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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-10-01

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Best ol Ever

Plan The Perfect
Party!

* All-you-can-eat pizza and salad packages for

groups of 15-100
* In Buddy's party room.
* Carry-out service for your office party.



Call for reservations today!

WATERFORD • 683-363 6
Highland Road (M-59) at Pontiac Lake Rd.

4
FARMINGTON HILLS • 855-460
(W. oi Middiebelt)

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Any Large Pizza
or Antipasto Salad
Out 1
Dine In or Carry ---- --
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SEEN AT MARVIN'S

ERNIE HARWELL, Detroit Tiger Broadcaster; KIRK GIB-
SON, Detroit Tigers; LOU GRANT, Toy Man; BOB
ADLER, 7th Ave. Coat Factory; STEVE YZERMAN,
Detroit Red Wings; ROMAN FRANKLIN, Physician;
JACK ROSNER, Manufacturer's Rep.; DIANE LEARN-
ER, Drug Store Cowgirl; SHARI FERBER-KAUFMAN,
Attorney

BIRTHDAY PARTIES • GIFT CERI1FICATES

I RENTAL & PROPS THEME PARTIES
COME SEE OUR OLD TIME PHOTO BOOTH.
PICTURES 4 FOR $1 LIKE YESTERYEARS!
GREAT FOR PASSPORTS, ID'S & WHATEVER.

WE WILL FEATURE A PICTURE EVERY WEEK IN THIS
AD. GIVE ONE TO MARVIN.

THIS AD

Expires
10-7-93

1 Coupon
Per
Person

31005 ORCHARD LAKE RD. BEHIND MIA SOUTH OF 14 • 626-5020

MON. - SAT. 10-11, SLR 12-8

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25938 Middlebelt Rd. at 11 Mile Rd.
in the Mid-11 Plaza Farmington Hills

COME IN AND SAMPLE OUR
NEW MENU ITEMS!







HONEY DIJON CHICKEN
SEAFOOD SALAD
HOMEMADE TURKEY MEATLOAF
PASTA PRIMAVERA
AND MANY MORE!

(YOU'LL
LOVE OUR
SOURDOUGH
ROLLS!)

EARLY BIRD SPECIALS

Reg. Haut Mon.-Ft 11-11
Sd. 6.10, Sun 8 - 3 p.m.

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WE SERVE
BEER & WINE
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DAILY DINNER SPECIALS
From $5.95 - $8.95
DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS
From $3.25 - $4.95

OFF
ANY

ENTREE

WITH PURCHASE
OR ANOTHER ENTREE
EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE

• Expires 10/31/93
• Not good With Any
Other Coupons
• 1 Coupon Per Table

Zatcet

Italian Restaurant

Lunch ■ Dinner ■ Cocktails
Banquets ■ Open Sundays

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7 6

680-0066

645 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

A Hidden Southfield Place
Can't Hide Its Wonderful Food

DANNY RASKIN LOCAL COLUMNIST

I is a simple place . . . no fan-

cy frills . . . just a plain
restaurant where casual re-
laxation is the key to very in-
formal family dining of good,
wholesome food at low prices.
This is the seventh anniver-
sary of Pyramids, which opened
1986 in Southfield Commons
on Southfield Road just north
of 12 Mile . . . with seating for
100 at booths and tables.
The combination of Mid-
eastern, Greek and American
food specialties are prepared in
a clean atmosphere . . . always
hovering around the high 80s
by Oakland County Health
Dept.
Just about everything is
homemade at Pyramids, owned
by Khalil and Zizi Abbadi . . . he
does the cooking but she is in
the kitchen when Khalil rarely
isn't . . . Zizi also manages the
floor, handles private parties
and makes the desserts (bakla-
va, rice pudding with apricots,
creme caramel, etc.)
Both wait on tables, too,
along with sons Mohammed
and Abdullah . . . and Julian Ko-
valsky, 23-year-old son of Irene
and fine Russian-Jewish con-
cert pianist Vladislav Kovalsky.
Pyramids does a respectable
business among community-
ites at the former site of Mama
Zelda's and Rodo's . . . It is not
a restaurant you can see from
the street, being tucked away
in a far corner of Southfield
Commons (previously Farrell's
Plaza) next to the former
Restaurant Duglass, now
Bangkok Club.
There are plenty of selections
at Pyramids ... 11 Mideastern,
seven Greek, seven fish, steaks,
bar-b-que or broiled chicken,
lamb chops, seven salads, 14
sandwiches including turkey
burger and gyros, falafel, for
which it is noted, and saganaki
Opa! flaming Greek cheese, etc.
. . . Big sellers are its lamb
chops, chicken kabob and
broiled whitefish, but so many
other items on the menu share
close billing . . . Little things like
rice with sliced almonds and
white raisins or the pita bread
that Khalil makes, are noticed.
Also a heavy favorite is the
popular raw juice bar with
crushings from fresh vegetables
and fruits.
Pyramids Cafe is a perfect ex-
ample of not paying for am-
biance, with food and service
doing all the talking . . . No linen
napkins; plastic replaces linen
for the table coverings . . . But

here is a lot of cleanliness to go
with the well-prepared menu
items and service of Julian, Mo-
hammed and Abdullah .. .
Their two sons work weekends
primarily, but also come in dur-
ing the week to help Mom and
Dad.
Khalil and Zizi are very ac-
commodating to people on diets
or health kicks . . . Special
dietary requests are always an-
swered with an okay . . . never
a maybe.
All lamb products, including
lamb chops, are bought fresh
from Feldman Brothers in the
Eastern Market where Khalil
goes himself 6 a.m. daily to get
fresh fruits and vegetables.
He is a 1985 graduate in elec-
trical engineering from
Lawrence Institute of Technol-
ogy (now Lawrence Technolog-
ical University) . . . Khalil
worked in restaurants while go-
ing to school . . . Cooking has
been like a hobby for him with
visions to open his own restau-
rant and work at his hobby full
time.
Zizi and Khalil do a lot of con-
centrating on outside catering
in homes or halls, with complete
service, chafing dishes, etc. .
even including valet parking if
needed.
Pyramids Cafe is open seven
days . . . Monday, 11 a.m. to 3
p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday, 11
a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday,
noon to 9 p.m.
This combination of Mideast-
ern, Greek and American fam-
ily dining in a clean, no-frills
atmosphere with reasonable
prices is a good one . . . The
brotherhood relationship of
Khalil, Zizi, Mohammed, Ab-
dullah and Julian is beautiful.
CALL IT a big six-month
gamble . . . That's how much
time Dieter Boehm and his D.
Dennison's, Mainstreet Ven-
tures, etc., partners gave for
their Ciao! Italian restaurant
to make or break it on Ever-
green and Civic Center Drive
. . . It was a do or die situation,
with the restaurant recently
closing its doors.
Little dinner business was
one of the killers and the boss-
es, very experienced restaura-
teurs, figured it would take too
long to turn things around
again.
They have retained the name
Ciao!, however, and are seeking
another location.
REUNION DEPT. . . . 40th
by Central High guys 'n gals of
January and June 1953 is Nov.

27 . . . Folks in these classes
should send their name and ad-
dress to Class Reunion 1953, at-
tention Larry Sklar, 30800
Northwestern Hwy., Farming-
ton Hills, MI 48334.
Northern High grads '41 to
'43 will have their shindig June
5, 1994 . . . Call Bill Pfaff, 375-
9529 . . . 1968 grads of Henry
Ford High are set for their 25th,
Nov. 27, at Novi Hilton .. .
Phone Marshall Spinner, 661-
9317.
Last call is here for 1947 Cen-
tral High graduates . . . Reser-
vations must be made by Oct. 1
for the 46'/2-year get-together
Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m., at Novi
Hilton . . . Call Diane Lightstone
Kemper, 626-8551; Sharon
Washnancy Allen, 626-3221; or
Lenore Atlas Kahn, 626-0640
. . . 40th blast by Central High
June class of '52 is Nov. 27, 7
p.m., at the Fairlane Club in
Dearborn ... Reservation dead-
line is Oct. 15 . . . Call Sharon

No frills, but great
food at the
Pyramids.

Superstine Klein at a special
phone setup, 901-5690.
SCHEDULED to open in
October will be the Table Tav-
ern in Sterling Heights . . . num-
ber nine in Matthew Prentice's
Unique Restaurant Corp. chain.
Plus their present manage-
ment responsibilities, four URC
managers will also be equity
partners in the Table Tavern
. . . Corporate Chef Tim Cikra,
URC Director of Operations
Tom Lale, URC Controller Gary
Kournoian, and Julie Richards,
who will be its general manag-
er, too . . . She was formerly
Matt's general manager at his
Bruschetta Cafe in Oakland
Mall.
Table Tavern will seat 300
and also have a free kids center
with counselors for 25 young-
sters in the fun setup.
MING DYNASTY on Drake
Road becomes one of the very
few Chinese restaurants to close
... Owner Harold Hom expects
to devote more time now to his
King Lim's restaurant on
Greenfield in Oak Park.
HE'S CALLED "My favorite
tavern pianist" by Jim Fitzger-
ald, Detroit Free Press colum-
nist.
But Boodles Restaurant on
1-75 and 11 Mile, is far from be-

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