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July 28, 1989 - Image 64

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-07-28

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New Irving's Deli
Blends Old And New

DANNY RASKIN

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V

ery careful not to
make something out
of it that it isn't .. .
and yet still maintain an ex-
citing new concept in Jewish
traditional dining.
This is the careful path be-
ing taken by owners Kurt
Deeg and Harry Newman at
the new Irving's Deli-
Restaurant in La Mirage
Mall, Northwestern Highway
between 12 Mile and Inkster
Road.
The maintenance of a
family atmosphere and
character of a Jewish deli
restaurant takes precedence
over any thoughts of excessive
alteration in dining at the
new Irving's.
It had previously been
owned by Rose and Irving
Guttman . . . who had moved
to the northwest area after
10 years in Hamtramck and
enjoyed a solid customer
relationship.
Kurt and Harry have been
friends for many years .. .
and when Harry heard about
Irving's being for sale, he con-
tacted Kurt, who has always
wanted to have a restaurant
in the states . . . Kurt is
owner of Windsor's Ye Olde
Steak House, which he open-
ed in 1967, and L'Auberge,
whose doors across the river
Kurt opened in 1972 . . . He
had previously been general
manager of the Beach Grove
Golf & Country Club in
Windsor.
Ye Olde Steak House and
L'Auberge are today two
of Windsor's favorite
restaurants.
Rose and Irving had the La
Mirage site about three years,
moving there from Greenfield
and 11 Mile.
As of Dec. 1, 1988, Kurt and
Harry took over ownership.
Seating 165 at tables and
booths amidst beiges, browns,
earthtones and subtle greens,
the new Irving's is now
something more than just a
deli-restaurant . . . And it is
with much credit that the
place was eventually sold to
people like Kurt and Harry.
Harry is a highly respected
businessman . . . and Kurt a
very knowledgeable restaura-
teur . . . When they took over,
the menu remained as it was
for a short while and then
changed a bit . . . but always
maintaining the character
that Rose and Irving had
built.
Kurt's
restaurant
knowledge is wide . . . work-

ing in the kitchen and cook-
ing at his Windsor
restaurants, Ye Olde Steak
House and L'Auberge, when
they opened . . . following
much outstanding training.
He graduated in 1952 from
the Hotel School in Luasanne,
Switzerland, among Europe's
finest training schools, Ecole
Hoteliere de Lausanne . . .
after a three-year program of
cooking, serving and
restaurant management .. .
plus a semester at Dolder
Grand Hotel in Zurich,
Switzerland, and another
semester at the Park Hotel in
Triberg, Germany . . . The two
six-month semesters were
part of his training.
Before coming to Windsor,
Kurt was a waiter at the

The new owners
have adapted to
the health-
conscious trends
while keeping the
deli favorites.

Meurice Hotel in Paris .. .
bartender at the Mount Royal
Club in Montreal . . . and
assistant manager at the
Granite Club in Toronto.
An impressive track record
indeed . . . and knowledge
also to recognize successful
formats.
This is why Kurt and Harry
have retained such Irving's
stalwarts as Diane Zatorski,
now assistant manager as
well as an excellent waitper-
son . . . her sister Ilene
Onesko, popular with
customers (both worked at
Irving's back in Hamtramck)
. . . Yetta Laxer, longtime Irv-
ing's waitress of much ex-
perience . . . Sue Barbato, for
years at Irving's, working
weekends . . . Kathy Abbott,
day waitress.

Lil Benkoff is still behind
the cash register days from 9
to 3 . . . Eunice Palmer, who
used to make me some of the
best breakfasts I ever had,
taught by Rose Guttman to do
all the home cooking of stuff-
ed cabbage, soup, pickled fish,
gefilte fish and other Jewish
traditional items . . . Deli
men Lance Farkas and Tony
Hendrix.
Angi Drallos left Stafford's
on Coolidge and went to work
as a waitperson for Rose and
Irving on Greenfield . . . re-
maining a standby for 12
years . . . Betty Guyzik also
started on Greenfield and was
with Rose and Irving 12 years

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