Looking for great food in Springfield, IL
My wife and I will be in Springfield on a Saturday and Sunday night in June, and are looking for great food -- both nice place and some "get down" food. Italian, American, Mexican, steak, you name it. Neither one of us has ever been there before. Thanks!
There is a recent thread about this topic if you search for Springfield under the Midwest Board. Sad to say the culinary landscape in Springfield is pretty bleak, mostly ordinary chain-type places. My fave is Cafe Brio, downtown - sort of Tex-Mex, but very good quality and consistently good.
As mentioned below, there is a recent thread about this but to quickly answer:
Thai/Vietnamese: Magic Kitchen, Little Saigon, Taste of Thai
Mexican: Xochimilco (2 locations)
Gambino's in nearby Rochester features Cajun/creole on thurs-sat (the owner is a LA native)
Brio as mentioned is always a good choice
Augie's Front Burner and Sebastian's downtown are good as well.
If you are looking for the signature Springfield dish have a 'horseshoe' at D'arcy's.
Give me some more info on what you are really interested and where you'll be and I can give you directions...