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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…

Woman eats two Big Texan 72-ounce steaks in less than 15 minutes

Holy cow. A woman from Nebraska devoured two of the Big Texan Steak Ranch‘s trademark 72-ounce steak dinners in less than 15 minutes Monday, reported the Amarillo Globe-News, and set an apparent record in the process. Molly Schuyler of Bellevue,…

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