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November 12, 1993 - Image 84

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-11-12

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Celebrating
Our 9th Year
Serving Sunday
Brunch!

Entertainment
7 Nights
A Week

WHERE EAST MEETS

WEST

Invites You To Enjoy
IT'S BUFFET STYLE

SUNDAY BRUNCH

10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

• FRESH OMELETTES • EGGS BENEDICT
• FRESH SHRIMP ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT

AND MANY MORE GREAT ITEMS

$595

$ 1 095Adults
Under 10
Tableside Cooking at Dinners ... • Steak Diane
• Caesar Salad • Seafood Fettucini • Fettucine
• Veal • Dover Sole • Flaming Desserts

Catering For All Occasions

• Lunch Served Mon.-Fri. • Pastries Made on The Premises

935W. 11 Mile, S.E. CORNER 11 & I-75 Res: 399-5960
Your Hosts: Bruno Ferguson & Tim Kowalec

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!

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OYSTER BAR &GRILL

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29110 Franklin Rd. • Southfield • 357-4442

NOW OPEN
SUNDAYS
4PM-9PM

8 95

Now $ 6 95- $
For
You Can Be Fashionably Early

Arrive at Norm's Oyster Bar & Grill between 4:00 and
6:00 in the evening, Monday through Saturday and 4:00 to
5:30 on Sunday, and enjoy one of our specially
priced, EARLY BIRD DINNER selections.

From only $6.95-$8.95 you can enjoy
one of the seven entrees offered. This price
includes soup of the day, garden salad or
cole slaw, hot bread and butter, and your
choice of coffee, tea or milk.

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Choose front
• Clargilleci GfUltrki Round • linked Canadian WhkeRsh
• Petite Het Mignon
• Grilled lireast of Oticten Totyald
• 1.enxxt thiLicen Frtruccini • Scaftxxl Pasta nrartnara
• Sauteed liver and Caramelized Onkm
Your party mum check in by 61)0 pm to order these spedals

Bugsy Siegal's Desert Dream
Keeps Growing And Evolving

DANNY RASKIN LOCAL COLUMNIST

B

ack in 1946, when Ben
Grand expects to have 92 per-
"Bugsy" Siegal opened
cent occu-
the Flamingo in Las
Vegas, he sure never 0.0.----
realized (or maybe he did)
what this one-time stretch of
desert property would one day
become.
If you haven't been to Las
Vegas for some time, the
change is amazing . . . the town
is going wild with new ideas . .
. The attractions are beyond be-
lief . . . Volcano erupting at the
Mirage and shooting flames 40
feet in the air every few minutes
plus a computerized lighting
system simulating flowing lava;
computerized statues moving
on the hour as lightning and
thunder roar at Caesar's Palace;
the outside of Excalibur Hotel
Bugsf s Bar at the Flaming°
simulating a medieval castle.
Opening Dec. 18, the huge
panty, and may
MGM Grand Hotel will have
star Barbra Streisand New
5,009 rooms, a 15,000-seat am-
Year's Eve at a cost of $20 mil-
phitheater, and 33-acre movie-
lion ... If this comes to be, it will
themed amusement park .. .
be Barbra's first public appear-
November will see a 30-story
ance in a long time, other than
glass pyramid, the 2,521-room
doing charity bits.
Luxor, with seven theme
The Debbie Reynolds Holly-
restaurants, a flight-simulator
wood Hotel/Casino and Movie
thrill ride, a huge sphinx repli-
Museum on Convention Center
ca and a lobby through which
Drive has a fine collection of
will run "Nile River" shuttle
movie memorabilia . . . The Fo-
barges.
rum Shops mall at Caesar's
Luxor is owned by Circus En-
Palace takes no back seat to
terprises, whose hotel and ca-
fashionable Rodeo Drive in Los
sino by this name, with trapeze
Angeles.
acts, etc., and large second-floor
When Maurey Pastor moved
midway of carnival games for
from here to Las Vegas 16 years
adults and youngsters, is hav-
ago, the population was around
ing a business surge following
450,000 . . . It has more than
the opening of an adjacent
doubled since and people are
Grand Slam Canyon water-
moving there in droves.
themed park that includes a
Las Vegas is no longer the
140-foot-deep Grand Canyon
place where people go only to
replica, a 90-foot waterfall, a
gamble . . . It has become a very
river rapids ride and a four-loop
thriving metropolis with so
roller coaster.
much more to offer than many
At the same time owner
other parts of the country.
Steve Wynn dynamited his
While in Las Vegas recently,
Dunes Hotel, Steve's Mirage
Maurey informed me of this
Resorts opened a 3,000-room
population burst during lunch
Treasure Island resort hotel
at the Las Vegas Country Club
next door to the Mirage . . . It is
. . . He is president of the Detroit
a block-long facade replicating
Vegas Club, which had its birth
a realistic port town and island
in my office at The Jewish News
topography, including a lagoon
when Maurey visited here last
in which a full-scale pirate ship
year just prior to Rosh
is sunk every hour during a
Hashanah.
mock sea battle.
The first invitation brought
Las Vegas has become a fam-
about 100 former localites ex-
ily vacation fun spot.
pressing interest to join . . . 40
Many folks can remember
became instant members at its
the Tropicana being considered
first meeting last November
as "off the strip" . . . It's not any-
. . . Today, a year later, the roll
more . . . When the present
is up to 110 and still counting.
building of hotels is finished (I
1.as Vegas has 60,000 Jewish
use that word very loosely), at
people now living there .. .
the corner of Tropicana and Las
There are seven temples and
Vegas Boulevard South there
synagogues; two Orthodox, two
will be 14,000 rooms . . . MGM
Conservative and three Reform

. . . The
oldest is Conservative Temple
Beth Shalom, 46 years.
Set to break ground this year
will be the $80 million Rock
Hotel & Casino with 325 rooms
. . . The 12-story resort will have
a 130-foot high Fender guitar
replica "smashed" into the roof
. . . Its main entrance will in-
clude a 75-foot-long canopy
structure supported by pillars
sculpted in the likenesses of
rock 'n roll legends . . . and re-
semble a gigantic keyboard that
will blast out piano classics of
Fats Domino, Elton John and
others.
Desert Inn is slated to add
another 5,000 rooms . . . Cae-
sar's Palace is planning a huge
theme park on land owned next
to its massive hotel complex
. . . The dynamited Dunes may
become a beautiful Las Vegas
resort.
I remember I.as Vegas when
. . . So to me the transition to-
ward family coverage is even
more astounding.
Las Vegas was always a glit-
tering fantasy land . . . but nev-
er like it is today and certainly
out-of-sight as plans unfold for
the future.
Not being much of a gambler
allowed me more time to see the
fantastic entertainment . . . dine
with drooling taste buds .. .
always admiring the devoted
service of waitpersons indoc-
trinated into making sure that
a Las Vegas customer must
never be dissatisfied ... and vis-
iting former Detroiters who at
one time seemed to be working
just about everywhere on the
strip and downtown . . . to say
nothing about being with the
late Sid "Hudash" Hudson, for-
mer localite whose Hudson
Cleaners did most of the clean-

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