Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in St. Louis will temporarily close today

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, a St. Louis landmark since the 1930s, announced it would close temporarily starting today, citing the health concerns of employees and customers from the coronavirus pandemic. The company stated in a Facebook post it would continue to offer its frozen custard as usual in St. Louis-area grocery stores. Ted Drewes had … Continue reading Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in St. Louis will temporarily close today

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La Posada temporarily closes because of coronavirus

The historic La Posada hotel, formerly a Harvey House in Winslow, Arizona, temporarily closed Monday for the first time since its reopening 23 years ago. The closure is happening because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The hotel posted on its Facebook page: As difficult as it was for us to make this decision, we realize … Continue reading La Posada temporarily closes because of coronavirus

Arizona Route Fun Run canceled because of coronavirus pandemic

The Arizona Historic Route 66 Association's Fun Run, an annual fixture along the Mother Road for more than 30 years, announced Thursday it is canceling the May 1-3 event. Citing recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Arizona's governor to avoid large crowds amid the coronavirus pandemic, the association decided to simply … Continue reading Arizona Route Fun Run canceled because of coronavirus pandemic

Several Route 66 states tighten access inside bars, restaurants because of virus

The Route 66 states of Illinois, California and New Mexico imposed new rules over the weekend that would restrict interior access of restaurants and taverns. All are being done an in effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced Sunday all restaurants and bars will close for inside dining for more … Continue reading Several Route 66 states tighten access inside bars, restaurants because of virus

Mutts Hot Dogs building in Oklahoma City slated to be demolished

The storm-damaged and closed Mutts Hot Dogs building in Oklahoma City soon soon soon be demolished to make way for a shopping center. OKCTalk reported the new owner of the building at 1400 NW 23rd St. (aka Route 66) filed plans to raze the 1960s building after buying it in September for $500,000. The plan … Continue reading Mutts Hot Dogs building in Oklahoma City slated to be demolished

Latest RoadTripOK video focuses on El Reno, Yukon

The latest RoadTripOK video for Oklahoma Tourism focuses on attractions in the Route 66 towns of El Reno and Yukon. Here's where the crew went: Downtown El RenoSid's Diner in El RenoExpress Clydesdales in Yukon Here's the video: https://youtu.be/k-XlxxUG9U8 Last fall, the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department and Broken Arrow-based Retrospec Films announced they would launch a year-long series … Continue reading Latest RoadTripOK video focuses on El Reno, Yukon

Piney River Taproom opens in downtown Waynesville

Piney River Taproom, an offshoot of Piney River Brewing Co. in southern Missouri, opened a few days ago along Route 66 in downtown Waynesville, Missouri. Jax Welborn, whose Route 66 Art Gallery also is in Waynesville, stopped by and snapped a few photos of it on her Instagram account: View this post on Instagram Today, … Continue reading Piney River Taproom opens in downtown Waynesville

Latest RoadTripOK video focuses on Weatherford, Hinton

The gang behind the RoadTripOK video series uploaded its latest offering Wednesday that concentrates on three attractions in Hinton or the Route 66 town of Weatherford. The three places shown are: Red Rock Canyon Adventure Park, HintonGloria's Kitchen, HintonStafford Air and Space Museum, Weatherford Here's the video: https://youtu.be/5LYQVg4FQpU Oklahoma Tourism and Broken Arrow-based Retrospec Films … Continue reading Latest RoadTripOK video focuses on Weatherford, Hinton

Chef at The Turquoise Room at La Posada will retire later this year

John Sharpe, chef at The Turquoise Room at La Posada in Winslow, Arizona, will retire in September after 20 years at the helm of the acclaimed restaurant and is looking for a replacement. Sharpe made the announcement Saturday afternoon during his regular newsletter for the restaurant: After 20 years Patricia and I will move over … Continue reading Chef at The Turquoise Room at La Posada will retire later this year

RoadTripOK video series focuses on Clinton

The latest RoadTripOK video this week features two restaurants and Route 66 museum in Clinton, Oklahoma. Here's the video: https://youtu.be/n5ZcR4Z3jRw Here are the three places in Clinton the video covers: Strayhouse Kitchen & CoffeeOklahoma Route 66 MuseumWhite Dog Hill restaurant Oklahoma Tourism and Broken Arrow-based Retrospec Films announced last fall they would launch a year-long … Continue reading RoadTripOK video series focuses on Clinton