Regan Bloom and Elaine and Maurice Ltief

Their stylish menus are enticing enough to attract a loyal clientele of discriminating diners, but no matter how expert they are, restaurant people like to take a break from their own kitchens for a taste of someone else's cooking


Published:

When Regan Bloom was expecting her first child, she says she would get away from Toast, the Ferndale restaurant she runs with her husband, Thom, “to my secret place. I’d go to the Onion Roll Deli, sit at the counter, and have corned beef. I’m a corned-beef addict,” she says. Now that the baby is here, when the couple gets a night out, they are likely to head for Mon Jin Lau in Troy “for its hip, fun, party atmosphere. There are always people celebrating something.”

This is a big month for Elaine and Maurice Ltief, celebrating 25 years running their M&M Café on Michigan Avenue in Dearborn. When they get away, which isn’t often, they might head for Atlas Global Bistro in Detroit. “We like going there for brunch and a good cup of coffee,” Elaine says. “I love Mark’s hollandaise sauce for eggs Benedict.” Another fave is Nico’s on Erie Street in Windsor. “We’ve had a couple of really good dinners there,” she says. Taqueria Lupita in Mexicantown gets their vote for “real, down-home food, especially tacos filled with shredded stewed pork.” Much of the time, however, it’s family dinners at home with Elaine’s sisters. “We both come from a family of good cooks,” she says.

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

Sanctuary for the Senses

Castalia in Midtown offers a cocktail experience unlike any other

Local Pie Makers Offer Variety of Fillings

Area bakers offer alternative fillings for holiday pastry.

A Taste of Paris

Cannelle Patisserie chef Matt Knio’s baked goods are turning up in restaurants and markets across metro Detroit

The Big Dipper

Garden Fresh Gourmet is a shining star in the metro Detroit Food scene

A Zen Monk on Her Vegetarian Diet

Myungju Hillary talks spirituality, a plant-based diet, and more
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Best Dressed 2018
    Pulling back the curtain on this year’s selection of the region’s most stylish denizens
  2. Keeping Up with Sheefy McFly
    The multitalented visual artist and musician is ubiquitous in the Motor City
  3. Gathering Spot
    Eastern Market restaurant finds its groove after a rocky beginning
  4. Excellence in Care: Beaumont Health
    Hour Detroit presented Beaumont Health with an Excellence in Care Award for this extraordinary...
  5. Food Recipe: Barbecue Mac & Cheese
    Vast Kitchen and Bar executive chef, Jordan Gillis, upgrades the comfort staple
  6. Sanctuary for the Senses
    Castalia in Midtown offers a cocktail experience unlike any other
  7. Excellence in Care: St. Joseph Mercy Health
    Hour Detroit presented St. Joseph Mercy Health with an Excellence in Care Award for this...
  8. Deeply Rooted
    Influenced by their ancestors, Native American artists celebrate indigenous culture through...
  9. God-Given Talent
    A local choir sings its way to live television
  10. The Sincere Storyteller
    Broadway fans will soon learn, playwright Dominique Morisseau’s work is unapologetically Detroit