One of the oldest and best German restaurants in our area is Jacoby's on Brush Street across from the old county building in downtown Detroit. Founded in 1904, the chief cook and bottle washer is Ed Jacoby whose daughter Terre represents the fourth generation of Jacobys to operate the restaurant! They serve a variety of foods, but always have such authentic favorites as sauerbraten and wienerschnitzel on the menu. One of our neighbors loves their cole slaw and Ed graciously cut the recipe down to "family size".They don't follow this recipe "religiously", but prefer to adjust it to their taste that day - even to the point of sometimes omitting the onion! Ed says "Go ahead and make it to your taste and if it doesn't come out just right, come into the restaurant and let us do the cooking! " Ed, many thanks for sharing. -Bob
(In addition to the restaurant, they have a nice party room upstairs and it's the perfect place to go before a ball game or a function at Cobo Hall. You can call Jacoby's at (313) 962-3334).


1 large head of cabbage, chopped medium
2 medium carrots, diced

1 c. cider vinegar
2 c. mayonnaise or Lite Miracle Whip
1 t. celery seeds or to taste
1/4c. sugar or to taste
chopped Spanish onion or shallot to taste (optional)
salt and pepper

Mix dressing ingredients and toss with cabbage and carrots. Chill.
(Serves 6-8)

German cole slaw restaurant recipe published in our August, 1993 Menu Minder.

You may like to try these other German style recipes below: