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Aug 30, 2007 - Illinois Amish Country

(Ron Writing) We decided that there was one last place we had to visit in Springfield IL. We had lunch at the Maid-Rite restaurant. It is located in the old downtown district of Springfield. Maid-Rite is a chain of sandwich shops in the midwest, most of them in Iowa and Illinois. They were started in the early 1920's by butcher Fred Angell. He created a special cut and grind of meat, added selected spices and created a new ground beef sandwich. The sandwiches are similar to "Sloppy Joes" but without the tomato base. They became quite...

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