Route 66 News

Don’t mind the snow

If Route 66 News looks a little different in the next week or so, it’s not because of technical difficulties. WordPress.com added an option on Christmas Day that allows its blogs to have snow floating across the computer screen. I…

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End of eras for two Tulsa restaurants

There was wistful news out of Tulsa Town this week regarding two Route 66 restaurants. First, the owners of Halim & Mimi’s, a Lebanese restaurant on the 11th Street alignment of Route 66, are retiring after nearly 30 years in…

Beverly’s Pancake Corner is moving

Beverly’s Pancake Corner, which has occupied a corner on Route 66 in Oklahoma City for decades, is moving a few blocks down the street, reports the Daily Oklahoman. Beverly’s, which is at 2115 Northwest Expressway, is moving to Midland Center…

Berry, berry good

LA Weekly has revealed its Top 10 Dishes of 2007, and The Donut Man on Route 66 in Glendora has made the cut. And, holy cow, the strawberry doughnut sounds good: Have you ever seen a strawberry doughnut from the…

U2 in the “Heartland”

“Sixty-six a highway speaks Of deserts dry Of cool green valleys Gold and silver veins Of the shining cities …” — “Heartland,” from U2‘s “Rattle and Hum” album. That was a period in which U2 was inspired by America’s landscape,…

Free Fallin’

This is one of Tom Petty‘s biggest hits, and it takes place in the Route 66 country of Los Angeles.

A little levity …

… on this holiday. Here’s a truck-driving song, although not a usual one. If you’ve clicked on it, you’ve probably already figured out the music is by this fellow.

Two Route 66 sites revamped

Emily recently renovated a couple of Route 66 sites she owns — Route66Food.com and SpringBreak66.com. Route 66 Food is a guide to restaurants, and Spring Break 66 is an online resource for college students considering a trip on the Main…

Review: “Dinosaurs Across Route 66” comic

Many Route 66 aficionados are, to put it gently, a little long in the tooth. So many of them fret about whether there will be enough young people interested in the Mother Road to keep it viable in the future.…

Goin’ down that Lost Highway

This isn’t so much a video as a blurry concert photo of Hank Williams with his version of “Lost Highway” playing in the background. But, really, this timeless music is all you need.

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