Thursday, February 28, 2008

George Harrison








February 25, 1943 ~ November 29, 2001

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


in my last journal entry

it was actually the day after the big event

I didn't realize that at the time, though

oh well...

they did it without me, anyroad


videos~official photo gallery~news articles


I'll let you know when

I visit Mallie's

in the future...


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Southgate (Michigan) grill aims for Guinness with 150-pound sandwich

Impressed by a giant 1-pound burger?

Hah! That's just an hors d'oeuvre compared with the monster burger they're cooking up at Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar in Southgate today.

At 150 pounds, including its specially made bun and multiple toppings, it's designed to put Mallie's in the Guinness World Records book for the largest commercially available hamburger; right now that's a measly 123-pounder at a bar in Pennsylvania.

"We've actually done this in-house several times, so it's not a matter of whether we can do it," says owner Steve Mallie, 39. It's being able to make the sandwich publicly at an announced time, so all the necessary people will be on hand to record and verify the feat for Guinness.

Completed, the burger will be 26 inches across and about 2 feet tall, he says.

And if you and several dozen of your hungriest friends would like one of your own, that can be arranged. It's being added to the menu, "and with 24 hours' notice, we'll make it for you," Mallie says. The price is $350, which includes fries and pop.

The menu already features 6-pound and 12-pound burgers. The bar sells about five of the 6-pounders a week, mostly to families who cut it into wedges, he says.

For today's world-record attempt, chef Art Laramie will use 110 pounds of ground beef to create the prodigious patty, which will shrink to about 80 to 100 pounds as it bakes in the oven for eight hours. "We usually lose about 15 to 25% of the burger weight after it's cooked," Mallie says.

Assimacopoulos Supreme Bakery Distributors of Romulus will bake the bun, using a special form it had to create for the project.

"The toppings are going to be normal hamburger toppings -- cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion, pickle and bacon," Mallie says.

How much bacon? "Quite a bit. I can't give away all my secrets."

The sandwich will be assembled on a scale so the crowd can see whether the weight reaches the 150-pound target.

The day's events include merchandise sales, raffles and silent auctions. Part of the proceeds will go to Women Celebrating Life-Downriver, a breast cancer support and awareness group.

The whole event is "a good way to get some good exposure and raise money for a good cause. And to have fun," adds Mallie. A construction company owner, his lifelong dream was to own a restaurant, and he opened Mallie's two years ago after renovating a closed, rundown building.

Festivities will run from 2 to 6 p.m. today. The burger could come out of the oven anytime between 3 and 5 p.m., he said, although they're aiming at 4 p.m.

To meet Guinness' requirements for consideration, the event will be recorded in photos and on film, and witnesses and a "notable individual" -- in this case, Southgate Mayor Norma Wurmlinger -- will attend, promotions director Mike Matkin said earlier this week.

Mallie's is at 19400 Northline Road in Southgate. For more information, go to

Westland Family Dining

menu says

"Cookin' For You"

American, Italian, Greek & Mexican Cuisine

last night, we tried out a new restaurant in our city

I had the breaded veal cutlets (2) served with brown gravy <--- saved one for today

mashed potatoes

mixed vegetable (corn, peas & carrots)

lemon chicken rice soup

my John had the country fried steak with beef gravy

mashed potatoes

mixed vegetables (corn, peas & carrots)

chili <--- saved for today

potato skins

salad <--- leftovers

2 slices bread <--- saved for today

I remember going to a local restaurant called "Leright's"

years ago with my Dad

he ordered the veal cutlets

so I did, too

we both had a beer

even though it was a family restaurant

he would joke about how other people were thinking

who does that guy think he is with that young lady?

Leright's is gone

and so is my Dad...




Saturday #3

On your journal or mine write 3 words

that describe how you feel or what's going on.

Written by garnett109

good for nothing

except sleeping, watching tv and eating

MAD WITH POWER sounds better

Sunday, February 17, 2008

 older picture of Daly's        

One of the last remaining drive-ins in the area, Daly is as much a part of our collective history as it is a great place to eat. The Livonia Daly still has curb service, complete with the speaker box menus to place an order from the comfort of your car. They also have a cozy dining room, which you may prefer especially if you want the salad bar. Nothing compares to a Dalydog or a Dalyburger (we’re huge fans of the special sauce). The fries rate and the shakes and malts are miles beyond what passes for a shake on the drag these days. They have a large family menu and have added to it plenty of soups and salads. Lunch, dinner or just an ice cream dessert—you gotta try this place at least once. If you’re old enough to remember carhops, you’re probably already a Daly aficionado..



last night, my John suggested going to Daly's

I've never been there, but his older sister used to

bring home Daly burgers when he was younger

they lived close to the same one we went to

I had a DALYBURGER (sandwich)

topped with our special Daly sauce, making it the best quarter-pounder around since 1948!


John had a SUPER DALYBURGER (plate)

a 1/3 pound version of our famous Dalyburger, proving that bigger is better

plates include french fries and cole slaw

*if you're fussy about your cole slaw, try ours


DALY-MAID VEGETABLE SOUP (bowl) <--- saved for next day

thick, deliciously seasoned and chock full of zesty vegetables-healthful and delicious

the Daly sauce looks and tastes like ketchup, relish and chopped onions mixed together

I remember going to A&W with my Dad

it was a treat back then

to have them bring your food out toyou

and eat in your vehicle

they would use those trays

that hooked onto your window

I would open up his van's glove box

and rest my drink on it

seems to me there was even an outline

of a circle there for that purpose

have you ever eaten at a drive-in? (curb service)

what do you like on your burger?



Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I love you, Chief Brody

Roy Scheider, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008: By the time 1975 rolled around, Scheider had already found success -- and a pair of Oscar nominations -- with roles in 'The French Connection' and 'All That Jazz.' Then came 'Jaws,' the film the actor will forever be best known for. He was 75.


Sunday, February 10, 2008

Leon's Family Dining

last night we tried another local place

that we've never been to before

we ordered the fish and chips

comes with tarter sauce, a roll, soup

I had the chicken noodle

my John had the cream of broccoli

also had cole slaw

tasted a bit bland to me

pass the salt, please

what do you like to order from a family type restaurant ?




Sunday, February 3, 2008

Saturday's #3

On your journal or mine write 3 words

that describe how you feel.

Written by garnett109


mexican food tonight

well, I didn't choose because "it don't matter to me" (Bread tune)

I guess that I cooked enough this week to qualify for a take out dinner

and have the dirty dishes to prove it

we tried a restaurant that we've never been to before called Casa Fiesta

I had a guacomole salad and enchiladas poblanas

2 enchiladas stuffed with chicken and two stuffed with beef topped with poblano sauce

I passed on the grated cheese-don't do dairy

they forgot to pack the salad-had to go back and get it

at least it's not too far away

they threw in 2 free tacos


homemade chips and sauce were included

it was alright

I like Mexican Fiesta better, though

and there used to be this place called Holly's By Golly

they had the best wet burrito

too bad that they're not around, anymore

what do you like to order when you go mexican?