Honest Eats: Celebrating the Rich Food History of Indiana’s Historic Lincoln Highway

by Keith Elchert and Laura Weston-Elchert

From the publisher: The Lincoln Highway is America’s oldest interstate route, 100 years old as of 2013. But it is much less known and much less celebrated than other American roadways. Just think of Route 66, then try to think of a Lincoln Highway song. In Honest Eats, Keith Elchert and Laura Weston-Elchert take you on a tour of Indiana’s stretch of the Lincoln Highway. You’ll visit nearly 100 locations, mostly restaurants but with some interesting side stops as well. You’ll meet the entrepreneurs whose love of history and the highway helps fuel their passion for both food and nostalgia. Each story is a personal one, and no two are alike. And many of them come with recipes!

Laura Weston-Elchert is the multimedia editor for The News-Sentinel in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She served three years on the board of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association, including serving as president in the highway’s centennial year in 2013. Keith Elchert is copy editor of the editorial pages for The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

M.T. Publishing, 2016