Thursday, January 1, 2009
10 places to dine in 2009
Where shall we go for dinner tonight?
It's a natural tendency to head to that familiar place -- the same one we went
to last time, where there's a favorite dish, a favorite waiter and the bartender
knows what to pour without asking.
So why take a chance on an unknown?
I say take a chance. There's a lot to discover out there when we break away from
22651 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, (248) 548-0680
Anita Farah's good Lebanese fare has been around for years, but there was little
atmosphere to go with it until the Ferndale outpost came along in 2008 boasting
good-looking, contemporary décor and some boutique beers and wines along with
the always reliable shish kafta, shish tawook, hummus, taboulee and lentil soup.
It's run by Anita's daughter, Jennifer, and her husband, Joe Wegrzyn, and it has
a fresh feeling with its simple but effective Ron Rea décor.
Hot Spot // Anita's Kitchen
A former ice-cream shop strategically located on Woodward south of Nine Mile
Road got a witty Ron Rea redesign, and now offers some of the best Lebanese fare
to be found in the area. (Anita’s is also on Maple Road in Troy.) From shish
kebab and kafta to kibbee nyeh, the food is pristinely fresh and appealing, and
a boutique beer-and-wine list gives the place something extra.
22651 Woodward, Ferndale; 248-548-0680. L & D daily. $12
This article appears in the April 2008 of Hour Detroit.
Anita's in Ferndale is a refreshing new spot for
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