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The Dream Team
Ron Forman's Original Bread Basket Deli
New York theatre right now," writes
Mort Zieve, "is that Golda's Balcony is
coming to Broadway in October. This
extraordinary one-woman show star-
ring Tovah Feldshuh was scheduled to
close its off-Broadway run in early July.
But the raves from critics, the awards
heaped on Feldshuh, and the sold-out
houses convinced the producers to take
it uptown for an extended run.
"Playwright William Gibson ( The
Miracle Worker, Seesaw and others) sets
the tone right at the outset. Golda
says: 'Yes, I fed my soldiers chicken
soup, but there was blood at the bot-
tom of the pot.'
"This is a no-punches-pulled searing
story of Golda's indomitable will and
of the major role she played in the
birth of the nation of Israel. Feldshuh
brings not only Golda to life but all of
the major characters with whom she
interacted. You forget there is only one
woman on stage as you hear the 'con-
versations' with Ben Gurion, the King
of Jordan, Kissinger, and all the rest.
"Mary Lou and I were mesmerized
from the first words to the last. We
joined the entire audience, as we all
jumped to our feet at the close with
shouts of 'Brava, Brava!'
"It's worth a trip to New
York to see Goads Balcony.
There is no other show on
Broadway that moves you
tears and laughter like this
one. Order your tickets now!"
NEW DETROIT Tigers
Petrick, is the nephew of
Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer,
who has relatives in the local
ISA 'N DATA ...
each pound purchased.
Ron Forman's Original
a leisure-living exis-
Bread Basket Deli joins what
tence in Florida
many are now calling
lasted only seven months for
Vineyards owner Ron
him ... Now one of this area's
Asmar's "Dream Team" ...
premier delicatessen men has
with Shirlee Bloom's Carry-
resurfaced ... to continue in
Out and Catering Kitchen,
the same business ... with the
And Nuts, Maggie's
Chocolates and Chocolate
Ron Forman's Original
Roses, Heavenly Baking Co.,
Bread Basket Deli is now part
plus an all-around tray-and-
of the Vineyards team ... on
basket operation and a soon-
Northwestern Highway. between
to-have-its-own-name chocolate foun-
Middlebelt and 14 Mile in
tain rental operation, etc.
When he started in the deli business
His full-service deli at Vineyards is
about 40 years ago, Ron Forman was a
currently open six days ... Monday-
14-year-old dishwasher for Lou Loewy
Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10
and Earl Mostyn at Loewy's on Seven
a.m.-4 p.m. ... serving the same noted
Mile and Montross in Detroit ...
oversized Bread Basket sandwiches on
Shortly after, Ron became a counter-
double-baked rye bread, large three-
man ... and at 16 was already a short
and four-decker combination sand-
order cook ... working the Dinty
With Ron is his "right
arm" manager and count-
er expert, who worked
alongside him for 17 years
at Ron's previous Bread
Basket Deli locale ... Tony
Brookus, deli-gent Dave
Raben's son-in-law ... He
again manages and assists
Ron in running the
Original Bread Basket Deli
operation at Vineyards.
Dept. ... Faye Wagner ... at
Along with the sand-
wiches and by-the-pound
Mechanical Museum on
regulars are sit-down
Orchard Lake Road in West
lunches and dinners ...
Bloomfield ... a big favorite
with homemade favorites
her pleasantness, effi-
made by Shirlee Bloom ...
Ron Asmar, Shirlee Bloom, Ron Forman and Tony Brookus
ciency and smiles.
in her own kitchen at
VISITING HERE from
Vineyards ... Stuffed cab-
California, former localite
bage, roast brisket of beef,
Eddie Wolfe talked of the old days in
meatballs, turkey burgers, roasted and
Moore Delicatessen on Telegraph and
Detroit as he swung his arms mightily
barbecued chicken, meatloaf, barbe-
Maple in Bloomfield Township for
to keep the zillions of tiny flies away
cued short ribs, pickled trout, gefilte
Earl, Dave Raben and Ron Silverman,
of Pepino's restaurant in
fish, whitefish, etc.
who began three Dinty Moores.
One-half of those huge deli sandwich-
In 1968, Ron and Earl opened the
"Did we have these kind of bugs
es at lunch (who can eat more?), includ- Nosherie in Oak Park's Lincoln Center
back then?" asked Eddie, obviously for-
ing soup or salad, is $6.99 ... Deli meat
... and when Earl left to open his
getting the Bowery Bug Battle outside
sandwiches for carryout are $6.99.
Mostyn Insurance Agency in 1978,
the famed Hamtramck nitery one day.
Seating presently at Vineyards is 98.
Bennett Terebello and Ron changed
MAIL DEPT. ... From Greg
On carryout, Original Bread Basket
the name to Bread Basket Deli.
former upscale executive chef
is continuing the Vineyards specials of
He has no affiliation with any of the
... Too Chez, etc. ... "I am
Acme Nova Lox, $11.99 pound ... and
other restaurants that presently use the
currently the personal chef for William
no charge for a second pound of
Bread Basket name.
Vienna or Best Kosher hotdogs with
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