Springfield, Illinois: Lincoln Country
Where to eat
Bentoh's Legislators like this downtown Asian restaurant and sushi bar.
Cafe Brio Inventive, unexpected Caribbean and Mexican dishes bring families to this colorful restaurant in a historic downtown building.
Maldaner's A favorite since 1884, Maldaner's is known for fresh local produce and seasonal items, and pistachio-crusted salmon. Try a french-fry-smothered horseshoe sandwich (left) made with beef, chicken, ham or bacon, an open-face treat that originated in Springfield.
Saputo's Southern Italian cooking stars at this family-owned restaurant that's been around since 1948. Pasta, pizza and seafood are among the specialties.
Sebastian's Hideout Try Mediterranean dishes such as grilled pork with polenta, plus seafood and aged steaks.
Cafe Brio (217/544-0574)