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6B The Michigan Daily Weeken i Magazine - Thursday, October 3, 1996

The Michigan Daily Weekelt I

2About Town
Jerusalem Garden, serves up
Mediterranean cuisine

Entertainment News
Stone Temple plans to tour;
Carrey finally weds Holly

By Julie Wenzel
For the Daily
Some days I'm an explorer, a pirate,
a regular Goonie, if you will, on the
hunt for buried treasure in Ann Arbor.
Believe it or not, trekking around for
precious rubies and gold and counting
each step along the way is a hunger-
inducing task. "X" marks the spot, and
that spot happens to be the Jerusalem
Garden, a jewel located right off of
Liberty Street.
The Jerusalem Garden sprouted up in
1987 when Ribhi Ramlawi scraped
together savings and brought his intrin-
sic ethnic cooking capacities to the
front burner, according to his son Ali.
Born in the Middle East, Ribhi migrat-
ed to Detroit in 1965 and made a living
there as a meat cutter. In the early '80s,
before creating the Jerusalem Garden,
he owned a party store on Packard St.
The establishment is currently owned
by Ali, who inherited the restaurant

The Jerusalem
~ What: Middle Eastern meals
for vegetarians and meat-eaters.
/ Where: 307 S. Fifth Ave.
V Hours: Monday through Friday,
10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 12
to 8 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 5
V Phone: 995-5060.
three years ago when his father passed
away. Ali was 18 at the time. He was 12
years old when he began to absorb
cooking and recipe knowledge by
observing his father.
When asked why his father chose the
location he did, Ramlawi explained that
it was "small and affordable at the
time." Smiling, he added that it was
"fate - a gut feeling more than any-

The intuitive Ribhi was destined to
give birth to a highly regarded
Mediterranean restaurant.
This affordable Mediterranean cui-
sine appeals to both herbivores and car-
nivores. The menu offers everything
from the best-selling falafel with hom-
mus sandwiches to shish kabobs.
Vegetarians can devour a variety of
falafel sandwiches, spinach pies and
salads, while their meat-eating com-
rades bite into meat pies or Jerusalem
Just in case the tastebuds are curious,
the renowned falafel with hommus
sandwich consists of ground chickpeas,
parsley, onions and spices molded into
patties and deep fried, which are then


wrapped in pita with hommus, tahini
sauce, lettuce and tomato. The ethnic
favorite is only $2.59.
To complement such dishes, one can
indulge in a bit of Baklava, Brabia or
Mamoul. Numerous juices, teas, sodas
and coffees are available to wash it all

The Jerusalem Garden opened in downtown Ann Arbor in 1987 JOSH BIGGS/Daily
people-watching customers can enjoy This assorted crowd.stirs the atmos-
the outdoor dining scene. phere. The crunched yet cozy counter
With the 10-year anniversary seating provokes the mixed group of
approaching, Ramlawi is considering to people to delve into all sorts of dis-
expand the restaurant even further, course. Such "counter conversation," as
maybe working a bit more with the out- Holmes calls it, can highlight a visit to
door seating. He said that he only wants the Jerusalem Garden. While spicing up
to take "one thing at a time" but thinks a falafel sandwich with a dose of hot
about possibly opening another location sauce, friends and strangers share
outside of Ann Arbor in the future. everything.
Ramlawi said he is comfortable taking Ramlawi believes that the unique
"baby steps" with the businesscharacter of the Jerusalem Garden is
Y-sides pirates am td P like that it-is simp-e~-_nothing make --
myself, the Jerusalem Garden lures stu- believe." He, like the other employees,
dents of all ages, hippies and business enjoys being able to chat with the cus-
suits in for lunch and dinner. Employee tomers seated at the counter, while fix-
Rachael Holmes says that the clientele ing up falafel patties only a few feet
is definitely an "eclectic bunch." away. Over all, the environment is com-
pletely casual and cultural.
Whether taking a carefree stroll
through Ann Arbor's streets, lingering
downtown or following an ancient
S I c a l Society pirate's map for buried treasure, the
rton Memorial Tower = Ann Arbor Jerusalem Garden may be the place to
hunt to satisfy pending hunger
I _-__ _.__.

V Plans for a six-week tour by Stone
Temple Pilots were announced Tuesday.
The group expects the tour to take them
to cities including Pittsburgh, New York,
Chicago, Cleveland and Washington,
D.C. There is no word yet on whether or
not they will be play-
ing -Detroit. Stone
Temple Pilots were
expected to play
dates with Kiss, but
singer Scott
Weiland's drug prob-
lems forced them to
cancel and put all
touring plans on
hold. Weiland has
completed the rehab
~ Tool's new
album, "Aenima" has
now been released.
The album is 70 min-
utes long, co-pro-
duced by Dave Jim Carrey in "Du
Bottrill (Peter
Gabriel and King
Crimson) and Tool, and includes such
songs as "Hooker With a Penis," "Die
Eier Von Satan," "Third Eye," "Useful
Idiot" and "Stinkfest." The album also
features new bassist JustiV Chancellor,;
who replaced Paul D'Amour.
V George Michael will tape an
"MTV Unplugged" performance Oct.
11 in London, at a location that holds
gust 400 people. The pop star is expected
to perform songs from his entire solo
career, though it isn't certain whether
he'll dip into the Wham! songbook. The
show is expected to be broadcast in
November "around Thanksgiving."
V The much anticipated second
album from Bush will be titled
"Razorblade Suitcase" and released Nov.
19. The first single, titled "Swallowed,"
will reach the airwaves in mid-October.

texploitation and sexual paranoia. "I
guess some people got upset because it
addresses an alternative side of some-
one's sexuality. But I think it's strange
the way an alternative radio station
folded under pressure. How alternative
is that?"
It all started
when Bob Dole mis-
read "Trainspotting"
accusing the film of
glorifying drug
abuse. Reacting to
his remarks, Capitol
Records, the compa-
Yny that released the
"T r a i n s p ott i ng
soundtrack album,
made use of Dole's
picture in an adLThe.
ad finds Dole on a
mock campaign
mb and Dumber" poster with a big
lapel button that says
"Iggy Pop For
President" Capitol Records said the ad
was meant as a tribute to Dole.
V The wedding bells are a-ringing!
Pet detective and cable guy JirmCarrey
married his girli end, La flfcT Holly
(who starred opposite Carrey in "Dumb
and Dumber), in a private, small cere-

mony. It's both actors' second marriage.
Christie Brinkley also shared vows
with her short-time boyfriend, making
him husband #3. It must be something in
the air!
V Antonio Banderas and Melanie
Griffith were welcomed to the world of
parenthood this past week, when their
daughter Stella del Carmen Banderas
Griffith was born in Marbella, Spain.
V Tom Cruise was the man of the
hour last week at the American
Cinematheque Awards - many in
Hollywood showed their appreciation
for Cruise for his contribution to the
movie industry. Tom-worshipper Rosie
O'Donnell hosted the event.
V Arnold Schwarzenegger is out to
kick some butt. The actor filed a $20
million suit last month against Sport
Auto magazine and the Gemballa North
America car company. Schwarzenegger
claims that a photo of him, appearing
on the November 1995 cover with a
Porsche, was used without his permis-
V Feeling HOT, HOT, HOT! That
would be an accurate description of the
filming of "Nevada." Kirstie Alley,
who stars in "Nevada," said that tem-
peratures soared to 126 degrees. But,
then again ... we Michigan residents
wouldn't understand.


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