Wow. I didn't know Makuch's had closed. Sadly, I sort of knew it was coming. I've had significant moments there over the years, including a rather wine-infused dinner in that little private cubicle they used to have, with my now-husband Ted when we started talking about getting married. i remember getting a special manicure for the dinner because I thought he might be ready to pop the question. He didn't that night, but soon thereafter. I remember telling him, after a rather elaborate Red Rooster dinner, including a flaming something or other, how much I loved him. Sweet memory.
Great story. I used to love going to places where they set stuff on fire. Sorry to hear this place closed, even though I'd somehow managed to never hear about it or go to it.
With all the Jimmy Hoffa news, it's strange that this thread surfaces along with news references to the Machus Red Fox, an establishment that was in the next county.
I went there once in 2004, and was very unimpressed with the food, especially considering the price. So I never went back. Sadly, though, everything around old AC is dying a slow death. It's only a matter of time before everything completely goes (The Opa Bar, Raincheck, Deville's, Jamins, Timothy's are all susceptible). One of the aforementioned bars may survive and probably Starlite, but other than that, the area's going to be a complete wash.
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Dude, you're in Flint. Do you expect good eats hereabouts? If you do you're ...Whoa... Devilles or Jamins possibly reverting to fauna is a positive. Hopefully Starlite will be a pile of compost within the decade.
Although we've been "gone" from Flint for 30 years, we still have fond memories of Red Rooster dinners. Their baked clam appetizer and Crepes Suzette are the best we've ever had. So sorry to see it go. Irv and Mary Lou Meerson
Hey, Makuch's Red Rooster outlasted the Machus Red Fox by 16 years, and they were in toney Bloomfield Hills. Got to give credit where credit is due. I hand it to the owners for making it work that long in Flint.
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