MidPoint Cafe News & Events
Great American Road Trip
Comes to the MidPoint Café!
MidPoint Café was featured in NBC's new reality show filmed along Route 66, The Great American Road Trip - episode 4. Special star of the show was the MidPoint's own Ugly Crust Pies! The secret of the Ugly Crust Pies has been guarded over the years by Joann, but now in honor of the Great American Road Trip, the MidPoint Cafe will offer the Ugly Crust recipe for only $2.00. Use your credit card to purchase the recipe in PDF format (you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view). Once your payment is sent through PayPal's secure server, Click the Go to MidPoint Cafe Button, you will be directed to a dedicated Ugly Crust Pie page where you can download your own recipe for the MidPoint's world famous pie crust. Use the Buy Now button below to order your recipe now!
Ugly Crust Recipe only $2.00
Rhythms of the Road
Comes to the MidPoint Café!
MidPoint Café will be host to a special concert of Rhythm of the Road this summer. Join us for the fun! More details to follow, but mean while...
Check out the Video Trailer:
National Corvette Caravan returns to
Bowling Green in 2009!
All Roads Lead to Bowling Green!
An endless line of Corvettes and a multitude of your fellow Corvette enthusiasts filling the roads and highways crossing the country seeing new sites and meeting new people, making new friends; this is life on a National Corvette Caravan and you can join in the fun, share the excitement and be part of one of the largest moving car events recorded. Caravans will depart from various locations during late August and early September 2009, all timed to arrive for the National Corvette Museum's 15th Anniversary Celebration on September 3-5, 2009.
The Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma are at the center of one of the largest caravans to Bowling Green! Our fun begins in Adrian, Texas, when Corvettes from Amarillo and surrounding areas have a 8 a.m. breakfast at the "Midpoint Café" on Monday, August 31st. This historic restaurant is located at the midpoint of Route 66. At breakfast, we'll greet the mighty 200+ caravan from Southern California, headed by Captain Hib Halverson. From there, our combined group will head east on I-40 to a late lunch in Elk City, Oklahoma. We'll stop for a visit with the good folks in Elk City at the National Route 66 Museum. From there, we'll head into Oklahoma City, where we'll join the great Central Texas group for the evening. You can bet there will be good food and great conversation at dinner and in the parking lot of the Clarion Hotel (I-40 and Meridian) that night
For more information about this historic event visit:
History & Landmarks Travel Examiner
The Route 66 MidPoint Café pie may be ugly but the burgers are beautiful...
Read Paulines Article in the Examiner:
Send a MidPoint Cafe Postcard to Your Friends!
Now you can send an online postcard to your friends. Let them know the great time you've had at the MidPoint Cafe and Route 66 Gift Shop. It's easy - just click the link below and follow the directions. Be sure to select your postcard though! Have fun!
News & Reviews
Amarillo by Dinner
By June Naylor (Texas Highways August 2008)
"At the suggestion of a pal in Amarillo, I made the 50-mile trek west along Interstate 40 to the town of Adrian. There awaited the MidPoint Café, a throwback roadside joint that sits precisely on the midpoint of Route 66, with a sign indicating that Chicago is 1,139 miles east and Los Angeles is 1,139 miles west. The MidPoint, which has been open for 18 years, is popular for its big breakfasts and old-fashioned, griddle-cooked burgers, but I heartily recommend the BLT (perfectly browned toast, lots of crispy, smoked bacon, and slices of fresh, juicy tomato)..." [Read More: Texas Highways Article]
The MidPoint Cafe has Been Featured in:
- Texas Highways
- Wall Street Journal
- Houston Chronicle
- Texas Monthly
- VFW Magazine
- Westways Magazine
- Amarillo Globe News
- Chicago Tribune
- Knight Rider Productions of Australia; Documentary
- Norwegian Route 66 Association: Documentary
- AAA Map & Guide to Route 66
- KACV, Amarillo PBS: Route 66: A Texas Journey
- Hampton Inn Roadside Attraction
- Discovery Channel: Documentary