This hearty beef soup originated at the Cheshire Inn in Saint Louis, probably in the 1940s. I first saw it on the menu at Dierberg's Restaurant which was attached to the grocery store in Creve Coeur. This was in the 1980s. My friend and co-worker, Anthony Hitt, would join me for lunch frequently. This became one of our favorites. It was always served with fresh crusty rolls from the on-site bakery.