RE: I-70 Corridor, Indianapolis to Maryland
Forget the franchises! Go to Schmidt's sausage house in Columbus in the German Village Section just south of Downtown. Also for some real local flavor go to Zien's in Wheeling West Virginia. There is a review of this restaurant on this site. I've never been there, but have a coworker originally from Wheeling who raves about the place and always goes back there when she visits. Finally in Somerset PA go to Summit Diner for some real central pa home cooking. Not sure of their hours though.