Saturday, August 20, 2011
Shirley Room Cafe
Shirley Room & Embers Restaurant. – Both of these restaurants were located in the now empty Midwest Federal Building and both in the mid to late 60’s. I’m not sure if they were both in operation at the same time. The Shirley Room was located in the basement of the Midwest Federal Building. I believe they did a breakfast and lunch menu. In my younger years I did not like bread or sandwiches but in the Shirley Room I learned to love a grilled cheese, ham and tomato sandwich. The Embers Restaurant was located on the top floor of the Midwest Federal Building. I remember it as a bit of a fancier restaurant. I believe many of its clientele were area business men. I also remember by brothers and their friends, (at that time considered radical), hanging out up there much to the consternation of the business men.