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"One of our region's
better little dining secrets."
— Danny Raskin
*** Detroit Free Press
A Sampling of Our New Menu Items...
LAKE SUPERIOR WHITEFISH
Downtown Detroit is trying hard to
come back to even a semblance of its
glory days ... and dining spots like the
new Congress Restaurant and Lounge
go a long way in helping to achieve
this coveted goal.
FIRST TIME double-header was
two-day feature by Michigan Jewish
Thanks to the children of the late
Billy Jacobs, Robert Jacobs and Monni
Must, the Michigan Jewish Sports Hall
of Fame inauguration showed off its
new home and the adjacent Billy Jacobs
Galleries at the Jewish Community
Center in West Bloomfield in a public
opening for the first time.
Even had there been more chairs for
folks to sit on, it still would have been
standing room only ... 100 invitations
were sent out for the private pride but
about 250 attended.
The Hall of Fame has its own
entrance now ... off 15 Mile (Maple)
... in the lower level ... where president
Dr. Stuart Kirschenbaum, emceed pro-
ceedings with family members of dis-
eased inductees and living honorees
unveiling the draped plaques.
A large photo of Billy Jacobs hangs
in prominence, and a computer screen
nearby continually shows the exploits
of inductees, past events by the foun-
dation, its charities, etc.
Next day was the first time in its
history that the Hank Greenberg
Memorial Golf & Tennis Invitational
was held outdoors in its entirety.
The start-to-finish festivities were
held in middle to high-80s weather ...
luckily with a slight wind that helped
keep people from wilting in the heat.
Advertising-like posters lined the
building's upper level fence a la pro
sporting events ... White linen table-
cloths adorned patio tables and green
linen napkins covered silverware on
the five tables under green umbrellas.
Robert Jacobs came back from
Greece to attend the new Michigan
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame home
inauguration and Hank Greenberg
Invitational ... Hy Dorfman the only
person I saw wearing a suit ... Few
wore jackets ... Close friends calling
Myron Milgrom "Mynie" because it's
the only name they know him by ...
Seymour Brode not getting dressed up
as usual after the game, showing off
his legs in shorts ... 2004 convertible
won by Ted Berry, who wasn't there ...
but started up for him with the win-
ning key by Pete Yura.
Yearly work by Michigan Jewish
Sports Foundation Executive Director
Steve Simons and right-hand gal
Elayne Wolfson, director of communi-
ty relations, is splendid.
The food prepared by Mitch
Laskowitz, general manager, and his
staff at Tam O'Shanter Country Club
in West Bloomfield was excellent ...
with not a single complaint as guys
and gals went for seconds and thirds
... Seemed like whenever folks looked
up, there was Dave Matz filling anoth-
Fifty pounds of sea bass, 110
pounds of lamb chops, 85 pounds of
filet tenderloins, 100 pounds of pasta,
50 pounds of vegetables, etc., for the
usual large attendance.
The outside award ceremony was
from a podium on the porch ... former
Baltimore Orioles third sacker Brooks
Robinson, who received the 14th
Annual Hank Greenberg Lifetime
Achievement Award, was one of the
best honoree question-answerers to
hold a mike at the annual event ...
Folks were in awe at his memory and
When original founder Alvin Foon
contacted five gents with his "I've got
an idea and want you to help me out"
... Billy Jacobs, Myron Milgrom,
Seymour Brode, Mickey Fishman and
Bob Steinberg ... no one could ever
have dreamed that today it is with
national recognition ... From that first
meeting at the house of Alvin and
Shirley Foon, the magnificent work it
has done in the local community is
outstanding ... as one of the few
regional Jewish sports halls of fame in
CONGRATS ... To Sarah Manson
on her 80th birthday ... To Dr.
Marshall Shapiro on his 64th birthday.
THE GENTLEMAN WHO asked •
to accompany her to a formal event at
the Trowbridge wasn't fazed by the fact
that Clara Silber was 90 years old ...
And why should he be? ... Former
clothier Jack Halperin is 108.
MAKING ROUNDS ... To
Diamond Jim Brady's in Novi's Town
Center on 10 Mile, Novi, for one of
chef/co-owner Mary Brady's new
menu specialties ... To Steve's Deli on
Telegraph, Bloomfield Township, for
chicken soup to carry out in a glass jar
... To Hiller's market on Orchard Lake
Road, West Bloomfield, for a couple
of different soups to try in sturdy plas-
tic containers ... To Fortune Chinese
Buffet on Middlebelt, Livonia, for
fresh all-you-can-eat sushi prepared to
order by a Japanese chef. ❑
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Flash fried in Japanese bread crumbs with lemon butter sauce. $13.95
CEDAR PLANK SALMON
Oven baked on a cedar plank and served with tarragon sauce. $15.95
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