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Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket a Route 66 restaurant in Illinois.

Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket on Route 66

Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket is an iconic Route 66 restaurant in Illinois. In Willowbrook, just off the famous route, and present day Interstate 55 (I-55) , this chicken joint has been serving up chicken since the 1930s. In the late 1930s/early 1940s Ervin ‘Irv’ Kolarik...

Safe House, a spy-themed restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Safe House : Milwaukee Spy-Themed Restaurant

You’re in Milwaukee and walking down a nondescript alley. You come across a plaque for an importer/exporter business. It’s something you wouldn’t normally pay attention to, but for some reason you are drawn to check it out. So you open the door and peak inside. A woman...

Superdawg Wheeling Opening Day

Superdawg Wheeling is now open!

Sometimes its 3pm and you’re at work, which means you are also on Twitter (hey, you’re only human) and you see the tweet you and many others have been waiting for too long: Superdawg Wheeling is open. Superdawg was opened in Chicago in 1948 by Maurie Berman and his wife...

Town Topic Hamburgers in Kansas City, Missouri

Town Topic Hamburgers in Kansas City, Missouri

Another haunt we visited based off the suggestions in Hamburger America was Town Topic, an old little hamburger stand not too far off from the garment district’s giant needle. The restaurant we visited was one of three (formerly seven) left in the area. And it honestly had one of...

Double hamburger with cheese and a 50/50 of fries and onion rings at Winstead's in Overland Park, Kansas

Winstead’s in Overland Park, Kansas

I had read about Winstead’s in Hamburger America where George Motz declared that the Kansas City institution served one of the best burgers in America. I had wanted to try it but had resigned to the fact that I wouldn’t have time while in the area…and then, low and...