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The Detroit Jewish News, 2005-01-27

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and fourth generations who
iffy years is always a
want to enjoy a piece of
big number in the
what their parents often
restaurant business ...
talked so much about.
especially when it celebrates a
How many customers in
name that has remained in
those 50 years? ... Close to
the family and passed through
5 million ... from 60 seats
generations.
on Seven Mile, around 200
Which makes the name
in Southfield's Town
Diamond Jim Brady's an
Center and just over 100 in
exalted one and among the
KIN
Novi ... Not that much
oldest in metropolitan
aior
seating for such a huge
Detroit.
mnist
number.
- The restaurant's golden
Burgers sold probably
anniversary is being honored
easily hit the 2-million-pound mark
by Mary and Tom Brady at Diamond
and Caesar salads almost 3 million,
Jim Brady's Bistro in Novi's Town
plus
over a million-and-a-half gallons
Center, Novi Road and 10 Mile,
of
chili
... Many of the same recipes
where Mary is also its excellent exec-
from the original Diamond Jim
utive chef and Tom, son of original
founders Jim and Grace Brady, whose Brady's are still at the Novi site ...
(D.J., Charlie Brown and Pancho
Diamond Jim Brady's first opened
burgers, Caesar salad, chili, etc.
back in 1954, is its manager-host.
... as well as the fabulous
As an American Culinary
dishes prepared by Mary,
Federation certified executive
including excellent fish
chef, Mary holds a high dis-
preparations of which
tinction of being one of a
the Now location
small number of
alone has
women in the coun-
try embracing so
lofty a dining
prestige ...
This plus
her 15
culinary
medals won
in food compe-
tition, places
Mary in a very elite
group.
But back to the first
Diamond Jim Brady's, the
million pounds.
dining institution once revered
Today's
Diamond Jim
for having the best hamburger in
Brady's Bistro in Novi is open
town when on Seven Mile east of
seven days a week ... Monday-
Greenfield in Detroit ... It sat only
Thursday, 11:30-10; Friday and
60 people and served a very limited
Saturday, 11:30-11; Sunday, 4-8.
menu, but oh, what a swell little
Fifty years and counting ... as the
place, with so many nostalgic
numbers continue to mount up for
moments for generations to remem-
Diamond Jim Brady's ... There may
ber.
be
a few other dining spots around
Especially by folks who met at
the state where a longtime name still
Jim's place years back and gave or
remains in the family, like Roma
received engagement rings ... Mary
and Tom still see many of them every Cafe and perhaps a couple of others,
but I can't think of too many ... And
year ... coming to celebrate their own
it would be quite rare if a family also
wedding anniversary at the name
boasted the distinction of having an
that began their wonderful life
award-winning
chef like Mary to
together ... As well as second, third
help carry on that name ... In her

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