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Cozy dogs and Ted Drewes

You can’t do much better than this. Cozy dogs from the Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield, Ill., and frozen custard from Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in St. Louis will be among the fare served at the St. Louis Route 66 Festival next weekend at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, reports the Suburban Journals.

Both eateries are Route 66 icons. The Cozy Dog has been operating on Springfield’s Sixth Street (aka Route 66) since 1949, and Ted Drewes stand on Chippewa Street (aka Route 66) has been there since 1941, although the business dates to 1929. Both have had prominent politicians and celebrities pay visits.

Barbecue will be served at the festival, too. The festival area will be on the Missouri side of the bridge, which once carried Route 66 over the Mississippi River.

Also, Norma Bolin will sign copies of her “The Route 66 St. Louis Cookbook,” which includes dozens of recipes from restaurants in the St. Louis area and the Route 66 corridor in the Midwest.

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2 thoughts on “Cozy dogs and Ted Drewes

  1. Gerry M.

    Yup, you bet … I’ve patronized both of these joints and will attest to the fact that they both represent WHAT ROUTE 66 IS ALL ABOUT.

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