Not too many people know of this... it seems to be a central Illinois thing, but to me a horseshoe is, besides the obvious, a tasty dish. No, I don't eat cast-iron horseshoes. In Springfield, IL and the surrounding area, ask anyone and they'll tell you that a horseshoe is a piece of toast with some form of meat on it, covered in french fries and then smothered in cheese sauce. Generally you can get hamburger horseshoes or ham horseshoes at many bars and restaurants (not to mention high school cafeterias.)

This and Lincoln are about the only two things Springfield, IL has going for it. Yay, Springfield.