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Posts by Danny Raskin

the inside of The Whitney showing a grand piano and fireplace with chandeliers

Danny Raskin: Stately Sophistication

The Whitney celebrates 32 years. Danny Raskin Senior Columnist There are two words that would aptly apply to this legend … True elegance … But there are so many more that can also relate to this legendary restaurant … Sophisticated class indeed! This is the 32nd anniversary of The Whitney, Woodward and Canfield, Detroit, for…

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Danny Raskin: Heart of the Sea

Fresh is king at O’Brien’s Crabhouse. Danny Raskin Senior Columnist He has had many tempting offers to move his fine seafood restaurant to other sectors, but owner Dan Dunsky’s O’Brien’s Crabhouse continues to be among Michigan’s finest fresh seafood restaurants on his 28th anniversary at the same location … And proof again that a restaurant…

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filet of steak with mushrooms on top and a sauce or gravy being poured from a spoon above all resting on a plane oval plate.

Danny Raskin: Turning 21

Andiamo West demonstrates restaurant togetherness. Danny Raskin An eatery celebrating a 21st birthday is talked about so much it has become old hat to many … This is called restaurant togetherness … Few restaurants realize if they have this. Such as one like Andiamo West on 15 Mile and Telegraph, Bloomfield Township … It has…

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Hot supreme thin crust pizza cooking in oven with steam and smoke

Danny Raskin: Same Name, New Owners

A new and different Como’s from Peas & Carrots Hospitality Group. It might have seemed strange that the Peas & Carrots Hospitality Group would want to continue using the Como’s name unless it were to retain the recently closed restaurant as it once was with much glory on Woodward, Ferndale … and almost completely refurbish…

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turkey on a plate with pumpkins and fall fruit as garnish

Danny Raskin: Paying It Forward

Leon brothers again present free Thanksgiving dinner at their two restaurants. Mark your calendars in heavy circles … It’s here again! … The annual mouth-watering date of Moe and Sam Leon’s annual free Thanksgiving dinner at their two restaurants… Their unbelievable yearly “thank you” to everyone in America. The day before Thanksgiving … Wednesday, Nov.…

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Lebanese food from Mandaloun Bistro

Danny Raskin: A Little Lebanon in Bingham Farms

Mandaloun Bistro celebrates four years in business. Hungry for some true authentic Lebanese food? … Mandaloun Bistro is celebrating its fourth anniversary and probably has the Lebanese dish you may no doubt have been craving for … or can maybe make it for you. You’ll hardly get much better Lebanese fare unless you plan on…

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chicken on a plate with mashed potatoes and broccolini

Danny Raskin: Food for the Soul

Chicken soup joins the menu at Lelli’s Inn On the Green. He lives with a secret passion … Wouldn’t tell anyone … And has never found the time … or want … to fully enjoy a very odd dream he had … very strange. Mark Zarkin has told few of sometimes wishing that he knew…

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deli sandwich with pastrami or corned beef and macaroni and cheese with a pickle on the side.

Danny Raskin: He’s Back …

Matt Prentice prepares to open Franklin Deli early next year. People were lined up around the block … and out the door … after he had taken over ownership of the delicatessen … They had heard that, together with his usual deli fare, would be items like flaming duck, beef Wellington, tableside Caesar salad, champagne…

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sushi roll

Danny Raskin: From the Land of the Rising Sun

Find authentic Japanese cuisine at New Yotsuba. Ethnic dining continues its tremendous advances in restaurant openings … and among those that have been receiving rave notices is one already considered among Michigan’s finest. It was very good before … among the best … but according to regulars it has gotten even better in many of…

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shaved Brussels sprouts salad with toast

Danny Raskin: The Secret Is Out

The ‘new’ Fork n’ Pint keeps people coming back. New guys ’n gals on the block have sort of kept it quiet … or it seemed so … for three years … Those who have been to the “new” Fork n’ Pint have finally failed in keeping it to themselves … The word is out…

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