Petite woman successfully takes on the Big Texan’s 72-ounce steak challenge

A woman who weighs all of 125 pounds successfully devoured the 72-ounce steak dinner at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo in just 40 minutes last month in a video that has gone viral. The competitive eater and bodybuilder, known as Katina Eats Kilos, apparently was one of the first women to complete the … Continue reading Petite woman successfully takes on the Big Texan’s 72-ounce steak challenge

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Texas adds restrictions to restaurants, closes bars because of COVID-19 surge

Route 66 travelers will find closed taverns today and restaurants capped at 50% capacity in Texas starting Monday after the governor imposed new restrictions because of a steep rise in coronavirus cases there. Gov. Greg Abbott issued these orders Friday: All bars and similar establishments that receive more than 51% of their gross receipts from … Continue reading Texas adds restrictions to restaurants, closes bars because of COVID-19 surge

300 drive-in theaters to screen a one-night-only concert of Garth Brooks

Country music superstar Garth Brooks will perform a one-night-only show at 300 drive-in theaters across the United States, including one at the Admiral Twin Drive-In in Tulsa, a Route 66 landmark. The show will be beamed to the theaters beginning at dusk on June 27. Some details weren't known, but several drive-in theaters stated the … Continue reading 300 drive-in theaters to screen a one-night-only concert of Garth Brooks

A look at Amarillo from nearly 60 years ago

For a fun look into the past, take a look at this 15-minute promotional film that touted the virtues of the Route 66 town of Amarillo, Texas, and the surrounding region. The film was created between 1962 and 1964 by Southwestern Public Service Company and the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. The colors of this clip … Continue reading A look at Amarillo from nearly 60 years ago

66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage, Sky View Drive-In in Litchfield will open Friday

The 66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage, Missouri, and Sky View Drive-In in Litchfield, Illinois, will open belatedly for the season Friday after the coronavirus delayed it by several weeks. According to its website, the 66 Drive-In will screen "Doolittle" and "I Still Believe." The 66 will be the only movie venue in that part of … Continue reading 66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage, Sky View Drive-In in Litchfield will open Friday

Blue Front Cafe in Amarillo abruptly closes

The Blue Front Cafe along the Sixth Avenue alignment of Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas, closed its doors in January, according to two local media outlets. KFDA-TV in Amarillo reported about a week ago about the Blue Front's closure and a downtown restaurant, Acapulco Mexican Restaurant: Down on 6th street and Jefferson the restaurant Blue … Continue reading Blue Front Cafe in Amarillo abruptly closes

Arizona woman eats two 72-ounce steaks in an hour at Big Texan in Amarillo

Here's a stomach-churning feat: A woman from Arizona devoured not one, but two 72-ounce steak dinners in about an hour at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo. The Big Texan posted this message and two photos on Facebook on Tuesday afternoon: This lovely lady @omgitsmiki from Tucson, AZ completed not only one, but TWO … Continue reading Arizona woman eats two 72-ounce steaks in an hour at Big Texan in Amarillo

Arsonist torches one of the cars at Cadillac Ranch

An apparent arsonist early Sunday set fire to one of the classic cars that make up the landmark Cadillac Ranch on Amarillo's west side. KAMR-TV in Amarillo reported the first fire call came in at 2:12 a.m. The fire was extinguished, and no arrests have been made. The administrator at the Cadillac Ranch page on … Continue reading Arsonist torches one of the cars at Cadillac Ranch

Amarillo’s tallest building named to National Register of Historic Places

The tallest skyscraper in the Texas Panhandle, located in Amarillo, this week was named to the National Register of Historic Places. The FirstBank Southwest Tower at 600 S. Tyler St. in Amarillo, next to the Sixth Avenue alignment of Route 66 in downtown Amarillo, earned the designation Wednesday, according to an email Friday from the … Continue reading Amarillo’s tallest building named to National Register of Historic Places

Barfield Building in Amarillo added to National Register of Historic Places

The long-closed Barfield Building in downtown Amarillo that will become a Marriott hotel recently was named to the National Register of Historic Places. The listing was effective Jan. 11 but wasn't known until last week's email from the National Park Service that was delayed by the 35-day government shutdown. On the National Register nomination form, … Continue reading Barfield Building in Amarillo added to National Register of Historic Places