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It's Prime Time!
Prime 29 Steakhouse opens with prime talent.
of Marshall Chin's delightful
But new in the 'hood here are
OLDIE BUT GOODIE DEPT. ... A
A recent preview revealed that
version of an Asian take-off on
those well-done pies like we
rabbi is walking slowly out of a synagogue
the right combination was in place
Italian-style zip sauce.
like them at Anthony's Coal
in New York when a gust of wind blows his
for its opening two days later as a fine
SEATING IS ONLY about 45
Fired Pizza Plus in nearby Fort hat across the street ... He is an old man
contemporary casual restaurant.
(17 at the counter, two booths
Lauderdale and Delray Beach.
with a cane and can't walk fast enough to
Prime 29 Steakhouse, on 15 Mile and
and seven high-top tables)
They are thin, crispy and load- catch his hat ... Across the street a man
Orchard Lake Road, in the Old Orchard
but people galore recently
ed with fresh toppings.
sees what has happened and rushes over
Mall, seems to have achieved success in
jammed into Eddie's Gourmet
"Our favorites are one with
to grab the hat and returns it to the rabbi.
molding together the essential elements
Restaurant (formerly Giorgio's)
meatballs, sausage, hot or
"I don't think I would have been able to
vitally needed for winning favor.
on Greenfield, Oak Park, with
sweet peppers and ricotta
catch my hat:' the rabbi says. "Thank you
Executive Chef Hai Ying shows why her
Eddie and wife, Wafa, Hanna,
cheese, and another with
very much." ... The rabbi puts his hand
many years at Motor City Casino's elegant
recently celebrating the 10th
fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
on the man's shoulder and says, "May God
Iridescence were so prominently enjoyed
anniversary of their popular
tomato, basil and no sauce.
... General Manager Fadi Athour and
little eatery ... Many folks will
A recent pizza addition is the
The young man thinks to himself, "I've
Assistant Manager Marina Shvenke (also
remember Eddie as the personable young
roasted cauliflower with Romano and
been blessed by the rabbi, this must be
events director) present excellent service
man at the grill of the locale's formerly
mozzarella cheeses topped with bread
my lucky day! So he goes to the racetrack
personnel by smiling and efficient wait-
named Peter K's and Giorgio's eateries.
and in the first race sees there is a horse
persons who graciously
MAIL DEPT. ... "I
"Another very popular menu item that
named Stetson at 20 to 1. He bets $50 and
work amid the strikingly
read the letter from
we enjoyed were the Coal Oven Chicken
sure enough the horse comes in first ...
beautiful new stylish sur-
Mr. Allan Shulak in
Wings roasted at 900 degrees, marinated
In the second race he sees a horse named
your column of July 5.
in olive oil and topped with caramelized
Fedora at 30 to 1 so bets it all and this
Also included is a sure-
Regretfully, I learned
onions. Anthony's classic Italian salad with horse comes in first also.
about the closing of
gorgonzola and mozzarella cheeses and
Finally at the end of the day he returns
outdoor 60-seat patio
Mr. Shulak's favorite
meatballs with ricotta cheese are also big
home to his wife who asks him where
with a large, high fire-
he's been ... He explains how he caught
place and heat lamps for
N-Ribs by Miles in
WHERE THEY ARE DEPT. ... Marco
the rabbi's hat and was blessed by him
Prime 29 Steakhouse General
comfort when needed.
Farmington Hills. I
Conte, owner of the former Marco's Italian
and then went to the track and started
Manager Fadi Athour, Executive
The new menu pro-
truly understand the
restaurant on Grand River in Farmington,
winning on horses that had a hat in their
Chef Hai Ying, Assistant
vides an ample and
challenges of the res-
can be found at his Cafe Amano restau-
Manager Marina Shvenke
choice array of steaks,
taurant businesS and
rant in Elmhurst, Ill., near Chicago ... His
"So where's the money?" she says ... "I
seafood, poultry and veg-
don't take for granted
mom and dad, Ann and Enzo Conte, had
lost it all in the ninth race. I bet on a horse
etarian selections as Prime 29 Steakhouse
the longevity my Beans & Cornbread has
Rings Italian restaurant on Schaefer in
named Chateau and it lost!'
opens with an impressive look of desired
enjoyed for 15 years.
"You fool! She said, "Chateau is a house.
"As a small restaurant owner in a chal-
TYPO, ERRATA, ETC. DEPT. ... It's
Chapeau is a hat."
DANDY DINING DEAL ... At newly
lenging industry, I am always dismayed
Ray Nicholson, not Ken Nicholson, partner
"It doesn't matter:' he said, "the win-
named George's Restaurant (formerly
when a fellow operator doesn't make it.
with Norm LePage at Big Rock Chophouse ner was some Japanese horse named
George's Honey Tree), Northwestern
Chik-N-Ribs by Miles was a community
and Griffin Claw Brewery in Birmingham.
Highway, West Bloomfield ... Celebrating
favorite and will be missed. The resid-
HUSBAND AND WIFE owners of inde-
CONGRATS ... To Carol Israel on her
new menu items including choice of
ual effect, too, of lost jobs in this tough
pendent supermarket, Johnny Pomodoro's, 70th birthday ... To Leanor Reizen on her
Chicken Bruschetta, Chicken Marsala or
economy also exacerbates the loss. We
Middlebelt and 14 Mile, Farmington Hills,
90th birthday ... To David Syner on his
Eggplant Pamesan $6.95, one week
wish the owners best wishes should they
are gaining much notice with their-togeth-
61st birthday ... To Caleb Simon on his
only, Thursday, Aug. 9, through Thursday,
decide to recreate their respected restau-
erness assistance ... Helping customers
-70th birthday ... To Estelle "Mickey" Tencer
Aug. 16 ... Complete dinner is with soup
rant." ... Patrick Coleman, owner, Beans &
locate items, aiding employees in checking on her birthday ... To Steve and Barbara
or salad and potato and vegetable.
stock and even bagging when needed ...
Becker on theii-32nd_anniversary.
THE DELICIOUS zip sauce used on
READER MINI REVIEW ... By Dennis Dan Sonenberg is a graduate of Southfield
the filet steak at Mon Jin Lau, 15 Mile and
Silber ... "Traditional places for pizza in
High and wife, Julie, a Southfield-Lathrup
Danny's email address is
Stephenson, Troy, appears to have the taste and around Boca Raton, Fla., are just that.
cap 'n' gowner.
"..BEST SEA BASS"
CRAIN'S DETROIT BUSINESS
STEAKS • SEAFOOD • COCKTAILS
6545 Orchard Lake Rd. I West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(SE corner of Maple & Orchard Lake Next to Plum Market)
August 9 • 2012