Memories of meat
Some experiences from childhood never leave us, and sometimes those experiences involve food: Grandma's macaroni salad, Mom's fried chicken, etc. One food from my childhood that I'll never forget was the barbecued beef sandwich at Weber's snack bar and ice cream stand, just past Lincoln Hill on Route 40 on the way to Claysville. The place had great french fries, soft-serve ice cream, burgers and jumbo fish sandwiches, but it was Mrs. Weber's barbecued beef that lingers in my mind. It's probably the single best sandwich I've ever eaten. The Weber family sold the business when I was still a youngster, and it went through several incarnations before burning to the ground a year or so ago. The food was still good the last time I was there, but it never approached the Weber's days. I would actually have to consider sacrificing an appendage if someone could get me the recipe for Mrs. Weber's crowning culinary achievement. Feel free to share your memories of long-gone restaurants and their signature dishes. I'm sure others will enjoy your recollections.