for Tom Beckett
the Italian owner of Stag Bar wd put his own spin on this Portuguese soup. Bert my favorite waitress (we were allowd to use that term then) in all of Kent wd serve it steaming. in memory it was probably chicken broth with potato white cabbage spinach pepperoni.
for many years I lunchd several times a week at the Stag. usually alone. sometimes with Melville scholar Howard P. Vincent. other times with visiting poets & movie directors.
as far as I know the building still stands but it's been remodeld & I no longer know what it's calld. but the Stag Bar is indelible in my Kent memory bank. & I can still taste Eddie's soup.