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April 23, 2004 - Image 52

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-04-23

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The Best Of Everything

• Homemade Soups
& Salads

Back To The Future

• Coney Specials
• Greek Specialties

Today's Caucus Club brings back fond memories.

• Omelettes

• Daily Lunch
& Dinner Specials

• Homemade Sandwiches

Vail Omit

Detroit

Birmingham

154 S. Woodward Ave.

Farmington Hills

Taylor

Livonia

Laurel Park Mall
(37622 6 Mile Rd.)

Millennium Park
(Middlebelt & I-96)

Bloomfield Twp.

6527 Telegraph Rd.

West Bloomfield

Canton

1735 Canton Center Rd.

Ann Arbor

1235 S. University

Dearborn Heights

37580 W. 12. Mile Rd.
(Halstead Village)

Livonia

Plymouth

15131 Sheldon Rd.
(Sheldon at 5 Mile Rd.)

Pontiac

15647 W. 9 Mile
at Greenfield Rd.

Commerce

47830 Grand River Ave.
(Grand River & Beck Rd.)

Commerce & Carrol Lk. Rd.

Farmington Hills

9845 Telegraph Rd.

4763 Haggerty Rd.
(Pontiac Trail &
Haggerty Rd.)

3999 Center Point
Parkway

26540 Ford Rd.
(The Heights Plaza)

T

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30985 Orchard Lake Rd.
(between 13 & 14 Mile Rd.)

Comerica Park Stadium

Milford

512 N. Main

Royal Oak

13 Mile Rd. -& Woodward Ave.
Northwood Plaza

Southfield

Novi

Royal Oak

Main Street
Downtown Royal Oak

Hercules Family Restaurant

33292 W. 12. Mile Rd. • Farmington Hills

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OFF With This Coupon

Expires 04/30/04. Not good with any other offers.

THE ORIGINAL

RESTAURANT

VOTED BEST GREEK RESTAURANT
BY METRO DETROIT!

• PRIVATE PARTIES FOR 55 IN OUR DINING ROOM

• PARTY TRAYS
•ALL MENU ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR CARRY OUT

•GREEK be AMERICAN CUISINE
•CHEF'S SPECIALS DAILY

y OFF TOTAL
° FOOD BILL

• FULL BAR

Expires 04/30/04.
1 coupon per table.
Not good with any other offers.

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4/23
2004

52

4301 Orchard Lake Road • West Bloomfield • Crosswinds Plaza

248-538-6000 FAX: 248-538-0932

with iron-gray hair and the
he year is 2004 ...
presence of a gracious Israeli
but here I was sit-
general.
ting at the Caucus
The two Gruber brothers
Club on the ground
are always thinking of new
floor of the Penobscot
innovations, like the Bull
Building on Congress west of
Shot that originated at the
Woodward in downtown
DANNY
Caucus Club ... a seasoned
Detroit ... my mind wander-
RASKIN
Bloody Mary with vodka,
ing into the past ... to the
Senior
beef bouillon, house season-
1950s and 1960s.
Columnist
ing, squeeze of lemon and
We're dining back in time
celery stick.
at the sister to the New York-
Les and Sam had come
ish London Chop House
across the street to hear that
'across the street ...
new girl they recently hired ... Some
Surrounded by cool wall panels, relax-
of the customers say she's pretty good
ing is part of the theme ... Service is
about as impeccable as it can be ... and but will never go places because of her
looks and the way she dresses ... Les
the menu not only offers one of the
and Sam listen to the lassie and go
town's best wine listings but also most
of the same selections that the London about eating their dinner ... The girl,
Barbra Streisand, doesn't overly
Chop House has.
impress them but the
Detroit business
food does ... (Can
people enjoy the
you believe that
Caucus Club
she'll turn 62
for lunch
tomorrow,
with a
April 24?)
variety of
Suddenly
gour-
I am
mand
slapped
sand-
back into
wiches
reality ... It
that share
is no longer
equal pop-
the 1950s or
ularity with
1960's ... Les,
Jim Beard's
Sam and their
hamburger steak,
brother-in-law partner
Pancho Burger
Al Wolfe, are all gone
and Dover sole.
... as is the London
Owner
Mary
Belloni
and
the
famous
At dinner, the
Chop House.
Beefeater
Man
statue
greeting
customers
wonderful Jim
The legendary
at Detroit's Caucus Club.
Beard ham-
Caucus Club however
burger steak we
continues to exist ...
are having ... peppercorn crusted and
During the daytime, it is still a pet
flamed tableside with brandy ... is a
luncheon spot for business guys and gals
huge favorite of many.
... After dark, it becomes a favorite ren-
The white-haired man with the nar-
dezvous for theater-goers, sports atten-
row tie and beatific smile sitting with
dees and people just out on the town ...
us is Les Gruber, who has taken time
Its shuttle bus to downtown events seats
off from across the street to join me for
15 passengers.
dinner ... Les says he likes to eat at the
Lunch and dinner hours are
Caucus Club because Chef Pancho
Monday-Thursday,
11:30-8; Friday,
Valez makes the same food for both
11:30-9 ... Dinner only on Saturday,
places and jokingly adds that it is
5:30-9 ... Closed Sundays, except for
cheaper here than the London Chop
private parties.
House.
Those original ceramic Toby coffee
We are soon joined by his brother
mugs
are still there... as is the same
and partner, Sam Gruber, a large man

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