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More details released on future Big Texan Steak Ranch

More details released on future Big Texan Steak Ranch

While groundbreaking remains weeks away, the owners of the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo revealed many plans for a bigger restaurant and other attractions just down the road. The current Big Texan seats about 500 people, but customer demand has outgrown it…

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Book review: “Portrait of Route 66”

Book review: “Portrait of Route 66”

“Portrait of Route 66” provides many colorful or obscure images from the massive Curt Teich Postcard Archive, and it offers a look at the Mother Road from the mid-1920s to the early 1950s. But one of the most enjoyable parts of “Portrait…

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard wins World Ice Cream Index

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard wins World Ice Cream Index

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard of St. Louis won the second annual World Ice Cream Index in a contest run by an Irish marketing firm. Sool Nua of Dublin reported the Route 66 landmark prevailed over other establishments from 13 countries…

Co-creator of Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner dies

Co-creator of Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner dies

Roy Dunton, a longtime Route 66 resident who with his son built Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner and a slew of automotive businesses in Kingman, Arizona, died last week at age 95. According to an obituary in the Kingman Daily…

The Mill likely will reopen as a museum by April

The Mill likely will reopen as a museum by April

The Mill restaurant in Lincoln, Illinois, likely will reopen as an area history museum in April after almost 10 years of restoration work on the Route 66 landmark. The Springfield State Journal-Register published a detailed story about The Mill and the…

Day of remembrance held for Summit Inn

Day of remembrance held for Summit Inn

The current owners of the Summit Inn held a memorial service Saturday at the charred site of the Route 66 restaurant that was destroyed by a ferocious wildfire in Southern California’s Cajon Pass last month. The Victorville Daily Press reported: … Owner…

Cottage Cafe aims to feed customers, help charities

Cottage Cafe aims to feed customers, help charities

Money paid by customers at the Cottage Cafe in Phillipsburg, Missouri, not only covers the expenses of the restaurant, but some of it goes to seven nonprofit organizations. Vicky Owens owns the restaurant at 201 W. Pine St. in Phillipsburg, just a…

First glimpse offered of Fuel 66 food-truck court in Tulsa

First glimpse offered of Fuel 66 food-truck court in Tulsa

Developers of a Fuel 66 food-truck court offered a glimpse of the development along 11th Street (aka Route 66) in Tulsa. KOKI-TV in Tulsa filed this report a few days ago: The gist: The court, taking over an old Boost…

Grand Canyon Cafe soon will change hands

Grand Canyon Cafe soon will change hands

The Grand Canyon Cafe, owned by the same family for more than 70 years, soon will change hands to a group of five investors from Flagstaff, Arizona. The Arizona Daily Sun reports longtime managers Fred and Tina Wong soon will retire…

Circle Cinema in Tulsa to screen “Bagdad Cafe”

Circle Cinema in Tulsa to screen “Bagdad Cafe”

The historic Circle Cinema in Tulsa will screen the cult-classic based on Route 66, “Bagdad Cafe,” on Thursday night as part of the Mother Road Revival festivities. The screening of “Bagdad Cafe” is slated for 7 p.m., but a reception will…

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