Route 66 News

“Man vs. Food Nation” features Barstow restaurant

Wednesday night’s edition of the Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food Nation” show will feature the Idle Spurs Steakhouse in Barstow, Calif., and other Route 66 restaurants and attractions, according to the Desert Dispatch newspaper.

The TV show visited Barstow on July 17 as part of its Route 66 episode, which highlights food and activities along the historical highway. “Man vs. Food Nation” follows the host, Adam Richman, as he travels the country eating local favorites and is a spinoff of “Man vs. Food,” where Richman tries local food challenges.

The show shot the episode’s introduction at the Harvey House, where Richman checked out the retired railroad cars on display. Then he finished off a 24-ounce porterhouse steak at Idle Spurs.

“He put away a pretty good one,” said Bill Comb, the husband of Idle Spurs General Manager Brenda.

According to the show’s website, among the restaurants featured on the Route 66 episode will be Elote Cafe in Tulsa; Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in St. Louis; Clanton’s Cafe in Vinita, Okla.; Donut Drive-In in St. Louis; and Ocean Avenue Seafood in Santa Monica. Attractions and motels the show lists is here.