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Ted Drewes Frozen Custard wins World Ice Cream Index

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard wins World Ice Cream Index

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard of St. Louis won the second annual World Ice Cream Index in a contest run by an Irish marketing firm. Sool Nua of Dublin reported the Route 66 landmark prevailed over other establishments from 13 countries…

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Funks Grove Maple Sirup featured on Illinois Made series

Funks Grove Maple Sirup featured on Illinois Made series

The Illinois Office of Tourism features Funks Grove Maple Sirup near Shirley, Illinois, as one of eight businesses in a new Illinois Made series. According to an article in the Bloomington Pantagraph, Illinois Office of Tourism director Cory Jobe said Illinois Made contains videos,…

Giant Vess Soda bottle in St. Louis being restored

Giant Vess Soda bottle in St. Louis being restored

Work crews are busy restoring the giant Vess Soda bottle near Route 66 in St. Louis to mark the company’s 100th anniversary. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch: The 34-foot tall, steel bottle will get a new paint job.…

‘Great Food Truck Race’ on Route 66 begins Aug. 23

‘Great Food Truck Race’ on Route 66 begins Aug. 23

The sixth season of the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” begins Aug. 23 with a variety of challenges along Route 66 towns, according to a news release this week. The season opener will air at 9 p.m. Eastern…

Longtime operator of Funks Grove Maple Sirup dies

Longtime operator of Funks Grove Maple Sirup dies

Steve Funk, a longtime operator of Funks Grove Maple Sirup along Route 66 in Funks Grove, Illinois, died at age 90 at his home on June 21, according to an obituary in the Bloomington Pantagraph. Funk served in the U.S.…

New Jobe’s owner will turn it into antique store

The new owner of Jobe’s Drive-In in El Reno, Oklahoma, will convert the Route 66 restaurant into a “cowboys and Indians” antique store after buying it at auction last weekend, according to the El Reno Tribune. Cliff Johnson, a musician,…

Food Network’s “Great Food Truck Race” taking place on Route 66

The Food Network reality series “Great Food Truck Race” currently is taking place on or near spots on Rotue 66, according to a report by the Havasu News, based in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. This season’s filming included a stop…

One of Oklahoma’s classic Lebanese steakhouses

Discover Oklahoma spent a little time at Freddie’s Bar-B-Que and Steakhouse, located on Route 66 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, for a quarter-century. Oklahoma contains pockets of Lebanese-Americans who’ve lived in the Sooner State for generations, first with the Land Run and…

A little bit of New Mexico in Oklahoma

A little bit of New Mexico in Oklahoma

Former residents of New Mexico who live in the Sooner State may get a hankering after viewing this Discover Oklahoma video about the Green Chile Kitchen Route 66 in Yukon, Oklahoma. The restaurant doesn’t put green chile peppers in everything.…

Woman eats three 72-ounce steak dinners in 20 minutes

Woman eats three 72-ounce steak dinners in 20 minutes

Molly Schuyler, the 120-pound Nebraska woman who ate two 72-ounce steak dinners in one 15-minute sitting at Amarillo’s Big Texan Steak Ranch a year ago, devoured three 72-ounce steak dinners in a mere 20 minutes Sunday afternoon and broke a…

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