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Boot Hill restaurant will be auctioned next month

Boot Hill restaurant will be auctioned next month

Boot Hill Saloon & Grill along Route 66 in Vega, Texas, will be auctioned Feb. 28 after owner Rory Schepisi said she suffered steep revenue losses. Schepisi made the announcement on Facebook on Monday: Well it’s official, the building that…

The top 10 icons of Route 66 are …

The top 10 icons of Route 66 are …

The readers have spoken. We now know the top 10 icons of Route 66. About a month ago, we launched an online poll via PollDaddy.com to find out from readers what they considered to be Route 66’s top 10 icons. The…

Yacovelli’s restaurant near St. Louis is closing

Yacovelli’s Restaurant and Catering, one of St. Louis’ oldest eateries, is closing its doors for good on New Year’s Day, according to various media reports. Employees and owners of the restaurant held a “Last Dance, Last Chance” party on Friday.…

Soul food restaurant opens across from Victorville museum

If you’ve visited the California Route 66 Museum in Victorville and are feeling hungry, you don’t need to go far for a meal. Renee Allen’s Mac & Cheese and More opened last month at 16838 D Street, across the street from…

Los Angeles cafe was shown in Christmas film

Los Angeles cafe was shown in Christmas film

Not many people know this, but a historic restaurant along Route 66 in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles was used in a prominent scene in the 2004 movie “Surviving Christmas,” starring Ben Affleck. According to Los Angeles Magazine:…

Reminder: Icons poll open for 2 more weeks

Reminder: Icons poll open for 2 more weeks

Although a great many of you have long since voted, the poll begun in early December about the top 10 icons of Route 66 remains open through Dec. 31. More than 18,000 votes have been collected so far. On midnight Dec.…

Cafe on the Route reopens

Cafe on the Route reopens

Cafe on the Route, a beloved restaurant on Route 66 in Baxter Springs, Kansas, that closed abruptly nearly two years ago, has reopened, according to the Joplin Globe. Tim and Julie Potter of nearby Miami, Oklahoma, bought the restaurant this…

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