RIP... Hector Sossi, the owner of the Roma Cafe in the Eastern Market has died at the age of 92. I have known Hector since I was a little boy when my Dad would bring me on his sales trips from Buffalo to Detroit. We would stay at the Statler Hotel, eat breakfast at the Adam's Grill and have dinner at the Roma Cafe. 

When Gail and I moved to Detroit in 1965, the first time we went out to dinner, I took her to the Roma and introduced her to Hector. After that the Roma became our favorite Italian restaurant in Detroit and continues to be. I used to mention the Roma on my radio show occasionally and Hector never failed to stop by our table and thank me for the mentions. He also never failed to NOT pick up the check! But that was fine with me...because the food was always so good!

Hector's wife Stella passed away a couple of years ago, she too was in her 90's. (It must have been the terrific meatballs!) 

Our condolences to their daughter Janet who for some years has run the Roma so Hector could spend time in Florida and play his beloved Golf. 

I'll have much more on Hector including a friendly argument he and my dad had over the meaning of "al dente" in my Podcast which will be posted on Friday. 


Kwame Kilpatrick wrote a jailhouse letter saying that when Governor Snyder said he only recently found out about the water crisis in Flint "he is being viciously, aggressively, and deliberately untruthful."

- As they say, It takes one to know one. 


Donald Trump told a crowd that he could shoot somebody and he still wouldn't lose any voters. 

- Especially if he shot Ted Cruz. 


ISIS has se up a dating site for women who want to marry Jihadists. 

- It's called "".

- It's great for women looking for a short-term committed relationship. 


A study by Business Week found that some porn writers earn more than porn actors. 

- They have writers???

- I guess The Pen IS Mightier Than The Sword.


Chris Rock is reportedly re-writing his Academy Awards monologue in light of the #OscarsSoWhite scandal. 

- Meanwhile Jada Pinkett Smith says she's boycotting the entire Northeast because #SnowSoWhite.  


Have a great day and I'll see you back here Wednesday!