Some of the best-known Midwestern dishes come from Illinois. While I love deep-dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs, and Italian beef sandwiches as much as the next Illinois native, I believe there’s another dish that’s not as well-known but nevertheless deserves a spot among the greats: the peculiar sandwich known as the horseshoe.
If you grew up around Springfield, you are undoubtedly familiar with this open-faced "sandwich." (Really, there should be three quotation marks on either side of """sandwich""".) While not for the faint of heart, the horseshoe is a special treat and, like many foods born from the Midwest, is welcomed in moderation.