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December 08, 1989 - Image 80

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-12-08

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'Plan Now For Your Holiday Party
Needs — Dine-In or Carry-Out

• With Buddy's Award-Winning Pizza, Large Salads & Homemade Pastas.
• Call Today To Reserve Buddy's Party Room For Your Next Get-Together.
• Full Menu Available For Large & Small Carry-Out Orders.
• Carry-Out Service For Your In-Office Holiday Party.
• Call For Reservations Today!

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Indisputable Proof . . . The Chicken_
Came After The Egg

Until now, you've known and loved Le Peep for our eggs. Today we'd like
to introduce you to our chickens. Our incredible old-fashioned Chicken
Noodle Soup. Our light and-tangy Oriental Chicken Salad.
We'd also like you to know that our menu has expanded to include such
wonderful temptations as our new Fresh Fruit
Medley and our refreshing Fruit Soup. From

south of the border, welcome Eggs Que
Bueno. And the freshest catch of the day

is definitely our newest scrambled eggs
and salmon creation, the Pacific Run.
Le Breakfast
At Le Peep we've put the question
Le Brunch
about the chicken and the egg to
Le Lunch
rest. Now all you have to do is decide
which to order. Fdr Le Breakfast. -
Le Brunch. Le Lunch.
at 14 MILE RD. • 851-6678

Open Mon. Thru Sun. 7:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Birmingham • 258-9678

$5 OFF



With This Coupon

• Expires 12-23-89
• One Per Customer


• Not Good on Holidays 1
• 10 Person Minimum


24555 W. 12 MILE, Just West of Telegraph




Serving Authentic Thai Food . . . Cocktails

Lunch 11:30 to 2:30 Mon.-Sat.
binner 5:30 to 9:30 Sun.-Thurs*.; 5:30-11, Fri. & Sat.

29269 Southfield Road north of 12 Mile
In The Southfield Commons


A Little Restaurant Has Grown
Far Beyond The Pizzeria Image


Local Columnist


he journalistic talents
of Jimmy Graham
show as he sends a
review of the fine Maria's
Pizzeria on Grand River, near
Outer Drive.
"In 1981,"write James K.
Graham, "Carl and Joan
Orlando bought Maria's
Pizzeria, a tiny struggling
carryout parlor in Detroit's
Rosedale Park area. Soon the
carryout and delivery were
thriving, but that wasn't
enough for the Orlandos,
From an initial four tables
and pop cooler in the corner
came a full dining room, ex-
panded gourmet Italian
menu and three-seat bar. A li-
quor license was added at the
request of some regular
customers who vowed to come
more often if they could have
Chianti with their dinner.
They kept their word and
others followed until there
was a lineup out the door.
Gradual expansions, one
small room at a time, kept
Maria's classic New York
bistro atmosphere.
"In one of four candlelit
rooms that used to house
video arcades and a record
store, diners enjoy scallopini
a la Mare (veal and shirmp in
a lemon butter sauce), polio a
la Romano (boneless breast of
chicken, eggplant, prosciutto
in marinara sauce with moz-
zarella cheese), and Maria's
unique spedieni appetizer.
Pizza, which some local and
national magazines have
dubbed the best in Detroit, is
still a favorite for the less
"Weekend entertainment is
provided by the Rudy Romano
quartet, featuring soprano
vocalist Olga, strolling
through the dining rooms and
adding to the romantic at-
mosphere. From inauspicious
beginnings, Maria's of Detroit
has blossomed into a peren-
nial destination for the
metropolitan area's many
Italian cuisine afficianados.
The Orlando family and
their waitstaff (all of whom
have been with Maria's four
or more years) consistently go
out of their way to make cer-
tain guests enjoy an authen-
tic Italian home dining ex-
in maple syrup? . . . Why not,
2 1/2-year-old Matthew Joshua
Raskin would say if he could
. . . And from the looks of his
gulping them down at Ram's

Horn on 12 Mile and Nor-
thwestern, they couldn't taste
so bad . . . He was here for
Thanksgiving with 2-month-
old sister Hannah Kristina
and mom and pop, Bonnie
and Scott . . . No, having din-
ner at *the house,' Matthew
didn't dip his turkey in maple
syrup . . . just a lot of
cranberry sauce all over the
THE RAVES continue for
Taste of Seasons on North-
western Highway near 14
Mile Road in Farmington
Hills .. . Again this superb
carry-out operation has
drawn oohs and ahs for its
completely homemade food
items . . . This time it was
Thanksgiving, with chefs
Grace Crowl, Bill Hickey and
their staff providing hard-to-
beat holiday fare.
You wouldn't expect mash-
ed potatoes, for example, to be
better than- your own, what
with the reheating,. but
guests at many homes found
it outstanding . . . Same with
the acorn squash, candied
yams, vegetable pollonaise
medley, etc.
It's all made in the clean
Taste of Seasons kitchen .. .
along with breads, bisquits
and pastries among the bevy
of very good carry-out fare .. .
About those breads, folks had
little loaves of zucchini,
cherry and carrot that were
moist and tasteful . . . so
much so that they tasted like
little cakes . . . Mind you now,
Grace and Bill are true chefs
preparing the deliciousness
with such expert talent.


Little wonder Taste of
Seasons has -bounded atop the
ladder in carry-out catering.
WOK INN . . . a clever
name for a Chinese
restaurant . . . is the little
72-seater on Southfield and
121/2 Mile across from Farmer
Jack in the Southfield Plaza.
Head chef Jim Hsu prac-
tices professionally what
he teaches students at
the Plymouth-Canton High
School . . . Chinese cooking.
Opened less than two
months, Oct. 15 of this year,
Wok Inn with its beige and
camel drapes, ceiling
valances, curtains between
the 14 booths (there are also
four tables), Tiffany-style
lamp shades in the booths,
and appropriate wall hang-
ings, serves Szechuan and
Cantonese dishes.
If customers can't eat cer-
tain ingredients like salt,
sugar, fat of MSG
(monosidum glutamate), just

say the word and it is left out
with very little change in
Also, most Chinese
restaurants don't serve pie .. .
usually only sherbet or
_ cookies (almond and fortune)
. . . Wok Inn is one of those
who also have pie for dessert
. . . It will soon add cakes and
A children's menu lists four
selections, all $2.45, in-
cluding pie.
It is open seven days a week
.. . Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to
4 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday
and Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to
9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday,
11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sun-
day, noon to 9 p.m.
If the food is as good as its
cuteness (I haven't tried it
yet), the very clean Wok Inn
could be one of those good
things that come in little


writes . . . "Did you know that
there are five synagogues in

Maria's has
become a
Rosedale Park

Las Vegas? One Orthodox,
two Conservative and two
Reform. There is a mohel- and
even a Hebrew day school.
Approximately 40,000 Jewish
people reside there and that
figure is rapidly increasing.
One thousand Israeli families
live in Las Vegas.
"It also has a • kosher
restaurant. My brother,
Dave Moss, and I were in Las
Vegas recently and ate there.
They serve breakfast, hot
sandwiches and dinner
specials. Owner Jacob Henn
opened his Vegas Kosher
Restaurant about a year ago
under the supervision of the
Rabbinical Council of Califor-
competiton .of Michigan
Opera Theatre recently at
Masonic Temple was won by
Pike Street Restaurant in
Pontiac . . . Pike Street was
among several participating
in the professional category
. . . along with 10 culinary
students . . . Each built a
gingerbread house in conjunc-
tion with Hansel and Gretel
by MOT at Masonic Temple.
Only criterion was that the
houses had to be made solely
out of food products . . . Bid-
ders for those on display will
be given their gingerbread

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