Shepard Tea Room
Submitted by liz on Wed, 2014-11-12 11:42
Note: The Newberry Library holds the personal papers of author John Drury.
SHEPARD TEA ROOM, 616 South Michigan Avenue
Sssh! We are whispering this to you in the strictest confidence and want you to be sure not to tell anybody: the lowdown on the Shepard Tea Room is that it is an inexpensive eating place for many actors and actresses and others who stop next door in the swanky and expensive Blackstone Hotel. It is situated at the rear of an arcade of small shops in the lobby of the Arcade Building and therefore away from the gaze of Michigan Avenue promenaders. And we don't blame the theatrical fold — and the others too — for coming here, since the food is very good and the prices are nothing if not reasonable.