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December 09, 1988 - Image 78

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-12-09

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BEST OF EVERYTHINGI-

FOR

COMPLETE DINNERS

7_ DAYS A WEEK! ANYHOUR!

DINNERS ON OUR LARGE
MENU (Except Sandwiches)

ALL

FOR TWO!
ALL DINNERS INCLUDE

$7 95 to $13 95

SOUP OR SALAD (TOSSED OR GREEK) • POTATO (YOUR CHOICE)
OR SPAGHETTI • DESSERT (STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE,
ICE CREAM, RICE PUDDING OR JELLO) • BREAD BASKET
(INCL. STICKS) • BEVERAGE (COFFEE OR HOT TEA)

MON.-THURS. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
FRI. & SAT. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m
SUNDAYS 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

COCKTAILS
BEER
WINE

RIALTO CAFE

Family Dining
22740 WOODWARD, Just South of 9 Mile, Femdale • 544-7933

Plan the Perfect
Party
HO lids

All you can eat pizza, salad and pasta
packages specially planned for your
group of 15 or more. Or order from our
full service menu.
❑ Carry out service for your in-office
holiday party
❑ Call for reservations today at one of
these locations



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$ 00 OFF

ANY LARGE PIZZA

Large Antipasto or
Large Greek Salad when you present this coupon
upon ordering

Not to be used with any other discount
...............................

LIVONIA • 261-3550

33605 Plymouth (W. of Farmington)

FARMINGTON HILLS • 855-4600

31646 Northwestern Hwy. (W. of Middlebelt)

WATERFORD • 683-3636

4300 Highland Rd. (M-59)
(Corner of Pontiac Lake Rd.)

ROYAL OAK • 549-8000

4264 N. Woodward (6 Blks. N. of 13 Mile)
(carry out only)

FORMERLY
TAPPEROONEY'S

• Wedding Parties • Office Parties
• Bar Mitzvahs • Business Meetings
• All Occasions

MON.-THURS. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
FRI. 11 a.m.-12 Midnight
SAT 12 Noon-12 Midnight • SUN. 2 p.m.-10 p.m.

SAME GREAT RIBS

• FRESH SEAFOOD • PASTA • CHICKEN • GREEK SALADS

SERVING OUR NEW MENU AND SELECTED FEATURES

PARTIES OF 6 OR MORE, PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS

1824 W. 14 MILE RD., Just East of Crooks
Royal Oak

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1988

280-0050

Buddy's Taste Is Not Hidden
From Generations Of Detroiters

DANNY RASKIN

Local Columnist

S

ituated on the north
side of a shopping mall
. . . hidden from much
foot traffic . . . plus the in-
convenience of not being seen
. . . were major drawbacks
when Arlyn Meyerson opened
Buddy's Bar-B-Q in the West
Bloomfield Plaza on Orchard
Lake Road, south of Maple,
nine years ago . . . People
knew he was there yet
couldn't find him.
But Arlyn Meyerson is us-
ed to obstacles . . . This was a
very minor one . . . He's been
deaf since birth . . . and
although able to utter sounds,
can converse better with pen-
cil and paper handy.
You might say to yourself
that someone like this could
never be successful in the
restaurant business if he had
to meet and greet people .•. .
Arlyn has proven many to be
wrongin this assumption .. .
He has always been a fighter
. . . with the credo that
nothing is impossible.
When Arlyn worked for his
mother and father, Mary and
Buddy Meyerson, at the
original Buddy's Bar-B-Q on
12th Street and Clairmount,
doing everything from A to Z
. . . dishwashing to porter to
cook to cashier to waiter to
busboy to delivery boy to
stock boy to washing win-
dows, etc. . . . he gained ex-
perience in overcoming
shyness . . . Arlyn began en-
joying meeting customers .. .
and tells of improving in his
approach to each customer
. . . especially at the Meyer-
son's Scotch 'n Sirloin on
Greenfield and Northwestern,
of which he was among the
principal owners . . . learning
from head waiter Marshall
Weathers and manager Bud
Sherbow.
Arlyn is a tireless worker
. . . It's nothing for him to put
in a long day at Buddy's Bar-
B-Q on Orchard Lake Road
. . . His wife of 27 years,
Hester, makes those wonder-
ful chocolate chip cookies .. .
plus pineapple cheescake
from the recipe of Arlyn's
mother, Mary . . . Hester and
Arlyn are taking off now at 4
p.m. every Monday to enjoy
eating experiences at various
restaurants . . . They can
relax with their employees,
whose loyalty and devotion
have never wavered.
Arlyn's son, Howard, 37,
graduated from Eastern
Michigan University and for

two years has been outdoor
editor of the Grand Rapids
Press . . . Kevin, 24,
graduated from Arizona State
University in May of this year
and has been working in
Thkyo, Japan, with a large
company that specializes in
magazines for students
throughout the world.
Robert, 23, graduated from
University of Michigan in
December 1987, and has been
an aerospace engineer at the
Lyndon B. Johnson Space
Center in Houston, 'Ibx. . . .
plus working on various
NASA projects throughout
the United States . . . His first
week, Robert was sent to
Reno, Nev., to give a speech in
front of 20,000 aerospace
engineers working on the
shuttle program.
Both Kevin and Robert had
previously been key workers
at Buddy's Bar-B-Q in West
Bloomfield since its opening
five years ago.
Their daughter, Lisa, 21,
works in a Grand Rapids of-
fice and plans to attend
American Travel School.
What started as a carry-out
and 12-seater . . . is now a
carry-out, delivery operation
and 27-seater . . . with over 50
items among the chicken,
ribs, shrimp and other
entrees.
Arlyn's parents sold the
original Buddy's Bar-B-Q
building to Shell Oil Co. in
1967, six months before the
race riots broke out on 12th
Street . . . They lived on
Monte Vista in the Seven
Mile Road and Meyers area
before moving to Phoenix,
Ariz. . . . Buddy passed on a
number of years ago . . . and
Mary is now 86 . . . Arlyn still
uses the same bar-b-q sauce
seasoning put on the ribs at
Buddy's since back in 1932.
"Everyody tells me that the
older I get, the more I look
like my father," Arlyn writes
in his very clear handwriting.
"This is a great compliment.
Dad was handsome man" .. .
He says that people, especial-
ly those 50 to 70, tell him how
much they miss Meyerson's
Scotch 'n Sirloin . . . The
"younger set," 35-45, talk
about the Trio on North-
western Highway.
Meyerson's Scotch 'n Sirloin
was sold by the family in
December 1977 . . . and they
closed the Trio on June 5,
1978.
Arlyn admits that deaf per-
sons have an aversion to
mingling with people . . . but
he says that he only
sometimes feels that way .. .

depending upon his mood .. .
Having an inferiority com-
plex, as many deaf persons
are apt to have, is not one of
Arlyn's traits . . . He has ex-
treme confidence in himself,
his abilities and tolerance .. .
These are reasons why Arlyn
has become successful.
Buddy's Bar-B-Q is open
seven days a week ...
Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to
9 p.m., and Sundays and
holidays 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Arlyn Meyerson is a proud
individual . . . and his pride
reflects in the kind of food
prepared for customers at his
carry-out, delivery and sit-
down restaurant.
Few people know food as
much as Arlyn . . . and even
fewer know the rudiments of
a successful restaurant opera-
tion . . . His hard work doesn't
go unnoticed by customers
who applaud the conscien-
tiousness with which Arlyn
prepares their food . . . Being
deaf has proven to be an un-
breakable barrier for many
other persons . . . Arlyn,
though, has shown that the
only obstacle in being deaf is
that you can't hear.
Big deal . . . What does
hearing have to do with cook-
ing? . . . And it sure doesn't
deprive him of those smiles
. . . or common sense . . . or a
winning personality.
Inspiration is a key word in
the life of Arlyn Meyerson .. .
He gives it with ditto marks
to others having the hearing
impairment.
Buddy Meyerson would be
proud of his son Arlyn . . . For
certain, Mary is.
WORD HAS IT . . . that
Dimitri "Jim" Syros will be
coming back to this area
again . . . The former owner of
Dimitri's of Southfield is now
a Florida restaurateur.
DANISH CLUB of Detroit,
now in its new 12,000-square-
foot quarters on the mez-
zanine level of American
Center Building, Franklin
Road, has been in its Grand
River and Thlegraph locale
since 1964 . . . Forerunner of
today's Danish Club, the
Danish Sportsmen's Club,
was organized in 1927 and
located on the corner of 12th
and Hancock in Detroit .. .
Membership is not restricted
only to persons of Danish
ancestry . . . anybody can
belong.
GOOD WAITRESS Dept.
. . . Maureen Mansfield . . . at
Southfield Charley's, 12 Mile
east of Evergreen . . . very ef-
ficient and smiling . . . with
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