I was excited to go home to my lovely midwestern hometown of Springfield, IL for the holidays, despite the fact that it was freaking cold there and we just barely dodged the dreaded Christmas storm of 2010. Of course I had to visit a couple of my favorite eateries there, both to let Julia try them and for nostalgia’s sake.
I haven’t had a chance to visit my lovely hometown of Springfield, IL in more than a year now, and I have long been craving its famous native dish: the horseshoe. I had wanted to try making one myself ever since I saw it on Man V. Food and got more than little nostalgic for my hometown and its famous dish. As mentioned in my earlier post, the Horseshoe sandwich is a dish that is limited almost exclusively to the relatively small city of Springfield.
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Tagged bar food, Burger, cheese sauce, cooking at home, fries, horseshoe sandwich, Illinois food, Springfield food
Man vs. Food is gonna be in going to my lovely hometown of Springfield, IL. According to the blog post that I have linked they will be taping at Cozy Dog Darcy’s Pint and Joe Roger’s Original Recipe Chili.
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Well I didn’t have any pics of my own when I first made the post about the Illinois delicacy the horseshoe sandwich . My little sister back in Illinois told me she was going out for a horseshoe last night and she agreed to take a few pictures for the blog.
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Ok, this time around I am going to do a very different kind of post. I am not looking at those beers that I consider to be my favorites, rather those that have a nostalgic value for me and which I have a specific set of memories attached to. Now, I grew up in a household where beer and wine were a staple of everyday life. Don’t get me wrong, nobody in my immediate family had a drinking problem, but we are a family who values a good glass of beer or a bottle of wine.
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Looking out at the area surrounding Springfield, IL it is easy to forget there is anything around besides the endless acres of soybeans and corn. Within this seemingly endless and amazingly flat sea of corn and beans lies my hometown the capital of Illinois and the center of everything Abraham Lincoln related. Not a bustling metropolis by any means at 100,000 people, this corn-rowed paradise still has its own original culinary creation: the horseshoe sandwich. All kidding aside, I am rather fond of my hometown, and I would die for a bar or restaurant in this area that could serve me a horseshoe.
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Tagged bar food, Burger, french fries, horseshoe sandwich, Illinois, Illinois food, Midwestern food, North Carolina