Aside from the fact that Mark Zarkin owns Lelli’s on the Green, one of this town’s most celebrated Italian restaurants, he’s constantly saluting other establishments — past and present. Mark’s current obsession is with Checker Bar BQ. “I remember ordering a rib snack all the time after school from Checker Bar BQ in Lincoln Center,” he recalls. “I want to relive that memory. I want to bring that back.” On June 4, Mark will host the first Checker Bar BQ Night at Lelli’s on the Green in Farmington Hills. There will be three seatings that will feature all of the old Checker Bar BQ favorites. Call (248) 994-1111.