The old Grone Cafeteria in St. Louis
Hey Robt..just read your question.My dad, Allen, worked for Grone's (they're my cousins) for 50 years. Dad was the one who carved the all the meats. He started out at the original Grone's at Lafayette and Grand. Great place! Anyway, Daddy used to bring home beef to us..yes, it was super wonderful. From what I remember he said that it was top round beef that they slow cooked. In fact, Dad would come home at night and his clothes would smell like the beef..LOL! I loved it though! I so miss Grone's, as I live in Minnesota now. After my Dad passed away suddenly in 84, our family had a difficult time going back..so many memories. My favorite was their haddock with their homemade tartar sauce..Oh myyyy! And their homemade pies!
Sure don't know the answer to this but I worked at the Grone Cafeteria (not on Woodson but in Yorkshire Plaza) for several years while in college. Good folks. Little Lou Grone, the baker, made the BEST dinner rolls. If I close my eyes, I can smell them right now. It was a sad day when it closed - lots of the retired folks in the area really depended on it for a decent meal and some socialization.
I don't know -- I've never heard of Grone Cafeteria.
Not wanting to hijack the thread, but speaking of cafeteria's, does anyone else mourn the demise of Miss Hulling's? We'd all go on Friday evenings after picking up my dad at his office. I'd always get the prime rib, I remember he liked the fried scallops. But gosh, seeing that title brought back memories. If anyone has any photos of Miss Hulling's I'd love to get a copy!