Tom Kacich's column Sunday in The News-Gazette is about a restaurant guide from the Urbana Free Library archives. Attached is a pdf file of the guide, and here are a couple photos we found of the places mentioned in it.
From the column:
"It's almost like an archeological find, a peek back at a different culture, a different landscape, a different people.
"Except it isn't. It's just a restaurant guide from the Pre-Internet era, which came sometime after the Cretaceous period. This unpretentious pamphlet — a discovery by the good people at the Urbana Free Library archives — doesn't have a date on it, but I would guess it's from about 1977. It's called "A Guide to 75 Good Eateries in Champaign-Urbana." And it's a blast from the past."
We're also linking here to a photo gallery that we'd welcome your submissions for. Do you have pictures of Trito's or Bubby and Zadies or the Lamplighter or the Jolly Roger? Submit them to the gallery!