August was a month of celebration and milestones as we toasted to the incredible local restaurants that marked another year of serving up delicious dishes and unforgettable dining experiences in our community. Join us in recognizing and applauding these culinary gems that have become an integral part of our dining landscape.
Imagine five decades of bringing people together over drinks. Pub I Lounge & Package Liquor, located on West Market Street, marked its 50th anniversary on August 6th. They’ve been a cornerstone of our community for half a century, creating countless memories.
On the very same day, across town on the East side of Bloomington, Bloom Bawarchi, the go-to destination for authentic Indian cuisine, celebrated its third anniversary. With each year, they’ve added more spices to our local dining scene.
Fiala Brothers Brewery & Beer Hall, nestled in Uptown Normal, celebrated its very first anniversary on August 12th. With a passion for craft beer and a commitment to excellence, they’ve quickly become a beloved spot for beer enthusiasts.
Shannon’s Five Star: 26 Years of Excellence
Shannon’s Five Star, which first graced Downtown Bloomington, celebrated an impressive 26 years in business on August 18th. Now located on the south side of town east of Veteran’s Parkway, they continue to delight patrons with homemade favorites and their famous weekend breakfast buffet.
Coffee Hound: A Taste of 21 Years
Coffee Hound, your local haven for flavorful java, reached drinking age as it celebrated 21 years on August 19th. They’ve been fueling our community with caffeine and camaraderie since the early 2000s.
The Pass Pub & Grill: 4 Years of Great Times
August 21st marked four fabulous years for The Pass Pub & Grill, a place where great times and great food always go hand in hand. Located in the heart of our community, they’ve been serving up smiles and scrumptious dishes since day one.
Last but certainly not least, Maguires celebrated 26 delightful years in Downtown Bloomington on August 29th. They’ve been a staple for the college crowd and townies alike for over two decades.
Stay tuned for more exciting openings, milestones, and anniversaries as we continue to celebrate the vibrant flavors of our community. Here’s to many more years of delicious memories!