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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-08-04

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FARMINGTON HILLS

shrimp, gator tail, calamari and
a whitefish dinner to his noted
Sheehan burgers, munchies, chili
and popular bar-b-q ribs that had
been part of the former O'Shee-
han's menu. Imported beers,
frozen tropical drinks and a se-
lections of island music compli-
ment this casual, fun diner.

Vineyard's Cafe & Catering,
32418 Northwestern Hwy., Farm-
ington Hills, 855-9463. The all-
new Vineyards is something to
see, with both booths artd tables
for people to sit with salads ga-
lore, both regular and low fat plus
over 50 sandwiches. Also, from
Shirlee Bloom's separate kitchen
comes her excellent preparation
of tradition Jewish dishes, using
only kosher products. Shirlee's
foods are available for dining in
or carry-out. She is also available
for weddings, bar-bat mitzvahs,
showers, etc.

Wing Hong, 31455 W. 14 Mile,
Farmington Hills, 851-7400. One
side serves Cantonese, Szechuan
and Mandarin food. The other,
Tokyo Japanese Steak House, fea-
tures 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 Metropoli-
tan Detroit area. Daily lunch and
dinner specials are both Chinese
and Japanese.

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LATHRUP

LaFendi, 27060 Evergreen, Lath-
rup Landing, Lathrup, 559-9099.
It's changeover is amazing from
the former Sol's Delicatessen to
an elegant atmosphere where all
areas are a different decor. LaFen-
di serves Middle Eastern and
American cuisine seven days a
week with the kitchen open un-
til 10:30 p.m. Many of the Mid-
dle Eastern dishes are not found
in any restaurant of its type and
a big favorite is the raw juice bar
with fresh squeezed fruits and
vegetables. Catering is available.

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LIVONIA

D. Dennison's Seafood Tav-
ern of Livonia, 37716W. 6 Mile,
Laurel Park Place, Livonia, 464-
9030. D. Dennison's has an es-
tablished 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 pasta, chicken dish-
es, salads and sandwiches, plus
a children's menu.

*

NOVI

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.

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Cicero's Ristorante &. Bar,
24299 Novi Road, Novi, 380-
0011. Having one of the newest
Italian restaurants in the North-
west area of Metropolitan area,
Jim and Chris Stevens, owners of

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NOVI

SOUTHFIELD

SOUTHFIELD

WEST BLOOMFIELD

Cicero's, know they are bucking
a lot of competition. But the sight
of customers coming back is a
great sign. It is open Mon.-Thurs.
11 to 10; Fri. & Sat. 11 to mid-
night and Sun. 4 to 9, serving
Northern and Southern Italian cui-
sine, fine wines, homemade
desserts and fresh fish like white-
fish, lake perch and plank
salmon.

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
outside catering.

for presentation of colorful and
imaginative dishes. The large
menu also features new-style pas-
tas, pizzas, ribs, sandwiches, sal-
ads and daily fresh fish specials
at both lunch from 11 a.m. to din-
ner from 4 p.m. It's banquet room
is available for all events and a
large outdoor deck is the favorite
of many.

casual atmosphere with seating
around 100 and is open seven
days a week.

OAK PARK

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 sev-
en days, Mon.-Thurs. from 11
a.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m.
serving Szechuan, Mandarin and
Cantonese food. Carry-out ser-
vice is available plus banquet fa-
cilities.

PONTIAC

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
choices.

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ROYAL OAK

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. &
Sat. 11-11.

SOUTHFIELD

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.
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.

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-
lar 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,
halls, etc.

Gateway Deli, 21754 W. 11
Mile, Harvard Row, Southfield,
352-4940. With Peter Bershaj at
the helm of Gateway Deli, he has

Joe Muer's Grill, 30855 South-
field Road, Southfield 644-5330.
With the name change so as to
. be more recognizable as anoth-
er arm of the legendary seafood
house downtown, comes a re-
vised menu that incorporates the
same wonderful dishes served at
the Gratiot operation. The stuffed
flounder and clam chowder,
along with other choice delica-
cies, are from original Joe Muer
recipes. Also, like Downtown De-
troit, Black Angus steaks are also
featured as well as pasta. But
seafood is the big thing that is
drawn by the Joe Muer name.

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-
mosphere.

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-
peal.

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-
ly received.

Radisson Plaza Hotel, 1500
Town Center, Southfield, 827-
4000. Two restaurants stand out
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.

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,
cole 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
catering.

Key Largo, 142 E. Walled Lake
Dr., Walled Lake, 669-1441. A
Northwest premiere in waterfront
dining, experiences at Key Largo
include much tropical fun. The
fine culinary talents of Executive
Chef Patrick Dunn are well noted

*

WARREN

Andiamo Italia, 7096 E. 14 Mile
Rd., Warren, 268-3200. Many
consider this to be the flagship
restaurant of Joe Vicari's growing
dining empire. It's Italian food,
coupled with the kitchen sense
of veteran Italian dining chef Otto
Ottaviani, range on the superb.
Joe's new banquet hall next door
seats over 400 and is receiving
bookings because of the am-
biance and a prime factor-food
is as served at Andiamo.

*

WEST BLOOMFIELD

Big Daddy's Parthenon, 6199
Orchard Lake Road, 737-8600.
When Opa! 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 lamb chops, special
recipe Parthenon cake, tradition-
al Greek favorites, special salads,
including Tommy's New Idea Sal-
ad, are still winning return cus-
tomers with the same large
nightly attendances. Thrusday
and Friday evenings feature jazz,
with David Ball and Kevin Cros-
by.

Buddy's Bar-B-Que, 6676 Or-
chard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield,
851-4250. It has been a local din-
ing tradition since 1932, when it
was on the corner of Twelfth and
Clairmount and became known
for "the best ribs in town." Today,
it still features bar-b-que ribs,
chicken, shrimp, etc., with a Mey-
erson family recipe used for the
barbequing process and special
sauces in the food preparation.
Also now, a blues band entertains
Thursday and Saturday evenings.

Golden Phoenix, 6257 Orchard
Lake Rd., Sugar Tree Shopping
Center, West Bloomfield, 855-
3570. Now serving beer and
wine, Golden Phoenix, specializ-
ing in Chinese, Cantonese and
Szechuan food, is the same fine
restaurant that had previously
been a long-time favorite on
Maple and Telegraph. Both din-
ing in and carry-out are available
in a wide assortment of Orien-
tal dishes for culinary consump-
tion.

Hoa Kow, 4301 Orchard Lake
Rd., Crosswinds Mall, West Bloom-
field, 932-3133. Owner Gene Woo
has made Hoa Kow into one of the
favorite restaurants of its kind in
the area as people from all walks
of life and most parts of the De-
troit and Metropolitan sectors
come to enjoy his many styles of
Chinese dining. Plus Cantonese,
Szechuan and Mandarin, Hoa Kow
features a Chinese Buffet at lunch
and dinner along with its regular
menu. White fish in all cooking va-
rieties is also a big feature, with
almost a thousand pounds served
weekly.

Mai Thai, 6635 Orchard Lake
Rd., Old Orchard Shopping Cen-
ter, West Bloomfield, 626-6313.
Those who like the real thing will
enjoy Mai Tai with its very spicy
or non-spicy foods concocted for
authentic and traditional tastes
at lunch or dinner. It presents a

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Red Robin, 5656 West Maple,
West Bloomfield, 932-1887.
There's no recognizing this for-
mer Chuck Muer's restaurant site,
and besides a totally new inside,
it has become a favorite dining
spot for the entire family. Also
featured are homemade soups,
free fries and beverage refills, sal-
ads galore, pastas, pizzas, chick-
en, fajitas, etc.
Stage & Co., 6873 Orchard Lake
Rd., West Bloomfield, 855-6622.
Since 1962, this highly-regarded
restaurant has been acclaimed as
a critic's choice for it's dominant
consistency. It features cocktails
and a menu to satisfy all ap-
petites, from traditional home-
made Jewish dishes to
dietary-restricted delights. Break-
fast, lunch and dinner is served
in a warm, casual atmosphere
Tuesday through Sunday.

*

WINDSOR

Tunnel Bar-B-Q, 58 Park St. E.,
Windsor, Det. Number 961-3663.
Tunnel Bar-B-Q, off the Windsor-
Detroit Tunnel exit, and its sister
operation, TBQ's Other Place, are
prominent as two of Windsor's
finest restaurants. For over 50
years, Tunnel has reaped much
inter- national fame for its world
famous ribs and high quality
homemade desserts. TBQ's Oth-
er Place features tasty seafoods,
steaks, chops, cocktails and
much banquet facilities. Tunnel
Bar-B-Q now also serves beer and
wine for the first time in it's his-
tory.

WOLVERINE LAKE

Nifty Norman's, 1403 S. Com-
merce Rd., Wolverine Lake, (810)
624-6660. Under new manage-
ment, it has retained the same
casual atmosphere that people
have enjoyed, and a new menu
and wine list present refreshing
choices at reasonable prices. The
new bill of fare includes items like
fresh fish daily, pasta dishes,
sauteed chicken, veal Asiago,
steak, barbequed baby back ribs,
Southwestern dishes, etc. Ban-
quet facilities are available for up
to 150 having a good time at bar
and bat mitzvahs, weddings and
showers.

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