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The Detroit Jewish News, 2014-01-02

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Trendy And Tasty

Innovative Jeremy Restaurant & Bar excels as a contemporary cafe.


t is one of the very few full-service,
owns with hubby Jeremy.
upscale, sit-down restaurants in most
Since opening, Jeremy
regions where a hamburger is noted
Restaurant & Bar has expand-
among its menu's best sellers.
ed its wine and craft cocktail
But the half-pound Angus burger with
menu, developed a Sunday
onion marmalade is that good.
comfort menu, expanded its
Jeremy Restaurant & Bar on Cass Lake
bar menu, hosted various
Road, Keego Harbor, however, is far from
types of cooking classes, and
being a hamburger-style restaurant ... The
expanded the restaurant with
Angus beauty that comes on a house-made a covered, outdoor patio that
potato roll with the usual accompaniments included additional seating
and steak fries is listed along with wonder- and other amenities geared
ful best-seller offerings like Angus beef
for customer enjoyment.
tenderloin medallions, buttermilk-fried
Jeremy is open six days
chicken, beef short-rib sandwich, grilled
weekly, Tuesday-Saturday, 5:30-10 p.m.;
salmon, etc.
Sunday, 5:30-9 p.m. ... Seating capacity
In fact, most items on the Jeremy sea-
in the dining room is 50, plus eight stools
sonal menus are uniquely customized by
and 12 chairs at the bar ... The outdoor
Executive Chef Jeremy Grandon, co-owner patio seats about 40.
with wife, Paula ... Being a graduate of
Its dining room may be small, but it is
the Culinary Institute of America (CIA)
graciously finished with textured wallpa-
in Hyde Park, N.Y., accounts greatly for
per in a warm palette ... The decor, eclec-
Jeremy's epicurean adeptness that is pre-
tic with elegant chandeliers and oil paint-
sented with reasonable pricing.
ings borrowed from another era and richly
Now celebrating its 10th anniversary,
upholstered cozy chairs ... The century-
history will note that it
old dark wood accenting the
all began after Jeremy
walls also doubles as room
received his degree from
dividers when necessary ...
CIA ... and spent five years
It is said to have come from
at the prestigious former
nearby Kirk in the Hills ...
Tribute in Farmington
Small details, right down
Hills, working under culi-
to the china, stemware and
nary giant, Executive Chef
table settings, are classic,
Takashi Yagihashi, as a sta-
yet occasionally whimsical
tion chef before going out
and indiscernibly offbeat.
Jeremy and P aula Grandon
on his own with Jeremy
The type of cuisine that is
served at Jeremy Restaurant
Working at Tribute had much more in
& Bar might be classified as comfortably
a lifetime reward than just kitchen fare
sophisticated yet casual, with culinary
preparation ... He met Paula there, dated
offers that delight with fresh, modern and
contemporary American dining fare.
and, in 2002, proposed to her.
At Tribute, Jeremy worked the line, and
Best-sellers include the beautiful half-
Paula was "front of the house" greeting
pound Jeremy Angus burger ... with the
people with her sweet smile ... Today, plus vegetarian's dream among numerous
being a loving wife, Paula is both general
customer requests, grilled salmon salad
manager and maitre d' at the casual and
that is mixed with slow-roasted tomato,
intimate Jeremy restaurant that she jointly
eggplant caponata, grilled red onion,

spinach, radicchio, citrus
almond gremolata and a sherry
vinaigrette ... Beef short-rib
sandwich, Angus beef tender-
loin medallions, buttermilk
fried chicken, etc. ... The menu
makes seasonal changes and
Jeremy also has Happy Hour
selections on Tuesday through
Sunday, 5-7 p.m.
It is noteworthy to know that
being a CIA graduate, Jeremy
would have the inventive skill
of uniquely customizing almost
everything on the menu in such a way
as to be quite unlike other dishes with
the same name or description ... Entree
innovations on Angus beef tenderloin,
veal osso bucco, beef short ribs, Scottish
salmon, etc. ... Also, too, on the Sunday
comfort dishes like Asian somen noodle
bowl, meatloaf, beef nachos, beef and
black bean chili, etc.
The time came when Jeremy and Paula
put their heads together and made a
deliberate decision to keep things small
and accessible ... They spent several
months researching contemporary cafes
in Chicago, Toronto, New York and San
Francisco ... noting the distinct trends in
many of the preferred modern venues of
these cosmopolitan cities toward offering
concise, but exquisite menus.
The end result of a husband and wife
striving for restaurant success is written in
the 10-year anniversary being celebrated by
Jeremy Restaurant & Bar ... What Jeremy
and Paula have achieved is handily written
in the realization of a quality dining experi-
"Please settle a bet for me and wife, Cecile.
She says that Al Rosenberg owned a res-
taurant and did kosher catering at the
same time. I said that he never did one
while doing the other. Who wins?" ...

[To my recollection, and it might be
a little flimsy on this, Herman, Al had
Rosenberg's Kosher Catering with his
mother, Sylvia. He left the kosher catering
field to open Albert's of Birmingham Beef
Buffet and also did some catering there,
but it wasn't kosher. As I recall, when Al
closed the beef buffet, he went back to
kosher catering at Congregation B'nai
David and then Adat Shalom Synagogue.
When his mother passed on, Al took over
by himself. After his passing, Al's wife,
Sarah, and son, Jeffrey, did a great job in
carrying on his excellent kosher catering
operation at Adat Shalom.]
Somerset Collection, Troy, for lettuce
wrap with mint and lime ... To Fishbone's,
Monroe, Detroit, for crawfish etoufee.
Jewish boy comes home to his mother and
tells her he has met a wonderful girl and
they are to be married.
"Oh, that's nice says momma. "And
what is this girl's name?"
The son tells her that his fiancee is
a Native American and is called Little
Running Deer.
"That's nice, honey:' says momma, try-
ing to keep a straight face.
The son then tells the momma that he
wants to be called by his "new" Native
American name, too, and that from now on
she should call him "Swift Flying Arrow."
"OK, honey, whatever you wish:' says
Then the son says, "You should get a
Native American name, too, Momma."
"I've already got one replies momma.
"It's Big Sitting Shivah."
CONGRATS ... To Marilyn Frommer
on her 75th birthday ... To Leon Falk on
his birthday ... To Melvin "Mel" Clayton
on his birthday ... To Eunice Ring on her

Herman Stigman.

Danny's email is dannyraskin@sbcglobal.net.

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