Sunday, February 25, 2018

Springfield, Illinois' World Famous Horseshoe Sandwich

Joe Schweska, who was the chef at Springfield, Illinois' Leland Hotel, in the late 1920s, needed a new item for his lunch menu. His wife suggested a sandwich featuring a Welsh rarebit sauce.
The first horseshoe sandwich got its name because the meat was ham cut off the bone in a horseshoe shape. It was served with potato wedges instead of fries.
Today's horseshoe, usually presented on Texas toast, features a variety of meats — most often hamburger, chicken, or pork tenderloin as well as ham and “secret rarebit style cheese sauces.

You will find the horseshoe available at almost all of Springfield's bars and restaurants.
This one, from Gabatoni's Italian Restaurant, is a pork tenderloin “Pony shoe”, which is half of a regular horseshoe. The meat covered a normal dinner plate and the fries were stacked at least six inches high! 
I could only eat less than half of this half-sandwich! All this for less than $9.00!!
Gabatoni's Italian Restaurant has been family owned for more than sixty years. Also pictured is a sausage and pepperoni pizza and a chicken-bacon alfredo pizza. Gabatoni's is frequently voted the best pizza in Springfield and I agree! The small house salad also great.

The horseshoe has been featured on national TV shows as well as. The Wall Street Journal 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Red Carnation's Chesterfield Palm Beach Hotel

The Chesterfield Palm Beach Hotel is THE place to stay in the playground of the rich and famous, Palm Beach Florida. This Hotel is the only Red Carnation Goup hotel in the United States.

The Leopard Lounge is where you want be tosee and be seen. Presidents, movie stars, singers, musicians and more have been known to frequent this luxury bar and gourmet restaurant. JFK, Lionel Ritchie, George Hamilton, Rod Stewart and are just a few well known customers of the Leopard Lounge.

The Chesterfield Palm Beach Hotel, located in the heart of Palm Beach, is also family friendly.

World class ambience and service is yours at the Chesterfield Palm Beach Hotel.

Please view our video to see all the details of the Palm Beach Hote.