Style Magazine's Oakland County Favorite
look of nostalgia with its wines in
cases on the walls and waitpersons all
The front dining room still has that
dark paneling, Tiffany lamps hang
along with the low hanging lamps as
before ... Dark blue linen triangles are
over print tablecloths accompanied by
dark blue linen napkins.
The back room has heavy
mahogany, artifacts on walls, heavy-
padded booths, hanging lamps, glass
dividers of etched glass that Les
Gruber had sent here from France, etc.
Seating in the two rooms is for 160
in a cozy and clean atmosphere ... and
Michael Quatro is at the piano on
Fridays and Saturdays.
The Caucus Club opened in 1952
and has mastered the elements of time
... Mary Belloni (pronounced Bellone),
a former waitress there, bought it on
April 12, 1992 ... Bartender Carlos
Alvarez, at the club over 50 years,
greets many familiar faces.
Dining Distinction Awards given
to Caucus Club through the years
hang with honor ... Many of the tra-
ditional menu items from years back
are still there ... Excellent filet of
Dover sole, beautiful tournedos of
beef (now called Steak Valez,)
Detroit baby back embers barbecued
ribs, London broil, beefsteak tartare,
sauteed fresh lake perch, etc. ... The
Pancho Burger, too, now called the
Caucus Burger ... and the great Jim
Beard's hamburger steak.
At the door as people enter this leg-
endary restaurant still stands the
English Beefeater gentleman statue
that has been greeting customers for
over 20 years.
Caucus Club is again proving its
strength ... as solid and sturdy as the
foundation of the Penobscot Building
in which it is located.
Still the fine dining legend that we
can proudly call our own.
EVER HAVE STUFFED green
pepper soup? ... Neither did I until
recently ... unless you want to call very
loosely stuffed green peppers served by
some restaurants soup.
Pepino's in Walled Lake has it a cou-
ple of times a month ... Very delicious
... In get, according to Kathy
Kwiecinsky, many of the homemade
soups at Pepino's are not found any-
DOUBLE-AMPUTEE former chef,
Dave Fekay, has finished the first man-
uscript of his new book, Mortal Angels
... New e-mail address of the author of
Sensuous Kitchen is davidslegs@vexi-
AMONG THE ITEMS being auc-
tioned off by Public TV is dinner for
four by Coach Insignia, Matt
Prentice's new restaurant slated to
open soon on the 71st and 72 floors
of the Marriott Renaissance Center ...
Winning bid of course doesn't include
alcohol or gratuity.
The auction is through this week-
end, Friday-Sunday, April 23-25 ....
with dollars to support Detroit Public
Television ... It is also available on
wvvvv.publictvauction.com with items
included from over 30 restaurants.
ANYBODY INTERESTED in
going to Siberia to hunt for Siberian
Bear? ... Lana Andrievskya, head gal
and all-around lassie at Fiddler
restaurant in West Bloomfield, is also
a tour operator for the trip ... `Tis
said that the bears are the meanest
when hungry ... But not to worry ...
Lana can feed them those delicious
Fiddler potato latkes or cheese
GOOD EMPLOYEE DEPT ...
Darline Byron, right-hand gal of Dr.
Daniel Panush in Southfield ... car-
ing, conscientious and cooperative ...
A big favorite of Dr. Panush's
GIGI'S KORNER ... "I'm jealous!
Senor Pocos, the Chihuahua owned by
Joe and Lois Sposita, must have a cer-
tain 'in' with his veterinarian at the
Vetselect Animal Hospital in Novi ...
She came to their Sposita's Italian
restaurant in West Bloomfield and
brought a box of treats for. Senor
KORN KORNER ... From Bob
Moreillon ... A guy walks into the
local welfare office, marches straight
up to the counter and says, "Hi. You
know, I just HATE drawing welfare.
I'd really rather have a job."
The social worker behind the
counter says, "Your timing is excel-
lent. We just got a job opening from
a very wealthy old man who wants a
chauffeur-bodyguard for his volup-
tuous daughter. You'll have to drive
around in his Rolls Royce, but he'll
supply all your fancy clothes.
Because of the long hours, gourmet
meals will be provided. You'll also be
expected to escort her on her over-
seas holiday trips. You'll have a two-
bedroom apartment above the
garage. The starting salary is
$200,000 a year!"
The guy says, "C'mon, you're jiv-
The social worker says, "Yeah, well,
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