Lost Restaurants of Detroit
Brown Bag Lunchtime Series
03 Dec 12:00 PM
Until 03 Dec

Lost Restaurants of Detroit

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society welcomes author Paul Vachon on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at noon at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm for a look at some of Detroit's most notable restaurants. 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. The Machus Red Fox was the last place former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa was seen alive. Author Paul Vachon explores the history of the Motor City's fine dining, ethnic eateries and everything in between.

A lifelong resident of the Detroit area, Vachon is an author, freelance writer, and public speaker. He's been a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors since 2010. Vachon has a strong interest in Detroit history, and has written six books devoted to the subject. He's also written a guidebook on Michigan travel. Vachon's recent book, Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline, was published by Reedy Press in 2019.

This event is free for RAHS members. Nonmembers are asked to consider a $5 suggested donation at the door. Registration is required. Register by clicking the "Get Tickets Now" link, send an email to, or call 248-266-5440 and leave us a message.

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