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The Flavor of Route 66

For the past few weeks I've been on a family vacation, a cross country road trip. While traveling on Interstate Highways 40 and 44, we occasionally took the off-ramp to some good country cooking along Route 66.

Often called "The Main Street of America", the outdated highway across the USA was replaced by interstate highways in the 1970s and 1980s. Segments of this historic road still exist in, around, and between many small towns. Instead of convenience stores and fast food, travelers on Route 66 enjoy a glimpse of the past at the service stations with antique gas pumps, fascinating old photos and other memorabelia. Renovated small diners serve great food with heaping portions of old-fashioned friendly service.

Here's a few classics featured in some of the dining spots along this legendary road.
These recipes are from the "Dine In Route 66 Cookbook".

Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

Country Fried Steak

Scenic Salisbury Steak

Cafe Peach Cobbler

Honey-Strawberry Milkshake

For more about Historic Route 66, see the following websites ---

The Ariston Cafe

Route 66 - Lucille's on Route 66 in Oklahoma

Route 66 Recipes - Flavors of the Mother Road

National Historic Route 66 Federation.

Recipes from Roy's Cafe & Motel on
Route 66

For more recipes for nostalgic American cuisine and regional restaurant favorites from Route 66...

Recipes for classic cuisine and restaurant favorites associated with historic Route 66.

Comfort Food from the Mother Road Deluxe 75th Anniversary Edition

History, historic photos, trivia, travel tips, Harley-friendly hangouts + hundreds of favorite recipes from towns along Route 66.

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