May 16, 2011The Cozy Dog Drive In on Route 66
Or How Hot Dogs on Sticks Taste Better In Another State
Finally! Too much fun thrifting/MCM News/Videos and whatnot have been going on, and I have been neglecting all the great photos of vintage/retro that we visited on our recent road trip.
But now, I am finally whipping myself back into shape so I can bring you great things, like The Cozy Dog Drive In in Springfield, IL on Route 66.
I was very excited to stop here on on our trip, since this stop is a famous part of Route 66 history. From the Cozy Dog website:
The Cozy Dog Drive In in Springfield, Illinois is the home of the one and only “Cozy Dog.” The Cozy Dog is a delicious hot dog on a stick that is found nation-wide at many county and state fairs. They are made fresh with our own special recipe batter.
The first Cozy Dog House was located on South Grand between Fifth and Sixth Street in Springfield. A second Cozy Dog House was located at Ash & MacArthur. In 1949, Drive In was born; built on “Route 66″ South Sixth Street. In 1996 Cozy Dog moved to it’s current location, where Sue (Ed’s daughter in law) Josh, Eddie, Tony & Nick (Ed’s grandsons) continue on with the business right next door to the original location.
The original Cozy Dog!!
And the fun snuggling hot dog sign out front!
But, awesome batter-covered hot dogs aren’t the only fun thing inside. Check out all the memorabilia! And the fun floors and tables!
Pink boomerang and a hot dog on a stick. Need I say more???