Click on the photo at left to view Joe Muer's menu from 1970.
Here's a sample of what you'll see:
Rainbow Trout Saute Almondine $4.75
Stroh's, 20 oz. Stein 75¢
Detroiters Reunite At LA-Detroiters Annual Picnic
Former Detroiters shown here enjoying the picnic festivities are (left to right) singer/entertainer Pinkie Washington, former Cass Tech student Joyce Keith Hargrove, marketing guru Gerry Foster, and Leon “Lee” Dixon.
One of the most anticipated annuals events for former Detroiters in Southern California is the annual LA-Detroiters Picnic. This year’s event was held in beautiful Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, a large park and golf course just across the street from 20th Century Fox movie studios (think Palmer Park in Detroit in the 1960s). Gracious Gloria Taylor, spark plug for the event, worked tirelessly to help make this year’s picnic one to remember.
Attendees included a number of Detroit’s very own music and entertainment stars from years past, like Motown guitarist Cornelius Grant. (Remember, Motown records moved to L.A. decades ago and many of the alumni are still here.) And yes, we munched on Better Made potato chips, while Faygo pop and Vernor’s Ginger Ale were among the favorite beverages at the picnic.
Gerry and Leon grew up knowing each other and many of the same people over the years but had lost touch. While the photo may appear otherwise, this reunion was not planned and came as a complete surprise to all. It was the first time these friends had seen each other in many years!
POSTER: Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse at Sunrise on Lake Huron, Michigan
Occasionally I receive emails I feel would be of interest
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I was very pleased when my brother, G.S. Zembrzuski, who lives in Troy, introduced me to Detroit Memories. As an octogenarian, I was tickled to be able to reminisce about my younger years.
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I loved going to the Little Cafe on Gratiot and Barlow when I was young. Does anyone have any pictures of how it used to look, inside or outside? I would love to reminisce.
EILEEN: As a matter of fact...
This popular restaurant featured a bowling alley next door. The two were connected by an open arch. In 1969, they removed the lanes because they needed the space. But, by the mid-late 70's, when Mike Colo wanted to move the Little Cafe to Sterling Heights, his grandmother would have none of that. She was very loyal to the neighborhood and continued to live at the house on Barlow until she died. The Little Cafe did a hell of business until the last five years they were there. It closed in 1986.
Thanks to Detroit Memories Discussion Group Member SMac
Detroit Playboy Club bunnies fondly recall their time
in the spotlight
BY PATRICIA MONTEMURRI
DETROIT FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER
Sep. 10, 2011
Ingrid Rigney of Orchard Lake
when she was Bunny Ingrid in 1966.
At the end of a good night working Detroit's old Playboy Club, the former Union Lake schoolgirl known as Bunny Jill would unzip her corseted costume and clouds of money would fall from the satiny bosom...