i know, a pretty strange request...but does anyone know
of a great restaurant in southfield, michigan?
re: Jim Leff
As a former zing employee I have to say that it is
well worth the trip (about 40 min. from Southfield).
I still long for a zing sandwich at least once a week
while sitting in nyc the place where all the "great"
delis are. I could go on and on about how great this
place is for service and selection, but I am biased. I
deeply miss the place. -r.l.
re: rl johnson
wow, it's a pretty good endorsement if you could work
at a place and still miss it after you leave!
You COULD sign up for their bread of the month club,
you know. I got it for a birthday present last year and
was very sorry to see it end (and, as you know, all
their stuff's available mail order).
p.s.--I don't like their brownies, though that's heresy
re: Jim Leff
The brownies are great!!!!!! Is this a nut issue?
Because now they make them with out. The bread club
is great ( my mother gets it) but I am lucky enough to
have kept my ties to the fine folks at mail order who
employeed me (shouts out to mo, jude, brad and simone,
keep it real kids.) and get little deliveries when Mo
visits New York (often). Plus, a sandwich does not
fare well in the mail. They do have kits but we all
know that everything lies in the prep.
So Jim try a nutless brownie or one of those
scrumpcious scones and we will talk.
re: Jim Leff
I'm sad that you may never have gotten to eat a REAL Zingerman's brownie before they sold the place to a corporation. They were moist and huge, lumpy with nuts, hand cut (and they sold the trimmings cheap), and they must have been cranking them out of the ovens daily -- they were so fresh and good -- with that wonderful crusty top. Since the buyout, they are often dry and disappointing. Feh.
You're right about the chocolate cherry bread being worth the stop. They only make it on certain days, though, so call if you're shlepping the 40 minutes to Ann Arbor (422 Detroit Street) from Southfield. (734)663-DELI
P.S. -- I have to insert that it's actually the RAISIN PECAN BREAD that is the best. I'm waiting till I've worked up a real jones for it and then have them ship it to me here in Oregon! (Mail order (888)636-8162)
Are you sure Zingerman's has been bought by a corporation? When did it happen? It was still independently owned and operated when I left Michigan two years ago and their website gives no indication of being sold or belonging to a corporation. In fact, they explicitly state that they don't have the backing of a big company on their About Us page: "we're not backed up by any IPO funding, nor do we have some huge corporate coffers to fund things like websites..."