Route 66 News

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…

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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…

A bridge that died from a lack of upkeep

Big machines are tearing down the historic Bird Creek Bridge that carried U.S. Highway 66 near Catoosa, Okla. A more nondescript bridge will replace the deteriorated but distinctive 1936 truss bridge. Soon, one-half of the scenic Twin Bridges vista will…

Sisters take possession of Boots Motel

Two sisters officially took over ownership on Wednesday of the Boots Motel in Carthage, Mo., pledging to reopen at least part of the 1939 property by spring. Debye Harvey of Georgia and¬†Priscilla Bledsaw of Illinois had the electricity and water…

Asleep will keep you awake

Here’s a new YouTube clip of Asleep at the Wheel with a spirited performance of Bobby Troup’s most famous song. The video probably was shot in the late 1970s to early 1980s.

Arcadia mayor voices concern over Route 66 changes

The mayor of Arcadia, Okla., is expressing concern about a number of improvements planned for Oklahoma Highway 66 (aka Route 66) through her town, reported The Oklahoman newspaper. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation plans to widen 66 to four lanes…

“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…

Take a walk on the Arroyo Seco side

Most Route 66ers know about the historic Arroyo Seco Parkway in the Los Angeles area, which served as an alignment of Route 66 for many years. However, did you know the Arroyo Seco has a walking trail? The Los Angeles…

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