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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.

 

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Department stores in Memphis were Goldsmiths and Lowensteins. In Nashville it was Cain Sloan and Castner Knott. As an impoverished college student preparing for my first job in journalism, I bought myself a small wardrobe from Goldsmith’s bargain basement, and celebrated with lunch in the Tea Room — pimiento cheese on wheat, cut in triangles, crusts removed, and carrots, celery and cucumbers with tomato aspic. Quite elegant!

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Dayton’s, in Minneapolis, was known for it’s wild rice soup 🥣 

"There are no mistakes in bread baking, only more bread crumbs"

*Bernard Clayton, Jr.

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On 7/1/2022 at 10:57 PM, heidih said:

 

Did they have the fashion shows too?  Filled avocado "salads" with tiny shrimp? sort of lie these Buffums memories  http://www.octhen.com/2010/09/yorba-room-at-buffums.html#

Miller and Rhoads Tea Room certainly did.  And Mr. Kim remembers Breakfast with Santa at Christmas time.  

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