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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-11-29

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arts & entertainment >> the best of everything

Italiano Magnifico!

Giulio's in Livonia is a favorite destination.

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hat's in a name? ... Plenty,
when it carries the reputation
of being a good destination
dining spot that people patronize to enjoy
Italian fare.
Giulio's Italian Restaurant & Bar on
Plymouth Road, between Farmington and
Merriman in Livonia, has a distinction of
warmth and dining quality ... and with
the recent addition of dining room booths,
another dimension of good looks and
coziness is added to go with the enjoyable
food.
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Detroit
and suburbs
are noted
for their
many Italian
restaurants,
and Giulio's
is consid-
Owners Stewart Fox and
ered among
Guilio Ledda
the better
ones with
its touches like signature dish Salmon
Newburg, broiled and finished with lob-
ster cream sauce, and best sellers Chicken
Maison, lamb chops and baked lasagna
along with daily menu features.
Available periodically as specials are
balsamic-glazed salmon, herb-roasted
chicken, slow-roasted prime rib, blackened
chicken and other items along with its tra-
ditional Italian specialties.
It is open for lunch and dinner seven
days ... Sunday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-mid-
night; Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
... Dining room seating is for 120, with 12
stools at the bar.
The zip sauce at Giulio's is prepared
without butter for use on items like its
14-ounce New Yorker steak ($16.95) ...
And its shrimp scampi is without cream
... In keeping with the Giulio standard
of fair pricing, its serving of four lamb
chops rubbed with olive oil, rosemary and
oregano is $23.95.

Co-owner with Giulio
Ledda, Stewart Fox may be
recognized as the onetime
former waiter and chef of
13 years at Moro's Dining in
Allen Park ... Also formerly
at Moro's, Martin Garza, who
started there as a busboy and
became a Moro's chef, now
heads the kitchen at Giulio's.
Smiling waitpersons
are important, too ... Like
Carolyn Romano, formerly
at Ginopolis, Steve & Rocky's
and John Laffrey's Steaks on the Hearth ...
And Angela Bain, former bartender and
server at Andiamo Novi.
There are never too many neighborhood
Italian restaurants ... and the presence of
a good one is a big plus ... Giulio's Italian
Restaurant & Bar enjoys the presence of
much customer satisfaction.
THIS YEAR is the 57th anniversary
marking the opening in 1955 of what was
probably the most remembered restaurant
in Detroit dining history. Darbys opened
seating 375 on Seven Mile and Wyoming in
a building owned by John and Nate Lurie,
Paul Zuckerman, Dick and Gene Sloan, and

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With a cash loan from Irwin
Cohn, Sam Boesky, one of the
partners, became sole owner by
buying out Cohn and John and
Nate Lurie and it became one of
America's most fabulous three-
pronged delicatessen-restaurant
and bar operations.
After getting a liquor license,
Darbys was enlarged to seat
475, feeding about 4,500 people
daily and employing 120 people
at the small lunch counter for
the quick coffee-and-sandwich set, coffee
shop for those with a little more time, a
beautiful dining room for sumptuous din-
ing and the Skylight Lounge.
Darbys burned down July 15, 1968, while
Sam was celebrating his birthday at a party
in the home of his stepson and manager,
Bernie Kerner ... At the time, it was doing
$2.6 million yearly just in food, an astro-
nomical number in those days.
Some readers may remember Frank
Meltzer, heading the deli; Executive Chef
John Kreszni, waiters Bob Winkle and
Herb Showalter, waitresses Marge Hall
and Susan Heller, Helen Thomas, Kathie
Franklin, Pat Smith, Marie Parrish and
Dorothy Eason, among so many others
... And in the Skylight Lounge, pia-
nist Charlie Dubin, bartender Tommy
Chadwick and waitress Chris Lancaster.
After the fire, Sam had about 15 offers
to open another Darbys without putting
in a dime, but turned them all down,
and with Bernie, opened Darbys Stanley
Steamer in Oak Park.

FAVORITE STORY DEPT. ... From
Russi Arden ... "Young people forget that

older people had a career before retiring.
The store's new retiree-greeter couldn't get
to work on time. Every day he was five, 15,
20 minutes late. But he was a good worker
and a credit to the company who demon-
strated its 'older-person-friendly' policies.

"One day, the boss called him in for a
talk. 'I like your work ethic, you do a bang-
up job when you finally get here, but your
being late so often is quite bothersome:
"'Yes, I know, boss, and I am working at
... 'Good, you are a team player. That's
what I like to hear: ... 'Yes sir, I under-
stand your concern, and I will try harder.'
"The manager commented, 'I know
you're retired from the Armed Forces.
What did they say to you there if you
showed up in the morning late so often?
"The elderly man looked down at the
floor, smiled and said with a grin, 'They
usually saluted and said, Good morning,
Admiral, can I get your coffee, sir?"'
OLDIE BUT GOODIE DEPT....
O'Brien kept asking Cohen to let him play
at his Jewish country club ... Cohen told
him that only Jews could play golf there ...
Cohen finally gave in but warned him that
if anyone asks, his name was Goldberg,
and if anybody asks, that he was a manu-
facturer ... O'Brien asked what kind of a
manufacturer should he be and Cohen told
him to say that he made tallises.
Sure enough, after playing 18 holes, he
is approached by one of the members who
asked his name ... "My name is Goldberg"
said O'Brien ... "What do you do for a
living, Mr. Goldberg?" ... I'm a manufac-
turer" replies O'Brien ... "What do you
make?" ... "I make tallises" ... "You know"
said the member, "I always wanted to
know what the Hebrew letters on the neck
of the tallis meant. Can you tell me?"
"To tell the truth" said O'Brien, "I only
make the sleeves"
CONGRATS ... To Marvin Tamaroff
on his 87th birthday ... To Michele Nagle
on her birthday ... To Michael and Sandy
Hermanoff on their 37th anniversary ...
To Jim and Susie Gottfurcht on their 25th
anniversary ... To Dennis and Sharon
Green on their 14th anniversary.



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