Route 66 News

Ride across the river

A cyclist takes us all the way across the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis, which once carried Route 66 over the Mississippi River. It’s now open to pedestrians and cyclists only. In it, you’ll see the St.…

Bible journey is back on the road

After a summer hiatus, the “Route 66: A Road Trip through the Bible” is back this week, with an entry from the first book of John. It shows once again why folks nowadays don’t pick up hitchhikers. Like this:Like Loading…

Missouri Hick Bar-B-Que damaged by fire

The popular Missouri Hick Bar-B-Que restaurant along Route 66 in Cuba, Mo., was severely damaged in a fire late Saturday or early Sunday, according varying accounts from Cuba residents on Facebook. The restaurant isn’t historic, but remains notable for its…

Food magazine devotes entire issue to Route 66

Popular Plates magazine is devoting its current issue to food and restaurants along Route 66. This particular magazine boasts the added cachet of employing Michael and Jane Stern, authors of the popular “Roadfood” book and website, as the editors. The…

Billy Connolly rolls out publicity for Route 66 series

Scottish comedian and actor Billy Connolly has been making the publicity rounds this week ahead of a Route 66 travelogue that’s set to air on ITV next month. Most of his interviews center around his motorcycle accident during the trip.…

Show-Me Missouri magazine creates a tourism app

Show-Me Missouri, a travel magazine, this week released a Show-Me Missouri travel app for Apple iPhones, iTouches and iPads. According to the Apple app store, the application contains more than 200 entries and 1,000 photographs. It costs $2.99, and updates…

Restoration work begins on Luna Cafe sign

Restoration work on the vintage neon sign at the Luna Cafe in Mitchell, Ill., began Thursday when it was removed and taken to a restoration shop in St. Charles, Mo. Jim Thole of the Route 66 Association of Missouri says…

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