Food History Articles and Links in Food Media & Arts Posted 18 hours ago 45 minutes ago, Katie Meadow said: Wow. My shopping excursions with my mother were usually at Bloomingdales, which wasn't exactly known for glamour. I don't even remember them having a restaurant. For sustenance we would end up at a nearby Chock Full O Nuts so my mother could indulge in her favorite snack: date nut bread with cream cheese and a cup of coffee. Shopping with my mother for anything was mostly not a fun thing, so I latched onto the date nut bread like being thrown a life-saver. It wasn't until 60 years later that I got a serious craving for it and learned how to make a good loaf myself. Our family preferred Wanamaker's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanamaker's Even though my mother was offended they wouldn't let her smoke there. How I remember meeting people at the Eagle. And the organ concerts. But most especially the toys. Food was good.