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August 21, 1987 - Image 64

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-08-21

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BEST OF EVERYTHING I -

METRO AREA'S NEWEST DELI

THE RELISH TRAY DELI

— FAMILY DINING --
CARRY-OUTS AND CATERING

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DINNER SPECIALS i TWO FOR ONE
ANY DELI N NE D R wIc I
TWO FOR $7.99






BAKED BAR-B-Q CHICKEN
VEAL CUTLETS
CHOPPED STEAK
BAKED COD

4 P.M. TO 8 p.m. MON.-THURS.

NO CARRY OUTS PLEASE

-

Expires 9-15-87

BUY ONE GET SECOND OF
EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE

FREE

(Up to $5 Value)

1 Coupon Per Person

Expires 9-15-87

602 N. PONTIAC TRAIL

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

(South of Maple)

MON.-SAT. 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
SUNDAY 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

WALLED LAKE

669-1611

Since 1939

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49 INN

7618 Woodward Ave.

871-1590

Extends Its Quality To
Special Parties Up To 200

Specializing In: Bar Mitzvahs, Sweet 16s,

Showers, Anniversaries, Retirement
Parties, Birthdays, Weddings, Etc.

'

Special Appetizer- Parties Available

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CALL ERNIE OR SCOTT . . . AND ASK
ABOUT OUR LOW BANQUET RATES
FOR ALL OCCASIONS.

MITCH'S II

BANQUET ROOMS
AVAILABLE FOR
ANY OCCASION

From 100 to 400

We Can Assist Your Party Needs With
Everything From Hors d'Oeuvres and
Cocktails To A Sitdown Black Tie Affair

For More Information, Please Call

666-4440

Your Host: Bill Mitchell
Your Hostess: Juanita

6665 HIGHLAND ROAD (M-59)
Across from Oakland-Pontiac Airport, Pontiac, Mich.

84

FRIDAY' AUG '21' 1987'.

Rialto Has Acclaimed Record
Of Serving Food In Ferndale

DANNY RASKIN

Local Columnist

y

OU COULD -GET
a complete dinner
from soup to nuts for
25 cents . . . The Woodward
Avenue of today wasn't a
main street . . . just a gravel
road . . . The City of Ferndale
didn't become one yet until
the following year.
This was 1926 . . . 61 years
ago . . . when Rialto Cafe on
Woodward and 9 Mile in Fern-
dale first opened its doors.
Seating then was for just 30
people with no kitchen .. .
just a grill in the restaurant
area itself.
Next door was a grocery .. .
and next to that a little office
. . . As the restaurant grew in
popularity, both were taken
. .. with the kitchen put in
back . . . Today, the seating is
for 175, including a six-stool
counter and a six-seater bar
. . . 10 persons work in the
large, clean, kitchen of gleam-
ing stainless steel, walk-in
cooler,-freezer, storage room,
etc.
A prime asset at Rialto
Restaurant has been the
loyalty of its customers .. .
Many restaurants have its
moments of adversity, but
Rialto has always overcome
them . . . and the customers
continue to return.
But loyal attendance isn't
the only thing that makes
Rialto tick with such rapidi-
ty . . . The food is all home
cooked on the premises .. .
very wholesome . . . Portions
are large . . . and the service
is unequaled . . . The latter,
for example, has people like
Marie Marsac, who has been
with Charlie & Frank Pappas
29 years . . . She had been
there a year before the
likeable brothers took over
. . . and is their manager .. .
Frank's sweet, very talented,
pretty and gracious young
daughter, Loula Pappas, is
hostess, cashier, etc. . . . and
excellent waitresses like
Naomi Collinsworth, One of
the best, make up a well-
trained staff of waitpersons.
When Charlie and Frank
took over Rialto, there were
no cocktails served . . .
Oakland County was dry at
that time . . . They didn't
receive their liquor license
until 1972 . . . and were
among the first to receive one.
However, the food and
prices at Rialto are what
keeps bringing people back

. .. You can get a drink at any
place with a license, but not
the kind of food or prices like
Rialto.
Eight years ago, Rialto was
acclaimed as one of the top
restaurants in the State of
Michigan with an under $5
per person menu . and
three star rating . . . The
prices haven't gone up very
much since . . . and its
wholesome home cooking is
still very much' in demand.
Rialto, with its booths and
tables in three dining areas,
never closes . . . It is open
seven days a week . . . Mon.-
Thurs. 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.,
Fri. & Sat. 10:30 a.m. to 11
p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 10
p.m.
The huge variety menu in-
cludes American, Italian and
Greek favorites . . . There's no
such thing at Rialto as pro-
cessed food . . . Charlie and
Frank don't know from such
things . . . and certainly are
against serving it . . . As ex-
ample, their kitchen staff cuts
its own potatoes for American
fries or hash browns . . . and
cook them in pure vegetable
oil without any semblance of
grease . . . Fresh turkey is
sliced directly off the bird .. .
It's nothing for Rialto to use
up 10 and more 32-pound
turkeys in a week . . . that's
how much they sell of this
very big favbrite.
People are given their
choice of regular or Greek
salads . . . at no extra charge
. . . The menu ranges from
fresh seafood to bar-b-q ribs,
chicken, shrimp, steaks,
chops, prime ribs, etc., etc.,
etc.
This being the 61st anniver-
sary, Charlie and Frank
wanted to do it up in a big
way . . . and sure are . . .
Through August, people get
their choice of any two din-
ners on the menu for one
price ($8.95) . . . complete
from salad to dessert and
beverage . . . seven days a
week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
. . . Can't recall ever seeing a
deal like this . . . it could well
be a first in the restaurant
business.
- So nice to know that a true
family restaurant with such a
historic background is still in
our midst . . . and better still
that it continues to serve the
same wholesome food at low
prices as ever . . . Small
, reason that Rialto is con-
tinually rated among
Michigan's top restaurants at
very reasonable prices that
hover around the $5 mark.

RICKY DEE (Drapkin)
Show at BBC West Steak
House, (formerly Kansas City
Steak House,) on 14 Mile Rd.,
a block east of John R and
just east of Oakland Mall, is
Aug. 28, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. . . .
It'll have Ricky singing his
songs, the Louie Marr
Quartet and the Loving Cup
for dancing . . . in continuous
music . . . plus Allan
Schwartz, "The Singing Win-
dow-Washer" among guests.
ONE OF DETROIT'S top
jazz personalities and a top
local fuller fashion boutique
. . . What do they have in com-
mon? . . . The Ortheia Barnes
Collection will be modeled as
folks sip wine and nibble on
cheese . . . tomorrow, 12 noon
to 6 p.m. . . . at Valentina's in
Harvard Row, 11 Mile and
Lahser . . . Ortheia may not
sing then, but she'll have two
of her musicians there .. .
and chances are high that
very good friend songstress
Aretha Franklin will also be
in attendance . . . plus Roz Di
Jardean, local designer.
DAVID WRONA is new
director of sales and
marketing for Troy Hilton
Inn, Stephenson Hwy., Troy
. . . coming here from the
Albany Hilton in New York

David Wrona
. . . Before the Albany Hilton,
he was executive director of
the Niagara Falls Convention
Center for two years . . .
David has a gaming
background . . . just in case
. . . Before his five-year'stay at
the Niagara Hilton, he took a
leave of absence to become
vice president of Coalition for
Legislation of Hotel Casino
Gaming in New York.
The 401-room Troy Hilton is
currently undergoing a $2
million dollar renovation.
THIS SUNDAY is Special
Games Athletics by Michigan

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