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Amarillo

March 15, 2019, 7am PDT
Amarillo, a city of nearly 200,000 residents located in the Texas Panhandle, will rewrite its zoning ordinance for the first time in over 50 years.
Statesman
Blog post
March 13, 2007, 6pm PDT
My friend Wes was talking about a burger joint. Wes is from Texas, so sometimes that gives him the right.


The Beef Burger Barrel, a barrel-shaped hunk of roadside architecture in Amarillo, closed last month after 60-odd years of hamburger heaven.


"It wasn't beloved until everyone heard it was closing," Wes told me. The Barrel started out selling A&W root beer on Route 66 in the 1930s and was rolled later to a less-traveled part of town. Now locals are trying to find a way to reopen Amarillo's quirkiest building.

Margaret Foster