The Best Of Everything
'Round The Town
The latest on hearty eateries, bighearted events — and a fightin' flick.
Getting mail from male
ISA 'NT DATA ...
organizations just makes
prez Gari Feldman smile ...
Number two ...
as she gets the group ready
with a different
for its second annual ... no
name ... as Tringale's New York
charge ... Holiday Boutique
Pizzeria and Deli opens its sec-
... 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19 ... at
Name is Tringale's at Franklin
Temple Emanu-El in Oak
Athletic Club ... formerly
Park ... Proceeds will help
named Franklin Racquet Club
support the Residential
on Northwestern Highway,
Treatment Center for emo-
between 12 and Inkster in
tionally and physically
Southfield ... and importantly, you
abused children ... For more info, call
don't have to be a member to enjoy the Cindy Moss, (248) 569-2166.
IF HE WAN_ TS another day job,
Head of the Tringale's at Franklin
Larry Gaynor, president and CEO of
kitchen is deli gent Dave Johnson,
the Nailco Group can have it ...
whose 15 years with Jack Goldberg at
his Stage Delicatessens in Oak Park
There he was on stage smiling and
and West Bloomfield is well noted.
talking away while beads of perspira-
There are eight salads ... delicatessen
tion on his face shone in the bright
array, pasta, tray catering, etc. ... Yet to lights ... as an auctioneer, emcee and
come will be specialty pizzas, strombo- standup comedian.
lis and calzones ... A special "Watching
No nervousness... Larry's been there
Your Weight" menu is featured.
before ... performing a labor of love in
The new lavish entry on the side of
the knowledge that hundreds of unfor-
Franklin Athletic Club gives easy
tunate children will be better off
access to the new open-to-the-public
because of his efforts.
restaurant ... and the spacious banquet
The live auction at the second annu-
facilities are conducive to a lot of
al `,`Dreams" style presentation by the
party-giving catered by Gary and wife,
Nailco Group followed a wonderful
floor show of fashion entertainment at
FORGET ABOUT WHATEVER
Masonic Temple ... to benefit the St.
rumors you may have heard ... As
Vincent Sarah Fisher Center and
Pinocchio said when telling the truth,
Variety — The Children's Charity.
it won't be long now
Much moola was raised and well
French bistro Zinc will definitely
over 500 enjoyed a fine afternoon of
open before the year is ended ... 2003,
food from 15 restaurants ... wine, cof-
I mean ... on the former Pizzeria Uno
fee, gourmet delicacies and desserts ...
site on Orchard Lake Road in West
The attendees strolled among long
Bloomfield ... and by the same owners
aisles of silent auctioning ... and then
as Red Coat Tavern ... brothers Matt
to Masonic auditorium for the excel-
and Mark Brown.
lent Rob Allen production and Larry's
Three much highly-touted gents will live auction bit.
be there too ... Excellent Executive
For an encore, Larry drew more
Chef Louai Sharkas and ace maitre d's
laughs as the final curtain almost came
Louis Weidemann and Zoron Smolcic
down on him.
... All three are formerly of the upscale
MAESTRO IS EXPECTED to be
Rugby Grill in Birmingham's
the name of the new Russian restau-
rant slated to open at the former La
Zoron originally trained there under
Difference locale in West Bloomfield's
Weidemann ... and took over when
Robins Nest on Orchard Lake Road ...
Louis left to join Norm LePage at his
It'll be owned by musician Ben
Big Rock Chop House.
NO, THE PRESIDENT of Galilee
CONSIDERED BY MANY to be
Chapter, Jewish Women International,
one of the best-tasting fish entrees is
is not a man ... far from it ... even
grouper, which folks find at more
though her name is pronounced GARY. upscale Chinese restaurants.
It's a great specialty item at the
Hong Hua gourmet Chinese dining
spot on Orchard Lake Road, north
of 12 Mile, in Farmington Hills ...
where grouper, with its snow white
and firm consistency, is prepared five
different ways ... all real treats.
When grouper is cooked properly ...
as it is at Hong Hua ... very few fish
can beat its delicate taste ... For that
matter, there aren't too many Chinese
places in the Midwest that can com-
pare with Hong Hua.
THE BIGGEST LOBSTER served
at the Palm restaurant in Troy was 12-
pounds ... But it pales to the size
served by General Manager Curt
Schaber while a waiter at the Palm in
Tyson Corner, Va. ... a 16-pounder ...
eaten by one gent.
What has this got to do with saving
babies? ... Absolutely nothing ...
Except that a 16-pound baby would
also be looked upon as being quite big
... Even the 12-pounder too, prepared
by Executive Chef Troy Houser at the
local Palm in Troy.
Houser will be one of the eight local
chefs who'll be part of Star Chefs pre-
sented by Sysco Detroit, 6 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 17, at the Marriott at
Centerpoint Hotel in Pontiac.
Proceeds will support March of
Dimes' baby-saving programs of
$100 tickets take in food sampling,
auction bidding, etc. ... For more info,
call Lesley Nadeau at March of Dimes,
By the way, the new cookbook out
by the Palm should be a big favorite
for many housewives especially with
one of the sections devoted to "Dishes
Made With Leftovers."
The Palm is noted for numerous
oversized portions from which a lot of
folks take home a "people snack" or
two ... and now can love even more a
second meal made from the leftovers
that they enjoyed so much.
The book is available at most area
bookstores, on www.runningpress.com
or www.thepaIrn.com ... and at the
FINALLY ... AFTER 15 months of
waiting ... permits have been OK'd ...
and Gene Woo's Hoa Hoa Inn (pro-
nounced Ho Ho) should open in
about eight weeks.
Omar Epps with Meg Ryan, who plays
the role ofJackie Kallen in the real life
story film, 'Against the Ropes."
The former Hoa Kow of West
Bloomfield's new site is Novi Road and
14 Mile, in the Maple Place Center.
Seating will be only for about 70 in
one room ... But when Gene originally
opened in Oak Park in 1955, he had
seating for only 55 ... Five years later,
expansion made it 100.
CHECK OUT Jackie Kallen's new
Web site ... www.JackieKallen.com
Much info on her boxing world and
the film out this coming February on
Jackie's life ... Against the Ropes ... with
Meg Ryan as Jackie.
A LOT OF YOUNGSTERS will
benefit from the fund-raiser by
Harlequin Cafe in historic Indian
Village ... on St. Agnes, 2 blocks north
It's the annual Harlequin Cafe Shoes
for Kids Night ... 6-9 p.m. Thursday,
"Great food and great jazz for a
great cause," says Harlequin Cafe's
executive chef-owner Sherman Sharpe.
Country French cuisine plus some
terrific jazz will make it a fine evening.
Tickets of $50 include a menu of
cherry tomatoes stuffed with crab, red
snapper with sun-dried tomato
roulade, spring potatoes with caviar,
smoked salmon, cheesecake, etc. ...
plus some luscious desserts (chocolate
With forecasting of a very chilly
winter just around the corner, the
needy children certainly and critically
need proper shoes for school.
Call the Harlequin Cafe, for tickets,