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A chat with the owner of Lulu’s Beef

KC Keefer interviewed Don Greico Jr., the proprietor of Lulu’s Beef, which has occupied the corner of Leavitt Street, Taylor Street and Odgen Avenue (aka Route 66) in Chicago for nearly 50 years. Keefer describes the restaurant as exuding “Chicago charm,”…

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A chat with Dries Bessels

KC Keefer’s Genuine Route 66 Life video series released its latest clip, an interview with Dries Bessels. Bessels co-founded the Dutch Route 66 Association in the Netherlands and guides motorcycle tours down Route 66 annually. It probably is safe to say Bessels…

More Genuine Route 66 Lives

KC Keefer recently uploaded a few more videos as part of his Genunine Route 66 Life series. Here is Bob Russell, mayor of Pontiac, Illinois, who personally greets many Route 66 travelers as they arrive in downtown Pontiac. The clip…

“Painted Desert Trading Post” documentary is online

“Painted Desert Trading Post” documentary is online

KC Keefer’s 18-minute documentary, “Painted Desert Trading Post,” about the long-closed Route 66 landmark of the same name in eastern Arizona, went live on YouTube at midday Sunday. The film, hosted by Route 66 researcher Nick Gerlich, is part history…

A chat with Jerry McClanahan

KC Keefer adds to his “Genuine Route 66 Life” video series with a talk with Route 66 artist, author and researcher Jerry McClanahan at his studio in Chandler, Oklahoma. McClanahan has been traveling regularly on Route 66 for more than…

A chat with Rock Cafe’s Dawn Welch

KC Keefer, continuing with his Genuine Route 66 Life video series, talks to Dawn Welch, longtime owner of the historic Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma. Welch talks about the Route 66 restaurant’s up-and-down history, including her role in the Disney-Pixar…

A visit to the Ariston Cafe

Continuing with his Genuine Route 66 Life video series, KC Keefer sat down with Paul Adam, a third-generation manager for the historic Ariston Cafe on Route 66 in Litchfield, Illinois. This video comes out during the restaurant’s 90th anniversary. It…

Maple sirup and blue whales

Since vacation, I’m getting caught up on KC Keefer’s latest videos on his Genuine Route 66 Life series. One that I missed was an interview with Glaida Funk, matriarch of the historic Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup business on Route…

A visit with Rich Henry

KC Keefer continues his “Genuine Route 66 Life” video series with an interview of Rich Henry, owner of Henry’s Rabbit Ranch on a stretch of old Route 66 in Staunton, Illinois. It’s good to see Henry breaking in a new…

A visit to the Palms Grill Cafe

KC Keefer, on his Genuine Route 66 Life video series, interviews Angel French at the historic Palms Grill Cafe on Route 66 in downtown Atlanta, Illinois. The Palms Grill, built in 1934, was restored in 2009 and quickly became a…

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