Illinois Tourism honors Taylor’s Mexican Chili Parlor of Carlinville

The Illinois Office of Tourism and the Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau this week honored Taylor's Mexican Chili Parlor in Carlinville as an “Illinois Maker” for emphasizing a visitor experience and inspiring travel. Taylor's beat 18 other contenders for the title this year, reported the Macoupin County Enquirer-Democrat. A total of 146 businesses are … Continue reading Illinois Tourism honors Taylor’s Mexican Chili Parlor of Carlinville

Route 66 business owners in Tulsa brace for street work

A significant part of Route 66 in Tulsa will undergo major renovations this fall, and several business owners along it have voiced concerns about the effect the eight-month project will have. The Meadow Gold sign in 2009, which is a part of 11th Street in Tulsa between Peoria Avenue and Utica Avenue. KTUL in Tulsa … Continue reading Route 66 business owners in Tulsa brace for street work

The tenuous Route 66 link to the century-old Casper’s diner in Springfield

Though I've written on this website for a long time (next year will be 15 years), I still occasionally discover things that I apparently have overlooked. Casper's diner in Springfield, Missouri, is one of those I've overlooked. And there may be a good reason for that. According to a recent article in The Standard, Casper's … Continue reading The tenuous Route 66 link to the century-old Casper’s diner in Springfield

Jubelt’s in Litchfield to mark 95 years this weekend

Jubelt's Bakery and Restaurant along old Route 66 in Litchfield, Illinois, will mark its 95th year with giveaways and specials this weekend. According to The Journal-News: Jubelt’s will be giving away 95 prizes over three days and offering $.95 price specials on certain bakery and restaurant items. The weekend festivities also include a free pumpkin … Continue reading Jubelt’s in Litchfield to mark 95 years this weekend

Tulsa flower shop still going after 82 years

A flower shop along Route 66 in Tulsa has operated there since 1935, and apparently it will for at least a while longer. Burnett's Flowers and Gifts at 4322 E. 11th St. (aka Route 66) recently changed hands, and the new owner thinks he's found a new way to sell flowers and keep the business … Continue reading Tulsa flower shop still going after 82 years

The rebirth of Tulsa’s 11th Street

KTUL-TV in Tulsa recently did this story about the "rebirth" of 11th Street in town, known as Tulsa's Route 66. KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather We've dutifully reported about many of these businesses -- including Ike's Chili -- moving to the more-prominent alignment of Route 66 in Tulsa. I was a bit saddened … Continue reading The rebirth of Tulsa’s 11th Street

See the new home of Ike’s Chili — and its neighbors

The new site for Ike's Chili isn't open yet, but KTUL-TV in Tulsa provided a look behind the scenes at 11th Street (aka Route 66): KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather Ike's Chili, which marked its 100th year a few years ago, has been on Admiral Place -- an older alignment of Route 66 … Continue reading See the new home of Ike’s Chili — and its neighbors

Ike’s Chili making a sideways move

Ike's Chili House in Tulsa is moving from Admiral Place -- an older alignment of Route 66 -- to East 11th Street, a newer alignment of Route 66, in the next few weeks, according to the Tulsa World. The restaurant, reputedly the oldest in Oklahoma, will moved by the end of the year from 5941 … Continue reading Ike’s Chili making a sideways move