First dates. Anniversary dinners. Birthday celebrations. Even tea parties. These events in our lives are often intertwined with our favorite restaurants. So when these special places close, we may feel like we lost a little of our own history, too.

We recently asked State Journal readers to share their memories of now-shuttered restaurants, as part of a nostalgic online series featuring more than 240 local eateries. You did not disappoint. Here’s a sampling of those memories. You can read the full series at