Springfield's Celebrated Horseshoe Sandwich

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In a town famous for its politics, one local favorite moves unchallenged across party lines. Open-faced, piled high with fries and slathered in cheese sauce, the Horseshoe Sandwich has represented Springfield cuisine since 1928. Tour the restaurants that have kept the tradition alive for almost a century, including bygone eateries like The Mill and contemporary stalwarts like Darcy’s Pint. Sample secret recipes while following the horseshoe trail through Central Illinois and across the country. From the “Clydesdale Challenge” to the biggest and strangest incarnations of the ’shoe, Carolyn Harmon and Tony Leone provide a comprehensive history of this delicious dish.
ISBN: 9781467139885
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Illinois
Series: American Palate
Images: 52
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Carolyn Harmon is a retired educator and freelance writer who has enjoyed sampling horseshoes for many years. She continues to perfect her family’s recipe for potatoes and cheese sauce, the horseshoe’s most important components. Tony Leone has often served as a historical reference for the Horseshoe Sandwich for local and national publications. Leone restored a Springfield landmark, the Pasfield House Inn, former residence of George Pasfield, who served as president of the Leland Hotel when the horseshoe was created.