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The Straight Dope about Route 66

The popular The Straight Dope column, which is run by the Chicago Reader newspaper and about 14 other alternative newspapers across the country, has answered this question from a reader: “Where is Route 66?” Rico, a Straight Dope staff member,…

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High-end start for ABQ restaurant guide

Eckleburg & Grumblecake have posted their first restaurant review on their I8Route66 site, in which they plan on eating in every Central Avenue restaurant in Albuquerque. The restaurant reviewed is the pricey Scalo Northern Italian Grill. The review is remarkably…

Travel bug bites The Bug

The Bug of The Bug’s Chemical Imbalance blog isn’t just going for a taste of Route 66. He’s going whole-hog. This spring/summer I am going to take a road trip that travels the entirety of the old Route 66. I…

No, you don’t wear Bun Huggers

Bun Huggers is a small hamburger chain in Flagstaff, including one on Route 66. I hadn’t heard of it, but Seth Chadwick of the Feasting in Phoenix blog wrote a review of it, including photos. I may have to check…

Illinois county springs for two tourism billboards

One is near Broadwell. The other is near Atlanta. Logan County Tourism hopes the billboards draw motorists off Interstate 55 to check out the county’s attractions, including Route 66. The Bloomington Pantagraph has the story.

Rick and Jane update

Rick and Jane McKinney, the evangelical couple that is walking across America, have posted their latest adventures.

It ain’t the Joads …

… but Mitch Teich, a public radio producer, of his 19 Minutes Past the Hour blog still had an arduous trip across Arizona and New Mexico, much of it on Route 66, during a recent move. In Gallup, he endured…

Here are some “Cars” movie toys

The About.com Web site has details about Mattel toys coming from Pixar Animation Studios‘ Route 66 film, “Cars,” to be released June 9. Below are some character assortment toys. FYI: The sheriff’s car is voiced by Michael Wallis, who wrote…

Son of soccer legend will tour Route 66

Calum Best, the male-model son of late former soccer star George Best, is going to drive Route 66 on a motorcycle for a television show, according to the Belfast Independent. Riding with him will be Fran Cosgrave, a co-winner of…

Route 66 festival holding a talent show

It’s happening during the annual event in Edwardsville, Ill., according to the Edwardsville Intelligencer. Auditions for the talent show will be in late March and early April and the talent show will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.…

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