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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-11-04

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•LAMB SHANK Over Rice
• BROILED WHITEFISH W/Pot.
•HOMEMADE MOUSSAKA W/Rice • SHISH KEBOB W/Rice
•CHICKEN PARMESAN W/Spaghetti
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MON, 10-3, TUES,-SAT. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., SUN. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

TRY OUR NEW BREAKFAST SPECIALS TIL 11 a.m.

•2 EGGS • HASH BROWNS
•CHOICE OF MEAT • HOMEMADE MUFFIN OR 10AST $ 1.99

YOUR HOSTS: JIM & ALIA SAGE

Beau jacks

Food & Spirits

OUR FULL MENU STANDARD IS COMPLETE QUALITY!

American Heart Association
Menu Available

Dress: Casual, Credit Cards: American Ex-
press, Diners Club, Master Card and Visa.
Open: 6 days, Lunch and Dinner and Sun-
day Dinner 4 p.m. til 9:00 p.m.

4108 W. Maple • Birmingham, Ml • 1 block W. of Telegraph • 626-2630

FROM HOMEMADE SOUPS 10 KUGELS 10 COMPLETE MEALS!

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GLATT KOSHER CARRY-OUT

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TRAYS FOR
• ALL OCCASIONS

CALL FOR OUR WEEKLY SPECIALS

HOURS: SUN. THRU THURS. 11 a.m. 7 p.m., FRI. 10:30 a.m. 4 p.m., CLOSED SATURDAY

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5564 DRAKE RD. BET. MAPLE & WALNUT RDS. • WEST BLOOMFIELD
IN THE DRAKE SUMMIT SHOPPING CENTER

Under supervision of the Council of Orthodox Rabbis

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Yards and Yards
of BRUNCH

Each Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

$ 1 1 1 9 5 per person

Reservations Suggested

Private Parties up to 200

350-2000

EMBASSY

SUITES
HOTEL

28100 Franklin Road

Southfield

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1988

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BEST OF EVERYTHING

New Restaurant's Family Ties
Boosts Mitchell's Of Royal Oak

2 for $10.95

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25938 Middlebelt Rd. at 11 Mile Rd. in the Mid-11 Plaza
Farmington Hills
476.1750
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OPEN 7 DAYS

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Charles, Liu's

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Mandarin, Szechuan, Hunan Cuisine

• 100% Soybean Oil Used.
No MSG Upon Request.
• Senior Citizen Menu Bet-
ween 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Mon.- Sat.
• Carry-Out Service
• Excellent Reviews By Ma-
jor Newspapers
• Ching Tao is "leader em-
phasizing a healthful ap-
proach."
Molly Abraham

—Detroit Free Press

29295 Southfield Rd. at 12 Mile 41871 Garfield Rd. at 18 Mile
Clinton Twp., MI 48044
Southfield, MI 48076
263-0050 (Imperial Plaza)
557-0410 (Southfield Commons,
Old ad's Plaza)

DANNY RASKIN

Local Columnist

W

hen a restaurant
scores 100 percent
with the Oakland
County Health Department,
it certainly is something of
which to be mighty proud .. .
Especially so when its
previous owner had 250
Oakland County violations
and 150 city violations .. .
Continuing to score in the
high 90s since taking over in
March of 1987 is also an ad-
mirable feat.
This is one of the big prides
cherished by Mitchell's on 14
Mile and Crooks in Royal Oak
. . . formerly the site of
Taparooney's . . . which had
taken over at the previous
Alvaro's locale.
Also of much self-respect is
an esteemed family tradition
. . . Owners Paul and son
Greg Mitchell, with Paul's
son-in-law Bob Loesser, are
carrying on a name of much
regard in family dining.
The stamp of Mitch's carries
with it a high honor in
family-style food operation
. . . Paul was with brothers
Bill and Ibny when they and
parents Ella and George Mit-
chell opened the original
Mitch's on Cass Lake Road in
1950 . . . Ella and son Tony
still run the popular spot .. .
while Bill heads Mitch's II on
Highland Road.
Greg started out at the
original Mitch's when he was
11 years old . . . doing just
about everything necessary
. . . and at 17 was its head
chef . . . lbday, Greg at 30, has
the fine family tradition firm-
ly imbedded within him.
Mitchell's in Royal Oak is
as it should be . . . in confor-
mance with the related credo
of the family's kindred
restaurant companionship
. . . Paul's 25-year-old
daughter Lucy also runs the
dining room . . . and his
daughter Paula and husband
Bob are hostess couple nights
or when needed.
Seating is for over 200 at
booths and tables in three
dining rooms . . . plus
40-seater lounge . . . Fireside
with its bricked walls, planter
where once stood a salad bar
in the Alvaro's days and
fireplace . . . Main dining
room with wide-open look .. .
and Terrace Room of inti-
mately romantic booths and
rustic decor . . . The lounge
has a large semi-circular bar,
paintings on wall, tables and
settees . . . The very popular
Thrrace Room is like a little

restaurant of its own entity
. . . so very personal or
private-like.
We sat in Mitchell's
Fireside Room with its brick-
ed walls . . . so conducive for
intimate gatherings . . . Our
waitress, Carrie Holzen, is an
on-the-ball type . . . efficient,
courteous and pleasant .. .
Carrie brought an oval plat-
ter of fried onion rings that
could literally feed an army
. . . It comes in one size and is
the only way Mitchell's does
things . . . good portions of
good food combined with fine
service and proper prices.
My salad, served in a large
bowl, was cold and crisp .. .
and you won't find much bet-
ter char-broiled skinless and
boneless chicken breast
marinated with a touch of
lemon and oregano .... serv-
ed over a bed of rice . . . The
three sizeable breasts were
tender and very tasty.
We didn't have any, but Paul
makes three different soups
daily . . . People often call to
ask what the soups are .. .
But I did have the day's fresh
vegetable . . . cooked firm car-
rots with the taste of more.
Mitchell's also makes its
own salad dressings, bread
and highly-noted bread
sticks, cole slaw, etc.
Couple at a table near
ours was very obviously
thoroughly enjoying their
bar-b-q ribs . . . The baby
backs and spare ribs are big
sellers at Mitchell's.
Its menu is what you would
expect at a family-style
restaurant . . . from the
cleverly-named Junior Citi-
zens sector (youngsters under
10) to half-dozen styles of
chicken preparations, New
York strip, fish and chips, five
varied pastas, fresh-broiled
fish plus shrimp dishes and
scallops, six salads, sand-
wiches, etc. . . . There is one
sandwich in particular folks
watching their diet will enjoy
. . . on rolled-up, paper-thin
bread . . . About the only item
you probably won't see on too
many family-style menus is
the steak marinated in brown
sugar and Kentucky bourbon.
When Paul, Greg and Bob
took over, they immediately
put on a new roof . . . no
patching for them . . . and
gutted the kitchen complete-
ly . . . From this large area
with its sea of glimmering
stainless steel, walk-in
refrigerators, ovens and
sizeable prep region, food in a
wonderful tradition is
prepared for quick service.
The bricked banquet room

with wood beams has sit-
down capacity for 135 and
standup about 250 . . . A
dance floor and all the needs
of a good party include a new
ceiling and new carpeting .. .
As of next spring, it wil also
contain a separate kitchen for
the all-occasion festivities.
Mitchell's is open seven
days . . . Monday-Thursday,
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday,
11 a.m. to midnight; Satur-
day, 12 noon to midnight; and
Sunday, 2 .m. to 10 p.m.
The clean intimacy of
Mitchell's is becoming wide-
ly noted . . . but even more so
is the family tradition that
has carried on for so many
years . . . Six months after
opening, it scored 100 per-
cent by the Oakland County
Health Department . . . To-
day, it is still in the top
bracket . . . plus another
categorized high echelon .. .
family dining considered by
many to be at its best.
IMAGINE A Chinese
restaurant that serves only
20 percent food . . . and 80
percent white fish . . . This is
Hoa Kow on Nine Mile Road
west of Coolidge in Oak Park
. . . Strange to see people all
about eating the white fish
while just some have Oriental
fare . . . According to Gene
Woo, owner with dad, Dan
Woo, latest count is between
600 and 700 pounds of white
fish a week . . . Last summer,
he says, they easily hit the
700 mark . . . Their big-
selling complete dinner is
$6.25 for a full one-half tail
piece of the very tasty broiled
white fish . . . which, inciden-
tally, is cooked at Hoa Kow in
a no-cholesterol butter-fla-
vored preparation.
ONE OF THE top public
relations and publicity gals
around, Elizabeth "Liz"
Roach, has joined the crew at
WXYZ-TV as communication
specialist . . . Liz was vice
prez of marketing and public
relations for the Maloney Co.
in Auburn Hills . . . and
before that PR and promo-
tions director with Premier
Center.
"Elvis '56" which WXYZ-
TV presented Oct. 27, was the
first of its four upcoming TV
specials in "The Elvis Collec-
tion" being distributed na-
tionally in over 100 cities by
Fox/Lorber Associates . . .
The others include "Elvis: '68
Comeback Special" (90
minutes) sometime later part
of this year . . . "Elvis: Aloha
From Hawaii" (90 minutes) in
early '89 . . . and "Elvis: One

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