Route 66 News

Saying goodbye to a vet clinic

Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader columnist Sarah Overstreet tells the sad tale of Dr. C.C. Moore’s Veterinary Clinic in downtown Springfield, which occupied a corner of Route 66 since 1929 and is about to close. Dr. Tedd Hamaker is moving from his…

Route beer sales a-poppin’

When POPS in Arcadia, Okla., opened this summer, it not only offered hundreds of types of soft drinks, but commissioned one of its own. It’s called Round Barn Root Beer, a nod to the Round Barn a few hundred yards…

Cleanup day at the Blue Whale

The Blue Whale site on Route 66 near Catoosa, Okla. (map here) was pretty messed up by this month’s historic ice storm. So the Oklahoma Route 66 Association historic preservation committee has set up an emergency work day there on…

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…

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…

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