wtf? I have lived in Illinois my entire life and have never heard of the "horseshoe sandwich" that this state is supposed to have made famous. http://www.delish.com/recipes/cooking-r ... d#slide-13
lol. Not this state, my hometown. If you eat a horseshoe sandwich not made in Springfield that would be the same as drinking "Champagne" from California or "Scotch" from Tennesse.
Although I'll admit to having been born and bred in that town and probably eaten 5 in my life. I figure if I live another 50 years, my grand total will be .... still 5. I wouldn't put this on your bucket list.
There is a horseshoe place in the Loop.
On the corner of Delmar and Rosedale in the East Loop you will find the authentic Springfield, IL specialty sandwich, the horseshoe. The Horseshoe House is the first location in Saint Louis to serve this awesome open-faced sandwich in numerous varieties. A horseshoe consists of two thick slices of Texas toast, topped with one's choice of meat, fries, and the Horseshoe House's homemade cheese sauce. This Springfield, IL traditional meal started in the 1930s and has thrived and been reinvented with different restaurant's recipes for unique cheese sauces ever since! The Horseshoe House was welcomed to bring this Springfield specialty to Saint Louis because the owner is actually from Springfield and is dedicated to serve the horseshoe sandwich as authentic as it comes. From the common hamburger horseshoe to the unique portabella mushroom horseshoe, there is sure to be a horseshoe to please every customer. With every horseshoe priced at $8.99 it is also sure to please customer's wallets as well. In addition to a great meal, one can also enjoy a fully stocked bar at this unique establishment. The Horseshoe House is the perfect setting for everyone from families to late-night party-goers-something for everyone!