Okay, last Sunday we had the first part of the MBIP Year In Review and here’s part two. Enjoy this trip back in time and Happy New Year to everyone out there in MBIP-land! Thanks for reading and let’s hope for a wondeful and happy 2015! (P.S. I went out on New Year’s Eve for the first time in over thirty years yesterday and those pictures will be up at tomorrow’s post.)
Last Six Pack At Stan’s - Stan’s liquor store closed after more than three decades in business in the Peoria area.
“OneTwoThreeFour!” by “Boris” Boden - A tribute to the dead Ramones by “Boris.”
One Beer @ The Par-A-Dice Casino And Another Beer With The Angriest Ice Machine In The World - I usually try to stay positive on the blog, but sometimes it’s tough to do, like this trip to the Par-A-Dice.
Heart Of Illinois Fair 2014 - A fun trip to the Hear Of Illinois Fair last summer.
Dirty Magazines (NSFW) - A post that wonders if anyone looks at printed porn anymore. And if you’re working this holiday. it’s not safe for work!
Cartsville—Visiting The Downtown Food Carts On A Fine Tuesday Afternoon - A tour of the dowtown food carts.
Snakes On A Gumby! Happy Fourth of July From Mike’s Tavern! - Gumby gets snaked on the Fourth Of July!
Fixing Two Holes In My Teeth At All Smiles Dental Care - A painless and fun trip to my favorite dental office in the world!
Soundcheck • Frontman • Brainchild • The Yardbirds • Live in Peoria At The Limelight Eventplex • June 29, 2014 - The Yardbirds at Limelight, plus other great bands.
Two Beers and Happy 32nd Anniversary Wishes @ Jimmy’s Bar - Hard to believe Jimmy’s Bar has been there 32 years! Happy anniversary!
"Refill Madness" by “Boris” Boden - Coffee talk by “Boris.”
This Used To Be...Pepe Taco, Now It’s Los Jimadores - One Mexican restaurant morphs into a new one in Pioneer Park.
Lots of Beers @ Champs West (With A Quick Stop At Moxie’s ReSale Boutique) - Champs West reopens and I stop and get them a gift at Moxie’s ReSale Boutique.
Stuff I Don't Want to Buy at Acme By Bob Gordon - Leave this stuff at home if you visit Acme Comics!
Rollin’ On The River • Story and Photos by Scott Turley - Scott takes us for a watery ride on this post.
Lunch With...Danny and Patty Seitz at The Chef & The Baker - Just be Cuz.
An East Bluff Kid Does Not Remember: The Viking News, May 1953 Edition • by Chip Joyce - Chip writes an essay about the Viking News.
A First Visit To The Coffee Hub and Spitting Wine Into A Bucket At Julie’s Corner Store in Lacon—Oh What A Glorious Day! - A trip to Lacon to check out the Coffee Hub and spit in a wine bucket at Julie’s Corner Store.
Shop Hop @ Electronics Diversified—The Last Stereo Store In Peoria - A trip to Peoria’s last true stereo shop, and sadly the last photos of Don Gort, who died the next day.
Shop Hop—I Know You Like A Book - A trip to, “I Know You LIke A Book.” What a great name for a store!
The Hog Days of Summer • Story and Photos by Chip Joyce - Chip takes us on a hog-filled journey.
Saturday Night BBQ @ Heart of Illinois BBQ & Bluegrass Festival - This was a blast, I hope they do it again this year!
Shop Hop @ Aquarium Obsessions - A fishy post for sure!
Saturday Night BBQ @ Country Club BBQ - Checking out the grand opening of Country Club BBQ.
Eating Peoria One Street At A Time: Main Street—Hoops Pub and Pizza With Special Guest Stars, Vic Burnett and Danny Sinacori - A fun lunch with Vic and Danny.
Saturday Night Microwave Buffet @ Amber’s Birthday Party! - Happy Birthday Amber! I’m already looking forward to this year’s celebration!
This Used To Be...Zeller Mental Health Center, Now It’s Ilinois Central College North-Campus - It was once a mental health care facility, now It’s I.C.C.
The Great One Revisited by “Boris” Boden - “Boris” takes us for a ride on this car photo essay.
Testicular Cancer—Part I By Brandon C. Hovey - The first part of Brandon’s cancer diary.
Pekin Daily Times: Looking Forwards and Backwards - A trip to the first place that ever paid me to write words.
Sombrero Time With Terry Towery and Matt Buedel @ Los Jimadores - Sombero Time continues and I’m eternally greatful!
The World Premiere of Asian Carpnado @ The Peoria Riverfront Museum...Holy Carp! - WMBD’s Greg and Dan make a movie and we are there at the Premiere!
Testicular Cancer—Part II By Brandon C. Hovey - The second part of Brandon’s scary ride with cancer.
A Is For...Apple—A Trip To Tanners Orchard - A trip to an Apple orchard that is not related to anything that is computer designed.
The Warp Of Time: Confessions Of A Teenage Riff-Raff By Chip Joyce - Chip remembers years of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
Saturday Night @ The Jukebox Comedy Club Starring Charlie Murphy! - Charlie Murphy performed at the Jukebos Comedy Club and we were there!
Sky Harbor’s 43rd Anniversary Bash! - Happy Anniversary to Sky Harbor!
We’re Off To See The Wizard, The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz! (An MBIP Fractured Fairy Tale) - A trip to a Wizard of Oz park here in Peoria.
Hands and Feet by “Boris” Boden - Photos from “Shoe Fence” and a nice tribute to “Boris’” father in this post.
A Pause With Mr. Claus At The Northwoods Mall - I sit on Santa’s lap and he refuses a beer.
Peoria Supermarket Sweepstakes—May The Schwartz Be With You! By Bob Gordon - Memories of Peoria gorcery stores from the past by Bob Gordon.
27 Minutes To Lacon - A holiday tour of Lacon, Illinois, it’s just 27 minutes from Peoria!
Flipping The Bird (Happy Thanksgiving!) By Bob Gordon - Thanksgiving memories and ads from designated Holiday writer, Bob Gordon.
Happy Holidays! Beers At Jerry’s Bar and Thanksgiving at Terry and Phil’s House... - Thanksgiving at Jerry’s Bar and dinner at my sister Terry’s house.
O Come, All Ye Shoppers...A Retail “Re-Tell” By Chip Joyce - Chip’s retail holiday memories of working at the mall during the Christmas season.
A Small Tour On Small Business Saturday Featuring Acme Comics, Moxie’s ReSale Boutique, Younger Than Yesterday, Urban Artifacts, The Costume Trunk And Special Guest Stars The Black Roses & Ken Zurski! - Small Business Saturday in November!
Sheridan Village—Then and Now... - A trip to Peoria’s first shopping center.
This Used To Be...Bogard’s, Suburban Liquors, A Dry Cleaners And Phone-A-Feast—Now It’s The School House - A trip to The School House.
MBIP Second Year Anniversary Party At Mike’s Tavern! - Happy anniversary to us!
Give Me The Dickens, Every Time By Chip Joyce - A holiday essay by Chip.
A Tour Of Converse Manor/Marketing - A fun tour of a classic Peoria building on Main Street.
A Guy Walks Into A Bar...Five Days In A Row! • Story And Photos By Scott Turley - Scott spends an entire week in Meadows Tap and records the journey for us.
Courthouse Christmas Lights - A new MBIP tradition as I take photos of the Courthouse lights on display.
The Third Annual MBIP Festival Of Lights and Shiny Christmas Stuff • By Bob Gordon - Hard to believe Bob’s been doing this for three years now!
The Thirty-One Beers Of Christmas! - I drank 31 beers over my Christmas holiday...you got a problem with that? I didn’t think so.
Related post: The MBIP Year In Review—Part One.