Springfield Illinois, anything chowworthy?
Gotta get a Horseshoe - most places have them - D'Arcy's Pint does a good one.
Cozy Inn - home of the original corn dog
Saputo's - kitschy old school Italian-American. Baked ravioli smothered in gooey mozzarella - yum.
Cafe Brio - very hip & upscale Mexican.
801 E. Monroe Street, 544-2523
2413 S. MacArthur Boulevard, 726-9800
524 E. Monroe Street, 544-0547
2935 South 6th Street (Rte. 66)
I saw something on the food channel about springfield being notorious for an open faced sandwhich with fries. It looked like an artery clogger. You could check out foodchannel.com and search for springfield. But there have to be some hounds that know what I'm talking about.
In the place where the Old D'Arcy's Pint was (MacArthur), there's a new place that's pretty similar, but I can't recall the name. I had a buffalo chicken ponyshoe there, and it was all I could do to finish. They also have British and Irish beers on tap.
It looks like it is called "Dublin Pub"