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A long-ago chat with Juan Delgadillo at the Snow Cap Drive-In

A long-ago chat with Juan Delgadillo at the Snow Cap Drive-In

Anthony Reichardt recently posted another video from the early 1990s, when he and a pal drove Route 66 in a 1959 Cadillac. In it, Reichardt chats with Juan Delgadillo, late owner of the Snow Cap Drive-In restaurant in Seligman, Arizona,…

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Fuel 66 food-truck park being developed along Tulsa’s Route 66

Fuel 66 food-truck park being developed along Tulsa’s Route 66

Several food-truck owners in Tulsa were looking for a place to park and sell their offerings. They and other entrepreneurs hatched upon a solution with their Fuel 66 concept at the corner of Atlanta Avenue and 11th Street (aka Route…

A look at Cruiser’s Route 66 Cafe

A look at Cruiser’s Route 66 Cafe

AAA Highroads recently posted this video about Cruiser’s Route 66 Cafe in Williams, Arizona. I haven’t been to Cruiser’s in a few years. One thing I didn’t know about Cruiser’s is Grand Canyon Brewing Co. basically is attached. Williams: Cruiser's…

Berghoff Restaurant sold

Berghoff Restaurant sold

The Berghoff Restaurant, a mainstay in Chicago for more than 100 years, recently was sold, but the ownership will stay in the same family. The Chicago Tribune reports: The sale is being driven by the retirement of Carlyn Berghoff, 55, CEO…

Kelly’s Brew Pub gets new owners; lawsuit filed against it

Kelly’s Brew Pub gets new owners; lawsuit filed against it

Kelly’s Brew Pub, located in an old gas station and car dealership on Route 66 in Albuquerque, soon will be acquired by Santa Fe Dining. During the same week, media outlets reported several current and former workers have filed a class-action…

Interview with a former Harvey Girl from La Posada

Interview with a former Harvey Girl from La Posada

This new, well-produced interview features JoAn Fuller, who worked as a Harvey Girl at La Posada at Winslow, Arizona, during the mid-1940s. Fuller also lived near Route 66 in Prewitt, New Mexico, when her husband worked for the railroad. JoAn Fuller…

El Vado Motel project may begin construction by summer

El Vado Motel project may begin construction by summer

A long-awaited redevelopment of the landmark El Vado Motel in Albuquerque may begin by summer, and part of the property will reopen as a boutique motel by summer 2017. The Albuquerque Journal reports a $16 million, scaled-back plan for the…

Launching Pad Drive-In fails to sell at auction

Launching Pad Drive-In fails to sell at auction

The Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant in Wilmington, Illinois — best-known for its 30-foot-tall Gemini Giant fiberglass statue next to Route 66 — failed to sell during an auction Saturday because the reserve wasn’t met. The Will County News reported Tina and…

City of Lincoln approves funds for The Mill restoration

City of Lincoln approves funds for The Mill restoration

The city council of Lincoln, Illinois, this week approved $12,000 in motel-tax funds to help finish restoring The Mill, a now-closed restaurant on Route 66 that eventually will become a museum. According to the Lincoln Courier, the Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County…

Wife of Pig Hip Restaurant owner dies

Frances Edwards, the wife of longtime Pig Hip Restaurant owner Ernie Edwards, died March 1 at age 94 at St. Clara’s Manor in Lincoln, Illinois. She helped her second husband, Ernie, at his landmark Pig Hip in Broadwell, Illinois, for…

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