Owner of Carl’s Drive-In plans entertainment complex, second restaurant in nearby suburb

The owner of the historic Carl's Drive-In restaurant along the original alignment of Route 66 in the St. Louis area plans a sizable entertainment complex and second Carl's restaurant in the nearby suburb of O'Fallon, Missouri. According to Fox 2 in St. Louis, David Kraemer plans a burger restaurant similar to Carl's, along with a … Continue reading Owner of Carl’s Drive-In plans entertainment complex, second restaurant in nearby suburb

Albuquerque brewery makes new beer for Duran Pharmacy’s 80th anniversary

Albuquerque-based Bosque Brewing Co. collaborated with the city's Duran Pharmacy to brew a special beer to pay tribute to the Route 66 landmark's 80th anniversary. It's called Duran Ochenta Golden Ale, which is described as "a lightly dry-hopped golden ale to celebrate 80 years of being an iconic family-owned business on Route 66!" Here's the … Continue reading Albuquerque brewery makes new beer for Duran Pharmacy’s 80th anniversary

Bon Appetit names Ma Der Lao of Oklahoma City one of the Top 50 best new restaurants

Bon Appetit last week named Ma Der Lao Kitchen in Oklahoma City one of the top 25 best new restaurants in the United States. Here's what the magazine said about the restaurant: After years spent cooking Japanese food around Oklahoma City, chef Jeff Chanchaleune has turned his considerable talents to the Lao food he grew … Continue reading Bon Appetit names Ma Der Lao of Oklahoma City one of the Top 50 best new restaurants

Snow Cap Drive-In in Seligman sets a Guinness world record with 266 different milkshakes

The Snow Cap Drive-In in Seligman, Arizona, on Saturday set a Guinness world record by serving 266 different flavors of milkshakes. The event was part of the Mobil 1 "Keep Route 66 Kickin'" tour that includes a specially made Muffler Man in tow. The landmark Route 66 restaurant and others posted photos when the record … Continue reading Snow Cap Drive-In in Seligman sets a Guinness world record with 266 different milkshakes

City of Clinton soon will seek bids on partial demolition of the Glancy Motel

The city's Economic Development Authority in Clinton, Oklahoma, is about to seek bids to demolish a sizable chunk of the closed Glancy Motel. The authority moved to fund the demolition of every building at the Glancy except the office and 17 units on the south half of the property, plus whatever remains of the Pop … Continue reading City of Clinton soon will seek bids on partial demolition of the Glancy Motel

Blueberry Hill in St. Louis marks its 50th anniversary today

The landmark Blueberry Hill restaurant, bar and music venue in suburban St. Louis is marking its 50th year in business today. Blueberry Hill isn't on Route 66, but it's such a touchstone, quite a few Route 66 travelers make a side trip to it. It's only a mile from the admittedly more obscure Forest Park … Continue reading Blueberry Hill in St. Louis marks its 50th anniversary today

Yelp voters name Carl’s Drive-In as having the best cheeseburger in Missouri

Voters on the Yelp! review app recently named Carl's Drive-In restaurant in Brentwood, Missouri, as serving the best cheeseburger in the state. Carl's, which has stood along the original Manchester Road alignment of Route 66 for more than 60 years, was the only such restaurant on that historic highway to be bestowed the honor this … Continue reading Yelp voters name Carl’s Drive-In as having the best cheeseburger in Missouri

A miniaturized version of The Spindle sculpture returns to Berwyn along Route 66

A smaller version of the famous Spindle sculpture that once stood in a shopping center in Berwyn, Illinois, recently was unveiled along that city's alignment of Route 66. Artist Pete Gamen created a 23-foot-tall version of the sculpture and uses fiberglass go-karts instead of cars, according to WBBM. It stands in Paisan’s Pizzeria and Bar … Continue reading A miniaturized version of The Spindle sculpture returns to Berwyn along Route 66

Mobil 1 campaign includes advocating Route 66 as a National Historic Trail

Apparently Mobil 1 isn't content with slapping Route 66 content onto a racecar. The oil company over the weekend rolled out its Keep Route 66 Kickin' campaign with several events planned along the Mother Road, a guide to Route 66's small businesses and advocacy for having the U.S. Congress designate Route 66 as a National … Continue reading Mobil 1 campaign includes advocating Route 66 as a National Historic Trail

Oklahoma Route 66 Association replacing “Roadside Attraction” signs in state

The Oklahoma Route 66 Association a few days ago announced it is replacing about a dozen "Roadside Attraction" signs erected by Hampton Inn at Route 66 sites across the state nearly 20 years ago. The association stated in a news release it was identifying the location, the sign's status and whether descriptive text needs to … Continue reading Oklahoma Route 66 Association replacing “Roadside Attraction” signs in state