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Lost Restaurants of Detroit


While some restaurants come and go with little fanfare, others are dearly missed and never forgotten. In 1962, patrons of the Caucus Club were among the first to hear the voice of an eighteen-year-old Barbra Streisand. Before Stouffer’s launched a frozen food empire, it was better known for its restaurants with two popular locations in Detroit and suburban locations including the one at Eastland, which so many Grosse Pointers frequented.  It included the “Pointe” Room. The Machus Red Fox was the last place former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa was seen alive. Through stories and recipes nearly lost to time, this book explores the history of the Motor City’s fine dining, ethnic eateries and everything in between.



Author: Detroit native Paul Vachon is an author and freelance writer. His previous works with Arcadia and The History Press include Forgotten Detroit, South Oakland County and Legendary Locals of Detroit. Paul has also written many articles and pieces for various publications, including Avalon Travel, the History Channel Magazine, Crain’s Detroit Business, HOUR Detroit and Michigan History. Paul earned his bachelor’s degree from Sacred Heart Seminary College in Detroit.




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