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I went to IUB in 89-90 and 91-95. In 90-91, I went to school at IUSB and visited every chance I could.

My first book took place in Bloomington in the summer of 92, and I think everyone nostalgic for the old times should check it out.

I also made a glossary of my life up to the end of college, and I guess a lot of it replicates what's here. It's at

Useful/Useless Resources


Mostly a note to self, but some stuff I need to go through:


Missing Restaurants

  • GD Ritzy's -> Rax -> Miami Subs -> Five Guys
  • Captain D's -> La Torre -> Crumbl Cookies
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Mama Grisanti's
  • Poor Richard's
  • Sugar and Spice (in IMU)
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Phoenix Dumpling - 3rd and Lincoln, 307 E Third. Is it the Lucky Express now?
  • Taco John's
  • Doubles - Hamburger place on Walnut, maybe around 14th? Went under before 1994
  • A&W - one in the mall, but also freestanding
  • Grasshopper's
  • Red Lobster
  • Long John Silver's
  • Mr. Steak
  • Cork & Cleaver (which turned into Banditos, then Pier One, now Morgenstern's)
  • Pagliai's (in Breaking Away)
  • Sully's Oaken Bucket
  • Duff's
  • Chapman's
  • Jerimah Sweeney
  • BW-3 (Dunnkirk square)
  • Po Folks
  • Frisch's Big Boy
  • White Castle
  • Nutcracker Sweet (Dunnkirk square)
  • Middle Earth (Dunnkirk square)
  • Butterfield's
  • Peddlers
  • Zeus' Gyros
  • Porticos
  • Wimples on Walnut
  • The Gold Rush
  • Pancho's
  • The Wok
  • Leung Cheung
  • Hour House (I think this is what later became the Jared Subway)
  • Choo Choo
  • Rapp's Pizza Train
  • Vienna Dog House
  • New York Bagel - used to be on the south side of Kirkwood, roughly where Urban Outfitters is now?
  • Pancho's Villa - see


This is a collection of books I own about IU, that I've been using to research stuff.

  • Indiana University: A Pictorial History - Dorothy C. Collins and Cecil K. Byrd, Indiana University Press, 1992 [Excellent photos, okay history, info on branch campuses, too.]
  • Indiana University: Midwester Pioneer - Volume I/The Early Years - Thomas D. Clark, Indiana University Press, 1970 [Excellent, excellent history, but only up to about 1900. Hard to find.]
  • Images of America: Bloomington and Indiana University - Bloomington Restorations, Inc., Arcadia Publishing, 2002. [Slim, light on history, good photos.]