March 19, 1996
One of the nicer surprises of this long and dreary winter was the
discovery of a very pleasant eatery up in the Birmingham area. I must admit
that I have not been impressed by much up there. I have found some very nice
LOOKING places, but not much by way of service or quality in the food.
However, on the east side of Woodward (about across from Art Van's store)
there sits a little gem. It is a typical family restaurant with a few
The first thing that caught my attention was that I was greeted as I entered,
by a member of the wait staff with menus in hand. I had my charming friend
from Las Vegas in tow and the waitperson had two menus and two waters in
hand. We were seated immediately in the none-smoking area (as requested.)
Over the past couple of weeks we have tried at various times to catch
these good folks unawares, but to no avail. They are always ready to offer
excellent service, no matter how busy, no matter what time of day.
The food is of a very good quality and ranges from burgers and fries to
lamb chops. The prices are moderate to low. On a Friday I had the fish and
chips, it was very well made. My friend has had the chicken and a burger,
both she reports were very well prepared. Breakfast is very good also. And
they have one waitress who prepares superb ice cream desserts. The pies are
The atmosphere is a typical family restaurant, clean and well kept. If
you happen to be up around the 13-14 mile area on Woodward and feel the urge
for a satisfying meal I would recommend stopping at the Golden Basket
seven oinks and a satisfied burp for a rating.
@ Charles Grifor 1996,1997