So something I found truly inspirational today, locally. Long story but I went to Charlie s restaurant on Dix near Southfield Road, in Lincoln Park. I was seated at a booth by a gentleman in a motorized chair. Through my meal, these facts emerged: 1) The gentleman was more distressed than the chair would implicate. 2) He left home, in his chair, to go through the snow, to the restaurant because his cat was hungry . While I cannot dispute this, I would say that HE was hungry as well. 3) He rolled to the restaurant IN THE STREET because there were too many sidewalks that were not cleared of the snow. 4) He got almost all the way to the restaurant before getting stuck in the snow. This is when a stranger stopped to help him. This stranger left his car parked in the street with his hazard lights flashing, pushed the motorized chair through the snow that had it stopped, brought the gentleman into the restaurant, and PAID FOR HIS MEAL prior to returning to his car!! Now, I ask, is this the true spirit of the season? The story doesn t stop there, though! Now in the restaurant, the gentleman gets special treatment by his waitress (Kris). She made certain he had his every need attended to. Then, she gave him the phone number of the restaurant and made him promise to call when he got home. Another waitress gave him her personal phone number and said to call if he needed anything from the store or anything else she could do to help him. (It had been brought out that the gentleman s brother was his caregiver but he had tried repeatedly today to get him on the telephone, to no avail.) As the gentleman was readying to leave, both waitresses helped him get his gear on to battle to cold, and reminded him to call. Meanwhile, the busman went to his car and prepared to follow him, which he did. On arriving home, the gentleman DID call in to say he had arrived. ALL THIS WAS WITH THE OWNER S APPROVAL AND ENCOURAGEMENT!! Now is this the epitomy of actions showing the spirit of the season? I would think so, but then the actions of such human kindness are not limited to the season for the owner s of Charlie s . They have this kind of regard all year long. Sorry this is so long-winded, but I found it inspirational in total. I thought you might as well. Oh, yes, and the food was good as well!
I set up the men's breakfast each month for our church but unfortunately the restaurant we attended most had to close it's doors. I decided on Charley's and was happy to find some of the employees from the other place working there. It turns out that the best came together as one. The food is great, the service is great, and we've found a new home for the men. The only thing I would hope for would be that the breakfast bar would a little more affordable on the weekend. I believe that a dollar difference or included coffee would encourage more people to attend.
Dr. Anthony Paquin
Victory Baptist Church, Taylor, MI
This was Leon's up until a couple years ago and has only gotta better. The great breakfast bar goes till 2pm on weekends and they always have the Super Soup bar with rolls and bread sticks. The service is some of the best downriver all with the meals that all come with soup bar and salad with average price of $7 WoW what a real deal. I love there ribs and just had the stuffed chicken breast which I so love. Give then a try and I'm sure you'll be back. See my photos ENJOY
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