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January 08, 1993 - Image 95

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-01-08

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FARMINGTON HILLS

Buddy's Pizza now has six sit-
down and three carry-out loca-
tions. Although Buddy's is
highly ranked for its award-win-
ning pizza, the menu is widely
diversified with turkey burgers,
chargrilled chicken, Caesar sal-
ad, pasta crab salad, stuffed
potato skins, meat balls, pasta,
etc. (25)

Cafe Cortina, 30715 W. Ten
Mile, Farmington Hills, 474-
3033. Proprietors Adriano and
Rina Tonon from the Veneto re-
gion of Italy have been serving
their best of Italy cooking for
over 16 years in a romantic am-
bience accented by a fireplaced
dining room. Receptions, re-
hearsals, bar mitzvahs, busi-
ness meetings are held in a
private garden room with ad-
jacent courtyard for appetizers
and cocktails. Herbs are grown
on the premises. (35)

D. Dennisons, 27909 Orchard
Lake Rd., Farmington Hills, 553-
7000. One of the area's finest
seafood houses is a low-keyed
secret. D. Dennison's is on a par
with many higher-touted
restaurants whose fish entrees
are a main feature. The fresh
water-farin' creatures that end
up at both its Livonia locale
bring a lot of tasty happiness
to many. (42)

Ginopolis', 27815 Middlebelt
Rd., Farmington Hills, 851-
8222. One of Metropolitan De-
troit's favorite celebrity
restaurants, Ginopolis', owned
by brothers Johnny and Peter
Ginopolis, carries on the tradi-
tion of excellence which their
father George always insisted
upon. Seafood, authentic Mont-
gomery Inn ribs and choice se-
lections are Ginopolis' favorites.
A beautiful private room is avail-
able plus off-premise service
for all types of catering. (27)

Marvin's Marvelous Me-
chanical Museum, 31005
Orchard Lake Rd., 626-5020.
They said Marvin Yagoda was
crazy when he came up with
the idea, but his fun emporium,
with 24 tables for lunch snacks
too, is among few like it in the
nation. Video games, pinball
machines, antique games,
unique posters, artifacts, etc.
including an old-time photo
booth that works, make up this
party favorite where both
youngsters and adults get
equally involved. (27)

Peacock Cafe Sr Grill, 25938
Middlebelt Road, Farmington
Hills, 476-1750. This is the for-
mer Sageo's, another of those
good and clean neighborhood
restaurants that feature home-
style cooking, fresh seafood
and a variety of dishes at low
prices. Even the cannolis are
homemade in a new and well
diversified menu for all taste-
buds. True family dining here
is nestled at the corner of a well-
trafficked shopping center. (27)

Sitar, 29550 Grand River,
Farmington Hills, 477-9000.
Lovers of Indian dining have
found Sitar to be a choice se-
lection. The diversified foods of
India are prepared as the guests
enjoy them, mild, medium or
hot. Indian beers and exotic
drinks do much to complement
the specialized taste offerings.
Foods of India present an ex-
citing and joyous adventure in
eating. (31)

Vineyard's Taste of Sea-
sons, 32418 Northwestern,
Farmington Hills, 855-9463.
Here is where a one-time party

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FARMINGTON HILLS

NOVI

store has turned into a highly-
popular carry-out and sitdown
restaurant both inside and out-
side. Shirlee Bloom's take-out
and catering for all affairs from
weddings to bar mitzvahs is a
big Vineyard's Taste of Seasons
asset in homes, halls or club-
houses, with all traditional Jew-
ish dishes made fresh daily
using only kosher products. (27)

on standard traditional dining.
For years, adventurous cus-
tomers have enjoyed the elab-
orate offerings with their
imaginative style of preparation
which have proven delightful
palate-pleasers. (38)

Wing Hong, 31455 W. 14 Mile,
Farmington Hills, 851-7400.
One side serves Cantonese,
Szechuan and Mandarin food.
The other, Tokyo Japanese
Steak House, features a Sushi
Bar along with Japanese dishes
for table dining. Wing Hong is
celebrating its 18th anniversary
at this location but over 30
years in the Metropolitan De-
troit area. Daily lunch and din-
ner specials are both Chinese
and Japanese. (27)

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FERNDALE

Doug's Body Shop, 22061
Woodward, 398-1940. People
enjoy sitting in the cutaway cars
of vintage years and dining off
Doug's fine menu with its di-
versified selection. Lunch and
dinner is served daily, the lat-
ter Wed. through Sat. only. An-
tiques with automotive motif is
the decor at Doug's, where su-
per star Norma Jean Bell and
The All Stars provide fast-mov-
ing entertainment Thurs., Fri. &
Sat. upstairs, and downstairs is
available for private parties. (46)

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HAZEL PARK

Farm House, 1128 E. 9 Mile
Rd., Hazel Park, 541-2132.
Homemade goodness almost
sums up the description of
Farm House, which has been
satisfying people for so many
years. It's amazing how the con-
sistent goodness of American
and European dishes from orig-
inal recipes continues to satisfy
with consistent regularity. Ser-
vice is admirable, meals big and
prices low. In the true standard
of family dining, Farm House
also has a children's menu. (37)

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LIVONIA

Victor's, 43317 Grand River,
Novi, 349-1438. Here's a restau-
rant where the owner is proud
to have his name attached. Vic-
tor Cassis presents a unique
dining experience with casual
warmth. Open for lunch and
dinner Monday through Satur-
day, its diversified menu in-
cludes health conscious items.
Banquet facilities are available
for up to 100 persons, and live
piano entertainment is Friday
and Saturday evening feature.

(31)

Introducing

Friendly Foods Menu

A complete menu selection
of special dishes created to
be high in flavor and low
in FAT.

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OAK PARK

Bread Basket Deli, 10-1/2
Mile and Greenfield, Lincoln
Shopping Center, Oak Park,
968-0022. A favorite of many
people for breakfast, lunch, din-
ner and after-theater, this has
the aura of a modernistic deli-
catessen so apparent with col-
orful decor. A children's menu
is featured along with party
trays. The Bread Basket Deli is
open Tuesday through Sunday
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (27)

Sample Suggestions:
• Fresh Fish • Chicken Stir Fry
• Lemon Pepper Steamed • Charlies Crab Cakes
• Oriental Shrimp salad
• Scallopini of Turkey

Pai4

Golden Bowl, 22106 Coolidge
at 9 Mile, Oak Park, 398-5502.
The knowledge of Chef Frank
Eng is widespread in Chinese
dining. Golden Bowl is open
seven days, Mon.-Thurs. from
11 a.m. and Sunday from 1
p.m. serving Szechuan, Man-
darin and Cantonese food. Car-
ry-out service is available plus
banquet facilities. (27)

5656 West Maple, W. Bloomfield 855-5584

Orciad

Hoa Kow, 13715 W. 9 Mile,
Oak Park, 547-4663. One of
Oak Park's pioneers, Hoa Kow
is a favorite of people from
all walks of life and all parts of
the Detroit and Metropolitan ar-
eas. Plus Cantonese Szechuan
and Mandarin foods, Hoa Kow
Oak Park and its second loca-
tion Hoa Kow West Bloomfield
at Crosswinds Mall are famous
for their varieties of white fish,
selling over 1,500 pounds a
week. (27)

American Inn, 1 5800 Middle-
belt, Livonia, 522-5600. Ange-
lis Anastasiou is noted as a fine
operator of family restaurants.
American Inn is numbr two,
with his Dimitri's of Farmington
on Grand River already an es-
tablished operation for com-
plete dining. American Inn also
has a full menu of homemade
dishes and is open 7 days a
week featuring lamb chops,
seafood, Greek favorties, pas-
ta, chicken, children's menu,
health dishes, etc. (51)

Modem Delicatessen, 25290
Greenfield, Oak Park, 968-8000.
Some say it opened in 1926 but
most agree that Modern Deli-
catessen unlocked its doors in
1936. Whatever the year, it is
one of Detroit's oldest names
in the restaurant business. Mod-
ern's second location, on Green-
field just south of 1-696, still
serves the same homemade tra-
ditional Jewish foods for which
it has been known, only in a
much more modernistic at-
mosphere. Tray catering? Of
course. (17)

D. Dennison's Seafood Tav-
ern of Livonia, 37716 W. 6
Mile, Laurel Park Place, Livonia,
464-9030. D. Dennison's has
an established reputation for
moderately-priced seafood
from Florida, Boston and the
Great Lakes. The atmosphere
is lively and informal with a
fresh raw bar and early dining
specials. Also featured are pas-
ta, chicken dishes, salads and
sandwiches, plus a children's
menu. (42)

Chick-N Ribs, 118 S. Wood-
ward, Royal Oak, 544-1211.
Much has been said about this
dine in and carry-out restaurant
whose specialties of broasted
or bar-b-q chicken and bar-b-
q ribs have received much at-
tention, but as regular
customers say, the proof is in
the tasting. It's open seven
days, Sun.-Thurs. 11-10, Fri. &
Sat. 11-11. (29)

NOVI

ST. CLAIR SHORES

Ah Wok, 41563 W. 10 Mile Rd.,
Novi Plaza, Novi, 349-9260.
Rated among the top gourmet
Chinese restaurants in this area,
Ah Wok is also still a big favorite

St. Tropez Cafe, Victoria Place,
26717 Little Mack, St. Clair
Shores, 772-8383. This small

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