Friday, March 10, 2017

News From Along Route 66, February 2017: Calf Fries

These are taken from the Route 66 News Blog, which has an entry pretty much every day and a lot more information than what I give.  I just write about the ones of special interest to me.

FEBRUARY 1:  The Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods" will feature Route 66 places on a show in its 9th season.  It will include calf fries at Clanton and Rocky Mountain oysters at the Big Texan.  I tried them at Big Texan.  Tastes like chicken.

FEBRUARY 5:  Readers vote Nat King Cole as recording the best version of "Get Your kicks on Route 66."  #2 was by the Rolling Stones, #3 by Chuck Berry, #4 by DePeche Mode, #5 by John Mayer and #6 by Asleep At the Wheel.

Others receiving votes were Glenn Frey, Manhattan Transfer, Pied Pipers, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters and Perry Como.

Personally, I think Asleep At the Wheel blows them all away.

FEBRUARY 9:   Congressman introduces bill to make Route 66 a National Historic Trail.  This by U.S. rep. Darin LaHood (R-Ill).  Who says those Republicans are all bad?


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