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Itsjeff
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BY SYLVIA RECTOR

FREE PRESS FOOD WRITER

Downtown Detroit's oldest saloon and restaurant, the colorful Jacoby's German Biergarten Since 1904, has been sold, but the change won't mean the end of the Jacoby name, the vintage interior or the 313.jac live music club upstairs, says previous owner Dick Bell.

"People keep coming in here 'for the last time,' and I keep telling them it's not going away. It's going to be better than ever," Bell said.

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=/20060510/ENT 08/605100418
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Funkycarrie
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Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 12:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

if they take away brunch and the avacado and 3 cheese sandwich I'm going to riot.

bring back the roasted garlic!
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E_hemingway
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Jacoby's German hertitage is one of its unique aspects that separates it from everything else. The new owners should embrace it rather than shun it. A lot of suburbanites and white collar workers feel comfortable going there because of the place broadcasts its German heritage. The new owners should realize that they can just as easily expand the new menu as alter it.
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Commodore64
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Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 1:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

First Athens Bar and now this! Oh the HUMANITY!
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Hysteria
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Hope they still have the rahm schnitzel.
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Shark
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Probably doesn't qualify as a "comfort food".

*rolls eyes*
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Funkycarrie
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I hope the food isn't sub-par and overpriced like Small Plates is.
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Tarkus
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Keep the German dinners!!!
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Gistok
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Rolladen, Schnitzel, Sauerbraten.... wiping the drool off my keyboard.....
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Hysteria
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Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 11:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

And it seems to me that the German food is one of the top reasons Jacoby's is always packed. IMO, no need to fix something that isn't broken ... I want my potato pancakes with sour cream and applesauce ... NOW!!!
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 3:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Face it. Detroit's no M'waukee with a large German population and its several ethnic restaurants. While in high school, Vic, the son of the owner of Mader's was in my German classes. So once or twice a year, our class will get special treatment there. Unfortunately, we didn't get into Karl Ratzsch's at bargain-basement prices.

Unfortunately, two others bit the dust: Grenadier's and the John Ernst Cafe. But probably the best sausage maker Usinger's is still in business right across the street from Mader's downtown, on the Milwaukee River.

If ever in Milwaukee, here are some other places to hit. The owner of the George Webb's Hamburger chain that always beat out MacDonald's in taste polls (no big deal) lived next door to my parents when they lived in Brookfield during and after my schoolyears.
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Fury13
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Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You can still get your German food in Detroit, at the Dakota Inn Rathskeller.

http://www.dakota-inn.com/web/ pages/home/
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E_hemingway
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Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I loooovvvveeeee the Dakota Inn. That place is awesome.

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