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December 31, 1993 - Image 79

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-12-31

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FARMINGTON HILLS

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

Wing Hong, 31455W. 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.

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LATHRUP

LaFendi, 27060 Evergreen,
Lathrup Landing, Lathrup, 559-
9099. It's changeover is amaz-
ing from the former Sol's
Delicatessen to an elegant at-
mosphere where all areas are a
different decor. LaFendi serves
mid-eastern and American cui-
sine seven days a week with the
kitchen open until 10:30 p.m.
Many of the mid-eastern dish-
es are not found in any restau-
rant of its type and a big
favorite is the Raw Juice Bar
with fresh squeezed fruits and
vegetables. Catering is avail-
able.

LIVONIA

American Inn, 15800 Middle-
belt, Livonia, 522-5600. Ange-
lis Anastasiou is noted as a fine
operator of family restaurants.
American Inn is number 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 favorites, pas-
ta, chicken, children's menu,
health dishes, etc.

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.

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NORTHVILLE

Little Italy, 227 Hutton,
Northville, 348-0575. One time
it was a French restaurant. Now
the Victorian elegance has been
transformed into a pleasant Ital-
ian dining spot serving veals,
seafood and pasta dishes
among a wide variety of spe-
cialties that have added to its
popularity. Little Italy serves
cocktails and has the Valente
touch of realism.

NOVI

Ah Wok, 41563 W. 10 Mile Rd.,
Novi Plaza, Novi, 349-9260.

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NOVI

SOUTHFIELD

Rated among the top gourmet
Chinese restaurants in this area,
Ah Wok is also still a big favorite
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.

proud of their homemade spe-
cialties prepared from natural
ingredients. It is open 7 days
a week serving breakfast, lunch
and dinner. Carry-out of its en-
tire menu is available as is off-
premise catering.

OAK PARK

Bread Basket Deli, 101 Mile
and Greenfield, Lincoln Shop-
ping 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.

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.

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.

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-
em'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.

ROYAL OAK

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.

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SOUTHFIELD

Alia's, 27167 Greenfield,
Southfield, 559-8222. A good
family restaurant serving Amer-
ican and Lebanese cuisine, Alia's
owners Dania and Ed Farah are

Embassy Suites, 28100
Franklin Rd., Southfield 350-
2000. There is much to say
about Executive Chef John P. Vo-
gelmeier. Being a graduate of the
Culinary Institute of America, a
member of the Michigan Chefs
de Cuisine and teacher of private
cooking classes.

Excalibur, 28875 Franklin Rd.,
Southfield, 358-3355. When for-
mer owner Pat Archer passed
on, people said Excalibur would
also go. However, they didn't
reckon with Marty Wilk, own-
er/chef who has made it one of
Metropolitan Detroit's marked-
ly popular dining and dancing
spots. It's Frank Sinatra's fa-
vorite while in the local area.
Entertainment is Tues. thru Sat.
and complete catering at Ex-
calibur plus homes, halls, etc.

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RESERVATIONS

358-1310

25485 TELEGRAPH (BETWEEN CIVIC CENTER & 10 MILE) SOUTHFIELD

Gateway Deli, 21754 W. 11
Mile, Harvard Row, Southfield,
352-4940. A delicatessen man
from years back is bossman at
Gateway Deli, Lenny Fidler, giv-
ing customers a lot of confi-
dence in the enjoyment of its
traditional homemade Jewish
dishes. Gateway serves break-
fast, lunch and dinner and is like
a meeting place for its clientele.
A big specialty is party trays
with Sunday a day of rest from
much hard work.

Gold Coin, 24480 W. 10 Mile
in Tel-Ex Plaza, Southfield, 353-
7878. The Gold Coin features
Szechuan, Mandarin and Can-
tonese dining with complete
carry-out available. It is owned
by Howard Lew, whose Ming
Palace of Northland years back
provided him with the needed
experience for complete cus-
tomer satisfaction. It is open
seven days.

Jane's Place, 25851 Lahser,
Southfield, 354-3640. One of
those little spots people hear
about with good home cooking
and all-around homey atmos-
phere for lunch and dinner with
a wide variety. Seating is in-
doors or on the outdoor patio
overlooking a garden with farm-
like motif planted and arranged
by Owner Jane Kladzyk.
Evening specials include dining
from all parts of the world.

RESTAURANT

The Newest Thai Restaurant in Town!
RATED *** DETROIT NEWS
• LUNCH SPECIALS FROM 11 4 PM
• CARRY OUT & CATERING AVAILABLE

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FOR RESERVATIONS:
(313) 626-6313
6635 Orchard Lk. Rd. at Maple • Old Orchard Shopping Ctr.

HOURS: Mon.-Thur. 11 AM-10 PM, Fri. & Sat 11 AM-11 PM, Sun. 12-9 PM

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142 E. Walled Lake Dr., Walled Lake

669-1441

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McVee's, 23380 Telegraph Rd.,
Southfield, 352-8243. One of
the local area's oldest restau-
rateurs in the point of service
owns and operates McVee's.
Herman Yagoda uses his vast
experience to promote what
every customer wants, quality
and satisfaction. Moderately-
priced lunches and dinners in-
cluding fresh fish, are served
daily amid a casual and relaxed
atmosphere.

Meriwethers, 25485 Tele-
graph, Southfield, 358-1310.
The warm atmosphere of this
English Tudor castle setting

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