Broadwell in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Pig Hip Restaurant
At Broadwell Illinois on historic U.S. Route "66"
Home of the celebrated Pig Hip Sandwich - baked fresh pork with tomato & lettuce on a toasted bun with the secret sauce
The Pig Hip Restaurant Museum with Ernie's fine personal collection of Route "66" memorabilia & artifacts was destroyed by fire on 5 March 2007 just prior to Ernie's 90th Birthday
But U.S. Route 66 "The Mother Road" Endures Forever
A concrete symbol of America's Freedom & Opportunity
Always in the hearts and minds of her sons and daughters
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the U.S. Route 66 series list.
Location. 40° 4.041′ N, 89° 26.686′ W. Marker is in Broadwell, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is on North Frontage Road east of West Oak Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Frontage Road, Elkhart IL 62634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Lincoln's Elkhart Connection (approx. 3.6 miles away); Elkhart Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); 1917 Krupp K-14 Light Artillery Cannon (approx. 3.7 miles away); Elkhart Public Library (approx. 3.7 miles away); Route 66 in Elkhart (approx. 3.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Lincoln-Latham-Douglas at the Kentucky House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Heritage Corner (approx. 3.8 miles away).
Regarding Pig Hip Restaurant. During and after the "Mother Road's" existence, Ernie Edwards' Pig-Hip Restaurant was one of the most popular restaurants and tourist stops in central Illinois. Edwards (1917-2012) bought the restaurant at age 24 when it was known as Wolf's Inn. He would change the name to Harbor Inn, because of the restaurant's wallpaper. Edwards would make it a chicken-and-beer stand for many years, until finally he would make pig-hip sandwiches. He is quoted by saying that "the ham comes from the left hip, never the right hip". As the marker says, Edwards would live to see his landmark restaurant burn down. Famous customers who visited the Pig-Hip Restaurant include former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Arnold Palmer.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.