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July 23, 1993 - Image 80

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-07-23

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Angelis Anastasiou

Owner and Operator of

DIMITRI'S
OF FARMINGTON
Invites You To Enjoy

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THE HOME COOKING AT HIS

15800 Middlebelt Between 5 and 6 Mile • Livonia • 5224600
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

• SEAFOOD • GREEK FAVORITES • SALADS • PASTAS
• CHICKEN • STEAKS & CHOPS • CHILDREN'S MENU
• HEALTH SPECIALITIES • HOMEMADE PASTRIES • DESSERTS

DANNY RASKIN LOCAL COLUMNIST

DAILY DINNER SPECIALS
From $5.95 - $8.95

DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS
From $3.25 - $4.95

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Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri. 11 a,m,-12 Mid.
Sat. 12 noon- 12 Mid., Sun. 12 noon-10 p.m.

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Enjoy Excellent Italian Cuisine and Listen To
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Open 7 Days

WE FEATURE FALAFEL

Lunch & Dinner

Restaurant

Mideastern & American Cuisine
27060 EveTreen

At 1-696 & 11 in Lat rup Landing

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• Lamb Chops • Shish Kabob • Tabbouli
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RAW JUICE BAR

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Rochester Restaurant Offers
Experience, Common Sense

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wo of the first things
to look for in a new
restaurant are probab-
ly among its most im-
portant assets.
Experience and common
sense . . . With these, the din-
ing spot is able to overcome
opening jitters that can hap-
pen to any recently-opened
restaurant.
This is why Wooden Horse
Inn on Rochester Road corner
of Square Lake Road in Troy
stands an excellent chance of
making it.
You can't beat successful ex-
perience . . . and this is what
Nick Sorise and John Reaser
possess . . . They also own
Nicky's on W. Big Beaver in
Troy and have been able to
ride whatever waves may
have come along to reach this
popular restaurant's present
high status.
At Wooden Horse Inn,
where Nick is general
manager while John watches
shop at Nicky's with Carol
Bobier, its general manager,
experience . . . and common
sense dictated two things a
much-needed change in the
kitchen and the alteration of
its menu . . . Because food
costs have been lowered with
its present chef, Ed St.
Laurent, formerly of Morton's
in Columbus, Ohio, prices
have not escalated on the new
and necessary menu.
Also, with Chef Ed St.
Laurent at Wooden Horse
Inn, Nick is now able to con-
centrate on the theme he and
John have wanted . . . a good
home-cooked style of dining
with the essentials for casual
down-to-earth eats and prices.
Now, what has proven
through the years to be
among the top food choices for
family casual dining . . .
chicken . . . is a specialty at
Wooden Horse Inn.
It is prepared a number of
ways but the favorites are
three types of rotisserie
chicken which have been
gathering a steady reputation
. . . Southwestern, with lime,
honey and fresh herb basting
. . . Cajun, blackened . . . and
Country, basted with a mild
seasoning . . . All three are
$6.95 . . . The rotisserie at
Wooden Horse Inn has eight
spits so folks don't have to
wait for their food . . . It is go-
ing on all the time.
The new menu is a fun bill

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of fare with chicken pot pie,
pinto nachos, vegetarian piz-
za, seafood quesadillas, bar-b-
q ribs, grilled salmon, fajitas,
broiled whitefish, wide noodle
pasta, bronco steak, prime
rib, fish and chips, breast of
chicken, rotisserie turkey
sandwich, chicken salad, etc.
Good ol' homemade mashed
potatoes are big at the
Wooden Horse Inn and
seafood corn chowder plus
other homemade soups are
always on the menu . . . As
evidence of the lower prices,
regular Caesar salad is $3.95
but with entree is $1.95 .. .
Greek salad is $3.75 and
$1.95 with entree . . . It also
bakes its own bread rolls .. .
and what would a good home-
spun restaurant be without
this?
Wooden Horse Inn's locale
is the site of Bruce Cameron's
former Double Eagle . . . set
off the practice green at
Troy's Sylvan Glen Golf
Course.
It is a 150-year-old historic
farmhouse that used to be a
coach stop going into
Rochester . . . Since horse and
carriages were the mode
then, this is where Nick and
John got the name Wooden
Horse Inn, opened by them
November 5, 1992, and
removing the carpeting to
reveal real oak wood flooring,
which remains uncovered.
The main dining room seats
120; upstairs rooms, 60 and
30; upstairs outside deck, 50;
grill room for private parties,
80 to 90; and a downstairs
outdoor patio, 30 . . . Two full
service bars serve 28.
Many diners today want
good plain homestyle cooking
prepared with quality ingre-
dients and reasonable prices
along with good service .. .
The restored historic far-
mhouse offers a perfect casual
setting for this type of dining.
As much of the original
Blount farmhouse architec-
ture and existing layout have
been retained, a job that re-
quired shoring up rough-
hewn wood structural beams
with steel and restoring a cob-
blestono chimney among
others.
Naturally, cutouts of dif-
ferent kinds of wooden horses
are everywhere . . . and the
ceiling is still beautiful knot-
ty pine.
People can even play a little

golf or putt some holes and
come in to eat . . . Another
popular thing has been the
Wooden Horse Inn Sunday
Brunch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
$10.95 adults, $8.95 children
11 and under.
Chicken is king at Wooden
Horse Inn . . . It sells more
chicken pot pie than anything
and its rotisserie stylings of
various cookings is big . . . If
the ingredients are available,
Chef St. Laurent and his staff
will prepare chicken any way
customers want.
Nick Sorise has been in the
restaurant business 25 years
and John Reaser 10 years,
when they opened Nicky's in
Troy . . . The two met while
Nick was manager of Ex-

The Wooden Horse
Inn offers
informal dining
and homestyle
food.

calibur, then owned by the
late Pat Archer . . . He had
also previously worked with
Sammy Lieberman at the
Raleigh House . . . John is an
attorney and has been active-
ly involved in restaurant
development and operations
for years. His knowledge of
food stems back to when he
used to help his grandmother
with her Grand Rapids cater-
ing business.
What they have achieved in
Wooden Horse Inn, in their
second restaurant operation,
is the realization of another
desire . . . informal dining in
a casual atmosphere with
good solid home-style food.
The former historic far-
mhouse is an imposing sight
. . . There is now an awning in
front that extends from one
end of the building to the
other . . . and the Wooden
Horse Inn sign is difficult to
miss.
Chicken, among other
foods, is delicious when slow-
cooked on a rotisserie . . . The
self-basting at Wooden Horse
Inn keeps the food moist and
full of flavor, a lot like the
home-cooked yummies and
single-pot cooking basic to all
cultures.
All side dishes, salads and
tole slaw, breads and desserts
are prepared from scratch .. .

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