Photos from Facebook.
Truck vs. Theatre: The saga has a somewhat positive ending.
After a truck ran off the road and into the Station Theatre on Broadway in Urbana, it caused a pretty significant amount of damage to the building. The Station has an always-running GoFundMe campaign, and they were able to raise the money to get the wall fixed.
I drove by there yesterday and snapped this photo, a piece of plywood covers up the damage, and hopefully soon they'll be able to patch it up.
Here's their post, and my photo below:
First, it's awesome that Flying Machine Avionics will be throwing their hat into the brunch ring soon, Also, check out this marvelous looking concotion will be on the menu...avocado, red onion, grapefruit, wheat berries...there's a whole lot of wonderful things going on here.
Who wants to deal with the work of making a delicious salad when Salad Meister can do it for you, and deliver to your house? They've officially put out the call for delivery drivers, meaning soon you can have creations such as their Monthly Munch, the Niçoise Salad picture above is the February offering, or any other type of salad you'd like to put together, delivered to your doorstep. **Actually they are already doing this, which we would have known had we explored their website further. Luckily, we have awesome readers who are in the know, and can help us right our wrongs. So now there's no excuse, get yourself a salad delivered...now.
This is apparently part of a line of buses that are no longer in use.
Photo from the CUMTD Facebook page.
Evidently, the last time this happened, UMS was UJHS (for those that remember) and the year was 1972, and our Republican president was stealing information from the DNC, but also preserving national parks and investing tax dollars into the National Endowment for the Arts. Things are different in 2018.
Details on the flyer below — let's cheer these ballers on!
Photo courtesy of Kevin Helmick / Twitter
If you're unfamiliar with what the Thunderbird Theatre was, it exists where the Canopy Club now lives and has lived since 1998. Read that link to learn more about the history, dating back to Ray Timpone owning and opening the joint in 1966.
Seeing as how I have only been around Champaign-Urbana for the past decade, seeing throwbacks like this amuse me a great deal. So, for now, this is the one I'm talking about, straight from Champaign Urbana History.
I know there are all sorts of wonderful single-origin and special blends going on at Columbia Street, but I am sucker for their multitude of flavored coffees. I have a few old stand-bys (mmm...Bourbon Pecan Torte) but when the seasons change I'm all in for whatever seasonal specialties they have. Here's what you can find this Valentine's season. The Cupid's Caramel Crunch lasted less than a week in my house.
Have you been to Kohinoor for lunch recently? I usually go for dinner, but I met a friend for lunch not too long ago, and on her suggestion, ordered the thali. Thali is a selection of items served on one large platter.
Kohinoor has four options: vegetarian ($9), special vegetarian ($10), non-vegetarian ($10), and special non-vegetarian ($11). You get a ton of food for the price, and if you're a "light" eater, you could share a platter with another person. I am not a light eater, and I ate it all by myself, though I was uncomfortably full after. (We reap what we sow, eh?)
Pictured is the special vegetarian thali. It was delicious. I think about it regularly, and am going to start incorporating it into my regular eating schedule.
6 E Columbia St
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday
While I hope everyone is OK in this situation — the person that was driving this truck, as well as the Station Theatre — this is a thing that just happened in Urbana.
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