One of my favorite places as a kid. It was a very big deal if Dad took us to Flaming Pit for dinner. They had a treasure chest with little plastic toys. Kids got to grab one on the way out if they were good. I got a toy, Dad got a steak and beer.
Louis: February 1959 - A tornado roared through the heart of St. Louis, destroying a cluster of restaurants and taverns and killing 21 people. It also toppled the KTVI TV tower and left more than 300 people injured.