Papa FaBarre’s

by Michael R. Allen

Dry spell at Papa FaBarre’s eatery is called a mistake – Matthew Hathaway (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 6)

The story of a delayed liquor license renewal contains details of the history of the charming “old” cafe inside of the downtown Macy’s (Famous-Barr), which actually dates only to the 1970s. That is one of my favorite downtown lunch spots, even though as a vegetarian I have two or three menu options at best. Whatever. The charm, dark varnished wood, brass and belt-driven ceiling fans are worth being limited to a very good grilled cheese.