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What’s left of the Club Cafe

What’s left of the Club Cafe

The teardown of the long-closed Club Cafe in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, began a few weeks ago. Acting on a tip, we found this striking scene on what was the interior of the restaurant, its roof removed and open to…

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…

What are the top 10 restaurants of Route 66?

What are the top 10 restaurants of Route 66?

A few months ago, we engaged in a reader poll that asked the seemingly simple, but surprisingly complicated question: “What are the top 10 icons of Route 66?” Many readers enjoyed filling out the poll, as it brought back memories of…

Route 66 Malt Shop loses its lease

Route 66 Malt Shop loses its lease

The Route 66 Malt Shop restaurant, in the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque, lost its lease on the property it is situated, and its future appearsĀ uncertain. According to Albuquerque Business First, the lease ends July 31: Sperry Van Ness/Walt Arnold…

Haunted House restaurant soon will be auctioned

Haunted House restaurant soon will be auctioned

The Haunted House restaurant, which has sat off the 1950s-1980s alignment of Route 66 in Oklahoma City for more than 50 years, soon will be auctioned because of declining health of its nearly 90-year-old owner, reported The Oklahoman newspaper. The…

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…

Old Riverton Store marks 90 years

On Friday, the Old Riverton Store along old Route 66 in Riverton, Kansas, marked its 90th anniversary of business. Yes, the store actually predates Route 66 by about 18 months. The newest owner, Scott Nelson, who’s worked there since he…

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