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Brothers Deli Northland, MI

tinybird Mar 11, 2013 06:07 PM

Just talking with my 90-year-old mother (of 10 children). In discussing the upcoming St. Patrick's Day (a favorite in our house), she said she wishes she could have one more corned beef sandwich from Brothers at Northland. I promised I would investigate and take her when next I visited Michigan from Arizona.

Does Brothers still exist? At either Northland or an alternative site?

Thanks for your help.

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    syrup09 RE: tinybird Mar 11, 2013 06:43 PM

    Do You mean Northland Mall in Southfield? I'm not even sure if that place still exists?

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      tinybird RE: syrup09 Mar 11, 2013 07:10 PM

      IMy mom mentioned Northland, and I do know she was referring to a shopping center. She thought Northland (the shopping center) was in Northland (a city) (remember she is 90). I am not sure that the Northland Mall to which she is referring is in Southfield, but given where we lived, that is a distinct possibility. I have tried a google search without success, and thought that perhaps someone living in the area would be able to provide firsthand knowledge.

      Make sense?

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        VTB RE: tinybird Mar 11, 2013 07:31 PM

        Lou's deli is by Northland Center Mall.

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          tinybird RE: VTB Mar 11, 2013 07:40 PM

          Thanks VTB.

          I know that the deli my mom is remembering was in Northland Center Mall and that the name was Brothers

          Do you recommend Lou's? Perhaps I can take her there if I learn that Brothers no longer exists.

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            VTB RE: tinybird Mar 12, 2013 03:09 PM

            You may want to search the board, based on your Mom's taste. Is she focused on a corned beef sandwich? I think anyone would be happy with Steve's Deli (thanks nsxtasy, I really like this place). Selection and atmosphere are great. If you want to risk having your car broken into Rainsux will bet his substantial reputation on Hygrade Deli downtown. Sir Boagman likely will point you towards Stage Deli if you are not in a hurry.

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              RedTop RE: VTB Mar 12, 2013 04:11 PM

              >>If you want to risk having your car broken into Rainsux will bet his substantial reputation on Hygrade Deli downtown.<<

              A friend swears that, if you park right in front of the building, and everyone inside can see your car through those windows, it won't be broken into. Or, stolen. lol

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                boagman RE: VTB Mar 12, 2013 04:21 PM

                I'll point you to Stage if you're not in a hurry, you're not expecting good service, and you want to pay an extraordinarily high price for your corned beef sandwich. I know, I know...that sounds practically like a condemnation, but I have to be fair: it's still the best corned beef sandwich that I've had. It's just too expensive for what it is, is all. That, and the service is often just *horrible*.

                Did I mention that it's overpriced and that they have bad service, but that the sandwich is incredible? ;)

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        Mother of four RE: tinybird Mar 12, 2013 06:56 PM

        Did a search...this is the only one I can find. I went there a number of years ago. http://www.menupix.com/detroit/restau...

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          BobRe RE: tinybird Mar 13, 2013 05:20 AM

          I found the following site which has two posts referring to Brother's in Northland:


          I also found a couple of posts at the following page that says there was a Brother's Restaurant in Eastland Shopping Center, and also at Northland.


          You can do a search for "Brother" (CTRL + f ) to find the posts on the page.


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            dabeau RE: tinybird Jul 21, 2013 08:01 AM

            Brothers, as those of us who remember it no longer exists. there was one at northland and the main original restuarant was on woodward ave in ferndale,mi. As close as i can remember they probably closed in the late 60's or early 70's. They were the closest thing to a N.Y. deli as you could get for those of us from mi. it was the best.
            hope this helps

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              jordan11311 RE: tinybird Mar 19, 2014 08:19 AM

              My family owned this restaurant from 1963 through 1981...I'm sorry to say that the restaurant is no longer in operation...It was a very special time in our lives...I worked there through high school, through college, and even when I returned home from grad school...what a joy it was...the food...mmmm...I can still taste the corned beef, pastrami...and many great memories of the place...My Mom, my Dad...I probably waited on your mother at the carry out counter...I've run into scores of people who ate there, years after it closed, and whom I waited on at the carry out counter!!! I so glad to have provided the answer to this question!!!

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