The Best Of Everything
Here's the lastest
from bistros to benefits.
Detroit News; Sylvia Rector, Detroit Free
Press; Stephen Bitsoli, Macomb Daily;
Doug Levy, Oakland Press; Mike Strong,
Crain's Detroit Business; Linda Bachrack,
Style magazine; Ric Bohy, Hour maga-
zine, and me.
Complete info is at vvww.mcfwe.com
NEW OWNERS OF Mr. Joe's on 12
Mile east of Northwestern Highway in
Southfield, are Mike Abrams, also owner
of McVee's on Telegraph, and partner
Dave Prehs, restaurant supply boss ...
Former Mr. Joe's owner Joe Machiorlatti
retires after 37 years in the restaurant-
VALENTINE'S DAY comes a day
early at Vineyards Cafe in Farmington
Hills ... Its big Sweetheart Party is 2-4
p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 ... with the Simone
Vitale Band Trio, free dipping into
Maggie's Chocolate Fountain Bar ...
strawberries, banana slices, Oreo cookies,
pretzel sticks, marshmallows, etc.
No charge ... and all gals born on Feb.
14 will get a chocolate strawberry
Valentine rose bouquet ... Proceeds from
the auction of a Chocolate Fountain Bar
party for up to 50 people will be given
ANGELO'S BISTRO on
ISA 'N DATA ...
site of former Paparazzi in
It's been over two
Tree Plaza, Orchard
years since Pizzeria
north of Maple, in
Uno closed on
Orchard Lake Road, south of 15
Mile Road, in West Bloomfield
... And that's almost how long it
Owner Angelo Georgizas is
has been since talk that another
popular former owner of
restaurant would take over the
the Ram's Horn of Farming-
ton Hills on Orchard Lake
Then more words about it
soon coming ... as people won-
The new Angelo's Bistro is a
dered why it was taking so
with Italian spe-
Finally the wait is over ... and Zinc, a
Joe Muer's Grill
French bistro-styled restaurant, was
opened to the public for lunch and din-
ner this past week ... by Matt and Mark
Brown, also owners of Red Coat Tavern
on Woodward in Royal Oak.
It had no affiliation with the former
Pre-opening party had an over abun-
dant passing of interesting hors d'oeu-
vres ... plus cheeseburgers, sliced tender-
1929 by the first Joe
loin, steak tartare, salmon tartare, etc. ...
Muer ... and later
DEPT ... It's true
among a bevy of food.
that Hello Deli on
Zinc is a construction material found
in many brasseries of France ... although
it is not a French restaurant ... and does-
n't claim to be.
following its closing,
has been sold by
Restaurant people galore ... Harry
opened Joe's Bar
Neuman, Mickey Bakst, Norm LePage,
& Grill in 1994
Shelly and Jeff
Sameer Eid, Liza Bachour, Luciano Del
with Chick Taylor,
Weiss ... They'll
Signore, Artie Oliverio, George Grego,
take the newly
Jr., Raymond Wong, etc. ... mingling
with the overflow guests and brothers
Matt and Mark, the expert maitre d'
duo of Louie Weidemann and Zoran
Chick and partner
Smolic ... while in the kitchen, Executive
Chef Louai Sharkas and his staff pre-
pared food as fast as people were con-
Jackie Kallen signing her book, "Hit
named Joe Muer's
starring Meg Ryan
HAVING FRESH seafood is almost
Me With Your Best Shot," at Borders
as remote as eating a Coney Island hot
Books in Farmington Hills
... 7:30 p.m.
dog at an upscale restaurant.
Thursday, Feb. 19,
But although most people who dine at the Gratiot Joe
Muer's Seafood pres-
at Star Southfield Theater ... will be
Frankenmuth's Bavarian Inn Restaurant
given to Stars (Seeking Techniques
think of it mainly as a place for all-you-
Research in Shunts).
can-eat chicken dinners ... or perhaps
movie ... or $100 movie
the steaks, pastas and German specialties
with Jackie at
... seafood is also coming up big there.
For more info, call
So much in fact that from Feb. 24-
Ellie Phillips, (248) 454-9599.
April 12, Bavarian Inn will again have its Annual Michigan Culinary Food &
Wine Extravaganza (MCFWE) Mardi
MORE PROOF THAT Governor
awaited "Seafood Fest" ... six weeks of
Granholm knows what she is
fish and seafood from around the world.
is her appointment of Frank
Apple pecan crusted salmon, crab and
the Michigan Travel
shrimp cakes, sea scallops baked in
... Frank is president and
cheese and artichoke sauce, gulf shrimp
of Sweet Georgia
stuffed with crab and scallops, Teriyaki
sea bass over baby spinach and water
... Jane Rayburn and Molly Abraham,
received a high-ranking five-star award
from the North American Restaurant
NEXT THEME DINNER by caterer
Jeff Rosenberg at Adat Shalom
Synagogue is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
19, ... Glatt kosher all-you-can-eat
Chinese buffet ... Adat Shalom mem-
bers: $15/adult, $5/child 12 and under;
nonmembers: $18/adult, $8/child.
There will be 27 items ... For more
info, call (248) 851-5100.
ERRATA, TYPO, ETC. Dept. ...•
Kathy Kosins, whose trio is at La Dolce
Vita on Woodward, Thursday, Friday
and Saturday evenings is the late Harry
Kosins' daughter ... 13en Kosins was her
FIVE-COURSE DINNER ... featur-
ing gourmet French cuisine and wines ...
is on tap by students of Oakland
Community College's Culinary Studies
Institute ... on the Orchard Ridge
Campus in Farmington Hills.
Date is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19,
in the J Building. The $50 cost includes
a photograph in front of an Eiffel Tower
picture, hors d'oeuvres, wines, beers, etc.
"BEST FOOD THIS Side of
Heaven" is claim by Marriott Detroit
Pontiac at Centerpoint 1-4 p.m.
Sundays, Feb. 22, March 28 and April
25 ... Complete dinner and live musical
performances by local churches will
make up its Gospel Supper ... Adults,
$14.95; children under 10, $7.95.
"IF ONE FOLLOWS the line of
thinking that being Jewish is matrilineal,
then I'm Jewish," says Marcus
McLaughlin, marketing manager at Jax
Kar Wash, owned by Bruce Milen.
His mother's maiden name was
Green, shortened from Greenberg ...
which she learned late in life from
genealogical research ... From that point
on Marcus' mother embraced her
The child born to him and his wife,
was named Abigail Sarah McLaughlin ...
Abigail ("her father rejoices") and Sarah
("princess") are both good Hebrew
KORN KORNER ... One night, a
robber broke into a home and heard a
voice say, "Jesus is watching you!" while
he rummaged through the desk.
He replied, "Who said that?!"
Once again he heard the same thing,
"Jesus is watching you!"
The robber looked around the room
only to see a parrot. He asked the parrot
what its name was. The parrot replied,
The robber said, "What kind of a
name is that? Who names a parrot that?"
The parrot said, "The same person
who named that rottweiler behind you