Ep.30> Wooden Nickel – Winery & Saloon, Route 66

Hey guys sorry I haven’t blogged for a little while. I had the launch of my new gallery in Manchester, England so have been real busy. You can see how that went here > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqPL9Kbjnm0

So lets get back to the biggest achievment of my life huh? I mean come on? I am the Illinois Route 66 & Chicago Ambassador!! 🙂

Wooden Nickel – Winery & Saloon

I was running out of time out on Route 66 and wanted to get back to the hotel before midnight to get all my shots of the cozy dog etc (next blog) but then Bill told me what the wooden nickel had to offer. There was no way I was missing out on this place.

A cowboy style saloon in simply stunning surroundings, serving a number of home brewed beers and a huge selection of wines. This was enough for me to visit. But THE clincher for me was the fact they served Bison Burgers! I had to try Bison! It was the best burger I have ever eaten! I could have stayed there all night eating these things! I got my parents a beautiful bottle of wine and then hit the road back to the Route 66 motel.

A huge thanks goes out to Bill Kelly for the best day of the trip so far!!


(All photographs taken by Matthew Comer unless otherwise stated. Portraits of Matthew courtesy of Leah Mitchell. Music courtesy of Me Vs Hero)

Next post >
Ep.31 > Route 66 by Night!

Previous Posts >
Ep.1> Day 1> Welcome to Chicago / Mercadito
Ep.2> Day 1> The Second City
Ep.3> Day 2> Breakfast at Ina’s
Ep.4> Day 2> The T-Shirt Deli
Ep.5> Day 2> Manchester United are in Chicago
Ep.6> Day 2> Transformers 3
Ep.7> Day 2> Cloud Gate aka The Bean
Ep.8> Day 2>
The Crown Fountain
Ep.9> Day 2> The John Hancock Observatory! with Lavazza
Ep.10> Day 2> Shoreline Sightseeing Skyline Lake Tour
Ep.11> Day 2> Navy Pier
Ep.12> Day 2> Hard Rock Café
Ep.13> Day 2> The Blackstone Renaissance
Ep.14> Day 3> Lou Mitchell’s Diner
Ep.15> Day 3> My Ride > Thanks Chevrolet
Ep.16> Day 3> Joliet Area Historical Museum + Joliet Correctional Center
Ep.17> Day 3> The Launching Pad, Wilmington IL
Ep.18> Day 3> The Gemini Giant, Wilmington IL
Ep.19> Day 3> My Arrival In Pontiac IL
Ep.20> Day 3> Delongs Casual Dining, Pontiac IL
Ep.21> Day 3>
Road Trip Supplies on Route 66
Ep.22> Day 3> On The Road
Ep.23> Day 3> ABC News Interview
Ep.24> Day 3> Route 66 Drive-In Theatre
Ep.25> Day 4> Bill Shea’s Gas Station
Ep.26> Day 4> Cosy Dog Drive In, Route 66
Ep.27> Day 4> Doc’s Soda Fountain, Deck’s Drug Store
Ep.28> Day 4> Weezy’s, Route 66
Ep.29> Day 4> The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle

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