Posts Tagged ‘French’

Descendants of Judith and Jacob Chicorel at the 100th anniversary gala. Photo credit: Brian Masserman

Preserving Culture – Keter Torah

Keter Torah marks 100 years of the Sephardic community in Detroit. The distinction between Ashkenazi and Sephardic Judaism is evident the moment one walks into the building that houses the Keter Torah congregation at the corner of Orchard Lake and Walnut Lake roads. The mezuzah is hung vertically, just as they were on the doorposts…

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What Crepe?

Say “oui” to What Crepe?, two Parisian charmers in Birmingham and Royal Oak.

At the downtown Birmingham creperie, guests enter through a black wrought iron gateway. It’s reminiscent of the Exposition Universelle de France, the world’s fair held in Paris in 1889.

Owner Paul Jenkins Jr. put a photo of the fair’s symbol, the iconic Eiffel Tower, among the posters, prints and other decorative effects at his French-inspired cafe.

Jenkins gutted the space and created a movie-like setting. Dining room walls are either wine red or weathered brick peeking through stucco; the floor is black distressed wood planks, and street-lamp-style lights illuminate bare tables adorned with a single red rose. Even the luxurious restrooms keep to the cafe theme.

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