Life after Talal Chahine
As for décor, the Ann Arbor Palm Palace looks pretty much the same as La Shish did: comfortable and cozy, with lots of rich, wine reds and lush, deep greens, tiled tabletops and banquettes strewn with soft, plump pillows. And in March, the legacy of La Shish lived on, literally, in a stained-glass window by the entrance: in the center of the window are two tiny initials, an L and an S. An employee says they're working on replacing it.
Palm Palace, 2370 Carpenter Road, 973-2737. Sun.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. www.palmpalace.com
"Are you familiar with the word 'foodie'?"
That's Frank Guglielmi's answer to the question "What's going on at the Jackson Road Meijer?"