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June 09, 1995 - Image 86

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-06-09

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Taking A Trip
Down Memory Lane

DANNY RASKIN LOCAL COLUMNIST

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he guest Mystery Munch-
er writes... The yellowing
pages of old scrapbooks
hold a multitude of mem-
ories ... And rediscovering menus
from restaurants which have fad-
ed away but never die and are
pasted in your mind, as well as
in old scrapbooks, is a step back
into the past.
Stored away in my memora-
bilia is a 1942 menu from Hund's
on Grand River and Bagley... The
special of the day was whole
broiled baby lobster with drawn
butter, mixed seafood with tar-
tar sauce, salad, potatoes, rolls
and butter and coffee for the price
of $1.60 ... Today, the lobster
alone could cost over 10 times
that much.
How can you
beat a complete
dinner for $1.60
which included
Hund's special an-
tipasto, fresh jum-
bo shrimp
cocktail, garden
vegetable soup,
chopped liver,
Florida fruit cup,
double consomme
with egg drops or
Rhode Island clam
chowder, salad,
frog legs North-
wood Inn style, a
choice of potatoes,
Harvard beets or
Michigan corn on
the cob, assorted
homemade pies,
special sundaes, watermelons or
Roquefort, Liederkranz or
camembert cheese.
Steak with all the trimmings
was $2.20 and Hund's special
baked stuffed deviled crabs were
$1.40... When was the last time
you had a corned beef sandwich
at these prices? Hund's also pro-
vided dinner music and enter-
tainment.
Speaking of Hund's reminds
me of Northwood Inn on Wood-
ward, which was owned by the
same restaurateur, Mildred
Hund... The Tuesday night buf-
fets at Northwood, with all the
shrimp (among other things) you
could eat between dance sets
were relatively inexpensive treats
and there's not likely to be any-
thing like them again in these
parts.
I came across a 1940s break-
fast menu which says "William
Boesky, Joe Freedman and staff
wish you a Happy New Year"...
That breakfast menu at their
Brass Rail on Adams featured
broiled filet mignon sandwich

with tole slaw and french fried early dinner guests who left be-
potatoes for 65 cents... Or you fore 8 p.m .... For others, there
could have smoked lox and eggs was a 50-cent cover Sunday
with french fries and toast for the through Friday and 75 cents on
same price... Coffee was a nickel. Saturdays and holidays... But
Many Detroiters remember there was a $1 dance admission
the Marine Dining Room in charge during the week and
Chicago's Edgewater Beach Ho- $1.25 Saturdays, holidays and
tel ... I have a menu from 1944 Sundays from 6 to midnight.
and on the cover is a picture of
I found a 1940s simulated
Chef Baltera, a nationally known wood menu, shaped like a T from
personality who had been serv- the restaurant name, Tip's, which
ing Marine Dining Room patrons featured thick steaks from 95
for almost two decades.
cents to $1.10 and thin pancakes
The table d'hote dinner in- for 20 cents to a quarter... The 25-
cluded a choice of fresh seafood cent pancakes included eggs and
cocktail, papaya nectar or toma- four different meats... I don't re-
to juice, cream of asparagus soup, member where this place was...
bluepoints, fresh fruit cocktail But it was interesting to read the
grenadine or double consomme... bottom of the menu which said,
The most expensive entrees on "All items listed are at or below
our ceiling prices ac-
cording to Office of
Price Administra-
tion regulation."
Moving closer to
home, who can ever
forget Darbys on
Seven Mile and
Wyoming, which
catered to breakfast,
lunch, dinner, bar
and after-theater
crowds... Waiting
for a table was like
being in a reception
line at a wedding. It
seemed as though
everybody knew
everybody and ex-
changed greetings...
Darbys served a
number of dishes
the menu were filet mignon or guaranteed to please everyone...
prime beef tenderloin saute for The one I remember best was the
$3.20, turkey and sweetbreads chicken poulette. But Darbys
Louise, lamb chops or roasted was more than an eating spot, it
stuffed fatted capon with chefs was a social experience.
dressing and cranberry sauce at
Many thought the Piccadilly
$2.85, and broiled whole squab Restaurant in the former Raleigh
chicken on toast with bacon, House would be a reasonable fac-
$2.75.
simile of Darbys... But it never
These, of course, were complete quite made it... I was, however,
dinners with appetizers, new impressed with the imagination
lima beans or French fried egg- and talent of whoever described
plant, candied sweet or creamed the goodies on the bill of fare.
whipped potatoes, Belle Fermiere
I recently found a Piccadilly
salad, pear, strawberries, cream menu in my collection which
cheese and jelly—or crisp lettuce says, "If you try to rip off one of
with French dressing.
our table menus, it will activate
Desserts were also included our electronic menu stealing ma-
and you could order graham but- chine which will unlock a cage
terscotch or fresh rhubarb pie, filled with 124 gossiping women
chocolate marshmallow cake, programmed to talk your ear off
frozen puff with chocolate sauce for one whole week."
or a strawberry parfait... Coffee,
Among items on the menu
tea or milk and hot raised biscuits were, "Too much grief and ag-
were part of the meal... A bottle gravation to the waitress-25
of burgundy, claret, Rhine or cents"... Others were "Liver come
sauterne wine set customers back back to me. Chopped liver with
a whopping $1.35. It was cheap- onions and chicken fat guaran-
er by the glass-30 cents.
teed to come back and haunt you
There was no cover charge for with gas and indigestion," "Play

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