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May 19, 1989 - Image 68

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-05-19

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" S ING C UI I I IA

dining room, carry-out and trays

• breakfast • lunch • dinner
• after-theater • kiddie menu

open tuesdays thru sundays
10 am. to 11 p.m.

968-0022

lincoln shopping center, 10 1/2 mile & greenfield, oak park

Charles Liu's

-1U4

COIN° TAO

29295 SOUTHFIELD RD., N. of 12, Southfield Commons (Formerly Farrell's)

•Mandarain
•Szechuan
•Hunan

Dine In & Carry-Out

C

967-39991

CATERING FOR ALL OCCASIONS

GOLDEN BOWL

Restaurant
22106 COOLIDGE AT 9 MILE In A & P Shopping Center
DINE IN & CARRY-OUT
398-5502 or 398-5503

Yards and Yards
of BRUNCH

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

$ 1 395

per person

$795

Children 12 and under

Reservations Suggested

Private Parties up to 200

350.2000

EMBASSY

SUITES

• Banquet Facilities

Your Chef: FRANK ENG

THE GOLD COIN

OPEN 7 DAYS

— YOUR HOST: HOWARD LEW
SZECHUAN, MANDARIN, CANTONESE

COMPLETE
CARRY-OUT
AVAILABLE

NEW A LA CARTE DINNERS UNDER $5

24480 W. 10 MILE (IN TEL-EX PLAZA)

West of Telegraph

353-7848

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SERVING YOUR FAVORITE EXOTIC
DRINKS & CHOICE COCKTAILS

PRIVATE DINING ROOM

• BANQUETS • PARTIES • BUSINESS MEETINGS

Your host . . . HENRY LUM

1

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UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

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RESTAURANT and LOUNGE

2847 COOLIDGE HWY., BERKLEY
Between 11 and 12 Mile Roads

- 541-7670

BUY 1 DINNER
GET SECOND AT

HALF PRICE!

476-9181

KABOB GRILL

$2" OFF

(Drakeshire Shopping Center) • 35135 Grand River

Authentic Lebanese and American Cuisine

I CARRY-OUT & CATERING AVAILABLE

29702 SOUTHFIELD AT 12 1/2 MILE (In Southfield Plaza)

557-5999

MON.-FRI. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
SAT. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
SUNDAY 1 p.m. to 8 'p.m.

HOA KOW INN

Specializing In Cantonese, Szechuan & Mandarin Foods

Open Daily 11 to 10:30, Sat. 11 to 12 Mid., Sun. 12 to 10:30
— Carry-Out Service —

13715 W. 9 MILE, W. of Coolidge • Oak Park • 547-4663

ENJOY DINNER
OUT TONIGHT

FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1989

TV Role Mirrors Real
Life Of Josh Saviano

28100 Franklin Road
Southfield

ANYTHING ON THE MENU!
ANYHOUR! 7 DAYS A WEEK!
DINE IN OR CARRY-OUT
AND

Businessmen's Luncheons • Carry outs • Catering

68

Josh Saviano, right, portrays Paul Pfeiffer in the TV sitcom "The Wonder
Years."

HOTEL,

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OPEN 1 DAYS-Mon.-Thurs. 11-10, Fri. & Sat. 11-11, Sun. & Holidays 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Zeit4 ers

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557-0410

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25290 GREENFIELD North of 10 Mile Rd.

I ENTERTAINMENT I

ANY LARGE PIZZA
ANYHOUR! 7 DAYS A WEEK!
DINE IN OR CARRY-OUT

I Please present coupon' eft 10 Weis I

We Serve Beer-Wine & Liquor

Private Banquet Rooms

JN

Complete Carry-Out On All Occasions

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4,

AMERICAN
CANCER
SOCIETY®

MICHAEL ELKIN

Special to The Jewish. News

I

n the wake of the Acad-
emy Awards, Paul Pfeiffer
also dreams of whisper-
ing, "The envelope, please."
But his envelopes promise
presents, not Oscars, and the
event 13-year-old Paul finds
himself at in his fantasy is a
ritual of Judaism, not
Hollywood.
Beaming at the bimah, bar
mitzvah boy Pfeiffer looks out
at the congregation before
him and marvels at the mitz-
vah he is about to perform.
These are, he says, "Wonder
Years" after all.
Josh Saviano surely shares
those sentiments since he and
Pfeiffer are one and the same.
Josh, a resident of Essex
County in New Jersey, por-
trays Pfeiffer in ABC-TV's
popular Tuesday night hit
"The Wonder Years," which
airs at 8:30 p.m. on Channel
7.
Josh is coming of age in this
coming-of-age series about
the '60s. He had his own bar
mitzvah back home in New
Jersey in March; on a recent
Tuesday night, Josh became
a man once more in an
episode entitled "Birthday
Boy."
Taping "Birthday Boy"
before his actual bar mitzvah
suited Josh just fine. "We did
the taping a week before I ac-
tually had to do my own ser-
vice. It made me less ner-
vous," he says. "It made me
feel more comfortable about
what I'd have to do in real
life."
Not that his reel bar mitz-

vah didn't have its own con-
flicts. In the episode, Paul and
good friend Kevin (Fred
Savage), a non-Jew, come to
realize the differences in their
cultures. Kevin's 13th birth-
day is just like any other;
Paul's becomes an event.
Away from the camera, Josh
and Fred don't focus on their
differences. "Fred and I are
really good friends," he says.
Fred, who is Jewish, has his
own bar mitzvah coming up
in November.
Josh had another bar mitz-
vah recently. In April he ap-
peared as yet another bar

'It made me feel
more comfortable
about what I'd
have to do in real
life.

mitzvah boy on "The
Discovery," a program about
a youngster who does not
want to go through the ritual.
"The Discovery" was part of
a series about "The Promise
of America," produced by the
Jewish Theological Seminary
of America.
"That's two shows I'm doing
on the bar mitzvah and then
my own," says Josh. "I've
waited 13 years for my bar
mitzvah, and now I have
three of them!"
Not that he's complaining.
Whether depicting the ritual
on television or staging his
own for real, Josh, son of
Ralph Saviano, a financial
consultant, and his wife,
Jane, a speech pathologist,
finds comfort and meaning in
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