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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-09-05

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Food

Where We Eat!

Too Busy To Cook?

E

A simple breakfast or lunch.

ANDY'S CAFE

29556 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills, (248) 626-0804
Mon.- Fri. 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat.- Sun 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
CUISINE TYPE: Diner — traditional breakfast and lunch served the way you order it
HIGHLIGHTS: Omelets and hash browns, Belgian waffles, fresh turkey sandwich.
ATMOSPHERE: Tidy with no frills, although fresh carnations dot the tables and
booths. Counter service near the grill adds to the neighborhood atmosphere.
ERVICE: Friendly and efficient
RICE RANGE: $10 or less will buy you a satisfying meal.
HO EATS THERE: Before-work crowd, friends, retirees, families.

ILLANA GREENBERG
Food Contributor

I

was disappointed to hear that
Andy's Cafe had been sold
again. Around for a long time,
Andy's had successfully survived
through a few owners since the infa-
mous Andy left the business. But after
having breakfast and lunch there this
week, it seems like it's going to stay
around for some time longer.
Sitting at the end of an aging strip
mall, on the northeast corner of
Orchard Lake and 13 Mile roads,
Andy's has never gained much busi-
ness from patrons of the neighboring
sewing machine, dry cleaner and video
stores. But it has always been a place
where I feel comfortable eating.
When I want to meet a friend and
have a simple meal and quiet conver-
sation, Andy's is a great choice.
Although I often go to Andy's when
I'm trying to avoid the scene at some

other egg white omelet/ Greek salad/
tuna sandwich joints, I always end up
seeing someone I know there.
Dr. Steven Shumer and his sons Dan
and Jeffery were having lunch when I
stopped by this week. Steven, a little
wary of the new owner, thought his
breakfast was okay. "After my son intro-

duced me to this place years ago, I
come all the time before work," he said.
Jeffery, leaving for his sophomore
year at Penn, had fond memories of
sneaking out of class in high school to
eat there.
Joe Grossman of Farmington Hills
and Jay Abramson also enjoyed their
lunch that day. "I come here often and
usually have a scoop of tuna in a can-
taloupe. The food seems as good as
ever," said Jay.
Club sandwiches are made with real
turkey and the vegetable-and-chicken
roll up was hearty. For breakfast, the oat-
meal was hot with a chewy texture, and
the hash browns were nice and crispy.
"The new owner (Paul Barbas) is
very serious about food. I think that
everything is better. He even hand-
shreds the hash browns from scratch!"
said Loren, a long-time Andy's waiter.
Barbas was a line cook for 30 years
and bought the restaurant a couple of
weeks ago. He plans to continue serv-
ing the traditional breakfasts and
sandwiches and add some Greek spe-
cialties to the offerings.

Bottom Line:

I'd like to see the front case and the
menus and signage freshened up, but
for basic good food, roomy booths
and a friendly wait staff, Andy's is a
good choice to meet a friend for a
simple meal.

This whimsical
ceramic apple
honey dish uses
a worm as the
dripper. $45

An elegant glass
bowl on a silver
stem with a
grapevine
design. $98

Online ordering makes it easy to freshen the look of your holiday table.
Jewish.com has a number of new apple and honey dishes available to decorate your
Rosh Hashanah table. From contemporary to traditional, they also make a lovely hostess gift.
Just click on www.jewish.com/store

— 'liana Greenberg



Left to right:

Internet Help

ere's a round up of some area
caterers that offer menus for tra-
ditional Rosh Hashanah holiday
meals. All have full menus, except where
indicated.
Bloom's Catering
Farmington Hills, (248) 855-9463
Bonnie's Patisserie
Southfield, (248) 357-4540
Chef Carl's
Market Basket
Franklin, (248) 626-2583
Farmington Hills Kosher Catering
Farmington Hills, (248) 626-5702
Hello Deli
West Bloomfield, (248) 855-3354
Jewel Kosher Catering
Oak Park, (248) 661-4050
Unique Restaurant Corporation
Bingham Farms, (248) 642-1094
Palate Pleaser
Bloomfield Hills, (248) 540-2266
Papa Joe's
Birmingham, limited traditional items,
(248) 723-9400 ext. 39
Savoir Fare
Southfield, (248) 356-6641
Steve's Deli
Bloomfield, (248) 932-0800
Unique Kosher Carry-out
Oak Park, (248) 967-1161
Quality Kosher Catering
Southfield, (248) 352-7758
One-Stop Kosher
Southfield, full Rosh Hashanah
grocery selection, (248) 569-5000

This apple
and honey dish
makes a
wonderfitl
hostess gift. $27

aso La Lo-Garb

ir received a number of calls and
ai e-mails from people who want to
know where they can purchase O'So
Lo Lo-Garb Sweet Rollz and how they
really taste. O'So Lo Lo-Carb products
are available at many markets and
health food stores around the Detroit
area, including Hiller's Shopping
Center Markets, Trader Joe's in Royal
Oak and Farmington Hills and One-
Stop Kosher in Southfield.
Although the taste is just okay,
some of the carb-starved dieters
that tried them toasted with cream
cheese found them very satisfying as
a breakfast treat.

—1llana Greenberg

9/ 5
2003

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