Route 66 Road Trip – Cozy Dog Drive-In, Springfield, Illinois

Illinois Route 66 fans love Cozy Dog Drive-In, home of the “hot dog on a stick.” Why it’s worth a stop and why visitors should never say “corn dog”. Route 66 travelers in roadsters, hot rods and ragtops still brake for good food and nostalgia at the Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield, Illinois. Historic Route […]

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Hungry Enough to Eat a Horseshoe? Illinois Road Food Attractions

It’s what to eat in Illinois. The horseshoe is a famously cheesy, meaty, saucy, and indulgent sandwich served at some of the best restaurants in Springfield. Springfield, Illinois, restaurant fans love to weigh in about who has the best horseshoe sandwich. It’s Springfield’s local and road food legend. A typical horseshoe is so layered, ladled […]

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Horseshoe Sandwich History: Springfield’s Culinary Horse Race

Illinois travelers seeking the origin of this Springfield restaurant icon will find the clue begins with Chef Schweska, in the kitchen, with a ham knife. Springfield, Illinois, horseshoe fans and foodies are often chomping at the bit to try the next big horseshoe. To trace its roots (or hooves), its origin, its ingredients, its timeline, […]

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