For The Sweet
Times Of Your Life
Linda .. (810) 626-0493
Enid . . . (810) 626-0107
10. Sitter forgets to show up.
9. In-Laws refuse to answer the phone.
8. Neighbors start installing
7. Boss invites you and your spouse
to the golf course.
6. Kids need to have fun, too
5. Sudden desire to introduce
yourself to your spouse.
4. You're invited to a tennis match,
with no spectators.
3. Big summer sidewalk sale.
2. The weather is not cooperating —
and neither are your kids.
I. Any of the above plus one free hour
Two hour minimum
with this a
with all coupons, cannot
be combined with other
offers, elpires 8-15-95
just for kids
3610 W. Maple at Lahser • Bloomfield 540-5702
7305 Orchard Lake Rd N. of 14 Mile
West Bloomfield • 737-5437
80 • SUMMER 1995 • STYLE
Mon. - Thurs. 8 AM - 10 PM • Fri. 8 AM - 1 AM
Sat. 9 AM - 1 AM • Sun. 12 - 8PM
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pineapple sauce. The 20-oz.
Porterhouse with shrimp
sauteed in a garlic and parsley
sauce makes a memorable din-
ner for two, as does the seafood
stew of shrimp, scallops, crab
legs, mussels, clams and other
fresh fish simmered in a tomato
and vegetable sauce, topped with
a whole steamed lobster (for only
Drive, Novi; 810-380-8460.
Michigan lamb and wild mush-
Tempt your tastebuds with room strudel; or the chicken and
Dijon-herb crusted salmon, sug- mushroom pie. Morels also
ar and nut-glazed brie or the serves more traditional meals,
duck quesadilla. The grilled with a Michigan twist of course.
Portabella mushroom (a large
Oregon mushroom, sliced and
Mr. B's Southfield: 19701
lightly marinated in a balsamic W. Twelve Mile, Southfield;
vinegar-based secret sauce, then 810-559-4400.
grilled to perfection) and Chick-
en Isabella, the sauce of which
Mr. B's Pub: 215 Main, Roy-
took four months to perfect, are al Oak; 810-399-0017.
Cafe Cortina: 30715 W. just a few mouth-watering trea-
Enjoy menu variety and a live-
Ten Mile Road, Farmington sures on this menu. Your wait- ly crowd. Always packed, Mr.
person can help you choose from B's is definitely an afterwork
Elegance and charm charac- the extensive beer and wine list. haven. Their pizzas rival any
terize this bit of Italy in Oakland The chef/owners are always on pizza joint around; the slop burg-
County. Always excellent pas- hand to ensure your dining ex- er is a jubilant, messy combina-
tas, succulent veal, fish and perience is memorable.
tion of everything you could
chicken dishes are served by
possibly imagine inside a bun;
tuxedo-clad waitpersons. Each
Key Largo: 142 E. Walled salads, soups, nachos and oth-
homemade meal bursts with fla- Lake Drive, Walled Lake; er munchies never disappoint.
vor. Especially tantalizing are 810-669-1441.
the Vitello Alla Cortina, layered
Watch the sunset over the lake
Max and Erma's: 31205 Or-
veal medallions, thinly sliced . . . or the hotdog waterskiers at chard Lake Road, Farming-
eggplant, proscuitto and tomato this popular off-the-beaten-path ton Hills; 810-855-0990.
sauce; or the Tortellini con Cre- establishment. Key Largo serves
Sandwiches, salads, burgers
ma di Noci, veal-filled pasta with a bit of everything, salads, sand- and more, Max and Erma's ser-
a walnut cream sauce. Start wiches and pastas. From the vice is reliable, the food is always
with rich minestrone, antipasti Southwest grilled chicken salad good, and the drinks are gener-
and insalata. Fresh salmon or to the burgers, from the basil fet- ous. Choose from Max or Erma-
shrimp, simple pastas or ex- tucine Alfredo and seafood whole- size burgers, terriaki chicken, or
quisite chicken dishes round out wheat pasta to the Reuben, the stir-fry dishes. Grilled steaks
the menu. The outdoor court- food is fine and the atmosphere and fishes, homemade French
yard offers intimate seating. But is feisty. This summer they're onion and other soups. The
the European Garden Room adding a second deck to accom- sesame chicken wings and the
(with fireplace) more than com- modate more outdoor seating at seasoned french fries are high-
pensates on those rainy summer lunchtime. They usually only lights.
serve cocktails outdoors in the
Mongolian Barbecue: 310
Como's Restaurant and
S. Main, Royal Oak; 810-398-
Pizzeria: 22812 Woodward,
Marco's: 32758 Grand Riv- 7755.
Ferndale; (810) 548-5005.
er, Farmington; (810) 477-
Many Royal Oak restaurants
Pizza, pasta and filet dinners 7777.
have outdoor seating, and many
are available at reasonable
The menu reflects the family are quite good. But Mongolian
prices. Many complete dinners roots in Ponza, Italy, a small is- Barbecue offers one of the most
include a side order of spaghetti. land in the Mediterranean Sea. unique dining experiences
A member of the family is either around. Become a kitchen
Cup 0' Joe Cafe: 26061 in the kitchen or on the floor chemist making all-you-can-eat
Town Center Drive, Novi; greeting patrons. The pasta stir fry. Choose chicken, pork,
dishes are varied and sumptu- scallops, beef, lamb (or stick
Next to the Novi Cinema, this ous, along with the unusual veal strictly to veggies). Add any com-
new coffeehouse serves more and chicken dishes.
bination of spices, sauces, oils,
than 50 gourmet coffee and non-
herbs possible. They cook your
coffee drinks (as well as tradi-
Morels: A Michigan Bistro: combo on the spot at the stir-fry
tional favorites). Drinks like the 30100 Telegraph, Birming- bar, then you simply enjoy. They
Milky-Way cream soda, the ham; 810-642-1094.
even supply suggested combina-
Snickers cappuccino or the
Enjoy impeccable service and tions for the culinary inept.
volatile volcano triple shot amazing regional Michigan cui-
espresso drink with mountains sine in Morels' atrium. Particu-
National Coney Island:
of whipped cream will keep larly popular (and interesting) 1812 N. Main, Royal Oak;
things rocking. Great pastries dishes are the grilled salmon sal- (810) 398-6111.
(some are fat-free), light lunch- ad with pears and asparagus;
Coney Island hot dogs, gyros
es, and live music on the week- the Michigan goat cheese salad sandwiches and a wide variety
ends, too. And, you can take a with pickled cucumbers and of American fare are on the
Joe to the show.
lentil relish; the Michigan theme menu.
salad with cherries and apple
Norman's Eaton Street
Diamond Jim Brady's Bar cider vinaigrette; a bow-tie pas- Station: 245 S. Eaton, Birm-
& Grill : 26053 Town Center ta with sesame-ginger glaze; ingham; 810-647-7774.