Posts by Esther Allweiss Ingber

Daughter Completes Her Father’s Presidential Letter Collection

The presidential letters will be displayed at the Detroit Public Library now through Tuesday, March 5. By Esther Allweiss Ingber, Contributing Writer Photographs courtesy of the Detroit Public Library   Attorney Henry Meyers, a distinguished leader in the Detroit Jewish community, walked his daughter Joan down the aisle when she married her husband, Dr. Robert…

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Delectable Dishes at Adachi

Esther Allweiss Ingber shares her favorite dishes at Adachi. By Esther Allweiss Ingber, Contributing Writer Photos via Adachi’s Facebook My friend Dave took me to a wonderful Japanese restaurant, new to both of us, for my belated birthday lunch. Adachi by Michael Schlow is the official name of the James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur’s…

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Steve's Deli "Grab & Go" counter

Steve’s Deli

Esther Allweiss Ingber Contributing Writer Chicken soup, or “Jewish penicillin,” is the food many people crave when fighting a cold. I’ve traveled 20 minutes to Steve’s Deli in Bloomfield Hills to obtain a large glass jar of their house-made chicken soup. Brimming with noodles, white chicken and carrots, this heavenly concoction could make anyone feel…

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Plates of food from Nara Hibachi and Hot Rocks including small tacos and other fish and meat options.

Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks

A delicious way to socialize with friends is sitting at the perimeter of a Japanese hibachi grill, watching a personable, knife-wielding chef quickly and efficiently prepare food to order. One of the best practitioners in the business is Executive Chef Teddy Quinones of Nara Hibachi & Hot Rocks on West Maple Road in West Bloomfield.…

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Roast Lamb Shank, including red wine demi-glace sauce, oregano, feta, scallions and onion-mashed potatoes

Ellen’s Bakery & Café

Ellen’s Bakery & Café is no longer just a place for locals to pop in for morning coffee and homemade muffins and bagels, or perhaps have their breakfast or lunch. After 19 years in business, the hardworking proprietors/chefs George and Ellen Kalergis decided to expand their popular Sylvan Lake eatery and begin offering dinner and…

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Yom Kippur – Online Confessions

AtoneNet.com allows you to apologize anonymously — but does it really allow you to atone? Technology affects nearly every aspect of life today, so why not the Day of Atonement? With Yom Kippur nearly here, some Jews comfortable with using the internet have taken to confessing or apologizing for their sins or shortcomings on an…

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Edamame Sushi Nu-Asian Kitchen

Edamame Sushi Nu-Asian Kitchen

It’s time I mentioned one of my favorite places for lunch or dinner: Edamame Sushi Nu-Asian Kitchen in Madison Heights. As might be expected, the sushi is fresh and delightful, prepared by chefs at a sushi bar. But sushi is only the start on Edamame’s menu. Business partners Eddie Bautista and Noel Cabrera, both of…

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Bob and Nancy Heinrich of Royal Oak; Andy and Helaine Zack, and Nancy and Brent Triest, of Huntington Woods.

Pop-Up Gourmet

JSL’s Marvin’s Bistro hosts delicious evening. Gourmet dining for a cause. That was the thinking behind Friends of Jewish Senior Life’s decision to host pop-up dinners. The first on Aug. 2 was held at Marvin’s Bistro, an eatery inside the Edward I. & Freda Fleischman Residence in West Bloomfield. “What helped to make this dinner…

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The real deal sits in his driveway.

Fin Fan’s Fave

’57 Bel Air enthusiast boasts of impressive collection. You don’t get much happier than hobbyist Ryan Gertner, living his dream in Rochester Hills. The artistic and well-organized engineer has indulged his passion for red 1957 Chevrolet Bel Airs by amassing an impressive collection of original and sometimes personally enhanced models, photographs and other items. Everything…

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Dining in the D – The Apparatus Room

During a Detroit summer in the 1970s, I remember walking past firefighters at leisure outside the Detroit Fire Department Headquarters on Larned Street, across from Cobo Hall. The scene, of course, was transformed in an instant when the alarm went off. Then, loaded trucks with sirens wailing burst through the wide red doors. Decades later,…

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