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Inside The Donut Man shop in Glendora

Inside The Donut Man shop in Glendora

NBC News this week posted a terrific article about The Donut Man, which is marking 45 years this year on Route 66 in Glendora, California. Here’s the video about the shop and its owner, Jim Nakano: The written part of…

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Governor visits Funks Grove Maple Sirup during small-business tour

Governor visits Funks Grove Maple Sirup during small-business tour

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner recently paid a visit to Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup as a part of a tour as part of National Small Business Week in Illinois. The Bloomington Pantagraph reported Rauner downed a shot of the company’s signature…

El Reno’s fried onion burgers exported to Fort Worth

El Reno’s fried onion burgers exported to Fort Worth

If you’re in north Texas and you have a hankering for fried onion burgers served in no fewer than three restaurants in El Reno, Oklahoma, you’re in luck. Hookers Grill in the popular Stockyards area of Fort Worth, Texas, recently…

Warmer weather decreases sap harvest at Funks Grove Maple Sirup

Warmer weather decreases sap harvest at Funks Grove Maple Sirup

An unseasonably warm winter decreased the annual sap harvest by a third at Funks Grove Maple Sirup near Shirley, Illinois. The co-operator of the fabled Route 66 business also said climate change may mean a permanent change in when maple sap…

Route 66 episode of “Bizarre Foods” airs Feb. 21

Route 66 episode of “Bizarre Foods” airs Feb. 21

A few weeks ago, Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel show “Bizarre Foods,” announced a Route 66 episode was in the hopper for the program’s new season. We now know when it first will air: 9 p.m. Eastern on…

Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” to feature Route 66 episode

Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” to feature Route 66 episode

Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel show “Bizarre Foods,” said the show has produced a Route 66 episode for its ninth season. The new season of “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” began Tuesday night, but that was with the…

Green chile stew-eating contest added to Grants festival

Green chile stew-eating contest added to Grants festival

Major League Eating announced this week it will add a green chile stew-eating contest to its circuit at the Historic Route 66 Fall Fiesta in Grants, New Mexico, on Oct. 8. The contest will be at 1 p.m. that day at Fire…

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…

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.…

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