The Lebanese restaurateur, Sameer Eid, who is originally from Marjayoun, is the owner of Phoenicia Restaurant in Birmingham, a city on the north side of Metro Detroit in America. The first edition of Detroit Free Press’ Restaurant of the Year Classic award went to this famous Lebanese restaurant that maintained its high quality and offered a great customer service for almost 47 years. The secret this restaurant’s success is consistency. Eid does everything possible to offer only the best to his clientele. In fact, he is the only restaurateur in the region who goes personally to Detroit Produce Terminal two or three days a week at dawn to select the products. Since 2003, his son Samy has been running the restaurant. However, Sameer is always present to make sure everything is on point. Phoenicia Restaurant is his second home. The Restaurant of the Year Classic Award will be periodically given to restaurants that have been operating for more than ten years. Congratulations!