|Were the gherkins the giveaway clue?|
Correct responses, mostly. Yes, the answer to this week's "Where am I Eating?" question is Eddie Delahunt's Cafe & at 4448 Bell Street. An Irish coffee-flavored shout-out to Karen Geary, Kristin, James and Bill, who guessed correctly.
Another Fat City fan e-mailed me to find out more about the infamous 1985 murder that took place in front of this building, back when it was still the short-lived restaurant called The Painted Lady.
The good news is that vibrant, good-natured Irish musical artist and bon vivant Eddie Delahunt has long swept away any lingering negative spirits. But tales of the murder-suicide continue to haunt the neighborhood.
|A happy building...with a dark past|
Swanay later fatally shot Murry as she was getting out of her car in front of the restaurant. After shooting and wounding a bystander in the neighborhood, the 60-year-old Swanay himself was shot and killed by one of the restaurant's cooks, Mitchell Burroughs -- who was also apparently Swanay's partner -- who then turned the gun on himself.
Perhaps because the murders took place outside of the restaurant, Delahunt says the building is free of ghosts. Unlike the Upstairs Tea Room in Weston, Missouri, which has a pair of happy -- and communicative -- spirits!