Originally posted by Dr of BBQ
I find it humorous when many on this forum talk / complain about heart attacks, and artery clogging dishes when this forum appears to be about unhealthy foods. What the heck this isn't the eat smart livelong forum it's road food and to me (IMHO) that means great food that's not necessarily good for your health...(D'arcy's is)in my mind exactly (the epitome) of what Road Food is all about a distinct food in a small town, that you can't find in other areas. Jack@DrofBBQ.com
I'm with the Doc on this one. Who are you guys kidding with the whining about greasy French Fries? Admittedly, the picture could have been better, but anyone who has seen an actual Horseshoe sandwich knows what this delicacy is all about.
As the Dr. has stated, the Horseshoe is exactly
what Roadfood is all about. It is heartfelt, soulful, simple food that represents a distinct region or town.
It is quite tasty and, despite the appearance in today's photo, requires no "acquired taste". The ingredients are all things that any Roadfoodie would love: Turkey club ingredients in one version, hamburger patties in another, piled high with fries over toast and the whole thing smothered in real cheese sauce. Yup, that sounds pretty awful.
Y'all wanna complain about the picture, go ahead. But I'm still waiting to see any published reviews with photos from the folks who took their potshots at Jim Ellison's posting.
As for the Horseshoe itself, it is a Roadfood classic that has been featured in print and television including a Burt Wolf episode dedicated entirely to Springfield, Illinois.
Quitcher bellyachin' and get over to the state capitol in the Land of Lincoln. Try a Horseshoe; you'll like it I promise.