and each are placed on the table
. . . with customers to do as they day • • . Chef Gordon Bowman
, goes will instruct a class on classic
However, in the case of El
ody, of cou
Zocalo Mexican restaurant on wish . .. Nob n or theirrse
food . . . sauces. and prepare appropriate
there . is . . only
plenty f of nachos and vegetable,
and fish dishes to
homemade sauce on which to
Other classes include March 10
it strange when Sous Chef Stephen Townes
The large, south-of-the-bqder munch.
You might think
dining spot never changes accc4ck- upon seeing El Zocalo that Victor will teach a dessert class, includ-
ing to so many who eat there .
was able to do his own architect ing mousse and flan ... No class
and this was one of the main fear) tural designing and work . . . But March 17 so that a special t. Irish
tures of our visit . because not after learning that he used to dinner can be held for 24
Mexican food can be good one design and build restaurants .. • rick's Day . .. March ,
time . . . and so-so or not too de- Victor is a graduate of Wayne Sondra Baker will teach a Mexi-
State University . . . and an can class :.. March 31, Jack •
El Zocalo, owned by Victor industrial engineer by profession. McCarthy, who has studied
Cordoba and operated by himself
t res- Cajun cooking in south
to o in w the
t has desire
best Louisiana, and was born in New
and general manager/daughter
Cindy, is made up of 298 seats in taurant
at very reasonable prices . • . Iberia, the heart of Cajun coun-
try, will teach a class in New Or-
five rooms that ooze with Aztec, and no cut in portion s.
Mayan and colonial Spanish at-
d the best
It is now
in the area of food . . . Students will learn how
The beautiful El Zocalo, which Mexicotown . . . and getting bet- to make the basic roux and also
will be three years old on July 16, ter all the time . . . Everything is help prepare jambalaya, etoufee
was designed by Victor ... who controlled like a science. and gumbo All classes will
did his own architectural work
It took us less than 20 minutes be held in the restaurant
. and subcontracted the electri- to get there from Northwest De- 6:30 to 9 p.m.
cal and plumbing.
This is a very clean restaurant troit . without breaking any tion is advised . . . Fee is $25 per
... something which a number of speed laws ... To be certain, this person ... Call Jack or whoever
other Mexican dining spots can- won't be our last writing visit to answers at 682-5522 for informa-
Zocalo . . not by a long stretch
and to register.
not boast . . . It is built on two El
... We'll be back sobn to taste tion
elevations ... and designed to be those continental dishes Victor is
galaxy's colorful show, Mirage
intimate wherever you sit.
Aux Folles, impersonation of
Back in Costa Rica, Victor's coming out with. •
world famous females, opens to-
grandmother owned a restaurant
. and this where he learned to much ... He and daughter Cindy morrow night at Premier Center,
re are the wonderful dishes are very happy because they are Van Dyke in Sterling Heights .
with shows 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.
served at El Zocalo . . for
.or people making so many cus o
and on sale
like Mark Littman, son of Walter happy, too.
and Dolores Littman . . . and . YES, IT'S TRUE . . . Plaza .. • Tickets are $7.75
Shelley Friedman, daughter of Deli on 12 Mile and Northwest- at Ticket
, the Worlds
P remie and AA
r Cs stores ...
Sam and Arlene Freedman . . . ern has been sold ... In fact, the lets, and all Hudson
' Visa or
Mark and Shelley are among the well-kept secret took place about Office an
frequent visitors to El Zocalo. two months ago ... even though To order by phone using
Victor considers running a res- former owner Steve Hurwitz con- Mastercard,
All the laviah
taurant an art . . . He uses no tinually said the rumors were not have become trademarks at re the
preservatives ... and no grease true about his selling.
.. . All his food is natural ... and New owners of Plaza Deli are Premier Cente shows a in
contrary to what many people Steve Silverstein, Robert Jackier the new Mirage Aux Folles show
think, true, authentic Mexican and Mike Nash, partner in Mr. • • • impressions of Joan Rivers,
food should not be served spicy B's of Royal Oak, Dearborn, Tina Turner, Grace Jones, Chaka
hot. Rochester and St. Clair Shores Khan, Aretha
He and his staff make their . . . Steve is the working partner Parton, Marilyn Monroe and
nothing in the and Plaza's general manager.
own ODU cos
Beginning tomorrow, hours
Beautiful costumes, spectacu-
restaurant comes out of cans ...
and Victor with his chefs at El will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. lar lights, singing and dancing
Zocalo have a most amazing way Monday-Saturday and 8 a.m. to 9 and impersonations of world
of cooking the delicious food p.m. Sunday.
famous females make up• Sy and
Plaza originally opened in 1976 Ray Thomas' presentation or
The Red Snapper for instance, strictly as a carry-out ... It is Mirage Au Folles.
is marinated 24 hours and served still a cafeteria-style operation .
FOLKS LOOKING FOR au-
sauteed or as it comes out of the with seats put in five years ago thentic Vietnamese food need
broiler ... Their shrimp are also for fast in and outers.
look no further . . . The new
MAIL DEPT. . . . "We agree Tulan Chinese .Restaurant on
marinated 24 hours and sauteed
Coolidge and Ten Mile in Farmer
in homemade Spanish sauce.
El Zocalo's noted Cevicahe is pinka's all-star revue. Thank you Jack's Dexter-Davison .Shopping
all whitefish ... diced into small for recommending it. We can only Plaza includes Vietnamese dis-
cubes ... marinated 24 hours rave about it. The Starline band, hes among the Mandarin, Szec-
with lime, vinegar, oil and Mexi- " singers and dancers were good. huan, Hunan and Cantonese
can spices ... The three items The impersonators were great. styles of cooking. •
mentioned are naturally ordered Our food and service were out
It's owned by John Nguyen,
ahead of time to allow for proper standing. An our seats were ex- whose father was mayor on a
marinating. cellent! We had a fun-filled eve- South Vietnam island when
On this trip, we had the Queso ning! Thanks again."
Communists took over in 1975
Arlene and Chuck ileerman . . . John escaped after their home
Flameado, flamed muenster
cheese which must be eaten while
confiscated' ... to a Malay-
IT'S THIRD ANNIVER- was
hot before it sets ... Juicy and
sian refumv camp for nine
very tender Guisaclo de Polio, SARYalready for Cheryl and months before coming to the
what looked to be a whole chic- Bob Bernardi ... at their Ber- United Statee. •
ken cooked with green peppers nardi's Restaurant in Applegate
His gtandmother in South Vie-
Square, Northwestern Hwy. ....
ring and res-
d tomato sauce
ho a me la Mexicana
. . . a lu- The one-time cut-up spot is now tnam was in the cate. and mother
scioug New York strip chopped all wide expellee in one room ... taurant business ..
and traditionally prepared with with usual raves on the flood u . is now a cook and co-manager of
homemade Mexican sauce • • • and wider tables ... Dinner still restaurant in Ap-Giang, Viet-
The Spanish coffee . was suRerb has the very pleasPnt tablecloths ram• I I.
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