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Best Food Deal
Steve's lunch
For the second year in a row Steve's
wins the Best Food Deal category. Vic-
tory did not come easily - Uno's and Le
Dog were right behind. Why victory two
years in a row? Ask any of the hundreds
of Steve's devotees. Once you eat there
you're hooked. Good food at a good
price-what more can you ask for?
Steve's Breakfast Special is a real
steal: Three eggs, a heaping pile of
hash browns and toast for $1.95. Also
make sure you try the -Korean Bar-
DANCE - all night long at Dooley's.
Everybody else certainly is. If you
don't mind getting jostled around a lit-
tle (the floor gets real crowded) then
Dooley's is the place for funk and disco
dancing (and some top-40 too). Be
Best Place to take the folks
. The Gandy Dancer
You can't beat Mom's cooking (or at
least you can't tell her) but Gandy Dan-
cer comes real close. It's known for its
seafood but the poultry and meat dishes
are fabulous too. And if you've got
enough room the desserts are exquisite.
One word of advice - stay clear of the

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Romancing the stone
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Starring Michael Douglas and
Kathleen Turner
Now playing at the Briarwood

Best New Local
Stoney Burke
The man from Berkeley provided us
all with a little humor and political
knowledge last fall. So what if he
thought thatathe school's colors were
'yellow and blue?'
Best Dry Cleaners
Gold Bond Cleaners
In the world of dry-cleaning there's

one place in town that has 14-karat ser-
vice. Gold Bond Cleaners was the most
popular place to remove that nasty
spaghetti sauce from your favorite
Best Book Store
We all know that in an educated town,
like Ann Arbor we do a lot of reading
and Border's is always a good bet to
have whatever you like. A veritable

shopping center of books, the state
street landmark is a favorite shopping
place for out-of-town visitors.
Best Burger
Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burgers
The recipe for good hamburgers in
Ann Arbor is to take Packard to
Division and to buy them at Krazy
Jim's. Blimpy Burgers makes a good
meal that's "cheaper than food."
Best Dance Bar
Dooley 's
So get your back up off the wall -

By Dan Desmond
IF YOU THINK it's taking too damn
long for Indiana Jones to swash-
buckle his way back to the screen then
Romancing the Stone could be just the
surrogate you need.
Certainly, it's a not-so-discrete
thievery of that furious favorite,
Raiders of The Lost Ark, but that's o.k.
And, sure, it presents a completely
inevitable love story, and the bad guys
are, of course, no match for poetic
justice. That's alright, too, because
Romancing the Stone is swift, suspen-
seful, reckless, and besides that, it's a.
lot of fun.
The film opens in New York where we
are introduced to Joan Wilder
(Kathleen Turner), a novelist who
writes the type of books you see near
the supermarket checkout line with
words like "savage love," or "lust" in
the titles. She has a cat named Romeo
and has created a fictional romantic
male paradigm named "Jesse," but
dubs herself a hopeful romantic.
Discovering that urban fellows fall
short of her ideal, she finds vicarious
adventure and passion through her

Dissolve to Columbia where Wilder's
sister Elaine (Mary Ellen Trainor) fin-
ds out that there are no child terrorist
laws and is kidnapped by a pint-sized
abductor. She is taken to a New York
thug who has temporarily relocated in
Columbia in search of a treasure. The
map that leads to this dowry, however,
has been sent to Joan Wilder, who must
deliver it to South America to save her
As ,our heroine touches down in
Columbia a full moon greets her, but
will it symbolize romance or lunacy?
It's lunacy first.
This is anything but a travel ad.
Columbia is portrayed as a savage
place where pigs and chickens ride with
the peasants on mud-blotched buses.
One of the New York henchmen, Ralph
(Danny DeVito), paints the whole pic-
ture when he rabidly deems Columbia a
"third-world toilet." Though the beauty
of the bright green jungle foliage can-
not be overlooked, the sinister always
lurks in the underbrush in the form of
snakes, crocodiles, and villains.
To Wilder's good fortune, she hooks
up with an adventurer named Jack T.
Colton ("T" for "trustworthy," says
he) played by Michael Douglas. As the
two tread down a rough jungle road
together Colton, toting only the essen-
tials of survival, contrasts hilariously
with Wilder, who pulls her luggage-on-
wheels over the puddled and bumpy
terrain. Inevitably, the full moon that
welcomed Joan to South America
begins to project some romantic light
on the pair.
Colton's practicality produces no
smiles from Wilder as he machetes her
high heels from her shoes and she
pouts, "they were Italian." After that
traumatic initiation, they set out
together to seek the treasure them-
selves, which leads them to places with
romantically ominous names like "the
Devil's Fork."
Their romp through the jungle enter-
tains the viewer every step, slide, or
swing of the way. They confront just

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enough mishaps to make it wonderfully
reckless, and enough success to satisfy
happy-ending seekers.
Michael Douglas produces his own
heroics in Romancing the Stone. He is
surprisingly likeable even though he is
not the American model of a
swaggering hero. His slightly stunted
shoulders and less-than-sinewy walk
don't bring\ back memories of Errol
Flynn, or even Harrison Ford. Still, we
root, for him because he taps his scrap-

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