Cooking & cars run in my family

Yanoulis Restaurant

I just converted this photograph to a digital file. It was taken in the early 1950’s, of my maternal grandfather, Emanuel Yanoulis, and his family, at his restaurant on the east side of Detroit near the Chalmers Motors/Chrysler Jefferson Assembly plant in Detroit. So you see cooking & cars run in my family!

Starting from the top left is my Aunt Bess, who is my mom’s twin, my dad, Fred Dallas, my brothers, Ted and George and my Mom, Matina. In the middle is my cousin Nick, just under my Aunt Bess, then my Papou. Starting from the bottom left are my cousins, Victoria, and Evelyn, and my brother Mike.

Many Chrysler auto workers ate breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at my grandfather’s restaurant. Here’s a photo of a Chrysler Town & Country, which was a model they made at that time. Also, my father worked for Ford Motor in Dearborn for over 30 years. More evidence of cooking & cars.Chrysler Town & Country Newport CoupeLots of Greek and Detroit history in that family photo. And don’t you just luv this car?!!

World Clothes Line Charity Event

Tonight I attended World Clothes Line Charity Event hosted by the Hungry Dudes.  It was a wonderful event. *Great food * Great folks * Great example of social responsibility*
World Clothes Line’s Mallory Brown and her team travel to the poorest areas of Indonesia, Peru, and throughout the United States to give new clothing to those who need it most.Mallory BrownProceeds from the evening help fund World Clothes Line’s charitable clothing deliveries.

The event was catered by the Forest Grill, Detroit Free Press 2010 Restaurant of the Year. The strolling buffet was delicious. I managed to snap quite a few photos.


I met Executive Chef, David Gilbert, and he told me he is of Greek decent and has relatives living in Greece.Forest Grill ChefAnd of course there were yummy desserts like these cookies…

but the real star of the evening was World Clothes Line.
Make sure to shop and support this company.
Inspired Apparel, Clothing the World
They will match every item sold with a new item for someone in need.