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I Really Wanted a Bowl of Papa FaBarre’s French Onion Soup

December 27, 2013 Downtown, Featured, Popular Culture, Retail 2 Comments

The other day I was out taking photos and passed by the Railway Exchange Building that used to have a Macy’s and before that Famous-Barr. It was cold out and I pictured myself inside Papa FaBarre’s having a warm bowl of the French Onion Soup (recipe).

ABOVE: The entrance to Papa Fabares on the 2nd Floor of Macy's
The entrance to Papa Fabarre’s was on the 2nd floor, September 2009. It closed in 2011 when Macy’s downsized the store, click image for more info.
Peeking into Papa Fabarre's in September 2009
Peeking into Papa Fabarre’s in September 2009

I only are in Papa FaBarre’s a few times, but I had many meals in the St. Louis Room on the 6th floor. The soup was also available there as was a salad bar.

I don’t miss a downtown department store because I’ve never been a fan of the traditional department store retail model. Macy’s closed the downtown store this summer.

For vegetarians that want to make the soup without beef stock here’s a recipe I’ll be making this weekend. No post tomorrow, I’ll be cooking.

— Steve Patterson

 

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  1. samizdat says:

    I’ve got a better one 🙂 here:

    http://theinventivevegetarian.blogspot.com/2011/10/french-onion-soup5-years-in-making.html

    Caramelized onions *drooooool*

     
  2. Robby D says:

    You can get a bowl of Papa’s French Onion at Alumni in the Park Pacific building. I’ve had it. Pretty good.

     

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