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June 05, 1987 - Image 62

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-06-05

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4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

11 a.m.








Concourse, Top of Troy Bldg. • 725 W. Big Beaver at 1-75

"It is, quite simply, the definitive Porgy & Bess" Boston Globe

"If I were permitted to see but a single show in town, it would
The New Yorker
certainly be this one"

"This production has it all . great singing and dancing, brilliant
dramatic intensity and extraordinary sets."

Seattle Post—lntelligencer

Harris 0. Machus, second from right, turns over the reins of the
Machus operation to, from left: John H. Wood III, Robert J.
Machus and Martin A. Kreger.

America's favorite musical for the stage. A Tony Award-winning
national co-production between 13 opera companies unveils
the beauty and charm of Catfish Row as never before. A lush
and familiar score highlighted by "Summertime", "Bess, You Is
My Woman", "It Ain't Necessarily So", and "I Got Plenty of Nuttin".

Donnie Ray Albert/Terry
Cook, Carmen Balthropl
Henrietta Davis/Naomi
Moody, William Bradley-
Johnson/Gregg Baker,
Priscilla Baskerville/Patricia
Miller Star.

June 5, and 6 8 p.m.
June 6 and 7 1:30 p.m.
June 7 7:30 p.m.

Tickets as low as $10.
Charge by phone today

TicketMaster 423-6666

Presented at
Masonic Temple Auditorium.

Michigan Opera Theatre

Call 313/874-SING or any Ticketmaster Outlet


Friday, June 5, 1987


synonymous with good food,
fine service and an impeccable
reputation has quietly come in-
to West Bloomfield . . . little by
little getting an act together
that has meant quality for over
50 years.
The locale on Orchard Lake
Road, just south of Maple, did
a fair share of business when it
was known as Bloomfield
Canopy . . . and trial and error
couldn't get Bloomie's off the
ground . . . Now, however, as
Machus Foxy's it is a team ef-
fort proving its mettle.
This is one of seven upscale
restaurants and three pastry
shops owned by Machus Enter-
prises in Michigan . . . Machus
Red Fox, Bloomfield Hills,
Machus Adams Square, 160 by
Machus and Machus Sly Fox,
Birmingham, Foxy's at Great
Oaks, Rochester, and now West
Machus Foxy's on Orchard
Lake Road seats almost 200 on
two levels . . . When originally
taken over in Nov., 1985 and
the entire property purchased
in Jan., 1986, it was intended
to be a downscaled family
restaurant . . . However, a new
menu has been put into focus
for a finer style operation .. .
There's a Heart Smart section
that tells amounts of calories,
fat, sodium and cholesterol .. .
15 entrees . . . five salads .. .
more fresh seafood.
My luncheon waitress, per-
sonable and efficient Cecile
Hobson, brought me a delicious
piece of Baked Scrod with
vegetables and a salad with
cold crisp lettuce . . . But what
attracted us most was her very
own way of having customers in
Cecile's station inform her
when they are ready to order.
It's so very simple, yet quite
ingenious . . . At other places
she had previously worked,
Cecile tried to figure out a way
about not "bugging" people as
to whether they were ready to
Then at Machus Foxy's West
it came to her . . . Why not just

tell the customers to put the
plastic specials standard on its
side? . . . The very fine Machus
training program might have
been given a new idea.
Machus Foxy's West is no
longer that pink of Bloomfield
Canopy and Bloomies . . . The
ivory or beige exterior is much
easier on the eyes . . . There
were no pictures on the walls or
fresh flowers before . . . but
they're there now . . . And
Machus does little things like
roasting turkeys and serving it
cut directly from the bird . . . for
either sandwiches or plate
Machus is a name synony-
mous with good food and
pastries . . . Many of the
pastries date back to 1906
when after immigrating from
Germany, Hans Machus was a
pastry chef at the famous
Henrici's in Chicago . . . He
came to this area in 1911 to
open a Lansing pastry shop .. .
and later, 1937, in
Hans' original recipes for
breads, Danish pastry and
whipped cream luscious goodies
are made and sold in Machus
pastry shops and restaurants.
The past 40 years, his son
Harris, after serving in World
War II, and wife Elaine, carried
on the fine Machus tradition
that has expanded to its pre-
sent size . . . He was president
of the Michigan Restaurant
Association in 1973 and presi-
dent of the National
Restaurant Association in 1954
. . . Harris had graduated from
Michigan State University's
liberal arts program with a ma-
jor in Economics . . . and was a
Standard Brands grocery mer-
chandising manager for
Southwestern Michigan.
However, when Hans passed
on in 1941, he and Elaine mov-
ed here from Battle Creek to
operate the pastry shop in Bir-
mingham . . . A few months
later, though, Harris was
drafted into the Army, leaving
Elaine and his mother,
Katherine, to mind the store .. .

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