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Big Texan record-holder returning next month

Big Texan record-holder returning next month

Molly Schuyler, who destroyed the Big Texan Steak Ranch‘s 72-ounce steak challenge record by polishing off the meal in less than five minutes, is coming back to the landmark Amarillo restaurant April 19 to not only defend her title, but…

Get your caffeine kicks with Route 66

Dozens of products of there exist with the name “Route 66″ on them. Now we can add coffee to the list. This news release came over Tuesday at VendingMarketwatch.com: The USConnect family of vending, micro market, office coffee service and…

Unusual ice cream shop opens in Galena next weekend

A new ice cream shop soon will open on Route 66 in downtown Galena, Kansas. But it’s not just any ice cream shop. The proprietors of Eye Scream Labs at 606 S. Main St. use liquid nitrogen — which cools…

Pops opens a stand at the Tulsa airport

In addition to its flagship location on Route 66 in Arcadia, Oklahoma, and a satellite location at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, Pops in recent days opened a new location inside Tulsa International Airport. The report from KOTV…

Joe Rogers Chili Parlor reopening under a new name

Joe Rogers’ The Chili Den Parlor, a landmark in Springfield, Illinois, since 1945 that unexpectedly closed in April, will reopen next month under the same family ownership, but a different name, reported the State Journal-Register. Marianne Rogers, daughter of founder…

A history of Bama Pies

If you drive through Route 66 in Tulsa, you’ll probably notice a big beige building on the north side of 11th Street with the name Bama Pies. It is part of The Bama Companies. This well-produced video by the company…

Springfield tunnel once was part of a brewery

Last week, workers clearing land for the future site of a Route 66-themed park on College Street in Springfield, Missouri, found a series of underground rooms that probably were at least a century old. This week, media outlets — including…

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