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Posts by Allison Jacobs

At Hart Plaza: Jacobs (second from left and above) and Oak Park-native Marshall Crenshaw (second from right).

Never Too Old To Rock ’N’ Roll

The inside scoop with National Radio Hall of Fame Inductee Fred Jacobs — as told by his daughter. One of our own local radio experts, Fred Jacobs, is being inducted into this year’s National Radio Hall of Fame on Nov. 15 in New York City. Jacobs will accept his award alongside Mike & Mike of…

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Adachi Adds Japanese Flavor to Downtown Birmingham

Above: Salmon Shisu Cuc The iconic Peabody-Ford Mansion is a gorgeous presence in downtown Birmingham. While the exterior remains intact, the interior reveals its new identity as the restaurant Adachi. Since August 2018, Adachi has impressed locals with eclectic Japanese-style fare and its classic ambiance. Michael Schlow is the face behind Adachi. Schlow grew up in…

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TruckShuka Offers a Taste of Jerusalem

When Jerusalem native Benji Benoliel moved to the United States 15 years ago, he had no intention of parting with his Israeli roots. From a young age, he was enthralled by Israeli cuisine. Growing up, preparing homemade meals was more common than venturing to restaurants, and Benoliel picked up on cooking techniques with ease. Even…

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Wok In Cari Out

A new take on (kosher) Chinese cuisine. When Cari Herskovitz Rosenbloom announced the soft opening for Wok In Cari Out on Memorial Day, she was stunned by the number of people who lined up to try her latest creation. “They came in hard and they came in fast,” she says. “We had to figure this…

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Event co-chairs Asher Goldberg, Lisa Winer and Rebecca Klausner.

Smokin’ Fundraiser

Photos by Sheryl Korelitz Farber Hebrew Day School teams with Slows Bar-B-Q for a tasty event. Determined to reach a broader Jewish network this year with a fundraiser, Farber Hebrew Day School (FHDS) in Southfield hosted a kosher barbecue featuring meats smoked by experts from Slows Bar-B-Q in Detroit available for carryout. FHDS board member…

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Brush Park’s New Empire

Michael Abrams and Brian Adelman’s friendship has withstood the test of time. Growing up in Detroit, the two met in junior high school. After college, Abrams veered toward a career in the restaurant business and is best known for running Snooker’s Pub and Mr. Joe’s. Adelman instead went on to pursue a medical degree from…

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A New Hamtramck Home For Nosh Pit Detroit

Since 2016, “the little green truck,” otherwise known as Nosh Pit Detroit, has been a staple in the local food scene. While this plant-based food truck will always be on the go, Nosh Pit now has a permanent spot in Hamtramck. Its brick-and-mortar location on Yemans Street has previously been a family home, a film…

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Get Your Naf On!

Grab a quick taste of Israel. Crisp falafel, tender shawarma and pitas fresh out of the oven — all of this and more can be found at Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill. While there is no shortage of quick-service spots in town, Naf Naf Grill offers an imaginary getaway to Israel, even during a hurried…

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‘Healing the Soul’

Saving lives, one click at a time. When someone asks how you’re doing, it is not always easy to respond with a truthful answer. Replying “I’m not well” or “I’m feeling depressed” can be challenging for many of us. Across various cultures and communities, discussing mental illness can be tricky, despite that one in five…

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Eddie G’s – Cookies for Everybody

Go Nuts For No Nuts Jordyn Gudeman experienced her first allergic reaction to tree nuts when she was just 4 years old. Since then, she always proceeds with caution when it comes to food. Not only does she have to be careful when eating out, but she and her siblings, who also have severe nut…

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