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hoever heard of a interest here is cleanliness, qual-
restaurant that serves ity food, good service and low
only skinless chicken? prices.
... Not too many.
If you don't want anyone to
But this is what Miles Mitick think you're ready for the booby
wanted as his first restaurant en- hatch, don't tell them that Chic-
deavor nine years ago ... How- N Ribs seats 132, which it does
ever, he soon learned that a lot of ... When entering, all that's in
folks still like to have it cooked front of you is the 48-seater main
with the skin because of a desired dining room ... Off to a side is an-
moistness the exterior creates.
other sector, and an addition with
So when he took over an old 38 more seats that you can't see
Royal Oak gas station on Wood- immediately was added.
ward, north of 10 Mile,
next to the Detroit Zoo,
and named it Chic-N
Ribs, Miles decided to
put another thought
creation into being.
People can still get
broasted chicken with
skin, but on request, it
will be removed ... and
into play comes his own
secret way of serving it
moist and greaseless ...
It looks like skin but is
not ... and in a way,
Miles has accomplished
his healthful mission.
The only previous ex-
perience he had with
food was working for fa-
Petrovich at his Oak
Leaf Bakery in Wyan-
dotte, making every-
thing from donuts to
bread to cakes ... In
1980, with wife Olga,
they opened Miles' Roy-
al Donuts on Wood-
ward, north of 13 Mile,
which they still own and
is operated by Olga.
A fire that closed
Chic-N Ribs on July 4,
1991, is now nothing Chic N Ribs' Miles Mitick.
more than a bad mem-
ory as the restaurant celebrates
He is a very particular sort
anniversary number nine Tis when it comes to food ... nothing
said that the cleaning company is prepared until ordering ... and
working there over the holiday Miles makes his own soups, bar-
closing neglected to put back the b-q sauce, cheesecake, etc.
styrofoam and plastic cups while
There was a time when folks
doing the ceiling, and left them would have to search to find Chic-
standing around in the kitchen N Ribs ... Not anymore ... A sign
... It is supposed that since the at the end of a large parking lot
stove pilot lights are left on owned by him is gone ... Instead,
overnight, heat combustion may it is now high up, brightly lit at
have been the cause of the fire.
night atop the restaurant's brick
Since opening Chic-N Ribs on tower with a clock facing Wood-
Nov. 4, 1985, the popular restau- ward and the north side.
rant has sold over two million
Like I said, nothing fancy
pieces of chicken, and the addi- about the place, but the food is
tion of I-696 has brought people good and wholesome and it's
from everywhere to do as Miles clean... Another interest of the
addition was to take away the lit-
It's not a big place, far from tle carry-out look that Chic-N
fancy, and has only four entrees: Ribs seemed to have ... It also
broasted chicken, bar-b-q chick- has plenty of room for ample fam-
en, ribs and cod fish ... The main ily dining.
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MAXI'S FAMILY DINING
13400 West 9 Mile, Oak Park • 546-5110
(Just East of coolidge)
It may be a chicken, rib,
shrimp and cod operation, yet you
won't see little aluminum pads
for butter or margarine ... They
come in small plastic cups ...
Chic-N Ribs doesn't make its own
bread but re-bakes it their way
with garlic butter.
Service is very important ...
Little things like making certain
coffee cups are filled regardless
of whose server station it may be
are carried out by a good list of
loyal employees that
Betty Van Wagoner
(remember her grand-
mother, Leah Balk, the
cook who opened Nosh-
erie for Earle Mostyn
at Lincoln Center years
ago?), five years at
Chic-N Ribs, and gals
who were at its open-
ing nine years ago,
Doris Lauden, Mau-
reen Monsour and
It is a seven-day-a-
week operation ... Sun-
day to Thursday, 11
a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday
and Saturday, 11 a.m.
to 11 p.m.
Miles says that
about 60 percent of his
business is Jewish ...
"If it weren't for them,
I could close my doors."
The 1991 fire never
dampened his spirts ...
The urge to open again
was great ... even
though all his kitchen
equipment except a
coveted rotisserie bar-
b-q machine was ru-
ined and had to be
Chic-N Ribs was closed five
months for remodeling and his
determination paid off as he
opened again with some of the
employees who worked there be-
fore the blaze.
It is much to Miles' credit that
all but one of his 25 employees re-
turned ... Some had held other
jobs and others just bided time
"vacationing" until Miles would
again open, which they knew he
They enjoy working for this
man ... applaud his clean habits
... and enjoy cooking and serving
Miles' style of food because of a
seven-letter word by which cre-
do he and Olga have also taught
their young daughter, Miki, to
live ... quality.
MAIL DEPT ... from Ron
Hoffman, head of R. J. Hoffman