Lakes. The atmosphere is lively
and informal with a fresh raw bar
and early dining specials. Also
featured are pasta, chicken dish-
es, salads and sandwiches, plus
a children's menu.
It is open 7 days a week serving
breakfast, lunch and dinner. Car-
ry-out of its entire menu is avail-
able as is off-premise catering.
for their individual taste presen-
tations. T.C. Linguine with it's Ital-
ian fare and Tango's Cocktail
Lounge featuring a bistro at-
mosphere with entertainment for
dancing Thursday through Sat-
urday. The entire hotel has been
rated four diamonds by AAA for
the many services it offers.
Ah Wok, 41563 W. 10 Mile Rd.,
Novi Plaza, Novi, 349-9260. Rat-
ed among the top gourmet Chi-
nese restaurants in this area, Ah
Wok is also still a big favorite on
standard traditional dining. For
years, adventurous customers
have enjoyed the elaborate of-
ferings with their imaginative
style of preparation which have
proven delightful palate-pleasers.
Bread Basket Deli, 10)! Mile and
Greenfield, Lincoln Shopping Cen-
ter, Oak Park, 968-0022. A fa-
vorite of many people for
breakfast, lunch, dinner and af-
ter-theater, this has the aura of a
modernistic delicatessen so ap-
parent with colorful decor. A chil-
dren's menu is featured along
with party trays. The Bread Bas-
ket 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, Mandarin and Can-
tonese food. Carry-out service is
available plus banquet facilities.
Pike Street, 18 West Pike Street,
Pontiac, 334-7878. The excellent
cuisine and service at this fine
standby is well noted by diners.
Featured is the imaginative pre-
sentations of Executive Chef
Darin Moore, a member of the
U.S. Culinary Olympic team that
will compete in 1996 in Berlin,
Germany. Banquet facilities are
available for all events. The wine
list and gourmet-styled menu
items present wide arrays of
Avenue Diner, 4616 Wood-
ward, Royal Oak, 549-2000.
Strictly in name only is this big
favorite of people of all ages who
enjoy true home cooking with a
flair. The ambiance is breathtak-
ing as superb touches of gracious
elegance make it one of the most
beautiful restaurants in America,
on a scale with Atlanta's Buck-
head Diner and San Francisco's
Fog City Diner. Lunch and dinner
specials feature many dishes
found only at Avenue Diner.
Chick-N-Ribs, 118 S. Woodward,
Royal Oak, 544-1211. Much has
been said about this dine in and
carry-out restaurant whose spe-
cialties of broasted or bar-b-q
chicken and bar-b-q ribs have re-
ceived much attention, but as
regular customers say, the proof
is in the tasting. It's open seven
days, Sun.-Thurs. 11-10, Fri. &
Alia's, 27167 Greenfield, South-
field, 559-8222. A good family
restaurant serving American and
Lebanese cuisine, Alia's owners
Dania and Ed Farah are proud of
their homemade specialties pre-
pared from natural ingredients.
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 reck-
on with Marty Wilk, owner/chef
who has made it one of Metro-
politan Detroit's markedly popu-
4ar dining and dancing spots. It's
Frank Sinatra's favorite while in
the local area. Entertainment is
Tues. thru Sat. and complete
catering at Excalibur plus homes,
Gateway Deli, 21754 W. 11
Mile, Harvard Row, Southfield,
352-4940. With Peter Bershaj at
the helm of Gateway Deli, he has
brought a bevy of gourmet dish-
es from his former Larco's days
to go along with the familiar tra-
ditional homemade Jewish dish-
es. Gateway serves breakfast,
lunch and dinner, with big spe-
cialties also being party trays and
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 car-
ry-out available. It is owned by
Howard Lew, whose Ming Palace
of Northland years back provid-
ed him with the needed experi-
ence for complete customer
satisfaction. It is open seven days.
Joe's Bar & Grill, 30855 South-
field Road, Southfield, 644-5330.
This is another fine Joe Muer
Restaurant, serving about 15
fresh fish and seafood items pre-
pared pretty much like Joe's
downtown Detroit operation.
Also pasta and baby back ribs.
The clam chowder is from an
original Joe Muer's recipe. Black
Angus steaks are also featured at
the Southfield site as well as on
McVee's Sports Bar & Grill,
23380 Telegraph Road, South-
field, 352-8243. This is more than
just another sports bar and grill
restaurant. Veteran restaurateur
Herman Yagoda features char-
broiled steaks, fresh seafood,
large burgers, baby-back ribs and
lamb chops that he defies others
to beat. Also home-made soups
and daily specials at both lunch
and dinners, with moderate
prices in a casual and relaxed at-
New Seoul Garden, 27566
Northwestern, Southfield, 827-
1600. Authentic Korean and
Japanese dishes are the theme
foods at this restaurant with a sis-
ter Seoul Garden in Sterling
Heights. Authenticity is brought
to the table where favorites such
as beef, chicken and shrimp are
prepared on a barbeque grill in
front of customers. Floor seating
and a suchi bar also add to its ap-
Pearl City, 27522 Northwestern
Hwy. at 11 Mile between Lahser
and Telegraph, Southfield, 354-
3700. Since selecting Southfield
as his third location, John Wong
has captured the dining imagi-
nation of many with his moder-
ately-priced Chinese food at lunch
and dinner. Pearl City Southfield's
Sunday buffet, dinner buffet and
menu selections offer customers
a variety of ways in which to dine.
Its children's menu is also high-
Radisson Plaza Hotel, 1500
Town Center, Southfield, 827-
4000. Two restaurants stand out
Taste the bagels
even (gasp) NewYorkers
admit are authentic.
Star Deli, 24555 W. 12 Mile Rd.,
Southfield, 352-7377. This is one
of Michigan's largest delicatessen
carry-out operations, but you
wouldn't know it from the size.
And everything is homemade,
tole slaw, potato salad, chicken
salad, tuna salad, egg salad and
much more. Star cooks its own
corned beef and pastrami, and
the 7-day operation includes a
major specialty — beautiful tray
Mon Jin Lau, 1515 E. Maple,
Troy, 689-2332. Enjoy unique
dishes with Thai and Indonesian
influences as well as classic Chi-
nese cuisine. Voted Best Chinese
restaurant by Monthly Detroit.
Exceptional dining for over 22
years. Kitchen open till one a.m.
on Fridays and Saturdays and un-
til midnight the rest of the week.
Mon Jin Lau offers lunch, dinner,
take-out and late night dining.
Nicky's, 755 W. Big Beaver, Top
of Troy Bldg. Concourse, 362-
1262. One of the premier dining
and dancing restaurants in the
metropolitan Detroit area, It's ex-
tended menu features fresh
seafoods, steaks and chops. Live
entertainment and dancing is fa-
tured Wednesday thru Saturday.
Beginning July 18, Michelle Goulet
& Co. will perform Monday and
Tuesday. Entertainment begins
at 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays.
What? Did we hear those nitpicky New Yorkers claiming that
Bruegger's bagels are authentic? Yep, we did. No wonder. They're
old fashioned, kettle-boiled, hearth-baked, and oven-fresh all day.
If self-proclaimed bagel experts say we're hot, we're hot.
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dining, experiences at Key Largo
include a lot of tropical fun. A
large menu that features new
pastas, pizzas, ribs, sandwiches,
salads and daily fresh fish spe-
cials at both lunch from 11 a.m.
to dinner at 4 p.m. Its banquet
room is available for all events.
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E. 12 Mile Rd., Warren, 573-8100.
Chef Bill Hall has established him-
self as an innovator of new ideas
in Italian cuisine. Fresh pasta is
made on the premises every day.
A favorite dining spot for local
media personalities, Arriva is
open 7 days a week, Arriva Ris-
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Big Daddy's Parthenon, 6199
Orchard Lake Road, 737-8600.
When Opal came to the suburbs
on October 27, 1993, flames ga-
lore blazed to big crowds every
night. The Greektown in West
Bloomfield is the pride of Rick Ro-
gow and Tom Peristeris, whose
large, expertly-cut in it's own
kitchen Iamb chops, special
recipe Parthenon cake, tradition-
al Greek favorites, special salads,
including Tommy's New Idea Sal-
ad, are still winning return cus-
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