Papa Fabarre's

Okay, I know I just did a post on the


Macy's, but I had to go back to exchange a couple items and stopped into Papa


on the second floor for lunch. First of all, this place is what it is. And by that I mean a true throwback. I think it rivals Crown Candy Kitchen and


for original, non-pretentious charm.

Check out the fully operational pulley's and belts that operate the ceiling fans.

My first job was busing tables at a


, Illinois restaurant called


. The food reminds me of


. Good old unhealthy American comfort food. Grilled cheese and chicken on a pretzel bread were our choices. They are famous for their French onion soup which is served in a crock layered with cheese. Soup is a term used loosely here. I would say gravy would be more appropriate. But, people love this stuff. The place was filled to capacity on the Monday we were there. The hostess, waiter and cashier all confirmed that the restaurant will remain open after the reconfiguration of the Macy's down to 3 floors.

They indicated that the future of the St. Louis Room restaurant on the 6


floor is still up in the air.

This place is a trip; a great place to take out of


and first timers.