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January 07, 2015

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nosh

I don't recall The Forum cafeteria. When I was growing up in the '60s, I fondly recall meeting my dad at his office on Friday evenings and going to Miss Hullings. Walking down to enter under street level. I loved their prime rib, I remember my dad ordering fried scallops.

Other old favorites now gone:

The Famous-Barr in Clayton (more than downtown) and ordering their french onion soup. Hot, cheesy, rich -- a meal in a crock.

The Howard Johnson on the west side of Lindbergh near Ladue -- the all-you-can-eat fried chicken was on Mondays, I think, and they did an AYCE fried clams on Thurs. Back in those pre- and teen years, all-I-could-eat was a LOT.

Nino's, a little Italian place in a strip mall on the south side of Olive close to but before the Inner Belt. They did St. Louis-style pizza and t-ravs, an had a combo where you could get both.

And The Fatted Calf is still too fresh a wound...

Richard Perry

Yes, it was more or less directly across from Famous-Barr. I don't remember the chandeliers, but the guy with the mop was omnipresent -- my mother refused to go there anymore because of the guy slopping the floors while we were eating.

Valerie Brauer

We would eat there 3 - 4 times a week plus the weekend. There was so much of a variety for everyone. With 4 in the family, all of us would have something different. I loved the veal, all the vege and salads. There were staples we got everyday. We always got dessert. Sunday for breakfast was the greatest. They had a coffee cake that mother just love. One of my fondest childhood memories.

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