Mountain Top Tap Room opens in old Rickety Cricket site on Flagstaff’s Route 66

A new bar, Mountain Top Tap Room, recently opened in space once occupied by Rickety Cricket Tap Room in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. Flagstaff native Staci Kay talked to the Arizona Daily Sun about her new venture at 10 E. Route 66: Kay’s new tap room got its start thanks to her friendship with the owner … Continue reading Mountain Top Tap Room opens in old Rickety Cricket site on Flagstaff’s Route 66

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Kanye West film shot at Roden Crater art project near Flagstaff

I swear I'm not making any of this up. The IMAX film "Jesus Is King" from hip-hop superstar Kanye West, along with the artwork on his gospel album of the same title, was shot at Roden Crater, a volcano northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona, that's been sculpted into an ambitious art project over the last 40 … Continue reading Kanye West film shot at Roden Crater art project near Flagstaff

Galaxy Diner in Flagstaff apparently closes for good

The Galaxy Diner, a Route 66 fixture in Flagstaff, Arizona, for more than 60 years, apparently closed permanently last month after it shuttered temporarily for renovations. The Arizona Daily Sun published a story about the closure this week: For a restaurant known for its loud mid-century charm, the closure was a quiet one, marked only … Continue reading Galaxy Diner in Flagstaff apparently closes for good

More screenings announced for “Almost Ghosts” Route 66 documentary

The filmmakers of the "Almost Ghosts" documentary have announced more screenings of the film at several historic theaters on or near Route 66. A screen-capture image of Angel Delgadillo in the "Almost Ghosts" film. The Flagstaff screening will feature one of the film's subjects, Angel "Angel of Route 66" Delgadillo, speaking before the movie. At … Continue reading More screenings announced for “Almost Ghosts” Route 66 documentary

“Almost Ghosts” documentary to screen this fall in historic theaters along Route 66

Image of Angel Delgadillo from the "Almost Ghosts" film. "Almost Ghosts," a Spaniard-directed film that won the Best Documentary award during the Arizona International Film Festival earlier this year, will be screened this fall in several historic theaters along Route 66. The film's makers interviewed Angel Delgadillo of Seligman, Arizona; Harley Russell of Erick, Oklahoma; … Continue reading “Almost Ghosts” documentary to screen this fall in historic theaters along Route 66

Buddhist monk walking much of Route 66

If you're in the western half of Route 66 and see what appears to be a orange-clad Buddhist monk walking on the side of the road, it probably because it is a Buddhist monk. The Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff caught up with Sutham Nateetong when he was in town last week. The Thai Buddhist … Continue reading Buddhist monk walking much of Route 66

Rickety Cricket Brewing of Kingman opens another site in Flagstaff

Rickety Cricketing Brewing Co. in historic downtown Kingman, Arizona, recently opened a new place along Route 66 about 150 miles away in Flagstaff, Arizona. Rickety Cricket opened a new watering hole for its craft beer in the former State Bar at 10 W. Historic Route 66 in Flagstaff. Rickety's original location is 312 E. Beale St. … Continue reading Rickety Cricket Brewing of Kingman opens another site in Flagstaff

Louie the Lumberjack statue in Flagstaff beheaded

The Louie the Lumberjack statue inside Northern Arizona University's Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff was beheaded -- probably as a prank -- after it was taken down in September during stadium renovations. NAZ Today, which is run by the university's students, has the story: https://youtu.be/LROIs4wFqls The university's newspaper, Jack Central, said the headless statue was reported … Continue reading Louie the Lumberjack statue in Flagstaff beheaded

Butcher shop moves into former Grand Canyon Cafe building

A butcher shop and sandwich place has moved into space once occupied by the Grand Canyon Cafe in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. Proper Meats + Provisions, known for using locally raised and pastured animals, moved into the Route 66 landmark a few weeks ago, reported Flagstaff Business News. “It is a much better location for us … Continue reading Butcher shop moves into former Grand Canyon Cafe building

Flagstaff considers beautification ideas along Route 66

Flagstaff, Arizona, and its beautification and public art commission is considering a variety of elements to beautify its stretch of historic Route 66. The Arizona Daily Sun reported the group is considering 11 signs and informational panels along the road. Mark Di Lucido, community design and redevelopment administrator for the city, told the newspaper the city … Continue reading Flagstaff considers beautification ideas along Route 66