Rana gave me the news today that last night Bill Clinton ate at her Uncle's restaurant Phoenicia in Bloomfield, Michigan. Some history: Phoenicia was an ancient civilization centered in the north of ancient Canaan, with its heartland along the coastal plains of Great Syria what is now Lebanon and Syria and northern Israel.
I loved the food there when I visited a few years ago...their home made pineapple spirit (can't remember if it was vodka or rum) was also such a treat. The Eid's are Lebanese and Samir's wife is sister's with the amazing Ramsa so am sure there is something in their blood that makes them good hosts and cooks. Apparently Bill was really nice and posed for photos with all the staff too.
If you visit Phoenicia, just remember that sweet bread on the menu is not a selection of sweet breads but the pancreas (belly/stomach/heart sweetbread) or thymus gland (neck/throat/gullet sweetbread) of an animal younger than one year old. These animals are usually lambs or calves....I learned that the hard way!
Will post pics later of Bill and the Eid's. Am sure Sammy, his dad (see pic) and the staff gave him a proper Lebanese welcome. Bill prob winked ciao to them at the door....