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FOR OVER 70 YEARS, THE LARCO NAME HAS BEEN 
SYNONYMOUS WITH AWESOME STEAKS, CHOPS 
AND TRADITIONAL ITALIAN DINING FARE.

We're Glad You Found Us!

 

WE ARE NOW SERVING ALCOHOL BY THE GLASS! 


Sylvan Lake Residents, by a resounding 83% - voted to allow us to serve liquor by the glass to our diners.
  

This represents a victory for those who have been patronizing Larco Restaurants since the 1940's and is utterly history-making - as no restaurant since Prohibition has served alcoholic beverages by the glass in this community.  

OAKLAND PRESS - Mike Larco’s A La Carte in Sylvan Lake. Co-owners Paul Mousley and Tori Larco recently received a liquor license from the city which hasn’t allowed it since prohibition. Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Tim Thompson-The Oakland Press

No one, not even the owners of Mike Larco’s A La Carte, 2440 Orchard Lake Road, expected that the City of Sylvan Lake would ever allow liquor licenses for restaurants to sell liquor by the glass.

But history has been made, as Larco’s was recently granted the very first restaurant liquor license – the first to have one since prohibition.

Accomplishing this feat was no easy task. In 1919 prohibition banned the sale of spirits across the nation. When prohibition was repealed, communities were given an opportunity to legislate sales in their communities.

Sylvan Lake opted to retain the prohibition ban on the sale of liquor by the glass. Despite two earlier attempts since then to overturn this rule, the residents of Sylvan Lake voted down proposals by narrow margins. 

The owners of Larco’s were determined to get a new proposal on the ballot and persuade the public that selling liquor by the glass would be a positive thing for the city.

First, owners Paul Mousley and Tori Larco went before the Sylvan Lake city council and petitioned to be allowed to sell liquor by the glass in the restaurant.

Although Larco’s had the council’s support, the council decided to allow the citizens of Sylvan Lake to make the final decision. To get the proposal on the ballot Larco’s first had to collect signatures from Sylvan Lake residents in support of the proposal for the next ballot.

Over the next couple of months Larco’s workers, friends, and City Council collected enough signatures, then the proposal was added to the November 2013 election to vote to allow the sale of liquor by the glass.

“I remember that Election Day like it was yesterday,” says Mousley. “We spent the entire day at the polls encouraging a positive vote and after it was over, the results of the election were approximately 80 percent in favor and 20 percent against.

“For the first time in nearly 95 years liquor by the glass became legal in Sylvan Lake,” Mousley said. “But our quest was just beginning. With the new law in place, we returned to city council and the planning commission to petition to allow liquor sales in our restaurant. After a number of once a month meetings, the city drafted its own regulations and ordinances regarding the sale of liquor by the glass in city limits.

“Now armed with the positive vote and new local legislation we appeared before the city council asking for permission to serve liquor by the glass. By unanimous consent, we were granted that right and thus became the first establishment legally allowed to sell spirits by the glass in Sylvan Lake.

“We made history and paved the way for other establishments to possibly sell liquor by the glass. However, each new applicant will have to go through a similar process with the city council and planning commission as we did.”

Diners have been served Italian cuisine at one Larco’s or another for more than 60 years and their latest endeavor, Mike Larco’s a la carte, was started in 2012.

All the favorite Larco family dishes from yesteryear, originated by founding Larco Brothers, Pete, Nick and Mike, are on the menu, along with some newer ones.

The new twist is in the new name, in that all menu items are featured a la carte.

 

THESE ARE OUR HOURS OF OPERATION

TUESDAYS 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
WEDNESDAYS 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
THURSDAYS 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
FRIDAYS 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM
SATURDAYS 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM
SUNDAYS 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

WE ARE CLOSED ON MONDAYS


 

DON'T  FORGET  TO  DROP  BY OUR
HAPPY  HOUR


FROM 3 to 6 PM

 TUESDAY - FRIDAY

FEATURING...


Food items                               starting at $4.95

Draft Beer                               starting at $1.50 


 Bottled Beer                            starting at $1.75

Wine                             starting at $3.00 a glass

 

 

 

 

 


   

We really enjoyed being interviewed by Sherry Margolis on her show, Fox 2 Cooking School on Fox 2 Detroit TV, Wednesday, February 6, 2013.



Simply click on the picture below if you'd like to watch the video featuring Chef Aaron David Parkhill (R) and Mike Larco (L) discussing our new restaurant and preparing Chicken Cacciatore.

 

 

                                                     Thanks For Watching!

 

 


 

CHECK OUT THE LARCO'S GANG ~ CIRCA 1978

 

Word-Of-Mouth is going to be our greatest advertisement.  If you've enjoyed your experience, kindly pass it on via the social networking links below and be sure to visit and Like us on Facebook.  We'd appreciate that greatly!

 


 

Eventually we'll have a presence at all of the below social networking sites.  Meanwhile, we wouldn't mind terribly if you were to say a few nice things about us in those sites to which you already belong.  I

n fact, bring proof of a positive comment that you posted with you to the restaurant and your dessert is on us that evening!

 


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