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Friday, Mar 8, 2019

* One of my favorite Statehouse people is WTTW’s ace reporter Amanda Vinicky, who did a fun piece recently about some famed Springfield eateries. Here she is with Maldaner’s Chef-Owner Michael Higgins eating a horseshoe

Have fun, but keep it clean.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

50 Comments »
  1. - Cubs in '16 - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:20 am:

    Mmmmm, tastes like chicken.


  2. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:22 am:

    Bruce Rauner is somewhere in the back threatening the dwindling GOP legislative caucus.


  3. - FormerParatrooper - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:24 am:

    Yes, we do use real horse shoes, why do you ask?


  4. - @misterjayem - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:24 am:

    “Mmmm… This one is better than the third horseshoe was but not quite as good as the fifth one…”

    – MrJM


  5. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:29 am:

    “Wish I also had a slurpee from Sen. Plummer’s Office…”


  6. - Dirty Red - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:31 am:

    “For just the cost of a horseshoe a day, you can feed starving reporters like Amanda.”


  7. - Bogey Golfer - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:32 am:

    The things they make me do during Pledge Week.


  8. - lakeside - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:32 am:

    No one digs into a story like Vinicky.


  9. - Reality Check - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:33 am:

    Soylent horseshoes are made out of …


  10. - Rich Miller - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:33 am:

    ===Rauner is somewhere in the back===

    Wrong restaurant.


  11. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:36 am:

    Eat the horseshoe, take the extra fries..,


  12. - Anon - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:36 am:

    I’m here with the Kung Fu Colonel Sanders who know for cutting his fries by chopping them with just his hands.


  13. - PublicServant - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:37 am:

    Jeez RNUG, How many places are famous for their Horseshoes down there???


  14. - DuPage - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:41 am:

    Reminds me, I’m hungry. Time for lunch!


  15. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:43 am:

    Up next?

    Cannoli…


  16. - Michelle Flaherty - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:44 am:

    It’s the food, not the politics, that really slows Springfield down.


  17. - Cubs in '16 - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:45 am:

    ===Jeez RNUG, How many places are famous for their Horseshoes down there???===

    Pretty much all of them. lol


  18. - Commander Norton - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:46 am:

    Journalist Amanda Vinicky remembers why she left Springfield for Chicago.


  19. - Leatherneck - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:46 am:

    “Has KFC ever attempted to recruit you for their Colonel Sanders look-alike commercials?”

    Springfield-centric question: “Why didn’t you run for Ward 7 Alderman this year?” (Higgins unsuccessfully ran in 2011 and 2015).


  20. - Leatherneck - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:48 am:

    I didn’t know that Springfield has a gourmet version of KFC.


  21. - curtis - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:48 am:

    “Chew Amanda Chew”


  22. - Blue Dog Dem - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:52 am:

    Do you eat a horseshoe with a fork or ya fingers?


  23. - Mama - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:54 am:

    OMG this is good eating! Maldaner’s horse shoe is the real deal.


  24. - Mama - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:55 am:

    Blue Dog Dem, use your fork.


  25. - Joe Bidenopolous - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 11:57 am:

    ===Do you eat a horseshoe with a fork or ya fingers?===

    Yes


  26. - 47th Ward - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 12:08 pm:

    Mal dinner.


  27. - JAH - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 12:10 pm:

    President Cullerton eats this every night???


  28. - Amalia - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 12:19 pm:

    Tastes like Horseshoe.

    This was a great piece from Amanda. Interesting, fun, and spirited. Guess I never thought about why they call it a horseshoe(pony shoe) and the creation site of the corndog should really put SF on the culinary map.


  29. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 12:19 pm:

    I wonder if Amanda appreciates posting pictures of her eating like this. I thought it was a universal rule that people hate pictures of themselves eating


  30. - Rich Miller - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 12:33 pm:

    ===I wonder if===

    ↑↑↑ Concern troll.

    https://twitter.com/AmandaVinicky/status/1104088538310733824


  31. - John Patterson - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 12:33 pm:

    – President Cullerton eats this every night??? –

    Yes. It’s a Grand Bargain.


  32. - jim - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 12:35 pm:

    As Homer Simpson would say, “Horseshoes — mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm”


  33. - Montrose - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 12:39 pm:

    “I know I am at Maldaner’s, but a horseshoe is all public television can afford.”


  34. - Anonymous - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 12:39 pm:

    I’m looking forward to buying a horseshoe with some of my Pritzker Tax Cut. Mmmm.


  35. - CookR - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 12:47 pm:

    The chili is ground beef with extra fat? Is it spicy? I don’t shy away from too many foods for excess, but that sounds like something.


  36. - Ex Pat - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 12:50 pm:

    Focused Amanda. Focused.


  37. - OneMan - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 12:51 pm:

    There is someone from Darcy’s Pint outside who would like to speak to you..


  38. - Ron Burgundy - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 1:04 pm:

    Check My EKG Please! Coming soon on your Window To The World…


  39. - pool boy - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 1:04 pm:

    Why don’t you use a pocket protector like all my engineering friends?


  40. - OneMan - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 1:15 pm:

    Why yes, we use a spice miz we got from Magic Kitchen, why do you ask?


  41. - Streator Curmudgeon - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 2:13 pm:

    “I feel so much better knowing that it’s all organic.”


  42. - Streator Curmudgeon - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 2:15 pm:

    “And I can proudly say, without fear of contradiction, that our horseshoes have resulted in more snoring during filibusters than anybody else’s.”


  43. - Streator Curmudgeon - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 2:17 pm:

    Higgins: “If our servers aren’t pumped up when they start here, they soon will be after lugging these around.”


  44. - Streator Curmudgeon - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 2:20 pm:

    Higgins: “And if a politician can’t finish their horseshoe, they can always use the leftover cheese to paste up their campaign posters.”


  45. - Michelle Flaherty - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 2:23 pm:

    Come for the cheese sauce, stay for the beef suet.


  46. - Practical Politics - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 2:46 pm:

    “A corn dog for dessert or appetizer? It’s another Springfield original.”

    Side note: There was one Chicago tavern in Beverly that had horseshoe sandwiches on its menu of pub grub. I never saw the sandwich served anywhere else outside of Springpatch.


  47. - Strategy Geek - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 2:47 pm:

    “This is harder to swallow than Rauner’s claims his budgets were balanced all those years.”


  48. - Rural Survivor - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 3:01 pm:

    The ribeye horseshoe at the Illinois state fair is still the best!


  49. - Boone's is Back - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 3:13 pm:

    Amanda- “Where was this after moderating that Gov debate….”


  50. - 37B - Friday, Mar 8, 19 @ 4:11 pm:

    It’s horse what???
    Oh, “shoe.”
    Nevermind.


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