Post Number: 2520
|Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 12:23 pm: || |
Lisa Johanon is one of the unheralded heroes that help make this city special.
If you have the opportunity to stop by and support the deli or the Freeze, and the work that the CDC does, I would urge you to do so.
D-Biz: Mr. Fo Fo's sandwiches are decadent and delicious
One-pound corned beef sandwiches are not for the faint of heart. Literally.
But that is what Mr. Fo Fo's does best, and has been doing for 30 years. The legendary restaurant is now managed by Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corp. who bought and renovated the building in 2006.
Director Lisa Johanon grew up just down the street from Mr. Fo Fo's and admits to being awed at the prospect of running such a neighborhood institution."I remember a line out the door, it was just a jammin' place all the time," she says. "We're really hoping to bring it back to the glory days that Mr. Fo Fo's once knew."
CDC trains young people between the ages of 16 and 21 at Mr. Fo Fo's and the adjacent ice cream shop, The Freeze. After five months of employment, the organization helps them find a permanent job. 300 youth have passed through the workforce training program in the past seven years.
The restaurant and its staff inspire devotion from its patrons. "To see how many people are so loyal to the restaurant, that's been unique to see," says Johanon.
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Post Number: 59
|Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 12:32 pm: || |
I used to live down the street from Mr. FoFo's and they really have a nice thing going there!
Post Number: 1110
|Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 12:39 pm: || |
Where is Mr. Fo's at? I was surprised that the modeld article didn't include the location.
Post Number: 2551
|Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 12:43 pm: || |
Is this Mr. Fo Fos store still on Second Ave?
Post Number: 11649
|Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 12:44 pm: || |
Is it Second Avenue between Boston/Edison and the New Center areas?
Haven't been in years, but they always put me in a food coma.
Amazing food...great people back then. Sounds like they're keeping another tradition alive.
Post Number: 11650
|Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 1:15 pm: || |
HEY, they had it...just a few clicks away.
Post Number: 1111
|Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 3:46 pm: || |
good call. I'm lazy and expected it to be in the article.
Post Number: 9
|Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 7:27 am: || |
FoFo's is on Second off of Hazlewood.