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Lost Signal Brewing Co. opens in Springfield, Missouri

Lost Signal Brewing Co. opens in Springfield, Missouri

Lost Signal Brewing Co. opened last week in Springfield, Missouri, making it the fourth microbrewery in the city and the second on Springfield’s Route 66. Lost Signal opened Valentine’s Day at 610 W. College St. (aka Route 66) in a…

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Tropics sign in Lincoln may be erected near original site by next year

Tropics sign in Lincoln may be erected near original site by next year

A local tourism bureau and a committee overseeing the restoration of The Tropics neon sign that once stood near Route 66 in Lincoln, Illinois, plan to erect the sign in the parking lot of a McDonald’s that will replace the original…

Art’s Motel in Farmersville reopens

Art’s Motel in Farmersville reopens

Art’s Motel of Farmersville, Illinois, best-known for distinctive sign that was restored by volunteers a decade ago, recently reopened after a six-year hiatus. The Prairie Land Buzz, a publication from a four-county area in Illinois near St. Louis, reported in its February…

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…

Tips for Route 66 tourism success

Tips for Route 66 tourism success

The Macoupin County Enquirer-Democrat published a comprehensive report about two experts giving a presentation in Gillespie, Illinois, about how to parlay Route 66 into tourism dollars. The experts were Bill Kelly, executive director of the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway,…

Tulsa flower shop still going after 82 years

A flower shop along Route 66 in Tulsa has operated there since 1935, and apparently it will for at least a while longer. Burnett’s Flowers and Gifts at 4322 E. 11th St. (aka Route 66) recently changed hands, and the…

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…

‘The Founder’ movie tells story about the rise of McDonald’s

‘The Founder’ movie tells story about the rise of McDonald’s

“The Founder” movie, which details the rise of longtime McDonald’s restaurant magnate Ray Kroc, opens in U.S. theaters today. Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton stars in the film, who appears to put his intense, charismatic and fast-talking style to good use.…

Bad news, good news for Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood

Bad news, good news for Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood

Fans of the historic Formosa Cafe along Route 66 in West Hollywood, California, have endured a mix of good news and bad news this month. The bad news is the restaurant, which dates to 1925 at 7156 Santa Monica Blvd.,…

Restaurant opens at site of long-forgotten miniature golf course

Restaurant opens at site of long-forgotten miniature golf course

The owners of the Puttin’-A-Round in Miami, Oklahoma, hadn’t planned to put a restaurant there, but as they began to tear down the former doors-and-windows store, they changed their plans for a mini-storage business. Larry and Sue Smith of nearby…

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