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Author traveling Route 66 in 1930 Ford Model A for book project

Author traveling Route 66 in 1930 Ford Model A for book project

Noted author and retired professor T. Lindsay Baker is traveling Route 66 in a 1930 Ford Model A as part of research into a book he’ll be writing about restaurants and dining along the Mother Road. Tulsa World columnist Ginnie…

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More about the reopening of Wrinks Market in Lebanon

More about the reopening of Wrinks Market in Lebanon

KY3 in Springfield, Missouri, recently produced a story about the reopening of the long-closed Wrinks Market along Route 66 in Lebanon, Missouri. The general store closed in 2005 after the death of its founder, Glenn “Wrink” Wrinkle, at age 83.…

More 1990s video from Route 66 in a 1959 Cadillac

Anthony Reichardt recently uploaded more videos to YouTube from his travels on Route 66 during the early to mid-1990s in a 1959 Cadillac. At the least, the videos are valuable for historic reasons. Some of the places Reichardt visited have…

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…

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…

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