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R.I.P., Marian Clark

R.I.P., Marian Clark

Marian Clark, best known for her series of popular Route 66 cookbooks, died Thursday of cancer. She was 83. Clark’s passing occurred a day after her daughter, Rebecca Barnes, announced on Facebook she had been placed in hospice care. Clark…

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Was the hamburger invented in Tulsa?

Was the hamburger invented in Tulsa?

Recently, the Tulsa World newspaper published a series of articles that sought to verify or debunk a slew of local urban legends that have persisted in that Oklahoma city for years. One of urban legends oft-told: The hamburger was invented…

Route 66 cookbook author Marian Clark in hospice care

Route 66 cookbook author Marian Clark in hospice care

UPDATE2: Marian Clark died Thursday morning. An obituary will be posted later when the arrangements information is available. The original post from Wednesday: Marian Clark, an Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame member who found and compiled recipes from many…

Underpass Cafe exterior near Phillipsburg to be restored

Underpass Cafe exterior near Phillipsburg to be restored

The exterior of the Underpass Cafe building east of Phillipsburg, Missouri, that has been closed for about 60 years will be restored by the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society. According to a post this week by Gary Sosniecki on the…

Tally’s Good Food Cafe opening second location in Tulsa

Tally’s Good Food Cafe opening second location in Tulsa

  Tally’s Good Food Cafe, a Tulsa Route 66 landmark for 30 years, is opening a second restaurant in the southern part of the city. But dont’ worry — Tally’s will continue to operate at its Route 66’s 11th Street…

Formosa Cafe wins Partners in Preservation grant

Formosa Cafe wins Partners in Preservation grant

The Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood, California, and 10 other historic sites — including a fire station in Las Vegas, New Mexico — earned Partners in Preservation: Main Streets grants after a monthlong online vote by the public to decide…

Lexington hosting tour of three businesses Saturday

Lexington hosting tour of three businesses Saturday

The city of Lexington, Illinois, is hosting a tour and specials Saturday for three new businesses in town along its Route 66 corridor. The town is known for its Memory Lane of original Route 66 and its neon arrow directing…

Grants microbrewery fighting trademark lawsuit over its Route 66 name

Grants microbrewery fighting trademark lawsuit over its Route 66 name

The Route 66 Junkyard Brewery in Grants, New Mexico, is being sued by a European firm that claims to own the “Route 66” trademark and name for its beer. Because Henry Lackey’s Grants brewery is on a junkyard on Route…

La Castaneda shoots for a summer 2019 reopening

La Castaneda shoots for a summer 2019 reopening

Allan Affeldt, known for restoring La Posada in Winslow, Arizona, is hoping for a summer 2019 reopening of his latest project, La Castaneda in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper published a long article about the…

Mitla Cafe in San Bernardino marks 80th year

Mitla Cafe in San Bernardino marks 80th year

The Milta Cafe, one of the oldest Mexican restaurants in the Los Angeles metro area, market its 80th birthday earlier this month. According to the San Bernardino County Sun, the San Bernardino restaurant marked the milestone with a banquet attended…

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